Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova in Visual Studio 2015 RC

Microsoft has announced that with Visual Studio 2015 – Apache Cordova tools will be integrated within the main install bundle. Using Apache Cordova Tools for Visual Studio you will be able to develop cross-platform mobile applications using single codebase for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. With support for native device capabilities (e.g. camera, accelerometer, contact), …

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iOS – Swift vs Objective-C

Since the introduction of Swift by Apple( a new programming language for developing iOS apps using xcode) , among iOS developers it has become a myth that Swift is going to replace Objective-C. I just would like to add my few cents to this view: MYTH 1: Swift will replace Objective-C immediately NO, Swift is …

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Sending Mobile Push notification using C#/.NET (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Blackberry)

This is an update blog to my earlier blog about Sending Apple iOS Push notifications using C#. With that blog – I  introduced you to  how to send push notification using Open Source library APNSharp, by the developer John Redth.  Redth announced that library is already deprecated. Redth came up with  with another open source …

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HTML5 Definition Complete, W3C Moves to Interoperability Testing and Performance

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published —  the complete definition of the HTML5 and Canvas 2D specifications on 17 December 2012. Quoting from the announcement here Though not yet W3C standards, these specifications are now feature complete, meaning businesses and developers have a stable target for implementation and planning. HTML5 is the cornerstone …

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HTML5 – Bye Bye ‘WebSQL’/’SQLite’ – Welcome ‘IndexedDB’

Since November 18, 2010, the W3C announced that Web SQL database(Sqlite) is a deprecated specification. This is a recommendation for web developers to no longer use the technology as effectively, the spec will receive no new updates and browser vendors aren’t encouraged to support this technology. The new alternative is IndexedDB which is already available …

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Introducing Monocross – A cross-platform MVC pattern for mobile development in .NET/C# and Mono

I am evaluating different cross platform mobile development solutions. This is just a quick introduction to a framework I came across. What is cross platform mobile applications? A mobile application developed in such a way that it will work or run on most of the mobile platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry etc. …

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