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    Latest Release of Icenium - iOS 7 Support, Visual Studio Extension Updates, and App Analytics

    October 31, 2013 Share
    A little more than one month ago, we announced the release of the new Icenium Extension for Visual Studio. Following up such a successful release was a daunting task, but I think you'll be as amazed as I am at what we have for you today. Starting right now, Icenium is shipping with full support for iOS 7 - and the latest release of our Visual Studio extension contains numerous updates to help complete the hybrid mobile development story within Visual Studio. And last, but not least, we are happy to announce integration with Telerik's new application analytics solution: EQATEC.
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    Real-Time Reporting with SignalR, Kendo UI DataViz, and Icenium Part 2

    October 24, 2013 Share
    In the first part of this series, we created our SignalR hub and added a simple web form that allowed us to push data to our client apps in real-time. With our server-side code and hub complete, we now need to get into Icenium and create the most important part of our project - the hybrid mobile app. For this exercise we are going to stay inside of Visual Studio and use the new Icenium Extension for Visual Studio.
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    Real-Time Reporting with SignalR, Kendo UI DataViz, and Icenium Part 1

    October 16, 2013 Share
    The ability to instantly deliver data to your clients is an engaging concept that has opened the web up to real-time communications, reporting, and charting. We have had options for a few years now - be it through Comet, WebSocket, SSE, or even AJAX long polling. However, support varies dramatically for each of these methods with each browser and browser version. This is where new projects such as Microsoft's open source SignalR step in. In this post we're going to talk about how to leverage the ability to instantly deliver data to multiple mobile apps simultaneously - and visualize that data with some rich charting tools available as part of Kendo UI DataViz.
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    Using Custom Cordova Plugins with the Icenium Extension for Visual Studio

    October 10, 2013 Share
    It can be difficult these days to build a hybrid mobile app without using a custom Cordova plugin. Whether it's social media integration, in-app payments, or even speech recognition - you will probably want to tie in to a native device feature that is just outside the scope of what is included with Cordova. In this post I hope to show you how you can easily add a custom plugin to your Icenium project, using the new Icenium Extension for Visual Studio.
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    Live from PhoneGap Day EU 2013

    October 01, 2013 Share
    Last week the PhoneGap team held their 2nd annual European conference in the vibrant city of Amsterdam. Appropriately named PhoneGap Day EU, this was a conference perfectly crafted for every level of hybrid mobile app developer who uses the Cordova/PhoneGap framework.