• Cloud Mobile

    Mobile-Friendly Mapping Options for PhoneGap/Cordova Apps

    In this post I will summarize some of the more popular options for displaying maps in your hybrid mobile apps. With each option I'll provide specific instructions on how to quickly implement each solution. As an added bonus we will examine a custom Cordova plugin in Icenium - which helps to make native map frameworks available to your hybrid mobile apps.
    December 12, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Live from Chrome Dev Summit 2013

    Last week the Chrome team held their annual Chrome Dev Summit on the Google campus in beautiful Mountain View, California. I had the privilege of attending the conference and speaking with some Chrome engineers about what we're going to see out of Chrome on the desktop, mobile devices, and within Android.
    November 25, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Getting Started with Telerik Everlive - Your Cloud-Based Backend Service

    Imagine yourself developing a new web or hybrid mobile application. One of your first major considerations is probably going to be your application's backend data. The complexity of the backend can be overwhelming to many developers, especially those who have been solely focused on frontend development for some time now. Well today I'd like to walk you through a relatively new offering from Telerik - and that is Telerik Everlive. Telerik Everlive is your "Backend as a Service" (BaaS) which allows you to move your database into the cloud with an automatically generated RESTful service layer, file storage, user management, and notifications all bundled together. Fear the database no more, with Telerik Everlive we handle the heavy lifting for you - all you need to do is write your code!
    November 14, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

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

    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.
    October 31, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Real-Time Reporting with SignalR, Kendo UI DataViz, and Icenium Part 2

    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.
    October 24, 2013