September 2011 was a busy month for the mobile web space. While we
are still waiting for iOS5, Android Ice cream sandwich, new mobile
browsers appeared in the ecosystem: Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Phone 7.5, Firefox 7 for Android and the upcoming...
I have created a small Windows Phone Isolated Storage helper-class.
It contains methods for creating/deleting directories and
writing/reading/deleting files. Each of those methods is static and have
enough comments to understand the usage. Same class can...
For those who were developing for Windows Phone for quite a while,
you probably know that the emulator itself exposes quite a few gems. The
one I found today is rather useless at this point, but it’s interesting
nonetheless. The default emulator settings...
This post is going to cover unit testing a native Android
application. While working on my own modest Android application, I
wanted to add some non-instrumented unit tests and was surprised how
challenging it was to use mock objects. Admittedly,...
Did you know that Pandora has a dedicated web service that fetches
information about the currently playing artist as well as about
associated artists? It is relatively simple to use, so I decided to
build a Windows Phone 7 application prototype that would...
With the release of the new SDK developers also gained access to a
new set of APIs. One of these revolves around the OS-based alert
mechanism. If you’ve used a NoDo (or pre-NoDo) device and activated a
standard system alarm or used the calendar to...
I see this question asked a lot on StackOverflow, and today I saw another example
of this phenomenon. I decided to write this blog post to simply explain
why this is not possible and why you should look for another media
sources to build your ringtones...
I like working with mobile device and recently I decided to try out what Blackberry development experience is compared to Windows Phone. I was expecting a well-managed and established development platform, because let's face it - Blackberry was on the market...
Until now I was using the Windows Phone 7.5 ( Beta ) Developer Build
and now my phone officially has the Windows Phone Mango build
Microsoft has started rolling out the Mango Updates to the Windows Phone 7 users around the world .
The time that took me to...
Android platform has managed to form a massive and active community of
developers in just few years. Many community driven projects are now
maturing to the stage that they can be used even on commercial
production software without having to worry about...
At the JavaOne 2011 conference, the biggest news of the Tuesday came
during the Java Strategy keynote, at the Hilton hotel San Francisco.
Nandani Ramani had another of those JavaFX demos, which demonstrated
JavaFX 2.0 running on a Apple iPad 2.0, a Samsung...
You’re all reading this because of Steve Jobs. Our entire adult life
has been spent gilding the lilies that Steve Jobs created. No bigger
influence on our lives other than the parents … and even that’s somewhat
How does — how can —...
There are few people in this industry that cause the level of emotion that Steve Jobs does. In his passing at home with his family this Wednesday, there a huge outpouring of tributes to the person that I consider to be the most inspirational and most...