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Building An Android App: Things To Know Before Building Apps For Android

Building An Android App? 4 Things To Know Before Building App For Android Between all the different brands, phones, versions, and screen sizes, Android is an operating system used by…

August 17, 2021
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How to Setup SSH Tunneling to Access AWS EC2 and RDS Resources Using PuTTY

Accessing AWS resources, such as a Linux EC2 machine or a PostgreSQL database hosted on RDS,  from your local development machine can be a little bit tricky, since these resources…

January 19, 2021
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How to Capture a Screenshot from a Clover Station Sandbox Dev Kit

Capturing a screenshot from a Clover Station POS device in production is not all that hard, there are plenty of apps on the Clover marketplace that let you do that.…

December 28, 2020
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What Makes a Great Mobile Operating System?

Mobile devices are becoming less about the hardware and more about the operating system (OS) running atop of it. Here are four of the most important features of a mobile…

November 20, 2020
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Accessibility Features to Consider When Building an App

Aside from the copious number of features you could include in your app, other functions need to be considered beyond the scope of “what the app does’” – app-accessibility features…

October 20, 2020
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My Pick for the Best Android Emulators for Gaming

Since an early age, one of my favorite pastimes has been gaming—while mobile games aren’t usually my go-to for a gaming fix, I’ve found some I like so I did…

March 10, 2020
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Building Next-Gen Apps for Merchants with the Clover POS Platform

The days of the simple cash register are long gone – merchants are looking for the most streamlined system at the best prices to collect money from customers as well…

December 12, 2019
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How Much Does It Cost to Maintain an App?

Software is just like anything else you can possibly own – keeping it in tip-top shape requires regular maintenance. Much like how your home will eventually need items repaired or…

November 12, 2019
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5 Reasons Why React Native Has Killed the Hybrid App

If you are thinking of building a hybrid mobile app, stop right now! Hybrid apps are dead. Long live React Native apps. In the not so distant past, when one…

July 17, 2019
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Juno and Voyager 1 were not the only inspiration for Orbit Path, the latest space explorer game

It actually all started with a children’s bedtime song. Voyager 1 made history in 1977 when it orbited out of our solar system and into the galaxy. It had gone…

April 10, 2017
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Not Quite Dead Yet: Android and iOS Users Can Now BBM like It’s 2007!

1.) Hallejujah! Windows 8.1 is here! The prayers of Windows 8 users across the world were answered last week: Windows 8.1 is here! Good news folks, life with Windows 8…

October 22, 2013
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How Google Glass Is Changing the Face of the Post-PC World

No one can debate the success of the smartphone. A trend arguably kickstarted in 2007 with Apple’s release of the iPhone and  iPod Touch, touchscreens are everywhere. They’re on our…

September 18, 2013
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5 Google Glass App Ideas Every Mobile Developer Should Think About

Google Glass is one of the most talked about technologies of 2013 and it is bringing the concept of wearable technology to the main stream. Just like the iPhone 3G’s…

September 11, 2013
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Google Play Gets an Upgrade – And What it Means for Android Appsters

Last week, Google Play got a brand spankin’ new design. Here’s what they did — and what it means for Android app developers. Better Design Google Play has a spiffy…

April 19, 2013
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Kobo: The Free Android App for Book Readers

You can find any number of reading apps for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. But when it comes right down to it, most of the apps for the purpose…

February 12, 2013
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[Infographic] Android vs iOS: a Tale of Platform Fragmentation

As a startup the choice between launching your app on Android or iOS is an agonizing decision that will lock you into 1 of 2 worlds. From a marketshare perspective,…

January 23, 2013
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Android to WCF: Streaming Multi Part Binary Images

I know I have been getting little twitches of wood just thinking about how awesome this post is going to be. But first: What the hell is multi-part messaging? (or…

May 30, 2011
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5 things that you can do while you wait for Android’s XML DOM parser to finish

In my time on Android, I’ve come to relish those precious many minutes that go by while the Android XML DOM parser chews on on the massive 5KB documents I…

May 1, 2011
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Lessons learned: Getting Android to connect to a WCF service

The initial concept of my mobile application was built on a Windows Phone 7 front end, tied nicely together with a WCF SOAP service on the back. I used “Add…

April 19, 2011
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Sex, Lies and Renamed Activities

…when you get an ActivityNotFoundException and you are certain that you updated your AndroidManifest.xml file I think the hardest aspect of learning a new framework is running into these stupid…

April 1, 2011

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