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Android App Anatomy

Posted by Eric Burke  on  Nov 23, 2012 1

Eric Burke discusses: why building visual interfaces, design guidelines for Android apps, and an example.

The Fragment Transition

Posted by Corey Leigh Latislaw  on  Nov 19, 2012

Corey Leigh Latislaw discusses Android Fragments which enable scaling phone applications to tablets.

Concurrency in Android

Posted by G. Blake Meike  on  Oct 26, 2012 2

G. Blake Meike discusses concurrency in Android, focusing on AsyncTask – what can be done with it, what problems using it and how to circumvent them.

Mobile Webdev: The Horror

Posted by John Bender  on  Sep 27, 2012

John Bender presents the good, the bad, and the ridiculous aspects of doing cross-platform mobile web development, suggesting progressive enhancement as a way to address the existing issues.

Console Quality Lighting on Mobile Devices

Posted by Matt Wash  on  Sep 24, 2012

Matt Wash introduces the Geomerics Enlighten framework used by several popular games for generating dynamic lightning scenes and the challenges met porting it to iOS and Android.

Fast Mobile UIs - You’re an Edge Case

Posted by Horia Dragomir  on  Sep 12, 2012

Horia Dragomir offers tips on creating responsive UIs on mobile platforms along with advice on several pitfalls that need to be avoided.

Testing Mobile Apps

Posted by Julian Harty  on  Sep 10, 2012

Julian Harty covers various challenges and practices for testing applications for mobile devices.

Mobile Social Apps, A Natural Fit

Posted by Aryeh Selekman  on  Sep 07, 2012

Aryeh Selekman discusses current trends in the mobile space, some of the technologies useful to integrate Facebook functionality into mobile applications and the latest W3C mobile standards under dev.

Introducing Calabash - Automated Functional Testing for Mobile Native Apps

Posted by Karl Krukow  on  Aug 28, 2012

Karl Krukow discusses the importance of automated functional testing of native mobile applications, suggesting using Calabash –a Cucumber-like tool- and LessPainful –an online testing service-.

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Posted by Peter Friese  on  Aug 28, 2012

Peter Friese compares several cross-platform mobile development approaches: Native, Web, Client-side Web, Hybrid, Interpreted and Cross-Compiled, outlining their pros and cons.

NYTimes: World Class Journalism Accessible on Every Device

Posted by Brian Murphy  on  Aug 09, 2012

Brian Murphy on NY Times mobile: the architecture, cloud computing influences on design, native, HTML5 and hybrid apps, tools and frameworks employed and how the apps evolved over time.

Fast Mobile UIs

Posted by Horia Dragomir  on  Aug 01, 2012

Horia Dragomir shares pitfalls to avoid and tips for creating fast and fluid iOS and Android applications with HTML5.

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