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Mobile App Development with Flutter: What’s all the buzz about?

By |2018-10-09T20:38:42+00:00March 15th, 2018|

The developer community is all abuzz with the long-anticipated Beta release of Flutter, Google’s free and open source mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android. I've even been following updates on this framework as it matures. First off, this is Google we are talking about. Second, who doesn’t love [...]

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5 ways mobile app development changed in 2017

By |2018-10-09T20:55:43+00:00February 14th, 2018|

Mobile app development is probably one of the hottest industries now and will remain so for some time. To understand what lies ahead in 2018 and beyond, we must look back at what happened in 2017. In my opinion the following developments during the past year will have a significant impact on how we [...]

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5 Lesser-Known Cross-Platform Mobile Solutions That Don’t Use JavaScript

By |2018-08-27T15:48:04+00:00June 6th, 2017|

Over the past several years a staggering amount of new mobile frameworks have been released. Most frameworks were initially based on the standard JavaScript/HTML/CSS stack to allow for flexibility for leveraging existing web technologies and talent from in-house web developers. Two commonly used frameworks based off of this stack are PhoneGap and Ionic. Recently though, [...]

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Overcoming Challenges with Maintaining Enterprise Mobile Applications

By |2018-08-27T16:17:45+00:00April 2nd, 2017|

There are many use cases for implementing enterprise mobile applications, and although they are becoming more popular, there are still many challenges to overcome throughout the process. We’ve previously written about overcoming challenges with testing mobile apps, but after your app is deployed into production how do you plan to maintain it? Unfortunately, application maintenance [...]

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2016 in Retrospect: Mobile App Development

By |2018-08-27T16:20:24+00:00January 2nd, 2017|

2016 has been a relatively quiet year for mobile application development, with only moderate updates to many of the development platforms out there, and only a few new releases. But progress is still happening and the next new “breakthrough” technology could be just around the corner. There’s more than just the development platforms though, so [...]

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Ways to Empower Your Employees and Boost Productivity Through Enterprise Mobile Apps

By |2018-08-27T16:23:39+00:00November 30th, 2016|

Employees today are all over the place, literally: on the road, in the field, at satellite offices, telecommuting. It’s more important than ever that employees are armed with the resources they need to work effectively wherever they, or their coworkers, might be. If you don’t have enterprise mobile apps, you’re falling behind and missing out [...]

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Top Mobile Application Design Trends of 2016

By |2018-08-27T16:27:10+00:00October 25th, 2016|

As smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices (and their operating systems) morph and evolve, so do user interactions with their devices. Mobile apps need to be designed to make the most of the latest technology and to meet consumer demand for preferred mobile experience. Familiarity and ease of use translate to increased participation with an app [...]

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Using Ionic Framework to Develop Mobile Applications that Support Desktop Browsers

By |2018-08-27T16:28:05+00:00October 17th, 2016|

The Ionic Framework does a fine job of assisting developers with creating hybrid mobile apps, but what about desktop browser support? Obviously, many people want to build a website that will also have the same or similar capabilities as a mobile application. Unfortunately, it’s not as straight-forward as you might think, mainly because of Ionic’s [...]

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Blurring the lines between Hybrid and Native Application Development with React Native, Appcelerator, and NativeScript

By |2018-08-27T16:29:31+00:00October 10th, 2016|

While we’ve previously written about the pros and cons of hybrid mobile app development, a recent trend for some of the major mobile app development platforms is to compile their hybrid codebase into a native application user interface. I won’t go into full detail on hybrid mobile apps, but essentially you’re wrapping an application built [...]

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7 Tips and Tricks for Developing Hybrid Mobile Apps with the Ionic Framework

By |2018-08-27T20:38:51+00:00August 1st, 2016|

Ionic is an open-source mobile SDK which allows developers to create hybrid mobile apps using HTML5, AngularJS, and SASS. While this certainly be accomplished with tools such as Cordova (which Ionic is built on top of) and PhoneGap, Ionic brings a handful of tools at your disposal that help expedite the development and testing process, [...]

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Overcoming Challenges with Testing Mobile Applications

By |2018-08-29T16:50:40+00:00July 18th, 2016|

I previously addressed some of the challenges with testing mobile apps in my blog about planning your mobile application, but there are so many considerations that I feel this topic needs a dedicated posting. Let’s start with one of the biggest factors that effect mobile testing – the project management methodology. How Agile works well [...]

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Building & Debugging User Interfaces for Mobile Applications (iOS and Android)

By |2018-08-29T18:27:45+00:00March 30th, 2016|

A major component of mobile app development is the view – whether you’re following MVC, MVVM, or other design patterns, your view is generally regarded as your user interface. How mobile operating systems handle user interfaces a vastly different, and with cross-platform development thrown in the mix, there’s an added complexity and set of approaches [...]

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