With the release of iOS 7, there are several changes in how you lay out and customize the appearance of your UI. In particular, the status bar is now transparent, and your views will show through it. Now this is a great opportunity to redesign your app and take advantage of this new look and […]
The Android library is constantly growing. New widgets are built, and existing ones get deprecated. We’ll see how we can make XML layouts versioning more maintainable and more OO using the <include/> element. For that we’ll take as an example the ActionBarSherlock SearchView.
On a recent project, we needed a widget that would allow users to select a photo from their Facebook albums. “Surely the new Facebook Android SDK must support this.” I thought. Alas, my hopes were unfulfilled. “Well, I bet there is a third-party solution for this!”, I surmised, but again, my search was for naught. […]
I’d like to take a moment to offer a few suggestions that will hopefully help your Android project along. First I’ll go over the Designer-Developer asset communication and then we’ll look at a few Resources management tips.
Google’s AppEngine is a very useful platform in the way it allows developers to have an application server up and running within 10 minutes. It leverages the Google infrastructure, too, offering high speed, high capacity, etc. Wow (Awesome!) However (Hmm), AE does not allow for the usual multi-threading mechanisms…
On my previous project, I was busy delving into the relatively new world of Unity game scripting as my go-to solution for dynamic content. Now I’m working on a game that has me going back into the world of Flash, so I thought I would write a brief commentary on the differences I perceive between the two […]
I’m am working on a project currently that is leveraging an Enterprise CMS. At the outset, I did an analysis of existing CMS systems to select the one that best fit our clients needs. That turned out to be Magnolia (www.magnolia-cms.com). However, another one of our clients is using the Alfresco CMS for their business. […]