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    iOS App Store Approval Tips and Tricks

    If you are a Constant Reader of the Icenium blog - or if you have ever attempted to submit an app to the iOS App Store - you are acutely aware of Apple's unique app review process. What should be one final simple step in the development process has turned into a source of significant frustration and confusion for many mobile developers. In this post I hope to provide some guidance on what to avoid when developing and publishing any iOS app (be it native or hybrid).
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    Is This Thing On? (Part 2)

    May 09, 2013 Share
    In our last post we looked very briefly at the APIs currently available to help detect connectivity state in mobile/web apps. Our conclusion? Browser APIs have a long way to go in this area! Nevertheless, when used together – and in tandem with a hearbeat check that attempts to talk to a remote endpoint – these tools can be quite useful. But what's the best way to use them 'together'? At the end of part 1, I said that I think a state machine abstraction would work well to manage all of this…but you might be wondering, "What's a state machine?". Before I show you the what and how of finite state machines, I think it's important for us to understand the why of state machines. So, grab some popcorn and prepare to laugh (and hopefully commiserate) as I walk you through what it could look like to solve the connectivity problem without a proper state machine.
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    Icenium May release keynote – May 29th. Register now.

    May 07, 2013 Share
    A major Icenium release is upon us! The online keynote we are hosting on May 29th is the place to be if JavaScript, HTML5, CSS for mobile development mean anything to you. In just an hour, you'll be shown how Icenium really does simplify app development, enjoy a live Q&A, and have a shot at winning some pretty cool prizes.
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    Icenium LiveSync - Real Time Testing and Debugging

    As a web developer you undoubtedly spend your day writing code and reloading your browser window to see the result of your labors - repeat ad nauseum. What if I told you this was an unnecessary relic that is no longer an issue with hybrid mobile app development? What if you could edit any of your app assets (be they HTML, JavaScript, or CSS) and those changes would be instantly visible on your test device? Well hold on to your pants because I'm going to let you in on what is actually not a secret at all: Icenium LiveSync.