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  • Android - Posted by weimenglee - 25 Jul 2011
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    Preserving User Preferences in Android Applications

  • Often you need to store personalized information for each user of your application. For example, your application may require users to logon to a secure server for authentication. In this case, the user needs to supply his credentials, such as a login name and a password. The first time the user uses your application this information will be entered by the user, but subsequently it would be useful for your application to “remember” this information somewhere so that it can save the user the trouble of entering the same information every time he uses your application.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by ronan - 07 Jul 2011
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    Device Diversity

  • As dotMobi brings DeviceAtlas to the cloud Ronan Cremin, Director of Engineering at dotMobi, charts the increasing complexity of the device landscape for developers in the first of two pieces looking at device fragmentation. In the beginning the web was a much simpler place. By the time the web was becoming a mainstream media in the late 1990’s there was only one device through which you accessed it: the humble desktop PC, running one of just a handful of browsers.
  • - Posted by mokil - 25 Feb 2011
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    Responding To Inbound SMS Messages

  • In our last article, we created the basis of a messaging system, allowing us to receive inbound messages using keywords and shortcodes. We’ve also previously seen how we can send SMS messages. It’s time to bring everything together and create a simple messaging system that can process inbound SMS messages and send back responses to those messages. The Current System
  • Windows Phone - Posted by weimenglee - 07 Jan 2011
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    Web Access in Windows Phone 7 Apps

  • In previous articles, I have shown how easy it is to get started in Windows Phone 7 programming using Visual Studio 2010 and the Windows Phone Developer Tools. In this third installment of the series, I will continue the exploration of Windows Phone development. This time I will focus on one key development topic: Web access. Unless you are writing a Hello World application, chances are that your application will need to connect to the outside world.
  • Geolocation - Posted by weimenglee - 15 Dec 2010
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    Building Location Service Apps in Windows Phone 7

  • In my previous article on Windows Phone 7 development, I showed how you can quickly get started using Visual Studio 2010 together with the Windows Phone Developer Tools. In this second article in the series, I will discuss a topic that is garnering a lot of interest in recent years -location services. Location services usually involve two key components - getting your location data and displaying your location on a map. Hence in this article, I will first show you how to display a map in your Windows Phone 7 application and then use the Location Service APIs to obtain your current position.
  • Messaging - Posted by mokil - 01 Nov 2010
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    Receiving SMS Messages via Shortcodes & Keywords

  • Back around 1998, more and more billboards started to display some odd messages, along the lines of "Visit us on the web at". This was a major shift in advertising and gave marketers another avenue to explore. It was, of course, the beginning of the Internet's move from academia to the mainstream, and the proliferation of Web sites seemed to happen almost overnight.
  • Android - Posted by weimenglee - 18 Oct 2010
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    Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Development

  • By now, you should already have heard of Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. And while many developers are busy developing for Android and iPhone, Microsoft is hard at work, developing its killer mobile OS that could give the competitors a run for the money. Before you dismiss Microsoft as a serious contender in the mobile space, think again. The new OS is now a total rewrite of the older Windows Mobile platform, and sports many features that you have come to expect of a modern mobile operating system.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by daniel.hunt - 16 Oct 2010
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    DeviceAtlas & jQueryMobile

  • The first Alpha release of jQueryMobile was announced today, to great fanfare, and the mobile web world is already on fire with the thoughts of what this will mean to them. A little bit of background... Originally developed by John Resig, jQueryMobile's big brother "jQuery" is now in use by pretty much anyone who implements advanced JavaScript capabilities on their site.
  • Showcase sites - Posted by ronan - 23 Sep 2010
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    The breadth and diversity of the mobile web

  • For a mass medium to really get traction and achieve critical mass it is important that creating content is as easy as consuming it—the growth of the medium tracks the availability of the content creation tools. In the early days of the web hackers used home-grown web servers to serve content and a copy of Vi to author it. It wasn't long before Apache and other web servers eased the job of serving the content but the creation of good web content remained the preserve of experts.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by daniel.hunt - 23 Sep 2010
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    Mobile Web Development & Device Detection

  • Peter-Paul Koch, also known as @ppk, has posted a three part blog-post on the State of mobile web development [ one | two | three ], in response to Mike Rowehl's recent (correct & justified)