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The Best of the Week (Apr. 18): Mobile Zone

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The Best of the Week (Apr. 18): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Apr. 18 to Apr. 24). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Google's Matias Duarte on Why Mobile is Dead

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.

2. Mobile Zone Link Roundup (Apr. 19)

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.

3. Cross Platform Mobile Development (iOS, Android, WP8)

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.

4. AlertDialogs that Blocks Execution and Wait for Input on Android (MonoDroid/Xamarin.Android)

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).

5. Scheduling Repeated Tasks in 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.

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