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Alec Noller07/31/14
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Debunking the Myths Surrounding Android Monetization

If you're in the mobile development business, monetization is probably a fairly important issue to you. And we've been hearing for years now how Android users don't spend money, at least compared to iOS users. But is that really true?

Paresh Mayani07/31/14
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Crash/Issue in Google Play Store Android App

I am just creating a post as I don’t know where I should submit this bug/issue or who I should contact to let them know about the issue being caught in the Google Play Store Android app. I hope this post will be found by any of the Google play store app developer(s), and I hope it may help them to resolve issue.

Alex Curylo07/30/14
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Unsustainable Apps: Revolved

The good news is that there's a pretty cool open sourced app for you to check out. The bad news, on the other hand, is that it suggests some negative things about the mobile app industry.

Doug Winfield07/29/14
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Verified Plugins Marketplace: Your Source for Verified Cordova/PhoneGap Plugins

With custom plugins, hybrid mobile developers are able to extend the functionality of their mobile apps beyond what is normally possible with the Cordova/PhoneGap framework. The problem, though, is that the custom plugin space is still the "wild west" - until recently, that is.

Gonzalo Ayuso07/28/14
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Testing Phonegap/Cordova Applications Fast as Hell in the Device (with Ionic Framework)

Normally when we work with Phonegap/Cordova applications we work in two phases. First we develop the application locally using our browser. That’s the “fast” phase. But when we need to run the application on a real device, that's when we get to the "slow" phase.

Alex Curylo07/28/14
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Dringend: Xcode On Your iPad

OK, this one wins top honours in the “Just Because We Can” category: How would you like to develop your Xcode project... on your iPad?

Simon Jackson07/28/14
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Mastering Unity 2D Game Development–Animation Curves

In the run up to the launch of my first published title Mastering Unity 2D Game Development (a book this time) I'm going to be doing some short snippets from some of the many exciting things you will learn within its pages.

Raymond Camden07/25/14
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PhoneGap Day US and EU Announced

PhoneGap Day is easily one of my favorite conferences. It has a very laid back vibe. The sessions are short and sweet (20 minutes or so a pop). The schwag is actually useful. Out of all the conferences I attend, this one just feels the most relaxed, fun, and educational as well.

Alex Curylo07/25/14
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Print On Demand: Kite SDK

We mentioned another print on demand service the Sincerely Ship Library a long time ago, and they still seem to be around as well, but if you want more than postcards, the Kite Print SDK looks interesting.

Raymond Camden07/24/14
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Cordova Sample: Reading a Text File

A few weeks back I began a list of questions to help build a PhoneGap/Cordova File System FAQ. As I work through the questions I'm building little samples (like this one) to help demonstrate various FileSystem features. Today's is really simple, but as always, I figure people can find this helpful even if it trivial.

Michael Crump07/24/14
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Disable the Screenshot Functionality in Windows Phone 8.1 Apps

In Windows Phone 8.1, anyone can take a screenshot by pressing the power button and the volume-up key at the same time. A customer was concerned about privacy in their enterprise app and asked me if they could disable this functionality for Windows Phone 8.1.

Kon Soulianidis07/23/14
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Swift from an Objective-C Developer’s Perspective

After the most recent WWDC, most iOS developers aren’t talking about cool new iOS 8 features or APIs. Instead, they’re talking about a whole new language: Swift.

Alec Noller07/22/14
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Not Even Apple Knows Swift Yet

Rob Napier knows quite a bit about Objective-C, but he doesn't know Swift. And more importantly, according to Napier, neither does anybody else - not even Apple.

Raymond Camden07/22/14
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Yet Another Cordova/PhoneGap Debugging Tip

Want another way to debug Cordova/PhoneGap apps? This isn't new, but I tend to forget about this option, and it came in handy yesterday, so I thought I would share.

Mehdi Daoudi07/21/14
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Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design: Quantifying the Difference on Mobile

We decided to undertake a little experiment to see how well Adaptive and Responsive Web Design performed when monitored from a mobile device profile. The sites were monitored from four backbone locations in New York and another four in San Francisco.

Raymond Camden07/21/14
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First Release of Cordova Brackets Extension

I blogged about this a few days ago, but I think I'm ready to really release my Cordova Brackets extension. The code is pretty much crap and it's really lacking in providing good feedback while it works, but the initial feature list is complete.

Mehul Rajput07/19/14
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Schedule Regular Updates Using Background Fetch in iPhone App Development

Background Fetch is a very helpful features in iOS. iPhone developers can take advantages in their iPhone app development particularly in UX designing where regular app updates would take place without affecting seamless user experiences and work flows.

Ben Wilcock07/18/14
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Event Tracking with Analytics API v4 for Android

Event tracking can help by enabling you to develop a sense of how popular a particular feature is and how often it’s getting used by users of your app.

Joost Van Schaik07/18/14
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Cross-Platform Behavior for Making Screenshots in Windows (Phone) 8.1

Currently I am developing an app that should be able to share or save whatever is on the screen. I came upon this article by Loek van den Ouweland about RenderTargetBitmap and wondered if I could a) make this more generally (re)usable and b) make it play nice with MVVM.

Alex Curylo07/18/14
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PaintCode 2.1 with Swift!

So we’ve mentioned in passing the existence of PaintCode, the premier code-producing vector drawing program out there, but we’d never got into it particularly deeply; but with the serious upgrades with version 2, we finally decided, ok, this is seriously worth getting into to.

Matteo Pagani07/17/14
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Porting a Windows Phone 8.0 Application to Caliburn Micro 2.0

Caliburn Micro is a big improvemenet compared to the previous version, but it also includes many breaking changes. In this post I’ll detail the most important ones I had to face during the migration.

John Blanco07/16/14
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Getting the Charles Debugging Proxy to Work with iOS and Genymotion

The Charles Web Debugging Proxy is a near mandatory tool for any developer. Getting it to work with your desktop apps is usually very easy since it just… works. However, for use with mobile, there are a couple tricks.

Alec Noller07/15/14
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Android L's Material Design: What Exactly Is It?

With Google I/O came the announcement of one of Android 5.0's biggest new features: Material Design. If you're still wondering what that means, exactly - or what the point is - Liam Spradlin has some thoughts on the defining aspects of Material Design.

Raymond Camden07/15/14
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Cordova Plugins Update, and New Contacts Demo

Recently the Cordova team released updated plugins. You can read the details here: Plugins Release: July 8, 2014. Of particular interest to me was the update to the Contacts plugin, specifically the addition of a new API, pickContact.

Alec Noller07/14/14
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DZone Research Mobile News Update (July 14)

Things continue to evolve in the mobile industry every day. partnered with Auth0 and ForgeRock, Progress acquired Modulus, jQuery Mobile and Apache Cordova saw new releases, and Android L and Apple's Swift got a lot of attention. Here's all the best industry news updates through July 14th.