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Webinar Reminder - New Toronto Group

Webinar Reminder

| May 31th, 2012 by Jordan McRae

A reminder about our upcoming webinar on June 13th at 1pm EST. During this webinar NTG and Appcelerator will discuss mobile development strategies. We are particularly excited that Appcelerator's Mike King will be joining us to share his thoughts and insight. Prior to joining Appcelerator, Mike was Research Director for Mobile at the Gartner Group. He has authored Gartner's Magic Quadrants for MCAP…

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Getting started with AIR and BB10 - New Toronto Group

Getting started with AIR and BB10

| May 23th, 2012 by Rod Nolan

I just started to play with the latest BB10 SDK for Adobe AIR. I had a couple of issues right away so I’m going to document them here to save you the headache. First, make sure you download the correct SDK. Sounds simple, I know, but it wasn’t immediately apparent that there are currently two different SDKs available for download. BlackBerry PlayBook SDK for Adobe AIR, easy to find but not the…

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Webinar Reminder - New Toronto Group

4 Steps to Create a Mobile Development Strategy

| May 23th, 2012 by Jordan McRae

Probably the single most common question I hear when talking to companies about their mobile projects is along the lines of:  How can I use a single code base to support Native, Hybrid and mobile web applications?This is not at all surprising. Mobile apps can help organizations to better reach customers, or improve internal workflows, or reinforce their brand, or deliver a myriad of other benefits.…

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BlackBerry Hackathons - Come out and Play(Book)! - New Toronto Group

BlackBerry Hackathons - Come out and Play(Book)!

| May 16th, 2012 by Oliver Merk

I'm currently in Bogotá, Colombia taking part in my third Hackathon on behalf of RIM. These hackathons are two-day events where local developers get the opportunity to interact directly with experts in PlayBook development. They also get a free PlayBook just for showing up!We typically have a team of three experts covering AIR, HTML5/WebWorks and Native development. Most of the events have been focused…

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Android: Using the Soundpool Class and MediaPlayer for online streams - New Toronto Group

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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Posted in Android, apps, MediaPlayer, Mobile, mobile apps, mobile development | 2 Comments