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Touch-friendly Drag and Drop

A look at some DOM and canvas based approaches to drag and drop for touch screens

  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 15 Apr 2014
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    Touch-friendly Drag and Drop

  • In this article we explore some touch-friendly drag and drop implementations. In particular we'll be looking at DOM and canvas-based drag and drop approaches. We'll also build on some of the things we learned in previous HTML5 articles on mobiForge.
  • Responsive Design - Posted by mclancy - 04 Apr 2014
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    RWD: Responsible Web Design and how websites cope with compromised connectivity

  • Like most people, I use the internet a lot in the evenings when I have some downtime. Although I live in the centre of European capital city (Dublin) which ought to be fairly weIl served with cell tower coverage, I also happen to live in an old house with 12 inch thick poured concrete walls. Getting good a connection for voice calls has never been guaranteed, so I wanted to check how well some major brand’s web presences would fare under my particular set of circumstances on a mobile network connection.
  • iPhone - Posted by ronan - 27 Mar 2014
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    Android: platform of the next decade or revenue backwater?

  • This week was an interesting one for the perennial Android vs. iOS debate. Horace Dediu kicked things off on Sunday with a few infographics depicting the dominant smartphone ecosystems: This was picked up on by Cennydd Bowles and a sparkling debate ensued.
  • HTML5 - Posted by AndrzejMazur - 18 Mar 2014
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    Building HTML5 games for Firefox OS

  • Building HTML5 games for Firefox OS is basically the same as building for the web itself, because Firefox OS itself is built using web technologies. These are relatively new topics, and are which are gaining much traction in the press. With many companies interested in jumping in on these technologies, now's a good time to get involved. In this article we'll take a look at HTML5 game development, with a focus on Firefox OS. We'll illustrate with a case study of a real game, Craigen, and walk through how it was built, and how it was deployed to the Firefox market.
  • mCommerce - Posted by JochenSiegert - 11 Mar 2014
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    Mobile wallet hype in Germany's payments industry - more losers than winners

  • Do you remember the dotcom bubble at the turn of the millennium? Even back then, German consumers were able to make payments with their mobile phones. A start-up called Paybox enabled mobile payment transactions that leveraged the German domestic debit system to settle transactions on consumers' current accounts. All a consumer had to do was add their bank account details as a funding source to the Paybox system.
  • Browsers - Posted by mark.anderson - 27 Feb 2014
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    Getting Ready For HTTP 2.0

  • HTTP is the underlying mechanism that runs the web. It is the language spoken by browsers and web servers to communicate, download webpage elements and upload user data. The version we currently use is 1.1, a specification that is now almost 15 years old.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 12 Feb 2014
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    HTML5 for the Mobile Web: Canvas

  • Next up in our HTML5 for Mobile Web series is the canvas element. Canvas is particularly interesting since it facilitates the use of graphics without the need for any plugins or other technologies other than JavaScript and CSS.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 12 Feb 2014
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    HTML5 Canvas Meme Generator

  • In this article we pull together some of the things we learned in our HTML5 canvas tutorial to build a simple HTML5 meme-generator web-app. First we present the app, and after we detail how it was built. So, here it is - load an image below, manipulate it, add some text, and download or save and share!
  • iPhone - Posted by weimenglee - 04 Feb 2014
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    Using Background Fetch in iOS

  • In iOS, except for some special cases, an application is not allowed to run in the background. While certainly a serious restriction for some types of application, this feature is designed to conserve battery power. Imagine apps continuing to run in the background without reins, and it is easy to see how the entire system might slow down and deplete the battery within a few hours.
  • Windows Phone - Posted by ronan - 27 Jan 2014
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    A week with Windows Phone 8

  • Part of my job is to know what is going on in the mobile space. With this in mind, I swop phones constantly—from low-end feature phones to the flagship devices for each smartphone OS. It’s been a while since I tried a Windows Phone (most recently a Lumia 510) so I decided it was high time to look again. Having experienced the lower end of this platform this time I tried out a Lumia 1020, the current Nokia flagship.
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