**Mobile application development** is the process by which application software is developed for mobile devices (usually low-power handheld or portable devices).

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How To Design Tiers For Web and Mobile App

The scenario is to have a Mobile App and Web App too. So currently I can think of two scenarios Which one do you guys think is better? PS : If needed I can also implement DAL Layer in both the ...
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Seperate codebase for responsive website and mobile apps?

I made a simple responsive single page web app (about 5 views) to replace our old jsf web application using angularjs+bootstrap. Now looking into frameworks like ionic, cordova and trigger.io. what I ...
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App opening standard browser instead of active browser

Say you have a smartphone with two browsers, DefaultBrowser and OtherBrowser. You visit the webshop by opening Otherbrowser, and proceed through the cart steps At the end, you go from OtherBrowser ...
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If I develop a media player for mobile or desktop do I have to pay for a license if my player is able to read MP3 files?

I know MP3 is not open source format but proprietary and I found this website http://mp3licensing.com/help/developers.html that states that you need a license for basically everything that uses MP3. ...
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Data from devices with unreliable clocks

Are there any viable approaches to dealing with data coming from devices with unreliable clocks? We have a database system running on a central server. The latest addition to the system is a bunch of ...
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App store presence that can install variants of the app

We make an enterprise application which has a mobile component, an app for android and IOS, which provides functions for distributed workforces. For a variety of reasons, we build the app for each ...
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RubyMotion deployments

I would like to start an application for iOS and Android and I'm considering the option of using RubyMotion for that. I know that you can write Ruby and then deploy to the desired platform. After ...
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Why are there no cross-platform mobile applications?

As a part of my master's thesis, I am carrying a research topic on why there are no cross platform mobile applications. As applications developed in Java can run on any operating system using the JVM,...
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Architecture of badge system similar to StackExchange?

I want to implement gamification in my education mobile application. I have a database with user activity and I want to analyze it and give badges to a user. There will be many badges with totally ...
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Different pages for mobile?

I'm attempting to migrate some of my already existing pages over to bootstrap 3, and I'm wondering the best design to do this. On the non-mobile devices, I display a list of items on the left. If ...
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Is it possible to call a function or a script with a REST API?

Let us say that I want to create a workout app and a website, the user enters his workout stats and the app display his stats with graphs percentage and such. This is an example I don't want to ...
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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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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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Finding performance (network perspective) differences between mobile websites and their corresponding applications?

I'm researching performance differences when using an application, compared to its mobile website counterpart. To my help I looked into what other people define as performance(since it's a broad term) ...
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Should registration be required for an application which relies on success based on unique barcode?

The application goes something like this: Users download app and upon downloading, a unique barcode will be presented to them. The barcode (via phone) is scanned at the checkout (so it eliminates ...
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Responsible CSS for mobile devices

Is this a good or best way to configure a web site HTML to add mobile users? My site pages add Googles default meta viewport, and all code is simple (basic CSS, no frills), but flows well into narrow ...
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multiple api calls vs more complex apis

I have been providing a Web API (.NET MVC 5) of an Oracle Database to people who are making a mobile app. I have to admit that I am not very good at it. I have found that I can easily produce Data ...
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How can I handle common string content on a multiplatform mobile app?

I'm working on a mobile app that has been developed for iOS and Android (both native), localised into over 10 languages. A lot of the static string content in the app is common between the two ...
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What does synchronous communication with an application mean?

An example of documentation: To set up synchronous communication with Google Play What does synchronous communication means here? Synchronous to what? And what would asynchronous communication ...
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How to deprecate an entire mobile application? [closed]

Six months ago I launched a free app that I developed and self-funded. From peak usage of a few thousand users, it has now bottomed out at a few hundred. It was an interesting project, from which I ...
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Proper OAuth2 Grant

I'm looking to build a mobile application (iOS / Android) that digests information from a secured API. The API will require OAuth2 authentication to be able to digest any resources. The service I'm ...
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Can Qt desktop programs be recompiled for Android/iOS as-is?

One of the advantages of open-source programs is that they can be ported easily to any platform simply by recompiling. Qt is also a cross-platform toolkit that can work on several platforms simply by ...
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How to get dual UI for an ionic app?

I would like to get some suggestions for building a new app. This app has two faces/UI to it, buyer/seller. Users would have same account, and it would be seller and buyer. Its something similar to ...
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Relying on file hash for data synchronisation across mobile and server

Imagine a client-server app that lets user upload images/documents etc. to server and then lets users who have access, retrieve and view them later on their respective mobile devices. So the flow is ...
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Implementing a method that never returns the same data twice

I have a mobile application which retrieves x number of ContentItems from a Web API, however I need a way to only display content that the user hasn't seen before on screen. (Just to be clear, the ...
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Using websockets for server “broadcasting”?

I want to make it possible to edit shared todo lists in real time. There's already a REST interface, and it's possible to send updates to the server - add items, mark items as done, etc. For the ...
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Strategies for creating a mobile site? [closed]

I'm looking for 2nd & 3rd opinions on a general mobile strategy for a website I work with. We have decided that tablets generally have an acceptable experience with our site (especially in ...
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Using Apache Licensed font for mobile

We are looking to incorporate an open source font which uses the Apache License v2 in our mobile application. I have a couple of questions on proper procedure/etiquette: For a font, does creating an ...
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angularJS code sharing across hybrid Ionic app and regular mobile website

Ok, so in our 'innovation lab', there is currently a push to use Ionic, an hybrid app framework built on top of Cordova for native access and angularJS for the ‘web code’. There are also some ...
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Is it correct to implement all the payment flow in the client rather than in the server?

I’m building a mobile app marketplace and I came to the point of integrating a payment tool. I'm using Mangopay, which has a nice workflow for making payments in a marketplace using its REST api. The ...
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Does ConnectSDK require both a tv and mobile app?

I am currently investigating the use of the ConnectSDK by LG. While reading through their documentation, I noticed there was no clear mention of wether there should be both a TV application and mobile ...
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Architecture: mobile apps for different clients with their own dbs different servers?

My general feeling is that this is a question which must have been answered but I am struggling to find resources for it. I know little about mobile app dev but my knowledge of web services is pretty ...
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Support Multiple versions of Mobile apps

We are building a suite of native mobile applications to supplement our existing application that currently only supports a web interface to the server. The application can be installed and hosted by ...
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Can I use GitHub as my mobile app's data store? [closed]

Given a relatively simple mobile app that consumes semi-static (infrequently updated by hand) data, is it a good idea to simply store said data in a public GitHub repo, in form of a structured ...
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Rest APIs - mobile specific challenges

I'm working on a new iOS app project, on the mobile side. Some architecture changes are happening and it turns out we will have to rely on a custom built private API that will be used by the app we ...
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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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Asp.net MVC web application and iOS mobile app

I am currently writing a web application in ASP.NET MVC, so far it is mostly a simple CRUD web app. The database is hosted on the cloud and I am using Entity Framework to interact with it. I know ...
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Design for local text storage (70 000 words) in iOS

I would like to code an interactive story app for iOS devices. There will be a large amount of words locally stored.(70 000, 35 000 for each language as the text will be available in two languages). ...
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Why isn't programming mobile apps more similar to programming desktop applications? [closed]

Well, first of all I don't really know how the hardware of a smartphone is, and I've just programmed for Android. But it feels safe to think that a smartphone is just an old PC with some particular ...
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Is modifying the User Agent potentially dangerous?

I'm working on an hybrid mobile application, and I'd really benefit of having the app version, OS build and screen sizes of the users that issue our API, just to know if issues come up due to a poorly ...
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Best architecure approach to develop iOS app

I'm trying to create a calendar app similar to this design: Calendar Design I'm currently using this calendar framework: CVCalendar and it's working great, but my question is, what do you think is ...
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Would it look unprofessional to ask users of a mobile app to uninstall app then install it again (clean install)? [closed]

One app I am supporting has a very nasty bug in user's private preferences. This bug does not happen now, but is inherited from some previous bad release and now the oldest users have this bug. I've ...
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Managing code responsibility separation on large mobile app

I work for a large corporation with some different business units. Each of this business unities has their own group of developers. We have to build a mobile app that has features from each of these ...
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Is there any way to establish a direct connection between 2 mobile devices over internet?

In the company I’m working we have our own iOS\Android\WP apps which allow our employees to share a certain type of files to each other. This app works through our server but recently we encountered ...
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Is Event sourcing a good fit for database sync (master-multiple-slaves)?

I'm looking for a good way to maintain in sync local sqlite databases that could be offline to a master one, for a invoice app. Then I read about EventSourcing and Log structured storage and wonder ...
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Architecture for web and mobile clients

The application that I work on needs to have a web interface (ASP.NET MVC) and mobile interfaces (Android/IPhone native). The features for mobile applications and web application might not overlap (...
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How does non-interruptive autosave work?

Many apps save state and progress automatically in the background. Mobile apps save what page you're on even after the apps are cleared out of RAM. OneNote and Word for iOS save documents ...
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Would I rather use Core Data or save files to the system?

I'm developing an iOS app which basically fetches a JSON from a remote location, parses it and instantiates classes for a couple of its elements. For some visualization, this should give you a basic ...
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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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Been working on a project for the last 6+ months. Consultants have been brought in and want to change everything. What should I do? [closed]

Long story short, I have been the sole front end developer on this project since last summer. Consultants have been brought in to help accelerate our velocity. After one day and some knowledge ...