Wallace B. McClure is the co-author of Professional iPhone Programming with MonoTouch and .NET/C# and the soon to be released Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#. Our interview took place took place prior to and just following the announcement that Xamarin would be taking over maintenance of Mono from Attachmate.
Omnipresent synchronisation will be easy with CouchDB not only hosted as server side database but also being embedded in mobile applications. Couchbase made the NOSQL Document Database available for the mobile platforms to enable developers to benefit from the replication and offline capabilities while using the convenient and uniform HTTP based protocol to interact with it locally or remotely.
Converged Mobile Solutions differ significantly from their Web and Desktop counterparts: they often rely on a sophisticated compared to their scope, while the User Experience and Device Capabilities are paramount to their success. We review the Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes and detail how a DSL can simplify the delivery of Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions.
Zef Hemel explains mobl, a cross-platform DSL for building mobile applications, detailing language’s constructs, how to create an application, and why it is better than other similar solutions.
To assess the state of the art in mobile web application development, InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with the creators of some of the most popular toolkits and frameworks that target this field.
This article explores how to set up, test out, and work with the MonoTouch debugger while developing iPhone applications, including debugging running applications over Wifi. 2
Tables are common in iPhone apps, but are very specific given the iPhone's constraints. However, Apple offers easy customization, and this article explores creating highly customized iPhone tables. 7
The MVC pattern is essential to iPhone development with the MonoTouch framework. Building on our earlier article, Bryan Costanich shows how MVC can be used to develop more complex iPhone applications 10
MonoTouch is a Mono based framework for building iPhone applications with C#. Bryan Costanich shows how to use it with the MonoDevelop IDE to quickly start building .NET-based iPhone applications. 9
In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.
In this IEEE article, authors Damianos Gavalas and Daphne Economou discuss the application platforms for mobile devices. Platforms discussed are Java ME, .NET CF, Adobe Flash Lite, and Android. 3
InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview build and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about the upcoming version 1 release expected this autumn. 10