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New Relic iPhone App Adds Improved Chart History and UI Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 02, 2013

New Relic has recently updated their iPhone App with improved chart history and includes several bug fixes. It enables you to monitor plugins and get alerts as and when they are generated by the monitoring engine.

Fries: Building a Native Android Interface with HTML, JavaScript and CSS

by Abel Avram on  Jun 15, 2013

Inspired by Ratchet, an iPhone application prototyping framework, Jaune Sarmiento has created Fries, a small framework for creating the UI of Android applications using just HTML, JavaScript and CSS, no native code. While many have done similar interfaces, Fries mimics the native Android 4.0 interface pretty well.

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.

NucliOS: Build iOS Apps with Chart and Grid

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 16, 2012

NucliOS, developed by Infragistics is a toolset used to create high performance native applications for iPad and iPhone and includes Chart and Grid controls.

Icenium: Doug Seven on Building Hybrid Mobile Apps for iOS and Android

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 05, 2012

Icenium is a framework developed by Telerik for building cross platform hybrid mobile apps using HTML and JavaScript. Doug Seven explores the necessity of the framework, its features and provides reactions from the community.

Ignite UI for Building jQuery Apps

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 20, 2012

Infragistics recently shipped a brand new framework for building powerful applications named Ignite UI. It contains numerous controls for the creation of next generation mobile applications. In this news article, Anand examines the features of the framework.

Unit Testing on Mobile Devices with .NET/Mono

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 17, 2012 3

An ongoing problem with specialized platforms is the lack of support for unit testing. Developers are forced to compromise the quality of their tests or their build process in order to get anything working. Recently MonoTouch has made progress in this area, but Windows Phone and Mono for Android still lag behind.

A Look at MonoTouch.Dialog

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 15, 2012 3

MonoTouch.Dialog is a UI development toolkit designed to dramatically reduce the amount of boilerplate code needed to create application screens for the iPhone and iPad. Through the creative use of attributes, screens are dynamically built from class definitions. Alternately they can be programmatically created or loaded from a JSON document.

Unifying Hardware Access across Windows Phone, Android, and iOS

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 01, 2011 2

Xamarin, purveyors of C# compilers for Android and iOS, is looking to make mobile device code more portable by standardizing the way hardware is accessed. Their new abstraction layer, Xamarin.Mobile, allows the same code for contact, geolocation, and notifications to be used across each type of device.

JetBrains releases AppCode, an IDE for Objective-C

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 27, 2011

JetBrains has released AppCode 1.0, their first release of an Objective-C IDE. It requires Mac OSX 10.5 or above. It requires the Apple Developer Tools to be installed (in order to access the simulator and developer headers) but provides more advanced refactoring and code smell detection. AppCode has a free 30-day trial, and discounted licenses until December 31st.

Sync Framework Breaks Platform Barriers

by Jenni Konrad, Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 22, 2011

Sync Framework Toolkit builds on the Sync Framework 2.1 and uses OData to sync with any platform or client, including Windows Phone 7, Silverlight, Windows Mobile, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android devices, and any browser using HTML5.

Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices Now Include Android

by Jenni Konrad on  Sep 08, 2011

In addition to updates to the Windows Azure Toolkits for Windows Phone and iOS, Microsoft has introduced a new toolkit for Android, which can be used with applications developed with the Android SDK and Eclipse.

An Interview With Ed Schmit, AT&T Developer Ecosystem

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 16, 2011

InfoQ spoke with Ed Schmidt at the Seattle Mobile Developer Hackathon last month. He shares his perspective on how developers should prepare to develop mobile apps and the trends he sees in the industry.

Scott Olson on Cross Platform Mobile Development with MonoCross

by Jonathan Allen on  May 12, 2011

We recently interviewed Scott Olson of the MonoCross Project. The MonoCross Project is a framework for cross-platform mobile development. It uses a combination of .NET and Mono technologies.

Microsoft releases Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS

by Simon Guest on  May 11, 2011

Following on from the recent release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft announced on May 9, 2011 that they were making available a version for Apple’s iOS, and planning to release an Android version within the next month.

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