Mike Lee and Brian LeRoux discuss how patents affect app developers and approaches to keep away patent trolls. Also: when to choose native GUIs over web GUIs for mobile apps - and when not.
Adam Blum discusses the future of smartphones: sensors, languages, and programming paradigms. Also: what's new in Rhodes 2.0, the cross platform smartphone Ruby app framework.
Steve Levin, VP at scanR, shares his experience and insight on the challenges developing an application for multiple mobile devices and platforms. He mentions the hardware difficulties encountered, the common software incompatibilities they had to surmount, and some details on what it takes to sell an application through online application stores.
Adam Blum discusses Rhodes, the framework for Ruby on smartphones, as well as the concepts of the RhoSync sync client and the hosted development and build service RhoHub.