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iOS vs. Android Development

by Abel Avram on  Aug 02, 2013 5

Cameron Henneke, founder and developer of GQueues, an online task manager integrated with several Google services, has ported the HTML5 mobile version of his application to iOS and Android, keeping a record of the development effort involved on both platforms and comparing the outcome in a blog post. Following is a digest of Henneke’s findings and excerpts from an interview conducted by InfoQ.

Mobile App Build Automation with Buildozer

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jul 05, 2013

Egeniq released Buildozer, a cloud-based build automation tool for mobile applications. Currently it supports build and distribution for iOS and Android applications. The primary goal of Buildozer is to speed up development by completely automating the build and distribution process.

Tune Up Your Online Privacy with Clef

by Martin Monroe on  Jun 29, 2013

Clef is like a retina scan for your smart phone, which gives a whole new meaning to Retina Display. You can use Clef as an Open ID to log in from your smart phone only once to access many different web sites when online. Rather than typing in your user ID and password for each web site.

Evaluating Porting Efforts with Xamarin Mobility Scanner

by Abel Avram on  Jun 25, 2013

Xamarin has announced the availability of Xamarin Mobility Scanner, a free online service for scanning .NET libraries in order to evaluate the effort needed to port them to Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows Store.

Distilling the Distillation of Vision Mobile’s Market Sense

by Martin Monroe on  Jun 11, 2013

Vision Mobile is a UK think tank whose periodic reports are geared to assist mobile developers and other players in the vast mobile ecosystem in making sense of the cacophony of mobile trends. Their reports provide informed guidance that can help devs make the best decision about where to concentrate their marketing efforts.

PhoneGap 2.7 Released, 1.9 Officially Deprecated

by Jonathan Allen on  May 30, 2013

In conjunction with the release of PhoneGap 2.7, Adobe has announced that they are dropping support for everything before PhoneGap 2.0. This includes version 1.9, which is less than one year old.

Debate: Do We Need a Universal Web Bytecode?

by Abel Avram on  May 22, 2013 11

Is a universal web bytecode worth the trouble creating it? Is LLVM the solution? Which is better at running native code in the browser: Mozilla asm.js or Google PNaCl? This article contains opinions expressed on the web on these issues.

The Gospel of MBaaS- According to Anypresence Co-Founder (Part 2 of 2)

by Martin Monroe on  May 15, 2013 1

Part 2 of Infoq’s exclusive virtual interview with Anypresence cofounder Richard Mendis. The CMO weighs in on Facebook’s acquisition of competitor Parse and provides intel on the pricing structure of Anypresence.

Build Data Driven and Native Mobile Apps with RAD Studio XE4

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  May 07, 2013

RAD Studio XE 4, recently released by Embarcadero enable developers to develop multi device and true native mobile apps for PCs, iPhone and iPad using a single code base.

The Gospel of MBaaS- According to Anypresence Co-Founder (Part 1 of 2)

by Martin Monroe on  May 06, 2013 1

Anypresence co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Richard Mendis claims that their method of MBaaS delivery and execution "is completely unique in the market." Infoq’s exclusive interview with Anypresence co-founder Richard Mendis.

Mobile App Developers in Violation of Privacy Laws

by Martin Monroe on  Apr 26, 2013

Even if an app developer is a geek of the highest order, deftly orchestrating multiple code languages to fulfill their legal obligation for a comprehensive privacy protection policy, it all may be compromised when they permit their mobile app to funnel clients’ personal data, such as; texts, photos, geolocation, audio or video to an ad agency, MBaaS provider or other third party player.

IBM Mobile First- MBaaS, Big Data and Then Some for Enterprise

by Martin Monroe on  Apr 09, 2013 6

IBM has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of applications whereby enterprises can catch up to today’s current mobile computing trends. Mobile First is designed to enable enterprise to get their share of the billions of dollars that the firm maintains is being left on the table by the organizations that are not gearing up for this trend.

Windows Azure Updated with Hadoop, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap, Mercurial and Dropbox

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 26, 2013

The recently released Windows Azure updates include support for Hadoop service, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap including Mercurial, Dropbox, CodePlex and Bitbucket deployment integration.

An Analyzation of Parse MBaaS

by Martin Monroe on  Mar 22, 2013

In this third in a series of posts on the new breed of companies offering MBaaS, InfoQ examines what makes Parse tick. Parse, like its growing list of competitors, saves mobile app developers the time and hassle required to create one’s own efficient mobile backend.

Filepicker - Upload, Download, Connect and Synchronize Files from your App to the Users Cloud

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 20, 2013

Filepicker.io enables you to upload and store files from your own application via Facebook, Dropbox, Instagra, Flickr and etc including from your own computer.

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