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Why is it so hard to recruit for compiler[-related] jobs? [closed]

Last week, a few colleauges and I were participating in career fairs at three major universities (two here in the US and one in England), where we were trying (without much success) to recruit for ...
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How to develop line-of-business tablet apps as a .NET developer? [closed]

My company has a lot of experience in .NET development, and one of our products in an ERP system. Recently, a customer asked us if we could provide a tablet interface to that system, i.e., a software ...
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Should I require users to register to use my app?

So I'm very close to releasing an app I've been working on, and the server I integrate with allows me to register users. So I was wondering if I should require users to register with the app before ...
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Is using PhoneGap for your first ever mobile app a good idea?

I am a beginner programmer. I've gotten an AS degree in CS which exposed me to the basics of c++, data structures, and algorithms and have light experience with html/css/javascript from just messing ...
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How can a developer working alone respond to a spike in server demands?

Imagine this scenario: You've created a multiplayer game app for a mobile platform such as Android. You successfully set it up with one server, you figured out how to do that. It works quite well. ...
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REST server user authentication

So i am creating my first larger scale application (by larger scale i mean something i see myself publishing in the app store) and i am not sure of how to handle user authorization. The client will ...
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Making sure nobody has created an app for something before?

I've an idea for a smartphone game app. I want to make sure nobody has made an app like this before; how can I check that? I don't want to remake something that already exists now.
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Is there a way to dispute or challenge poor iPhone app reviews?

Problem: user has left review of iPhone app which is simply incorrect Question: is there a way to make contact with the reviewer and a) explain how what they've said is incorrect and help them with ...
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Can someone explain the behind-the-scenes process of connecting an app account to a Facebook account?

I am developing an app that will use the Twitter and Facebook login APIs exclusively. Suppose a new user downloads the apps and is presented with the option to log in through Facebook or Twitter. The ...
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Qt Quick dynamic QML vs Apple's App Store rules

Imagine that I've got a piece of custom audio hardware that I'd like to be able to control in a multitude of ways via a tablet/touchscreen GUI. In particular, my goals are to have the tablet's ...
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Is BSD-License compatible with Apple AppStores?

I would like to know if it is possible to make an application to be sold on Apple AppStores that is linked (during compilation) to a BSD-licensed library.
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Can python and php work together?

I am having a mobile app created for ios. The developers built the app in php. The app requires an algorithm so I found another programmer to develop it. The algorithm programmer built the algorithm ...
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Is it possible to create and distribute an app for the BlackBerry Playbook that doesn't go into App World?

My company is looking to create an app that we'll use internally on several (about 20) BlackBerry Playbooks. We don't want it to be put up on App World because it's just an internal application. I'm ...
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Using advertising with free app is a commercial app? [closed]

I have a simple question: if I publish a free app (iOS, Android, ...) and implements advertising in the app, does it's considered a commercial app? I'm asking this question because I don't know if I ...
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Convince someone that an app cannot be done [closed]

I am profoundly disturbed by a request that asks me to develop an iPad app to measure the actual size of an object using camera. It is simply not practical. Translating 2D object into 3D is never ...
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Is there any way to get faster app reviews? [closed]

I am trying to build a business around an iPhone app. The app will be our main sales channel, and being able to adapt the sales channel faster than the 9-10 days delay cause by the app review times is ...
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Finding Database issue for iphone app

I know this is a dumb question and it might not be "conceptual" but, as a self-starter I really want to know how to get connected to some sort of "commercial database"? I'm designing a local gas ...
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GPLv2 code as a separate process in a closed-source iOS app?

I'd like my (currently) closed-source iOS app to use some GPLv2 licensed code. The code I want to use is simply a converter from one file format to another — nothing too complex or proprietary. Given ...
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Is it possible to check a client side application identity from server side? [duplicate]

Assume there is a web service which is visible publicly but it must be just responsive to a specific client application. Is there any mechanism to check client side application identity to prevent ...
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Why retrieves a native app data faster than one with PhoneGap?

I know that an app developed with PhoneGap is slower than a native one because at PhoneGap the whole code must be interpreted at runtime into a native one. But could someone explain or has a good in-...
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1answer
377 views

HTML5 and gaming practices [closed]

I am trying to build an app with HTML5. Is there a certain syntax to follow when making objects for games? Anyone tried that and what are good practices to follow?
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1answer
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Help in deciding on approach/language for Web App [closed]

I have a personal project - a web application I wanted to develop - but I'm confused on which route to take. I know a little programming, and have dabbled in Pascal, C, HTML, CSS and Actionscript (...
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1answer
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Is it possible to develop an IOS application without a Mac?

I'm a postgraduated student and I had the idea to build an app for elementary school kids. My question after many days of searching is whether anyone here have ever tried and what was their ...
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Launching iPhone App - Do I need separate names for the App and the Landing Page/website or can I use the same name? [closed]

I am launching a iPhone App. Do I need two separate domain names for the app and the landing page website or can I use the same name for both. The website will solely be used to advertise the app ...
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1answer
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Integration of advertisement into WP7 apps: Any experiences? [closed]

Has anyone of you guys integrated or is thinking about integrating either admob, MS pubCenter, adwhirl or any other advertising provider into your apps? Please share your experience... Who pays best?...
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Web apps for enterprise

What are the potential drawbacks of taking a 'web approach' to providing an enterprise-level app (e.g. an ERP system or an app for field staff to complete tasks) and how can these drawbacks be tackled?...
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Should my program be flawless at release [duplicate]

I'm building a big, very complex piece of open-source software, and it's killing me trying to make what I have as "clean" as it needs to be. What I want to know is: If there is an undetected flaw in ...
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1answer
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Where to do post-processing of API call when used in MobileApp

Let's say I want to write an (iPhone) app, which tells you if you are in manhattan or not. This query involves additional computation after a google map API call (and is of course just an example). ...
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Execute a get request periodically while application is inactive

I have a website that has full support for mobile devices but since opening a browser window seems too much and some people are obsessed with installing apps, I'm now creating an android app which is ...
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Is there a download limit to ios apps?

With reference to iOS 7. I couldn't find any Apple documents with regards to this. Are we able to download any size of documents and manage them ourselves (within our app say < 100MB)? Example, we ...
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1answer
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Backend as a Service (BAAS): temporary or long term solution?

Right now I'm building an app that relies heavily on Parse.com's products. The app uses nearly all of their features: Data storage User management Push messages Analytics Crash reporting There are ...
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2answers
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Do App Stores Have Exclusivity on Your Apps? [closed]

Let's say I write a mobile app and I want to sell it on all three: Apple Market Place Android Market Place Windows Market Place Will any of these market places tell me that it's not possible, that ...
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is there an “app store” for regular pc apps? [closed]

I have written an app for the computer in java, but i don't want to give it out for free. I only want to charge somewhere between $0.99 - $2.99, is there a website that i can upload it to, to do this ...
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Starting point for building an iPhone app [closed]

I have one idea that I want to make an app for iPhone, I have recently bought a mac for the same purpose. I want to make small app and build on it in later versions. I work in in a small company and ...
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1answer
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Is it unethical to figure out how much to charge by asking for a quote from another company? [closed]

I've been asked to write a mobile app for a business I have connections with, and I've been trying to decide what I should charge. One thing I came up with was to research what other companies would ...
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1answer
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Is an app that does nothing but link to a web site functional enough to meet Apple's iOS guidelines? [closed]

I don't hang out on Programmers enough to know whether this question is "ok", so my apologies if not. I tried to make the title obvious so at least it can be closed quickly :-) The question is simple....
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Android Icons Square [closed]

I created an action bar icon for an Android app I'm working on and it seems to downscale my icon. The thing is, it isn't a square icon. The width is greater than the height. Do I really HAVE to ...
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PJSIP giving error when trying to run on Xcode

I tried to compile the newly released PJSIP 2.4.5 for iOS using this tutorial https://trac.pjsip.org/repos/wiki/Getting-Started/iPhone however I am faced with this error: No architectures to compile ...
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How to handle authentication to web service from mobile?

I'm making a mobile application, and I use JSON Web Token Authentication (JWT Auth), but I have three questions about: Should I use refresh-tokens or non-expiring access tokens? In case I use ...
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Android Apps: How can I view an apps code/files?

I love taking apart applications, software, and websites to see how developers were able to create a feature or how a game handles AI. Something I'd like to be able to do is view an app's files (...
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What should I read/learn to get the data of an app/process?

I have some knowledge in various high-level languages, but none with hardware or low-level programming. I'm using BlueStacks (on Windows) for using various apps and games. I would like to create some ...
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Microsoft Dev Centre accounts [closed]

Looks like Microsoft is offering a special offer of 95% of the yearly subscription for the Phone Dev Centre (I didn't say anything about desperate). What I was wondering is do you need a seperate ...
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iOS Guidelines for Free vs. Paid apps [closed]

A few months back, I was doing some recreational reading at the iOS Dev Center, and I came across a small list of guidelines for free vs. paid apps. It included guidance along these lines: How not ...