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Alec Noller07/03/14
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RoboVM 0.0.14 Has Been Released

RoboVM 0.0.14 has been released! We heard about this tool not too long ago - cross-platform mobile development platform, taking Java to iOS - and it's pretty interesting, so if you're looking for a way to put your Android skills to use on other platforms, you might want to check it out.

Maximiliano Firtman07/02/14
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Android L and Other News for Web Developers from Google IO

In this article, you'll find an overview (complete with photos and descriptions) of the new features coming in Android L, such as a visual integration of native and web apps, the new Android L webview, new emulation tools for Chrome, Android One, Material Design, and more.

Michael Crump07/02/14
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Running Swift from the Terminal

After reading through the Apple Developer Docs, I found this: “Xcode’s debugger includes an interactive version of the Swift language, known as the REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop)… you can access it through Xcode’s console, or from Terminal.” Unfortunately, it does not tell you how to access it from the terminal.

Has Altaiar07/01/14
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TDD for Mobile Development

This post aims at exploring the best practices in terms of code quality and testability for mobile development.

Marco Siccardi07/01/14
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How to Load a List of a User’s Twitter Friends/Followers in Your Windows Phone App

During the last days, I was adding a new function to UniShare that suggests users the Twitter handles while typing in some text. The base of this new function is a list of the user’s twitter friends. In this post, I am going to show you how to generate this list and save it for further use.

Ketan Parmar07/01/14
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Android L Preview API Changes

In this article, you'll find a list and quantification of the API changes made in the preview of Android L, down to the individual packages that have been added.

Alec Noller06/30/14
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Android 5.0 & ART: A Compacting Garbage Collector is Coming

Google I/O shook things up a bit last week - ART is finally for sure, and now we've seen some cool new developer tools - but one significant aspect of ART that didn't get covered is garbage collection. According to the updated ART documentation, a compacting garbage collector is coming to AOSP.

Michael Crump06/30/14
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A First Look at the Developer Tools for Android L Preview

In this article, you'll find a look at the Developer Tools recently released for Android L. The author explores the entire process of setting up and exploring the tools from start to finish.

Andrew Smith06/28/14
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A Five-Step Guide to Automated Customer Support for Viral Apps

The article dwells on specific features of customer support in mobile apps industry and gives a 5-steps’ guide to successful mobile app-specific customer support when your product gets viral.

Sergio Govoni06/28/14
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Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Recently I had the opportunity to read the book Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 written by Geoff Webber-Cross (@webbercross) and published by Packt...

Benjamin Ball06/27/14
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Salesforce Wants to Bring Enterprise to Wearables

Now Salesforce has launched Salesforce Wear, a developer pack which would allow developers to build apps on their existing Salesforce1 platform. They've already been met with a warm embrace from wearable companies like Fitbit, Pebble, Philips, Samsung and others.

Alec Noller06/27/14
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Go Support for Android is Coming

According to David Crawshaw of the Go team, Go will be coming to Android. For those who have been wishing for an alternative to Java on Android - even if it isn't Dart or Groovy, yet - this is a pretty exciting announcement.

Raymond Camden06/27/14
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PhoneGap/Cordova File System Questions

A majority of the questions the author gets about Phonegap/Cordova revolve around the file system API. It has had some updates, but remains difficult to use. With that in mind, he thought it mightb e fruitful to ask his readers about the API and how he can help make things a bit clearer.

Benjamin Ball06/26/14
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Google I/O 2014: Android Meets the Internet of Things with Android Wear, Android Auto, and Google Fit

There was lots of exciting material to be covered during the Google I/O 2014 keynote from San Francisco. But for me, the news I was waiting for centered about Google finally showing off a bit more about Android Wear, and potentially releasing an opponent for Apple's Homekit in the home automation realm.

Alec Noller06/26/14
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What's New in Android 5.0: Material Design, ART, and More

The Google I/O conference was held yesterday, and as one might expect, there was some Android news, particularly regarding Android 5.0 (or "L," as Google refers to it). There are a lot of new features to see, most notably the new "material design."