The Best of the Week (Mar. 14): Mobile Zone
Join the DZone community and get the full member experience.Join For Free
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Mar. 14 to Mar. 20). Here they are, in order of popularity:
This is a break from the author's usual, more technical posts, indulge me for a moment. So, he was looking at Etsy on one of his Android tablets as he'd remembered it being highlighted as an example of an extremely well designed app. What follows is his experience as a first time user.
Sometimes I need a quick reference, or in this case, I needed to start from the ground up. Intent as a framework seems pretty straight forward...
In a recent post, the author stated that: "[h]aving "MessageBox.Show()" in your code is almost always an indicator of a poorly designed interaction or notification and contributes to a poor user experience." There was some debate in the comments about why or how he could claim this.
As you might know, iOS 7.0 included one of the buggiest browsers of all time for iPhones and iPads. After 5 months we have now the 7.1 update that wants to give some fresh air to web developers. Let’s see if Apple succeeded on the task.
The author was recently lucky enough to get a hold of a couple of sets of Bluetooth low-energy beacons; three Estimote beacons and a set of five Kontakt beacons. Whilst the Estimote beacons sure looked a lot fancier, he was keen to see if it was all just for show, or if they truly were a superior product.
Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.