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Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

Dienstag, 21. März 2017 13:54




 


 

I started out as a web developer, and that’s now one part of what I do as a full-stack developer, but never had I imagined I’d create things for the desktop. I love the web. I love how altruistic our community is, how it embraces open-source, testing and pushing the envelope. I love discovering beautiful websites and powerful apps. When I was first tasked with creating a desktop app, I was apprehensive and intimidated. It seemed like it would be difficult, or at least… different.

Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

It’s not an attractive prospect, right? Would you have to learn a new language or three? Imagine an archaic, alien workflow, with ancient tooling, and none of those things you love about the web. How would your career be affected?

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Prototype And Code: Creating A Custom Pull-To-Refresh Gesture Animation

Mittwoch, 15. März 2017 11:58




 


 

Pull-to-refresh is one of the most popular gestures in mobile applications right now. It’s easy to use, natural and so intuitive that it is hard to imagine refreshing a page without it. In 2010, Loren Brichter created Tweetie, one of numerous Twitter applications. Diving into the pool of similar applications, you won’t see much difference among them; but Loren’s Tweetie stood out then.

Prototype And Code: Creating A Custom Pull-To-Refresh Gesture Animation

It was one simple animation that changed the game — pull-to-refresh, an absolute innovation for the time. No wonder Twitter didn’t hesitate to buy Tweetie and hire Loren Brichter. Wise choice! As time went on, more and more developers integrated this gesture into their applications, and finally, Apple itself brought pull-to-refresh to its system application Mail, to the joy of people who value usability.

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How To Simplify Android Networking With The Volley HTTP Library

Mittwoch, 8. März 2017 15:49

 

 

In a world driven by the Internet, mobile apps need to share and receive information from their products‘ back end (for example, from databases) as well …

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Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

Montag, 20. Februar 2017 13:37




 


 

The mobile app market is growing faster than a beanstalk. The industry is huge and growing daily, and there is no end in sight. Expectedly, the mobile developer population has boomed, and the number of mobile apps in the market has hit new heights. The revenue generated by the global mobile app industry has skyrocketed.

Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

Hybrid monetization models, such as in-app ads and in-app purchases, are quickly gaining popularity in the business world. Most studies show that in-app advertising is set to be a key driver of mobile growth over the coming years (see Statista’s, IHS Markit’s and Forbes’s reports).

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The Role Of Empty States In User Onboarding

Mittwoch, 8. Februar 2017 13:10

 

 

The first set of screens with which users interact, set the expectations of the app. To make sure your users don’t delete your app after the first use, y…

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The Underestimated Power Of Color In Mobile App Design

Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2017 15:01

 

 

Color is arguably the second most important aspect of your app, after functionality. The human to computer interaction is heavily based on interacting wi…

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A Case Study: Is App Indexing For Google Worth The Effort?

Montag, 23. Januar 2017 13:31




 


 

Will the resources spent implementing app indexing for Google search be a boon or a bust for your app’s traffic? In this article, I’ll take you through a case study for app indexing at our company, the results of which may surprise you.

A Case Study: Is App Indexing For Google Worth The Effort?

App indexing is one of the hottest topics in SEO right now, and in some sense for good reason. Google has only been indexing apps for everyone for a little more than two years, and with only 30% of apps being indexed there is huge potential for websites to draw additional search traffic to their apps.

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Designing Better App Icons

Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017 12:04

 

 

Creating that singular piece of graphic design that users will first interact with each time they encounter your product can be intimidating. A beautiful…

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Bringing Your App’s Data To Every User’s Wrist With Android Wear

Montag, 9. Januar 2017 10:46




 


 

The most popular mobile operating system is known to be Android. One of the main reasons for its popularity is its ability to run on a huge number of devices, not only on phones and tablets. We find Android on TVs, watches, cars, even fridges and mirrors.

Bringing Your App’s Data To Every User’s Wrist

Android Wear is the version of the operating system specifically designed to extend the Android platform to wearables, with particular attention to smartwatches. These devices allow the user to consume information in a completely different way than traditional handheld devices: Data is presented at the right time depending on the user’s context, and interaction is less invasive and time-consuming than in a phone app.

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The (Not So) Secret Powers Of The Mobile Browser

Montag, 19. Dezember 2016 13:26

 

 

Apple taught us, „There’s an app for that.“ And we believed it. Why wouldn’t we? But time has past since 2009. Our mobile users have gotten more mature a…

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