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Saran Raj02/27/14
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Why Strategy Plays a Great Role in Android App Development

The success of an app depends on many things, while strategy plays a vital role. Some of the strategies that have to be adopted while developing android apps are discussed below.

Alec Noller02/26/14
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Dev of the Week: Matt Raible

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 Matt Raible, Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

Brian Gracely02/26/14
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The Mobilecast #21: Bluebox Security & Redefining BYOD

Brian Katz talks with Caleb Sima (@csima) and Adam Ely (@adamely), Co-Founders of start-up Bluebox Security (@blueboxsec), about mobile security for the enterprise and the unique MIM technology and market approach they are offering.

Alex Curylo02/26/14
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Cocos2D V3 and SpriteBuilder 1.0

Not many open source projects survive the founder leaving, but those of us who didn't like the thought of sacrificing Objective-C Cocos2D in blood and tears to the fixation on the cross-platform development chimera of the people who pay us to have fun can celebrate: Cocos2D V3 and SpriteBuilder 1.0 are here.

Johan Vos02/25/14
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Using Android API's in JavaFX

In this blog post, I will quickly show how you can use the Android API's in your JavaFX application.

Matt Lacey02/25/14
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The Windows Phone App Store is Full of Apps, but Also Full of Possibilities

Competition isn't a bad thing. Just because there's already a successful app in the store that does the same thing as you want to build an app to do, it doesn't mean you shouldn't. If you can provide a better user experience.

Raymond Camden02/25/14
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Cordova 3.4.0 Released

Yesterday was the official release of Cordova 3.4.0. In this article, you'll find an overview of changes and new features included in Cordova 3.4.0, including support for Firefox OS, Cordova platform checks, changes to the API Reference docs layout, and more.

Bill Lahti02/24/14
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Android Rotate and Scale Bitmap Example

The author built an Android demo app so he could test his understanding of displaying bitmaps on a canvas. He had done scaling of bitmaps, rotation of bitmaps, and translation from one origin to another, but he had not done more than one of those transformations at a time.

Alex Curylo02/24/14
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Optimizing Network Traffic: CocoaSPDY and FastCoding

Here’s a couple of options to be aware of when you’re trying to squeeze every last bit of juice out of your network traffic.

Alec Noller02/23/14
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The Best of the Week (Feb. 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 tutorial on debug webpages on Chrome for Android, an API for UI testing Android, tips on writing categories for iOS, rather than classes, and more!

Alex Curylo02/22/14
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Tip: Easy Apple App Store Refunds

Yep, we all get ‘em: that customer who finds something unexpected about your app and angrily demands that you, yes you, refund their money NOW and don’t want to hear about how you don’t actually have any way to do that? Well, here’s instructions straightforward enough to hopefully mollify them somewhat.

Alec Noller02/21/14
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Google Announces Project Tango: Phones that Map Everything

Last night, Google announced Project Tango, a project in which new protoytpe mobile devices use real-time motion sensors to map 3D models of their surroundings. The prototypes are five-inch phones running on Android and including development APIs that provide position and orientation data.

Alec Noller02/21/14
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Machine Learning and Flappy Bird: Automating Gameplay

Sometimes you just want to make games play themselves. This recent blog post applies reinforcement machine learning techniques to the controversial and recently-disappeared mobile game, Flappy Bird.

Tim Dams02/21/14
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What’s on My Windows Phone: My Favorite Apps

I’m often asked what apps I have installed on my phone. After explaining I have a Windows Phone 8 (Lumia 720) the question usually results in an awkward “erm... okay, never mind.” But sometimes a fellow Microsoft enthusiast can be found. It is for these people that I have compiled this list of apps.

Alec Noller02/21/14
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A Collection of Useful adb Commands for Android

Looking for some shortcuts to make Android development easier? This post provides just that when it comes to the Android Debug Bridge. It's a no-frills collection of useful adb commands, covering essentials such as checking connected devices, installing/uninstalling applications, starting an activity, and more.