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    Mobile Development
    Securing Your iOS App with ABPadLockScreen7d5za preview image@2x
    Unless the user's device is enrolled in a mobile device management (MDM) solution, you cannot force your application's users to set up and use a passcode lock at the device level. ABPadLockScreen, however, provides a stylish, quick way to add such an interface to your iOS application.Read More…
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    Mobile Development
    Pulse.io: The Need for Speed7d4d1 preview image@2x
    As mobile developers, we need to make sure that our apps are fast and performant. In this post, we take a look at Pulse.io, a service that monitor your app's performance and tells you exactly how you can improve it.Read More…
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    Mobile Development
    In the Spotlight: Brian LeRouxPreview image@2x
    The explosive growth of the mobile space has accelerated the search for a robust and viable cross-platform solution. In 2008, shortly after the introduction of the iPhone SDK and after fiddling with Cocoa and Objective-C, Brian LeRoux and his colleagues at Nitobi decided that their time was better spent building a cross-platform solution than building native mobile applications.Read More…
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    iOS SDK
    An Introduction to UIKit Dynamics84oke preview image
    The new look and feel of the iOS 7 user interface relies heavily on subtle animations to help give users a stronger sense of direct manipulation. In this tutorial, I'll give you an overview of the UIKit Dynamics classes and how they work together.Read More…
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    Android SDK
    Create a Music Player on Android: User Controls0d63m preview image@2x
    We are building a simple music player app for Android in this series. So far, we have presented a list of the songs on the device and allowed the user to make selections from it, starting playback using the MediaPlayer class in a Service class. In this final part of the series, we will let the user control playback, including skipping to the next and previous tracks, fast-forwarding, rewinding, playing, pausing, and seeking to particular points in the track. We will also display a notification during playback so that the user can jump back to the music player after using other apps.Read More…
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    Mobile Development
    Introducing Alcatraz 1.0Preview image@2x
    In this quick tip, I'd like to tell you about Alcatraz, an open-source package manager for Xcode 5. After reading this quick tip, you won't be able to live without it.Read More…
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    Android SDK
    Create a Music Player on Android: Song Playback0d63m preview image@2x
    In this series, we are creating a music player on Android using the MediaPlayer and MediaController classes. In the first part, we created the app and prepared the user interface for playback. We presented the list of songs on the user device and specified a method to execute when the user makes a selection. In this part of the series, we will implement a Service class to execute music playback continuously, even when the user is not directly interacting with the application.Read More…
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    iOS SDK
    Exploring the Multipeer Connectivity framework: Game Logic78mpi preview image
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a simple, multi-player game using the Multipeer Connectivity framework that was introduced in iOS 7. In the first installment of this series, we laid the foundation of the game. In this article, we'll implement the game logic.Read More…
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    Theory
    Writing Elegant and Readable Code0s8e2e preview image@2x
    In this tutorial, we will give you nine practical techniques for writing elegant and readable code. We won't be talking about specific architectures, languages, or platforms. The focus lies on writing better code. Let's get started.Read More…
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    Mobile Development
    An Introduction to App MarketingHub
    Marketing is just as important as the development of your product. Marketing your application helps build an audience, which in turn offers you the opportunity to generate revenue.Read More…
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    iOS SDK
    Exploring the Multipeer Connectivity framework: Project Setup78mpi preview image
    As with every major release, iOS 7 includes many new APIs that developers can take advantage of in their applications. In this tutorial, we'll take a look at a brand new framework introduced in iOS 7, the Multipeer Connectivity framework. This framework adds support for discovering, connecting to, and communicating with nearby services, such as iOS devices. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a simple, multi-player game using this new framework.Read More…
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    Android SDK
    Create a Music Player on Android: Project Setup0d63m preview image@2x
    The Android platform provides resources for handling media playback, which your apps can use to create an interface between the user and their music files. In this tutorial series, we will create a basic music player application for Android. The app will present a list of songs on the user device, so that the user can select songs to play. The app will also present controls for interacting with playback and will continue playing when the user moves away from the app, with a notification displayed while playback elapses.Read More…
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