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  • Responsive Design - Posted by ronan - 06 Nov 2013
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    Open discussion with Mozilla on the use cases for UA strings

  • Yesterday, Mike Taylor from Mozilla kicked off a very interesting open discussion on the use cases for user agent (UA) strings on the modern web. The results of this document will ultimately end up on the Mozilla wiki.
  • Network - Posted by mclancy - 27 Aug 2013
  • Author thumbnail image: mclancy Saving on bandwidth to connect the world

  • Mark Zuckerberg’s initiative to bring the entire planet online launched last week to mixed response. Supported by major industry players including Samsung, Qualcomm, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia and Opera Software, the initiative’s stated objective is to help those in less advantaged areas of the world get online and join the knowledge economy. Zuckerberg points to some thought-provoking statistics on the current global state of world connectivity to make his point:
  • Responsive Design - Posted by Staff - 31 Jul 2013
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    A selection of easy-to-use tools to build a responsive site

  • There are various techniques for building mobile websites. Previously we wrote this article which covers some of these techniques, and which gives an overview to help developers to decide which approach to adopt.
  • iPhone - Posted by Sean McGrath - 04 Jul 2013
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    Beyond the bells and whistles: What does iOS7 mean for the development community?

  • The new iOS7 is causing quite a stir in the development and design communities. Some are hailing Apple's newest operating system as a well overdue renovation. Others are saying that Tim Cook and Jony Ives are insulting the clear vision of Steve Jobs, by disregarding function in favour of form. Whichever camp you are in, iOS7 is coming to a screen near you and while the beta still leaves a lot to be desired, any developer with an ounce of self-preservation would do well to get on board this iTrain.
  • HTML5 - Posted by Staff - 05 Jun 2013
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    A review of Firefox OS, its features and benefits

  • Mozilla will unleash its new mobile platform Firefox OS shortly, with devices running the system going on sale in Venezuela, Poland, Portugal, Brazil, and Spain in June. There's been a lot of anticipation of the OS from the outset, as it could potentially change the way mobile is viewed in some markets.
  • 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.
  • Android - Posted by Staff - 10 May 2013
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    Facebook Home, Google and Android: who wins and who loses?

  • After the Overview of Facebook Home and how to install it on Android, it's time to have a look at Facebook Home from a business and developer perspective. From a strategic point of view, Facebook Home certainly has the potential to capture Android users, divert them away from Google’s services and draw them closer to the Facebook platform. So it is certainly a threat to Google in that it reduces Android’s flexibility, and therefore the strength of Google’s position.
  • Android - Posted by Staff - 08 May 2013
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    Overview of Facebook Home and how to install on Android

  • Facebook Home made a big splash late last month, but early indications show that users are far from considering this a "revolution" despite smartphone users around the world spending 18% of their time on Facebook.
  • Analytics - Posted by mclancy - 01 May 2013
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    Tracking mobile with Google Analytics

  • Mobile is becoming more important by the day and the figures speak for themselves: about 1 page out of every 8 was viewed using a mobile device (including tablets and phones) according to recent comScore research and last month Google released a study which showed that 77% of mobile searches were performed at home or at work even if a desktop PC was available.