Bringing Enterprise Applications to Mobile

Enterprise software is now going mobile. More and more work, which needed your presence in office/home, can be done on-the-go. With introduction of addictive UIs on smart phones, the market for Mobile based Software has grown into a new niche.

iPhone Development: Facts and Challenges

The speed with which mobile technology is evolving is beyond remarkable. So much, that you may in fact, be viewing this post on your mobile. Gone are the days when you would have a mobile phone solely for the purpose of connecting with your friends & family. Now, you can connect with 300 million+ users on Facebook, listen to the latest music from Last.fm, view videos on YouTube etc. all using your ‘handheld’ device. The list of can-do’s is endless.

BlackBerry Development Environment and Installation

In this blog post, we shall take a look at how to get started with programming for the BlackBerry device. We shall cover what the device is, give you an overview of BlackBerry development and then provide you with detailed steps to setup your development environment. Future blog posts will focus on programming on the BlackBerry.

What is a BlackBerry Device?

Android Application Development : UI Layouts

Providing a good user experience is critical to mobile applications. UI Application development in Android requires that you have a good understanding of Layouts. In this blog post, we shall cover all about Android Layouts with code samples.

Saving the state of an iPhone application

This blog post covers how one can maintain state in an iPhone application. Everyday interactions with the environment require us to save some form of information or data either for immediate use or maybe later.

Take for example:

BlackBerry – Location based programming

A BlackBerry phone is primarily a business phone with additional features like Email, Phone, Maps, GPS, Organizer, Social Networking and games. Developers can take advantage of various BlackBerry APIs to take the user experience to a new level. In this article, I am going to talk about BlackBerry and Location API,that allows you to develop Location based (LB) applications.

Compatibility

Android Async Task

This blog post introduces one of the important mechanism of Async Task for Android with sample code.

Android implements single thread model and whenever an Android application is launched, a thread is created. Now assume you have long running operations like a network call on a button click in your application. On button click a request would be made to the server and response will be awaited. Now due to the single thread model of Android, till the time response is awaited your UI screen hangs or in other words, it is non-responsive.

Blackberry – Geocode and Maps

The concept of retrieving location information using GPS device and Location API is already discussed in one of the earlier post (http://www.xoriant.com/blog/mobile-application-development/location-based-programming.html ). In this article we are going to learn to use of Blackberry’s Location API and work with geocoding and reverse geocoding.

Android Menus

An application menu is critical to any mobile application. This is because real estate in a mobile device is limited, so the developer has to make judicious use of menus to provide good application usability. Android provides us with various ways to introduce a menu. This blog post will cover the different types of menus that you can include in your Android application along with code samples and screenshots.

Android Menus can be classified into 3 types:

Android Application Class

A commonly used class in any application, whether it is a desktop application or a mobile application is an application level class. An application level class also called a controller is a single instance available across the application and visible to all modules within an application. This application controller can be used to maintain global state across an application, contain common methods, etc.

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