The latest Windows Phone update, Windows Phone 8.1, will bring a new app for managing podcasts. The good thing for developers here is the fact that we’ll be able to integrate the new app in our applications’ workflow by launching the Podcasts app by one of the following URI schemes: itpc:, pcast: and podcast:.
This video shows how to create a jQuery Mobile app in Appery.io, use page templates, and use jQuery Mobile Panel components for the navigation and menu.
At the end of last week a really interesting new PhoneGap tool was launched - the PhoneGap Developer App. The PG Developer App is a "shell" application that you can install on a real device (both Android and iOS with Windows Phone coming soon) and test with a local copy of your code.
The author has been involved with the Oracle Mobile Application Framework (a.k.a. ADF Mobile) lately and one of the things developers typically ask me during my talks is how to debug mobile applications created with the Oracle framework.
This week's topics include a new Internet of Things investment, Android is twice as stable, coverage of the Red Hat Summit in San Fran, debugging iOS apps, the internet of things as a caretaker, optimization of resource utilization in Mule, and more advancements with 3D-printed applications.
This is a Sencha Touch Store sort tutorial where you will learn the different ways to perform client-side sorting of the records in a Sencha Touch Store. These tutorial covers: Using a Sencha Touch Store’s sorters config, using the Store Class’s sort method, and using the Store Class’s setSorters method
Thank you to everyone who attended the author's Google Hangout presentation last week. He's getting used to the platform, but is still open to tips on how to improve. In this article, you'll find the recording of his presentation.
This blog post aims at addressing the following: Why is blocking the UI and waiting for the User’s input is sometimes required? Also, how do you have an Alert Modal that waits for the user’s input on Android using MonoDroid (Xamarin.Android).
A somewhat common usecase for android applications is to have them launched when the phone is started, and execute some piece of code periodically.
What is your strategy for cross platform mobile development? It is a hard question to answer, because there are so many choices out there. In this video, the author talks about what he thinks about cross platform mobile development, defines your options, and gives you his recommendation.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include an SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android builds, part 5 of Paresh Mayani's series on how to be a lazy but productive Android developer, tips on how to speed up Android Studio, and more.
For a look at what's been happening outside of the Mobile Zone, we've assembled a collection of links from around the web, including RoboVM for building native iOS apps in Java, dependency injection in iOS, the death of Eclipse for Android development, the right way to ask for app permissions, and more.
There is nothing worse than when your phone hangs again and again. In this article, you'll find a number of free and useful apps to declutter and speed up your Android phone.
A storm has been brewing in the world of mobile app development: which of the two most popular mobile platforms will be dominant in the future of smartphones and tablets, iOS or Android?
Well, you can go ahead and throw your phones away. Mobile is dead. That's what Matias Duarte, Director of Android UX design at Google, said at the 2014 Accel Design Conference in San Francisco: mobile is dead. His meaning, though, is a bit more nuanced than that.
It has been a while, but next week (Wednesday, April 23rd) at 12PM CST, Holly Schinsky and Raymond Camden will be hosting an open Q and A session for PhoneGap and Cordova. They've run these before and they are pretty successful.
Here is what I do when I want to see the contents of an Android Shared Preferences file when I am debugging an app.
For v4 of the Google Analytics API for Android, Google has moved the implementation into Google Play Services. As part of the move, the EasyTracker class has been removed, but it's still possible to get a fairly simple ‘automatic’ Tracker up and running with little effort. In this post the author will show you how.
This video shows how to create a mobile tip calculator app in Appery.io with jQuery Mobile, how to build a binary for Android and iOS with PhoneGap, and how to instantly publish as an HTML5 mobile app
Android developers don't need to be messing around with icons and image file types just to get an arrow button to look the way it should look. To that end, Joan Zapata has created Iconify, which allows Android developers to use Dave Gandy's 370 FontAwesome icons in an easily scalable and customizable form.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a .NET endpoint to feed a Sencha Touch Nested List. This article is similar to the Creating a Sencha Touch Nested List with a PHP Backend tutorial that the author published, with the exception of the backend, which is done using c# instead of PHP.
Thank you to everyone (all 229 of you) who responded to the author's PhoneGap/Cordova survey. The survey asked what version of PhoneGap or Cordova you used, how quickly you upgrade, and asked what problems you had (in general) with PhoneGap and Cordova. Here are the results.
Jake Wharton has released an SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android builds, and covers details for usage, examples of output, and a full list of features.
In this episode, we are going to talk about Staggered GridView and making app awesome by including it in our Android app.