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Jorge Ramon03/25/14
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Implementing Sencha Touch Device Profiles

In this tutorial you will learn how to implement device profiles in a Sencha Touch application. To accomplish this, you will build an app that will display slightly different user interfaces depending on whether it is running on a mobile phone or a tablet.

Matteo Pagani03/25/14
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Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly: Free eBook for Developers

The author is happy to announce that last week, Syncfusion, a popular company among developers for their great suites of controls, has released his new book titled Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly.

Kon Soulianidis03/24/14
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JavaScript Webapps with Gradle

In this post I’m going to look at why we chose Gradle over a native JS build tool, provide a quick tour of the JS/CSS plugins, look at the embedded Jetty webserver plugin, discuss testing your code in CI, and a variety of other tips and gotchyas found in our experience during the project.

Has Altaiar03/24/14
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Capturing Signatures on iPhones (iOS) Using MonoTouch

This article demonstrates how you can capture Signature (or any drawings) on mobile phone screens. The examples shown are all for iOS devices (iPhones, iPods, and iPads) using MonoTouch and C#.NET. However concepts are the same can be applied for other platforms/frameworks too.

Alex Curylo03/24/14
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Background Fetch Caveats

Couple of interesting posts lately about background fetch resource usage. If you’re not familiar with background fetch, that’s an iOS 7 thing that’s explained quite nicely in objc.io’s Multitasking in iOS 7 article.

Alec Noller03/23/14
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The Best of the Week (Mar. 14): Mobile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include a look at UX design and visual design, a book review on learning Android intents, why MessageBox.Show() is a bad thing, and more.

Fabio Radin03/22/14
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Learning Android Intents

The book gives a very detailed and exhaustive description of entry-level, intermediate and advanced techniques that could be used with Android intents. Every chapter guides the reader through deeper...

Alec Noller03/21/14
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10 Ways to Improve Android App Performance

Mobile apps don't leave a lot of room for inefficiency. So, Android developers looking for some tips on how to maximize performance in their apps might be interested in these tips, which cover topics such as improving the efficiency of threading, optimizing device battery life, and minimizing memory use in the UI.

Max Katz03/21/14
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Building a Mobile App with the Edmunds API and Appery.io

In this article, you'll learn how to build a mobile app with the Edmunds API and Appery.io

Alex Curylo03/21/14
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All About Strings

Are you reading objc.io? If not, you should be. Check out issue #9 for more than you ever realized you didn’t know about strings. Yes, strings.

Alec Noller03/20/14
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Take Our Survey and be Part of DZone's New Continuous Delivery Research Report!

We'd like to offer everybody in the DZone community the opportunity to be part of DZone's 2014 Continuous Delivery Research Report. By taking our survey, you will help decision-makers understand trends and preferences around deployment automation and configuration management solutions.

Ryan Alford03/20/14
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Xamarin.Android: Implementing An Input Filter

In a recent project, the author needed to limit the input of the user in an EditText control. For his purposes, he needed to limit the user to a minimum and maximum number that could be allowed. To do that, he needed to implement the IInputFilter interface.

Alex Curylo03/20/14
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iTunes Connect Help

Ever get frustrated with submitting your apps/IAP/Game Center stuff through iTunes Connect? Yes, who hasn’t, indeed. Check out this piece for some help with saving your sanity.

Alec Noller03/19/14
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Dev of the Week: Henrik Warne

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Henrik Warne, a software developer in Stockholm, Sweden and 20-year programming veteran.

David N. Johnson03/19/14
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Faking Interactive Video on Mobile

Problem solving is a major aspect of software development, there are often many different solutions to a problem, and good developers strive for the simplest without compromising maintainability. However, sometimes there’s no elegant way, so you end up with what’s referred to in the industry as a hack.