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A smartphone and LTE doesn't always mean a fast data connection

  • - Posted by mclancy - 10 Dec 2014
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    Free service to identify device type, browser and OS

  • If you are looking for an easy and reliable way to identify device type (mobile, tablet, desktop, TV etc), OS and browser in your web applications, then you may want to check out a new free tool for that express purpose released by DeviceAtlas.
  • mCommerce - Posted by ruadhan - 05 Dec 2014
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    M-commerce insights: Retailers in action

  • For the third part of our m-commerce series (see part 1, part 2), we decided to look more closely at two websites that have chosen different approaches to mobile. One, Maplin, has chosen an adaptive approach without a unique mobile URL, while the other, Currys, went with an RWD approach. Both are electronics retailers based out of the United Kingdom.
  • iPhone - Posted by weimenglee - 02 Dec 2014
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    Using Objective-C and Swift together in iOS Apps

  • As an addendum to our previous article about the role of Swift in iOS app development, we now take a look at how Swift and Objective-C can be used together in iOS apps. Despite Apple’s intention to replace the Objective-C language using Swift, it is not practical in the short term simply due to the fact that developers are deeply entrenched in Objective-C. Rather than force Swift down the developer’s throat, Apple has made it easy to allow Objective-C to interoperate with Swift.
  • mCommerce - Posted by ruadhan - 25 Nov 2014
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    M-commerce insights: Mobile users and context

  • Our last article on m-commerce looked at the effect of performance on conversions for e-retailers. In this second part, we take a look at how user context is used to optimise and adapt content by major e-retailers, and how this can affect conversions.
  • mCommerce - Posted by ruadhan - 19 Nov 2014
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    M-commerce insights: Give users what they want, and make it fast

  • With Black Friday fast approaching, and this year’s predicted to be the busiest since 2006, we thought it an opportune time to take an in-depth look at e-commerce – specifically, at mobile e-commerce (m-commerce). M-commerce is a strand of online retail that’s nudging close to taking up 20% of total annual online sales; appreciating its business significance, and coming up with a viable mobile retail strategy, is, thus, crucial.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ronan - 11 Nov 2014
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    HTML5 support in mobile devices

  • Now that the HTML5 set of standards has reached Recommendation status (the W3C's way of saying it's now a published standard) we thought we'd take a look at how support for HTML5 has grown in shipping mobile devices over the past few years.
  • HTML5 - Posted by mobiThinking - 03 Nov 2014
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    HTML5 best practice Web apps: Quartz

  • David Jensen is the head of development at popular UK free newspaper Metro. He has overseen the migration of metro.co.uk to become a responsively-designed web app. With his first-hand experience of HTML5 and web apps, mobiThinking asked Jensen about his favourite web app (other than Metro).
  • iPhone - Posted by weimenglee - 30 Oct 2014
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    Why Swift Flies for iOS Developers

  • Now that the dust has settled somewhat on Swift, the new language on the block for developing iOS and OSX applications, we take a look at its impact and improvements over its predecessor, Objective-C. Apple claims Swift to be a modern, safe, and powerful language for developing for iOS and OSX. Just how powerful is Swift compared to the venerable Objective-C? And how does it make developing applications easier and safer?
  • Browsers - Posted by mclancy - 22 Oct 2014
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    Detecting Language Preference from the Browser with Accept Header

  • Some time ago I was on a trip to Germany for the Smashing Mag event. Several websites I visited (including the world’s largest search engine) asked me to confirm my language preferences based on my current physical location. This struck me as a rather inefficient approach to setting language preferences. Especially given the language of the browser is readily available to web publishers as part of the HTTP request.
  • iPhone - Posted by mclancy - 15 Oct 2014
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    iPhone 6: Is Apple Fragmented?

  • “6 plus users are getting just the tiniest, tiniest taste of android hardware spec fragmentation hell right now” (@zpower) “Even after an hour of use I'm annoyed with apps that haven't been updated for the iPhone 6 screen size. Hurry devs!” (@isrob) Just some of the comments on the iPhone 6 release suggest that fragmentation woes have come to the iOS platform.
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