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Touch-friendly Drag and Drop

A look at some DOM and canvas based approaches to drag and drop for touch screens

  • Stats - Posted by ruadhan - 13 Jul 2015
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    Mobile browser stats by country

  • Below you can explore web usage broken down by mobile browser and country. Select a country to see the browser stats for that country. DeviceAtlas allows you to access mobile traffic data sourced from thousands of websites from all over the world. You can browse many kinds of stats across over 70 countries. Each data point shows the percentage of traffic generated by a certain kind of device. Visit DeviceAtlas to access more data.
  • - Posted by Gregory Twohig - 25 Jun 2015
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    25 mobile market statistics that you should know in 2015

  • We have researched what we believe to be some of the most astounding and notable statistics relating to mobile marketing in 2015 so far. One of the most critical activities of any business is to keep up-to-date with emerging and growing technology. Mobile phone technology has huge potential for any business, and can allow them to reach out to new customers in a very effective way.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ronan - 19 Jun 2015
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    Geofencing, web push and progressive apps are taking webapps to a new place

  • There’s a lot going on these days in the world of webapps. Most recently, the W3C published the Geofencing API first public working draft. This API allows webapps to register for notifications when the user’s device enters defined geographical regions, assuming that the user grants permission. This enables a whole new class of webapps to be built and follows the recent rollout of the web push API to Chrome Mobile on Android.
  • HTML5 - Posted by ruadhan - 15 Jun 2015
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    The HTML5 Pointer Events API: Combining touch, mouse, and pen

  • The Pointer Events API is an HTML5 specification that combines touch, mouse, pen and other inputs into a single unified API. It is less well supported than the Touch Events API, although support is growing, with all the major browsers working on an implementation, except for Apple's Safari. There's a colorful background to how the current state of browser support for this API came to be which we covered previously on mobiForge, but in this article we'll just look at its usage.
  • - Posted by pawelpiejko - 10 Jun 2015
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    5 Ways Google Brillo Can Change The Device Landscape

  • While it is generally agreed that the Internet of Things could improve the way we interact with devices, its integration into everyday life is somewhat slow. This process may soon accelerate with the introduction of Brillo, Google’s new OS for the IoT ecosystem. Here are 5 ways this new solution could change the device landscape.
  • Stats - Posted by pawelpiejko - 28 May 2015
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    The Latest Mobile Traffic Report (Q1 2015)

  • Based on mobile web traffic sourced from thousands of DeviceAtlas partner websites, this report will provide you with hard data on mobile landscape today. Digital marketers and mobile web developers are welcome to use this DeviceAtlas-powered report offering an overview of the mobile landscape in Q1 2015 based on web browsing figures. The report includes browsing market share for all major global device manufacturers. Some of the findings include:
  • Community - Posted by mclancy - 28 May 2015
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    Google I/O Event

  • Google's I/O event, which kicks off today, has already impressed with its web app. The fully responsive site not only looks great with material design throughout, it also caches to your device so that you can browse it even if you're offline. Plan and manage your offsite visit directly from here. Just make sure you have good connection to cache the site and watch the streams.
  • Best Practices - Posted by ruadhan - 27 May 2015
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    Internet.org: it's got 99 problems but mobile-friendliness ain't one

  • Back in August 2013 Facebook announced its Internet.org plan to bring Internet access to the next billion people in developing countries. Most of the media coverage has focused on whether or not it violates net-neutrality, if it's creating a two-tiered Internet, or if it's just another walled-garden with Facebook as gatekeeper. In this post, we set aside those issues for the time being, and focus instead on the technical guidelines for getting a site included in Internet.org.
  • Devices - Posted by tomwryan - 14 May 2015
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    Nokia at 150

  • Nokia hasn't always been a phone manufacturer. The company dabbled in paper products, footwear and tires before it became involved in the wireless industry. To celebrate their 150th birthday, the Finnish company, which began in 1865 as a rubber manufacturer, released a video detailing its long history.
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