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  • Privacy - Posted by mobiThinking - 20 Aug 2013
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    28 percent of the top 100 apps still dont have a privacy policy

  • Research from the mobile association MEF highlights the need for app publishers to take user privacy more seriously to improve consumer trust in apps. Analysis of the top 100 free mobile apps available from the Apple App Store and Google Play reveals lack of privacy policy before download (45 percent), lack of privacy policy within app (68 percent) or failure to provide any privacy policy at all (28 percent).
  • Android - Posted by Staff - 27 May 2013
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    Google I/O: Android Studio launched to build and test Android apps

  • This year’s I/O saw Google showcase a series of mobile-related initiatives focused on helping the Android community to grow and prosper. As Android continues to dominate the smartphone market, expectations are high for new Android activations in 2013. Google are forecasting that in 2013, 900 million Android devices will be activated. The Google Play app now sees more than 2.5 billion installs every month with 48 billion apps downloaded since the launch of the Android Market in late 2008.
  • HTML5 - Posted by BlackBerryLuca - 12 Mar 2013
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    BB10 tutorial: create Web apps that seamlessly integrate BlackBerry 10 native functions

  • The much-anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system is already creating a splash with customers, analysts and developers alike. In this tutorial, BlackBerry developer evangelist Luca Sale teaches us how to develop a Web app for the new OS that hooks into the native functions of BlackBerry devices such as the camera and the ever-popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM).
  • Android - Posted by weimenglee - 19 Dec 2012
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    Consuming JSON services in Android apps

  • Unless you are writing a Hello World Android application, chances are your application would need to connect to the outside world to fetch some data, such as live currency exchange rates, weather information, records from databases, etc. One of the easiest ways for your application to connect to the outside world is to use web services. For the past few years, XML web services have dominated the arena for web services, as XML was touted as the ubiquitous medium for data exchange. However, using XML as the medium for your data payload suffers from the following problems:
  • Interviews - Posted by mobiThinking - 23 Mar 2012
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    What you can learn from the FT Web app: interview with Steve Pinches

  • The Financial Times newspaper bucked the trend towards native apps, with a Web-based mobile application. The FT Web app proves once and for all that you can write apps every bit as good as native apps, using HTML5 – the standard language of the Web – rather than having to develop each app in the unique language of each smartphone platform. While its competitors surrender their right to know their subscribers and a third of their revenues to app stores, the FT retains full control.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by mclancy - 23 Feb 2012
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    Future of the Mobile Web Whitepaper

  • We're very happy to publish this paper arising from the The Future of the Mobile Web event held at the Dublin Convention Centre in January 2012. We covered a lot of ground and the paper is a serious attempt to capture all the topics covered from HTML5 to responsive design to device detection and many others. We found it to be a very worthwhile process to listen, validate our ideas and learn from others in the process of writing it. We hope it is useful to a wider readership also.