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  Facebook hires all Pieceable employees


Facebook recently hired all employees from Pieceable, a web service provider which lets iOS app publishers deliver their apps to the browser and preview their apps in the browser. Facebook claimed that they didn't acquire Pieceable, they just hired their employees. Now Pieceable service is shut down. Currently there are around 800000 app demos on Pieceable, developers can try and show off their iPhone or iPad applications by putting their apps on Pieceable's web service. What Facebook did disapp...

   Facebook,Pieceable,Hire,Mobile     2012-06-12 05:13:56


  When to Make a Mobile Web Application


I believe that unless your application meets one of these native application criteria, you should not create a native application, but should instead focus on building a mobile web application. Like I said before, I’m a big fan of native applications and I feel that there are a lot of great innovative and market opportunities here, but mobile web apps are the only long-term viable platform for mobile content, services, and applications. Native applications don’t service the user be...

   Web app,Situation,Condition,Native application     2011-12-12 02:45:52


  Will HTML5 ever overtake native mobile apps?


Since now HTML5 has become a very hot topic. It can be used develop some highly functional and amazing applications on desktop and mobile devices. Also, there are many libraries which are using HTML5 to develop some native app like applications on iPhone and Android systems such as PhoneGap. Someone on Quora asked a question which many people are concerning about.: Will HTML5 ever overtake native mobile apps? It seems that the number of people who are agreeing with it equals to the number of peo...

   HTML5,Native app,Mobile     2012-05-10 06:51:46


  Why Building a Mobile App is Hard


Kent Nguyen has a great article about how building iOS apps takes a lot of work. And, here at Parse, we agree. Making a well-designed app is not a trivial task. Many non-developers hugely underestimate the amount of sweat and tears that goes into a single app. The big component that is overlooked and that Kent stresses is the server component. An app is not an island. Users expect their apps to richly interact with the internet. This means you need to worry about developing code on servers, com...

   Mobile app,Hard,Chanllenges,Platform     2012-02-01 04:45:45


  TL;DR: Beyond Mobile


In his Beyond Mobile presentation at TL;DR Conference in San Francisco CA, Scott Jenson made the case for moving beyond mobile applications and illustrated what a future without apps could be. Here’s my notes from his talk: The history of mobile phones has been copying the desktop and then realizing it just doesn’t work right.Apps are a holdover from the desktop.There are a number of trends that highlight how we can move beyond apps on mobile.App Glut: are we going to have an app for eve...

   Mobile,Beyond mobile     2012-04-01 04:20:30


  App's user value doesn't necessarily bring business value


There is an old saying in Internet world, you can get business value as long as you can achieve user value. Is this statement outdated in mobile Internet era? This statement originated from PC Internet era, but now the time users spend on PC drops and user behavior tends to be stable and conservative. In contrast, people are more willing to stay on mobile devices. The difference between PC and mobile is that users are freely to move around on PC end. People can navigate from one link to another ...

   App,Business value,User value     2013-06-25 10:52:12


  In iOS6, no need to enter password for downloading free apps


In this coming autumn, Apple will release iOS6. User experience for downloading free apps or  upgrading apps will be largely improved. Users are no longer required to enter password again when downloading free apps or upgrading downloaded apps(free or paid). This means that users only need to enter password when downloading paid apps.In iOS5, users need to enter password when they download or upgrade apps.In iOS6, if users want to download free apps, they only need to click the "Free" butto...

   Apple,iOS6,Password,Free app     2012-07-25 10:53:16


  Is Mobile App Required For Your Business?


Having a mobile app for your business is the latest trend. Every business, large or small is aiming for developing a mobile app to attract customers and boost the sales. Products or services offered by the business do not matter in this case.  The main purpose is to keep your users updated and engaged. An app is a perfect tool for generating new customers too. The statistics reveals that numbers of mobile internet users are more than the desktop users. It clearly means that businesses must ...

   App Development Services, Outsource Android App Development, Android App Development Experts     2015-03-05 00:47:46


  JS code to check different mobile devices


Today I come across a code snippet which uses JavaScript to check different mobile devices and then loads different CSS files accordingly. As we know that there are mobile devices with different screen sizes, it's always troublesome for web developers to develop cross browser and cross device compatible codes. Hope this one can help those who develop web apps on mobile devices. // Check whether it's a mobile device // wukong.name 20130716 if(/AppleWebKit.*Mobile/i.test(navigator.userAgent) || (...

   JavaScript,Mobile device,Detection     2013-11-28 05:25:10


  App Store, Most Effective Weaponry In Apple’s Armor


Apple’s most effective and effectual weaponry is its app store. Surprisingly however, the first generation iPhone did not support any Mobile apps, and Steve Jobs was actually proud of this fact. Back then, in 2007, third party mobile apps were not allowed on the iPhone. Jobs in-fact announced that Mobile app developers could use the most modern standards and write customized mobile apps for the iPhone web browser. He said, “We think we’ve got a very sweet story for you. You can...

   Mobile app developers, customized mobile apps, software development kit,     2015-07-28 03:26:19