Mobile Apps

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Famo.us Release Slammed by Disappointed Developers

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Famo.us has been hyped as a revolutionary new HTML5 framework in the mobile web scene. With their custom built JavaScript 3D rendering and physics engine, Famo.us founder Steve Newcomb claimed we would see native level performance

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datajsontest

Creating Test Data for Your Mobile Application

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In this post I'm going to specifically look at how to add some test data to a Sencha Touch mobile application, but the JSON Generator in the second part of this post could be used in any situation.

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How to Solve Cross Origin Access Problems in Sencha Touch

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I wanted to create this post to document the steps required to get an Ajax proxy working correctly, both sending and receiving data from the back-end.

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Making the Switch from Web Development to Mobile App Development

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As a web developer, you may feel like you're getting left behind a bit if you don't update your skill set to include mobile.

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5 Reasons Apple Might Reject Your HTML5 Mobile App

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There are obviously a lot of guidelines that apply to all app submissions, native or HTML5. But there is some things in particular you should pay more attention to given the nature of the HTML5 approach.

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What Does iOS8 Mean for HTML5 Mobile App Developers

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HTML5 mobile applications rely on the browser and the performance of JavaScript. Fortunately each new iOS software update has consistently brought about performance increases.

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6 Reasons You Should Switch from Web to Mobile Development

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I've previously written about making the switch from web development to mobile development, but now I'm going to talk about 6 specific reasons to do just that.

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discussion

The Challenges of Developing iOS Applications on a PC

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I've been building iOS applications on a Windows machine exclusively for more than two years. It's quite achievable but it's not without its challenges

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Making App Store Preview Videos on Windows and Mac

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Fortunately there's an easy solution for both Windows and Mac. Reflector is an application for both PC and Mac that allows you to mirror your device onto your computer and then make a recording of it.

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How to Take App Store Screenshots for HTML5 Games without 100 Devices

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Using this technique I can export all the screenshots I need in about 10 minutes and no longer dread the app store submission process!

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Why Do HTML5 Mobile Apps Have a Bad Reputation?

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Hybrid HTML5 mobile apps seem to get a bit of a bad rap, it's not really justified though. If you speak to most native mobile app developers they will tell you that hybrid applications are

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Mobile Development for Web Developers: Ionic Preview

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I'm going to be releasing a couple of preview lessons before the launch date (which will be announced soon), the first of which is one of the Ionic lessons

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What’s the Difference between Native, Hybrid and Web Mobile App Development?

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Ever heard of the terms native, hybrid and web mobile application development, but not quite sure what they all mean? This article helps to explain the difference.

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How to Create an iOS Provisioning Profile and P12 with Windows

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I'm going to provide a step by step walk through for creating a provisioning profile and a p12 file using Windows and OpenSSL.

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androidconversionjavajavascript

Converting a Native Android App to Sencha Touch: Introduction

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An introduction to my series on converting a native Android application coded with Java into a Sencha Touch application.

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Converting a Native Android App to Sencha Touch: Part 1

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Part 1 in a blog series where I am converting a native Android mobile application into a Sencha Touch application

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Using Weinre to Debug a Phonegap Build Application

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Weinre is a debugging tool that is essentially exactly the same as using the debugging tools in Chrome - except you can run it on your computer whilst your application runs on your phone.

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Submitting a HTML5 Application to the Amazon Appstore

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The Amazon Appstore is not as big as the iOS or Android app stores, but it is the only one that will accept web applications. Here's how you can submit your app.

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Amazon Now Allows HTML5 Apps to Be Sold in Their App Store

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In a big step forward for web based HTML5 mobile applications, Amazon has just announced that they will allow developers to charge for HTML5 applications on the Amazon Appstore

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How to Play Music from a Users Library with the PhoneGap File API

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Getting the users own music to play from their music library was a big stumbling block for me but eventually I was able to get it to work for Android devices but not iOS.

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promotionservicestools

10 Tools & Services I Use to Promote Mobile Applications

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There's a lot of 'stuff' that goes on around building mobile applications that doesn't involve building the application itself.

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html5

How Does Sencha Touch Use HTML5 to Create Mobile Applications?

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How is it exactly that this works behind the scenes? How is it Sencha Touch can create mobile applications, which are typically reserved to the native language of the device, with web technologies?