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  • iPhone - Posted by weimenglee - 30 Oct 2014
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    Why Swift Flies for iOS Developers

  • Now that the dust has settled somewhat on Swift, the new language on the block for developing iOS and OSX applications, we take a look at its impact and improvements over its predecessor, Objective-C. Apple claims Swift to be a modern, safe, and powerful language for developing for iOS and OSX. Just how powerful is Swift compared to the venerable Objective-C? And how does it make developing applications easier and safer?
  • Browsers - Posted by mclancy - 22 Oct 2014
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    Detecting Language Preference from the Browser with Accept Header

  • Some time ago I was on a trip to Germany for the Smashing Mag event. Several websites I visited (including the world’s largest search engine) asked me to confirm my language preferences based on my current physical location. This struck me as a rather inefficient approach to setting language preferences. Especially given the language of the browser is readily available to web publishers as part of the HTTP request.
  • iPhone - Posted by mclancy - 15 Oct 2014
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    iPhone 6: Is Apple Fragmented?

  • “6 plus users are getting just the tiniest, tiniest taste of android hardware spec fragmentation hell right now” (@zpower) “Even after an hour of use I'm annoyed with apps that haven't been updated for the iPhone 6 screen size. Hurry devs!” (@isrob) Just some of the comments on the iPhone 6 release suggest that fragmentation woes have come to the iOS platform.
  • Android - Posted by ruadhan - 09 Oct 2014
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    Android forks: Why Google can rest easy. For now

  • With worldwide sales of phones based on Android forks on the up, and with big cloud competitor Amazon consolidating its move into the Android-based OS space race with the release of the Fire Phone, it’s time to look at Android forks. What is a fork? When is a fork not really a fork? And what do they mean for users and developers? What is an Android fork?
  • Device Detection - Posted by gosiasodel - 23 Sep 2014
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    Mobile web traffic: a dive into the data

  • We all know that web site traffic from mobile devices is increasing rapidly. But what does it actually consist of? What devices are more popular or how large is the fraction of "non-human" traffic? There have been many reports and analysis done on web traffic in general, but there are also a couple of good reasons to look inside mobile web traffic data, that is, traffic to websites optimized for mobile device use.
  • Browsers - Posted by ruadhan - 12 Aug 2014
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    Mobile-friendliness 101: Adding click-to-call links to a website

  • Creating a site that works well across all devices can be a daunting task. However, there are some simple things that you can do that can have a big impact on a site's usability. Click-to-call is one such feature: it's simple, effective, and very easy to implement.
  • 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.
  • 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.