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Geo-sorting: Using Device Geolocation to Sort by Distance

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

  • Geolocation - Posted by ruadhan - 22 Jul 2014
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    Geo-sorting: Using Device Geolocation to Sort by Distance

  • In this article we take a look at how location information can be used to sort a list of items on a webpage. This might be useful for local search results; for example 'Restaurants near me' type searches, or for sorting a predefined list of locations such as a company's office locations in order of distance from the user.
  • 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:
  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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