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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

Android GUI Stencils, Kits and Templates

Two years ago we published the post Android App Developers GUI Kits, Icons, Fonts and Tools and upon review that post as not aged very well. It desperately needed updated. Two years really is a long time in mobile app development! All of these Android GUI templates, kits and stencils have all been designed to not only help you maintain…

Creating a Mobile Web Application with Meta Tags

Advancing trends for the mobile web are slowly blurring the line between Internet websites and native applications. Lately there have been many updates to mobile operating systems and web browsers with more capable rendering engines. This means we can work openly with webkit CSS3 effects and even many bits of jQuery code. However a lot of the customization for mobile…

Working with Property Lists in Xcode 4.2

Property lists are designed specifically for Objective-C apps to store and retain data. These are straight XML files formatted for easy access to bundles and application resources. There isn’t anything overly confusing about Property Lists, but they are unconventional compared to web applications. In this guide I’d like to go over property lists in a bit of detail in relation…

Building Websites with a Priority for Mobile

Today it’s more common to find a skilled web artisan who understands desktop support over mobile. This appears to be a symptom of building on the desktop browser for decades as opposed to other screens. Yet there is a growing case to argue that mobile development is the best place to start on new-age websites. In this article I’d like…

Focus On: Mobile App Design Trends for 2012

Mobile applications are on the rise as more consumers switch over to smartphones. Between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system there are plenty of wonderful apps to browse through. The past year has built up a catalog of exceptional design patterns which will continue over into 2012. In this article I’d like to spend a bit of time examining…

Getting Started Building iPhone Apps in Xcode 4.2

The newest version of Xcode comes packaged with a few noticeable interface changes. For beginners and intermediate users it can be difficult figuring out even the most basic functionality. And although Apple’s online documentation is well-written, it’s certainly not friendly for the average user. So in this guide I’d like to put together some basic steps for building any iOS…

The 50 Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2011

What an exciting web development year we have had (OK, its not quite finished, but almost). HTML5 and CSS3 have forced there way into the mainstream, responsive layouts techniques are rapidly moving towards being the standard, sites like Dribble, Forrst and GitHub have offered a fantastic platform to both inspire and share new ideas and solutions, and of course, as…

Creating Pixel-Perfect UI for iPhone Applications

Developing apps for the iPhone or iPad can be a tricky process. You need to understand not just the programming libraries, but also design standards and common themes in user interfaces. This entire skillset would require months of study just to build your first live app. I realize this may seem intimidating, but we all have to start somewhere! And…