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Mobile Development Archives

Welcome to our mobile development archives. Here you will find articles, tutorials and many free resources to help you build your next mobile app.

Sub-Categories: Android / iOS / Windows Mobile

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Building HTML5 Hybrid Apps

In the beginning there was native code and it was good. Then PhoneGap, Appcelerator, Trigger.io, AppGyver and others emerged, ushering in the “native or hybrid” debate. If you aren’t familiar with the term, a hybrid app is a mobile app written using languages such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, then compiled into native iOS, Android or other mobile platform code…

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Creating a Good Design Brief for Your Mobile App

Understanding well what a client has in mind for his/her mobile app can be a slippery process. As a designer, you surely want to deliver to the best of your abilities and make the client happy. But when it comes to ensuring the success of a mobile app design project (or any other design project to that matter) just having…

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Free Android GUI & Wireframe Templates 2014

It’s been a couple of years since we last took at Android GUI templates, and a lot has changed in that time. Ice Cream Sandwich had just arrived back then, then Jelly Bean came, currently we are on KitKat, and pretty soon we will be seeing Android “L” rolled out, which will include Google’s new and exciting design language Material…

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12 Great iOS Photography Apps for Pros and Beginners

We all know that smartphones don’t exactly have the most best cameras in the market, but there are a number of great apps to make your photos look awesome. For both the avid photographer and the mature alike, these iOS photography apps are becoming increasingly powerful, to make any photo look amazing. As more and more come on the market,…

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The Smartphone Revolution Infographic

The following infographic provides startling statistics on just how many consumers are using smartphones today, and–more importantly–the way they use them. It will give you more information on how consumers are using apps, scanners and their phones in general. Knowing that as of two years ago, iPhones sales outnumbered actual human births will convince even the staunchest opponent of smartphone…

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Reimagining an iOS App for Android

It’s one thing to make a great iOS app, but oftentimes the next step is to reproduce the experience for Android. It’s no easy task. After gathering experience in that process at Two Toasters, I’ve put together some fundamental principles on reimagining an iOS app for Android. 1. Treat your Android app as a new product. Despite the temptation to…

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Why iOS7 Does and Doesn’t Reflect Apple’s Core Brand

A few months ago, Apple released their long-awaited iOS7 update to users around the world. It was the single biggest visual update to iOS since the release of the original iPhone in 2007 and as you may already know, a lot of people aren’t too happy with the redesign. Apple has been subjected to fierce competition in the smartphone market…

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Designing a Successful Mobile Commerce App

A bad mobile app can make or break a company’s image and revenues. In fact, Google reports that 79% of surveyed respondents indicated they would turn to a competitor’s app after a bad mobile experience. Mobile commerce is steadily increasing with some brands such as JackThreads reporting 50% of sales from mobile. Brands that are excelling at m-commerce have done…