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Geo-sorting: location-based list ordering

Reordering information based on a user's location can greatly improve the mobile user experience. Find out how!

  • Wearables - Posted by weimenglee - 02 Jul 2014
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    Getting Started with Pebble Development

  • Pebble is a smartwatch developed by Pebble Technology Corporation. It is one of the most successful Kickstarter projects to-date and has received significant successes with consumers. The Pebble watch itself comes with a black-and-white e-paper display, and includes several sensors such as magnetometer, ambient light sensor, and an accelerometer. The Pebble watch supports the following types of applications:
  • Advertising - Posted by ruadhan - 20 Jun 2014
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    Ad targeting in a multi-screen world

  • The latest whitepaper to be published by dotMobi takes an in-depth look at some of the technologies and issues involved in implementing real-time ad exchange networks in a multi-device environment. It takes us on a journey through the mobile ad service chain, highlighting where device-diversity and detection can be leveraged to get the most out of ad targeting in a multi-screen world.
  • Touch - Posted by mclancy - 16 Jun 2014
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    FIFA World Cup Mobile Site

  • As World Cup fever begins to take hold (even for those of us from countries that didn't qualify), I've inevitably found myself drawn into the competition, multi-screen style. Having access to an array of fixtures, groups, stats, team line-ups and so on at my fingertips has definitely added to my experience of the event.
  • Publishing - Posted by ruadhan - 05 Jun 2014
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    Faulty redirects, Google, and you

  • Google has, for some time now, recommended various guidelines that should be observed when redirecting visitors from a desktop site to a mobile site. One such recommendation is that visitors who request a specific page on the desktop site should be redirected to the corresponding page on the mobile site, and should not be redirected to the homepage of the mobile site.
  • Network - Posted by chrskly - 28 May 2014
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    Less Is More - Why You Should Care About Latency For Your Mobile Site

  • When it comes to site optimisation, we tend to focus a lot on page weight and bandwidth to the device. While these are very important, this is not the whole picture. Optimising for speed is important for all classes of end-user device - mobile and desktop alike.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by mark.anderson - 14 May 2014
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    Rethinking the CMS in the Mobile Era

  • One of the overlooked heroes of the web is the Content Management System, or CMS. The very early days of web authoring produced the concept of the CMS. A new application type used to curate online information in powerful and intuitive ways.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 01 May 2014
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    Developer Economics: take the survey and win

  • We've partnered with VisionMobile on its Developer Economics report survey. VisionMobile has been doing a stellar job of producing excellent research into many aspects of the mobile dev industry. Previous reports have charted things like revenue models by screen, platform prioritisation, and HTML5 vs native trends.
  • 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.
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