• Cloud Mobile

    Using Existing Backend Services in PhoneGap/Cordova Applications

    s we all know, mobile devices are exploding in popularity. Suddenly users want to do absolutely everything on their devices and not be tethered to traditional desktop computers. Which is great, except if you're like most businesses, and have tons of legacy services that aren't ready for use in mobile apps. In this article we'll start with a legacy service, expose it over HTTP, and integrate it into our hybrid application built with Icenium.
    November 27, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Using ASP.NET Web API Services in Mobile Apps

    Consuming web services from hybrid mobile apps is an essential part of enabling your app to take advantage of external services. In this post, we look at how easy it is to configure a mobile app to consume ASP.NET Web API services.
    November 26, 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

    What Exactly Is..... The 300ms Click Delay

    Quick feedback is paramount in the implementation of any UI. Studies have shown that 100ms is the maximum delay for an interface to feel instantaneous to the user. Despite this, the mobile web is plagued by a sweeping feedback problem - a 300ms delay after you touch anything. This delay is one of the most prominent reasons that HTML based web apps are considered "sluggish" by many users. In this article we'll discuss why the delay exists, what browser vendors are working on to make the problem go away, and what you can do to workaround the issue right now.
    November 21, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Two Helpful Screen Share Utilities for Mobile Devices

    Sharing your device's screen to a laptop or desktop has become an essential part of developing mobile apps - especially as teams have become increasingly distributed. In this post we examine two such utilities - Droid@Screen (for Android) and Reflector (for iOS).
    November 19, 2013