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Recently I worked on a project that introduced me to IBM® Worklight® mobile application platform. Among other things, I was pleasantly surprised at the price tag of the Developer Edition of this product: it is free. The Developer Edition comes with an Eclipse-based IDE called the Worklight Studio which offers support for authoring the client-side
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww09qgqlLYw This video examines some special considerations necessary in the requirements capture process for mobile applications.
This week Apache Cordova (formerly known as PhoneGap) graduated from the Apache incubator and is now a top level Apache project. Cordova got its start as PhoneGap at a company called Nitobi. Adobe acquired Nitobi in 2011 and donated PhoneGap to the Apache Software Foundation which placed in incubator status. Adobe continues to develop PhoneGap
One of the challenges facing every organization entering the mobile space is deciding which mobile platforms to support. The three major platforms today are: iOS, Android and Blackberry. If the organization provided the device (e.g. company issued Android phone) the problem is relatively simple. The organization simply standardizes on a single platform and single device.
ARC was introduced in XCode 4.2. Immediately, the technology became shrouded in an aura of mystery. Experts proclaimed that there is no mystery. The technology is completely deterministic. It may be deterministic, but, exactly how the system behaves under different situations is not very well documented. In this article, I will try to explain the
By default, when the device orientation changes, Android destroys the active activity and creates a new one. This lets you load a different layout for the new orientation. Unfortunately, this also means, you will need to reload any data from the server or database. Prior to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), Android provided a way to pass
iOS 5 update is around the corner. It borrows quite a few ideas from Android and closes the capability gap with that platform. Specifically, the notification center. Competition is good. Google may be working on many cool new things. But if the updates are forever late to get rolled out to average users, then, what