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2answers
90 views

Android SDK and Iphone SDK limitations

I have an idea that would require triggering a call or text message simply by pressing or dialing a certain number. Example: Pressing 2324 on the pin code. Despite it not being your pin code to ...
0
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0answers
40 views

How to transfer metadata using Bluetooth between an iPhone and an Android mobile?

I would like to develop a hybrid app to transfer data/meta data between an iPhone and an Android mobile device using Bluetooth. I could find BTStack and PhoneGap useful. But, is it possible to ...
2
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3answers
330 views

Generally speaking can a Javascript-based application (iUI) be deployed without a webserver?

Suppose I have a Javascript based application written in iUI or Kendo UI. Can it be packaged in such a way they can run locally without a webserver? I have a few web applications, that with some ...
4
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2answers
110 views

Do privacy concerns prevent us from accessing location-based user data?

Every time my team begins to explore the scenarios that are possible with mobile device location data, location data that is part of user data, or even location data that may be retrieved or inferred ...
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1answer
860 views

Client/Server App – Best online data storage/administration/communication library?

I work on some iphone/android apps and the “data stored on a centralized server” pattern seem fairly common. So far, I have done one app like this, doing everything myself at a low level without ...
2
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1answer
868 views

Saving mobile application data when no service?

Say I have a mobile application that allows users to enter information which is then uploaded to a central location. I had planned on building this using only HTML5 and javascript (non-native app), ...
-1
votes
1answer
423 views

Pros and cons of using HTML5 vs frameworks for cross-platform mobile development

I'm going to start developing an app for my job, and I would like to know what is the best approach. The app will be a basic tracker for some application that we have, and since our employers uses ...
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votes
2answers
238 views

Application design for web/iPad/iPhone/Android application

I have a web application which is a pretty standard SAAS database driven app. I have a few customers asking for iOS or Android versions of the app. Is it better to build an API on the web app which is ...
6
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5answers
1k views

“Release Early Release Often” for Android and iPhone Apps

I wanted to know the experiences others have about doing the Agile way of "Release Early, Release Often" with iPhone and Android Apps. Its not a problem with webapps as the update happens at the ...
3
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6answers
606 views

Need advice on which route I should take for porting app from Android to iOS [closed]

I have developed this android application and I am looking to port it to iOS. My questions are: 1) I am planning to finance the iOS development with the money earn't from the android sales which is ...
4
votes
2answers
559 views

Two factor authentication using time base key generator on smartphones

I recently enabled two factor authentication for my Google account. One of the ways of getting the second factor (the key that I have) is to install an Android app on my phone that displays a key for ...
4
votes
1answer
303 views

Android or iPhone application collecting payments

I'm starting to study a project that mainly will allows users to make payments from their iPhones or Androids. Since I don't have e-commerce experience and also I have never owned a smart phone, I ask ...
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votes
3answers
1k views

Designing a Technical Interview [closed]

The startup company that I'm employed at is looking to open an office overseas, and I've been tasked with coming up with some reasonable questions that will be used use to help find/hire some suitable ...
5
votes
1answer
293 views

What is the industry term for those “earn credit by affiliates” programs in iPhone/Android/etc games?

In iPhone, Android, and other gaming platforms you can sometimes earn credit by installing other games, going to someones website, even signing up for a credit card. For iPhone, for example, there ...
1
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2answers
135 views

Cost-Effective, Cross-Platform Mobile Hardware/Cell Service

What is the recommended acquisition strategy for having multi-platform, service-connected devices for mobile developers? Is it necessary to have separate phone numbers and service plans for each ...
6
votes
2answers
727 views

Cloud service and IM protocol advice, for a backend to group chat mobile app

Overview I’m going to develop an app on Android and iOS. It will allow users to set up group ‘chat rooms’ and talk on chat rooms set up by other users. The service needs to be highly scalable, such ...
5
votes
1answer
209 views

How to release a mobile app successfully?

This includes everything that contributes to the success of the app and is non-programming. Some points to consider: How do you make people notice your app when there are hundreds released every ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

What technologies are used for an Android/iPhone App to interact with a database

Do Android/iPhone Apps use AJAX to interact with the backend? If yes, is this common? Or do most apps use a different method for fetching database information. And if so, what other methods are there? ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Iphone/Android app – chatroom development – what framework & hosting needs?

I have some experience regarding IPhone and Android development but I am now struggling to solve a new class of problem: apps that involve a client/server chatroom feature. That is, an app when people ...
27
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6answers
13k views

Do we actually have to pay to make Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone apps? [closed]

I want to know how much does it cost to develop a free phone app (which means i price it at $0) on: WP7 iPhone Android What if now I want to price the app at $0.99? How much do I have to pay if ...
6
votes
4answers
903 views

Mobile App Development Language Converter?

I was talking with a friend about developing a mobile app (android/iphone) but I've never messed around with mobile app development code before. My friend flippantly told me that I don't "need to ...
1
vote
2answers
357 views

Trademark question: naming an app after a common noun when an app from another store uses it [closed]

Here's my scenario with made-up names: A big company called Supersoft have announced that in about 3 months they're going to release an Android app called "Supersoft Metronome" (where Metronome is a ...
0
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3answers
300 views

What cannot be unit-tested in mobile app?

I really value unit-testing in developing webapps. I haven't had any experience in developing mobile apps. Is there anything that cannot be unit-tested in mobile apps? And what is the workaround for ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Which mobile development platform is easiest to develop? [closed]

From your experience in developing mobile apps, which mobile development platform is easiest to develop? iOS, Android or WinPhone 7? And why would do you think it is the easiest? If you can order it ...
12
votes
3answers
2k views

Any hard evidence on how much smart phone app developers have actually earned?

I am considering making a smart phone app. Before I start, I want to see whether it is worthwhile at all. Unfortunatelly, I find it very hard to find any hard evidence on how much the developers of ...
3
votes
6answers
416 views

How to decide : Phone App or Web App [closed]

From your real life experience & executed work. How to choose between starting a project as a Phone App or a Web App ? From what I've read, it is a matter of : the need vs time & $ cash to ...
2
votes
7answers
300 views

Just wondering about “Do-It Yourself Apps” on the internet versus apps written by us developers

I have been doing Objective-C programming over the past few weeks, and I have learnt a lot. However, I see that there are other Web-companies offering services to consumers directly from their website ...
0
votes
1answer
393 views

How Data Transfers differ on Smart Phones: Iphone vs. Android vs. Windows Phone [closed]

I am interested in how each individual smart phone is allowed to handle data transfers within a third-party app. I am interested in designing apps that allow customers to update, transfer, download, ...
0
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4answers
162 views

Growing mobile developers inside a web development org

I work for a "mature web startup" as a web developer (mainly using PHP). Our main site has about 8 million registered members at the moment. However, the site is basically impossible to use on ...
10
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7answers
4k views

Android vs iPhone development [closed]

Which is a better career Android vs iPhone app development. Android has the advantage of beingopen source while iPad/iPhone is one of the best product in the market and Apple is leading the mobile ...