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Choosing the Right Server-Side Language and Platform for Your Mobile App Development

Ultimately, the choice is a balance between your comfort level and the project requirements. There is no single language and platform that can do it all, but with the right questions you can narrow down your search and find the solution that fits your project. Here are the questions you will need to ask to …

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Is Your (Lack of) Mobile Strategy Fracturing Your Brand?

The key to a successful mobile app strategy is to build the fewest (yes, the fewest!) number of a highly branded, platform specific, well designed app(s) with the most high value features that solve your customers real problems.  It takes a great deal of time, money and effort to get a user to go to …

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Why Android Fragmentation Isn’t a Problem (Anymore) in Developing Mobile Apps

Google has done a remarkable job solving the problem of development fragmentation with their implementation of Google Play Services.  A Brief History The Android landscape was in a precarious position in terms of development. On the positive side, it was rapidly exploding with several manufacturers releasing a multitude of devices. This barrage of so many …

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Apple integrates LLVM compiler to boost WebKit JavaScript performance

Apple integrates LLVM compiler to boost WebKit JavaScript performance This is a bit technical, but we’ll distill it down a bit. There’s essentially three levels of computer code that can be executed: machine code (written directly in assembler), compiled code and interpreted code. Machine code is the fastest, but very hard for normal humans to …

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Apple’s App Store Usage Numbers Suggest iOS 7 Adoption at 74%

Apple’s App Store Usage Numbers Suggest iOS 7 Adoption at 74% Apple continues their impressive run of mooning users to the latest OS rather quickly. In just 3 months, we’re now at ¾ of all users on iOS 7 – and that’s after a comprehensive redesign that many worried might scare off some users from …

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Unleashing Genetic Algorithms on the iOS 7 Icon

Unleashing Genetic Algorithms on the iOS 7 Icon Mike Swanson uses genetic algorithms to approximate the curve on iOS 7 icons. Design oriented? Check. Geeky? Check. Mobile? Check. All systems are go. This is an article we like. 


Google Web Designer

Google Web Designer New tool from Google that eases design of HTML5 web pages. This is what Adobe should have released 4-5 years ago instead of trying to keep fighting the losing battle of Flash. Also, this continues to show the trend of Google that we (see our HuffPo piece, linked earlier today) and Ben …

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mikeash.com: Friday Q&A 2013-09-27: ARM64 and You

mikeash.com: Friday Q&A 2013-09-27: ARM64 and You This article by Mike Ash is probably a bit too technical for our more business minded followers. But it is an excellent rundown of what the 5s’ new 64-bit architecture achieves. Is it significantly faster? The usual “it depends” applies, but overall it offers some real performance advantages …

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