Adam Ernst shows how his team at Facebook encountered spiraling complexities and declining reliability and decided to make the shift to functional, in the data model and the view layer of News Feed.
Kevin Grossnicklaus introduces and demos iOS development via Xamarin to .NET developers: the environment, tips and resources, sharing code, Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin Studio.
Muljadi Budiman presents the prerequisites and differences of iOS development, creating a small demo app to show how one starts developing on iOS.
Gabbie Gibson introduces Google Glass, how to use voice commands, touch gestures and its interface, and how to write Glassware apps that run on the device.
Jeff French covers the pros and cons of native app development vs. HTML5 hybrid app development so one can make the right choice based on the needs of his app.
Brittany Young discusses a framework for identifying the performance metrics that matter most to users, looking at improving the development life cycle by knowing common mobile performance blind spots
The authors discuss patterns and technologies needed to scale large enterprise mobile systems, covering handling network connectivity, data reliability and real-time communication.
Halle Winkler overviews the state of speech technology, examining the opportunities in usability and new forms of usage that become available with speech interfaces in mobile apps.
Hannah Dee describes the 'Android Programming Family Fun Day', a one day AppInventor workshop introducing kids and their parents to mobile phone programming.
Burin Asavesna shares his team’s experience building applications with PhoneGap Build.
Mo Ramezanpoor discusses how two different activity tracking apps -"Zombies, Run!" and "The Walk"- have different approaches for tracking user activity.
Tomomi Imura takes a look at the current state of HTML5 and how it supports mobile web development, comparing to where it was a year ago.