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Articles Tagged ‘mobile’

Building native mobile apps with Javascript

Friday, May 8th, 2015 by Servage
appceleratorMost website owners would benefit from a mobile version of their website, because nowadays many users also use mobile devices. Some users even exclusively use mobile devices like smart phones or tablets. It is also important to consider the use case for your given site, because some content is more likely to be consumed via mobile than via desktop or laptop computer. Native apps are competing with mobile or responsive websites, and they both have advantages and disadvantages. Responsive websites You can relatively quickly turn your website into a mobile-friendly version. This can be done either by making a separate version only for phones and tablets, which is determined based on the client type. ...

Designing for mobile

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by Servage
Designing for MobileWe are living in a world of smartphones, tablets and now the wearable smart-appliances, and sensor-connected devices in coming days. Therefore, tracing the right design-path is an absolute necessity. This post is throwing light on some critical design related misconceptions we might have developed over time. We have been designing in Photoshop, Illustrator etc. for some decades now. Earlier our canvas was for print media, later for rather large desktop-like devices. Mobiles or hand-held devices came at a later stage - and have taken a central position for all designing done today. With this evolution, we have developed habits of painting using a digital canvas, where shapes, vectors, pixels, colors, various effects, different ...

Target the mobile audience with your ads

Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Servage
Target Mobile AudienceTargeting audiences with mobile devices is tough, but online advertising is one of the ways to reach to the users with different devices and analyze their behaviors. This ultimately helps you to make an effective marketing campaign. Smartphone and table users on the internet are increasing rapidly. Businesses of all kinds are eager to take advantage of this mobile craze, and want to push their marketing messages across various devices with modern browsers. Online advertisement is beneficial and even has handy tools to experiment with - and learn from. One of the most popular tools is Google AdWords and Analytics, as it combines advertising with measurements and testing. Research has shown that the ...

Common mobile web problems

Monday, August 12th, 2013 by Servage
We web designers are living in a flowing river of time, where everything is changing, including the technologies. Before 2007, we were living in a pure web era, where mobile had no traces. But today, a new generation is mobile savvy and the world wide web itself has shifted noticeably to mobile. If you want to remain contemporary, you should accept this hard truth and reflect it in your work. If your client is not aware of this phenomenon, it is your duty to tell them and convince them to be mobile first in their endeavors. This is their future, as well as yours. If you don’t wish to jump on ...

Trying to solve the never ending problem of syncing contacts, calendars and tasks

Monday, June 18th, 2012 by Servage
10 years ago syncing data between your mobile and computer was a hassle which often involved sync conflicts, connection problems or even data loss. Today the major systems have cloud based solutions which work pretty great. For example Apple's iCloud. Also Google and Microsoft are having proper solutions with ActiveSync, for example in conjunction with an Exchange server. However, while these services are working increasingly well on their own, it's still a pain to be a user of multiple services and devices. Fruux is trying to make this problem go away by simply going between your cloud services and devices. When switching to Fruxx, you can sync with almost any ...

Sencha Touch 2 available

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 by Servage
Some time ago we talked about the upcoming Sencha Touch 2, which is now available! This is great news for anyone developing mobile applications, because Sencha 2 is really a superb toolbox for any mobile developers. You can create great-looking apps quickly and efficiently for your customers, utilizing this framework. What is Sencha Touch? Sencha Touch 2, a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework, is the cornerstone of the Sencha HTML5 platform. Built for enabling world-class user experiences, Sencha Touch 2 is the only framework that enables developers to build fast and impressive apps that work on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, and more. What’s New? Sencha Touch 2 includes an updated and easier to ...

Website Builder for Mobile Sites

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 by Servage
Website Builders have been around for ages now, and some are getting pretty advanced. A fairly new development in this market are website builders for mobile platforms. MobDis is such an application, which allows you to easily build great mobile sites, to convert online visitors into real-world customers. Clean and Simple Interface With a clean and simple user interface, you will spend no time learning. Using MobDis is similar to how you would use powerpoint. Just import your images and you can arrange it as you like on the page. Pages can also be linked together easily with the link tab on the left. Built with popular web standards MobDis sites are built with ...

Sencha Touch 2 coming up

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 by Servage
Maybe you read the earlier presentations of Sencha Touch here on the blog. Basically it allows you to create mobile apps based on web-technologies like JavaScript, rather than native languages for various platforms. Everything is a little better and faster in Sencha Touch 2 compared to the first version, currently available in Beta 2. One of the cooler additions is the new class system, with automated setter and getter methods for all class variables, like this: var panel = Ext.create('Ext.Panel', { html: 'Sencha Touch 2 rocks' }); alert(panel.getHtml()); // alerts the current value of the html config panel.setHtml('It sure does'); // changes your panel html to a new value Check out Senchas own ...

Fun little time-killing multiplayer game

Sunday, December 4th, 2011 by Servage
Wordfeud is one of those many small little apps for your iPhone that can help kill some time. The difference from many other games is that this is a true multiplayer game, relying on human opponents. Basically it's Scrabble, played over the internet, with a 3 day max-time per turn. If you have a few games going on with different friends, it becomes quite the fun little distraction every now and then. And since it only takes a moment to respond to your turn, it's not even a real time-robber. The developers describe the game: "A free multiplayer word game for iPhone and Android devices. Challenge your friends or play against random ...

Is your website ready for the new iPhone 4S?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 by Servage
Yesterday Apple unveiled it's new iPhone 4S. It is similar to the old iPhone 4, but features upgrades with camera and performance, while maintaining the design. In combination with the upcoming iOS5 and cloud services, Apple is lining up a serious upgrade to customers, offering even more functionality. "iPhone 4S plus iOS 5 plus iCloud is a breakthrough combination that makes the iPhone 4S the best iPhone ever," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "While our competitors try to imitate iPhone with a checklist of features, only iPhone can deliver these breakthrough innovations that work seamlessly together." Sales expectations are extremely high, and it continuous to validate ...