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Material Design: A Bold New Face

| August 21th, 2014 by Ronak Nagda

      After the announcement of Apple’s flat design in iOS 7 last year and as mentioned in my iOS 7: The flat new world article, now it’s time for Google to make a statement in the design world. At the annual Google I/O conference held in June 2014, they presented their Material Design concept. Design is continuously evolving and Material Design is the new design language that allows for a unified…

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The Gist of Code Sharing

| April 17th, 2013 by Oliver Merk

Agile development teams often need to share code while in the heat of battle.At the high end of the scale, there are publicly-accessible repositories, such as GitHub. Creating a GitHub project is obviously overkill for those wishing to simply pass a few key lines of code to their buddy in the next seat.For stand-alone, runnable demo code, sites like Plunker and JSFiddle  are great. You will see references…

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AndroidTO - 2012

| October 26th, 2012 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantA few of us attended AndroidTO yesterday. This full day event was full of exciting talks in three different tracks: developer, designer and business. I stayed in the developer track for most of the day; for me there were a few sessions that stood out. Peter O'Blenis: Rethinking Mobile UX - The Era of the Natural User Interface (NUI)I've always been interested in the area…

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Android: Using the Soundpool Class and MediaPlayer for online streams

| May 10th, 2012 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - Consultant Android: Using the Soundpool ClassThere are times when you want to play a short sound in your application warning the user that something has happened, or just to add sound effects. Using the MediaPlayer is a good way of playing a sound, but it is system taxing if you are using more than one sound, and playing them at the same time. The SoundPool class will allow you…

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Flex Mobile: IconItemRenderer Example

| January 05th, 2012 by Alain Thibodeau

Here is an example of using IconItemRenderer in the simplest form: MyIconItemRenderer.mxml 12345678910 HomeView.mxml 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344

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Publishing your Air app on Amazon Appstore for Android

| November 09th, 2011 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantIf you are thinking about publishing your Adobe Air Mobile application on the Amazon Appstore, there is one gotcha you must know.  The actual publishing process is about the same as on the Android Market, if not easier. But, if you miss this step, you will waste time and get an email back from Amazon refusing your app.Amazon wants you to point the Adobe Air download to…

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What's new in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

| November 02th, 2011 by Derek Santos

The latest version of the Android OS code named Ice Cream Sandwich is out and should soon be in the hands of consumers.   The first phone to run ICS will be the much anticipated Galaxy Nexus.   The thing that excites me the most about ICS is that it will hopefully solve Android's fragmentation problem.   Right now, there are hundreds of Android devices all running different versions of the OS.   Ice…

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Example: Tracking Multiple Simultaneous Touchscreen Interactions in Adobe AIR

| October 18th, 2011 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantIf you're building AIR apps for Android, iOS or BlackBerry PlayBook then you definitely need to handle touchscreen input. Many apps treat your finger just like a mouse, and by default that's how AIR handles it.Since you have more fingers than mice, you may want to plan for the case when a user touches the screen with more than one finger at a time. If you hold one finger…

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Enterprise Mobile App Survey

| October 13th, 2011 by Jordan McRae

New Toronto Group recently participated in a global Enterprise Mobile App Survey where we shared our perspective on the issues around developing and deploying enterprise apps on mobile devices.The survey results have been released and they provide some excellent food for thought. In many cases they echoed what we have been hearing from our clients and prospects. One of the areas that I found particularly…

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Android SDK Install: Java SE Development Kit (JDK) not found.

| August 30th, 2011 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantIf you are installing the exe version of the Android SDK you might get a warning message. This message is warning you about not being able to find the JDK. You'll end up double checking your JDK setup for nothing and wasting time.  I've seen this happen on Windows XP and Windows 7.Below is a screen cap of the error you will see: If you do get this message, just hit the…

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