**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 would I access trac on mobile phone?

as a programmer I live with Trac, how do you go about accessing trac projects via a mobile phone, nokia/android/iphone/windows mobile, the mobile platform is not important, I can get a new phone but ...
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Does a mobile app need to poll external data sources or can it receive data in other ways?

I'm beginning the design stages of a mobile application. I'm looking for knowledge about common practices for user notifications. I understand that the SDK for the device will expose methods which ...
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Mobile Web Framework that will only control rendering and page transitions [closed]

I have been using jQueryMobile for a bit now, and there are some things I like about it and others I do not. First I will give a bit of background. I have a light weight mobile application that has ...
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Is microoptimization worth it in mobile devices?

Usually microoptimization is considered not worth it with the following explanation: it might speed up the program by less that one percent, but noone cares of that minor boost - that's just too ...
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Which technology stack to use for car pooling over web and mobile

I want to start working on a project where I want to build a intranet website and mobile app for people working in my office for car pooling. The basic idea is that if anyone is interested in looking ...
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Mobile PC Remote

If I buy a symbian(S60, nokia E51) mobile, and I want to write a program to control the PC(launch programs, control mouse/keyboard): Is it possible to make a mobile app and a windows app which ...
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Guidance choosing tools for developing cross-platform mobile app

I have no mobile application development experience, I don't even own a rich mobile device (I can send text messages with my cellphone :) I have strong web, .NET, and Java experience but am open to ...
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What kind of degree do I need to become a mobile application developer? [closed]

I am interested in changing careers and becoming a mobile app developer. I've been trying to teach myself how to build mobile apps using HTML5, jQuery Mobile, and appmobi. I really want to become a ...
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can we do scaling by throwing ruby stone

I heard developers at my office discussing Ruby language can be used for following purposes: Desktop apps,Web Apps,and may be handheld devices. Actually,we are in phase of selecting technology to ...
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When to switch to mobile programming? [closed]

We're a team of developers working on some PC applications. But we have also witnessed a trend in the market towards writing more and more mobile sites and mobile applications. Is it time for ...
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Is there a name for the new “shake phone” interface convention?

Some mobile applications leverage the fact that smart phones have motion sensitivity to provide a "shake" feature. For example, I believe Urban Spoon has an app with which you can view a ...
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Choice of technology to develop multi-platform application

What I have is business WinForms application written in C#. What I would like to do is to redesign it to meet multi-platform approach. I was thinking about architecture involving application server ...
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What screen resolutions should we test on when developing for mobile devices?

If I wanted to make a mobile version of a website, what are the most common screen resolutions that I should be testing on?
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Future of web development - Front-end > Back-end development?

People used to say it's "better"/"Make more money" to do back-end programming (PHP, asp.net) instead of front-end(HTML, javascript) for web development. But I notice that HTML5, CSS3, WebGL, ...
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What are SCM tasks that could be performed on a mobile device?

Given an iPad, iPhone, Playbook, or other mobile device, what SCM tasks make sense on these devices. Code review? Change propagation between branches? Automated build results after check in? What ...
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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 ...
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Developing professionally for iOS, Android and web - an insight

This is not really a question on how to develop all three, I know various cross platform ways and so on. But I more want to know from developer standpoint how hard it is to basically develop iOS, ...
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How can I become a good project manager? [closed]

I work in mobile development. I've just been promoted to a project manager. The problem is that I just have 4 months of experience in development. This was my first job and I didn't even finished ...
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How do I choose an Android phone for testing my application? [duplicate]

I'm starting to develop for Android. Do I need to buy a certain Android phone to test my application, or does any android phone work?
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Facebook and Twitter authentication from Mobile Applications

I might be missing something with the Facebook and Twitter logins APIs. Something that is blocking me from understanding how they would be used in mobile applications. Both APIs seem like they need ...
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programming on handheld devices

This is a little vague. But I've tried to put the things to the point. As much as the handhelds (smartphones, tablets) are becoming extremely popular every passing day, What I wonder is, why there ...
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Entry point to Mobile Computing

I'm a novice programmer who has just learnt some languages and want to experiment & sharpen my skills. I've learnt quite a few languages like C, C++, Python, VC++, Java. I want to learn to ...
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Smartphones and tablets for testing

In my work I have started development of a website/webapp that will be viewed primarily on smartphones and tablet. I have now been given the task of buying the necessary hardware for testing the ...
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Which framework for HTML5 mobile web app?

I used to be an iPhone app developer. Now there are frequent enquires on cross-platform mobile app. So I look for a web based solution and find Sencha Touch. Are there more options? What's your ...
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Do you think is good to start developing Android Applications even though I'm a beginner? [closed]

Do you think is good to start developing Android Applications even though I'm a beginner? So should I just concentrate on learning java, c++, html, css, javascript, php, msql, c#, c, objective-c, etc? ...
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Feasibility to take over a JavaMe Project by Coders who have no experience in JavaMe

As the original JavaMe team will leave to do other items. The JavaMe project will be taken over by some guys knowing nothing about JavaMe. Transition period: One month About this JavaMe project: ...
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If it was for you to chose Game Development vs Application Development, which will you chose? [closed]

Today I was asked if I want to do Game development or Application Development. I never thought to that I will ever do Games for a living. I will try it for a couple of weeks maybe but what are your ...
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Mobile Development- Obtaining development hardware - best practices?

I'm looking to get into smartphone development, but there a quite a few options out there for platforms right now. (iOS/Android/WebOS/Bada/Symbian/MeeGo/WindowsMobile/JavaME) I'd like to have ...
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What attracts software developers such as yourselves to choose to program for the Android mobile platform? [closed]

Dear programmers, as part of my final year university project, I am conducting research into what makes programmers prefer to program for Android as opposed to other mobile operating systems. The ...
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Developing a mobile application, how to show help if it contains too much data?

I am developing a mobile application which has many functionality, and I am pretty sure that the design will confuse the user about how to use some functionality so we decided to include some help as ...
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Cross platform mobile development VS Native Mobile Development: Present And Future [closed]

I just completed one year in Smart phone development, working on BlackBerry and Android and also developed one application exclusively targeted to nokia feature phones. And just a month ago I come to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to implement software for my vehicle

I'm developing a Driver Safety Monitoring System which is kind of small software which would be implemented inside a car with connections to few cameras. What I want to know is to implement this ...
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Am I going to damage my career if I switched to a completely different route?

I have been in the Java programming for the last 4 years, basically doing Java web development and JEE. I have spent the last 7 months investing in learning Objective-C and iOS development for fun. ...
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Are there any good editors for asp.net on smartphones?

I came across coderun the other day does anyone know any better editors/ide's espeially that can be used relatively easily on some of todays smartphones for asp.net ?
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Cheap programmable, portable device [closed]

Since a long time I have thrived for being able to program something I can take with me - a very small computer like a programmable calculator, gameboy, pocket PC or cellphone. However, I didn't find ...
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Good text editor w/syntax highlighting for symbian phones? [closed]

I am buying a Nokia 5230, and wanted to know if there existed any text editors with syntax highlighting features for it? The more customizable, the better, as I program in many different languages, ...
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How many applications should you provide to cover all sort of mobile phones

At the moment we have: Iphone Android J2me touch J2me non-touch J2me touch for Blackberry J2me non-touch for Blackberry We were thinking of making another J2me non-touch for crappy devices ...
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Should I still consider using Appcelerator Titanium for building mobile apps if I don't have any web dev skills?

I'm an experienced desktop developer who's recently begun writing iOS apps and would like to venture into Android development as well. I've been hearing a lot of talk surrounding the Appcelerator ...
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How do you manage the testing of your Android software on physical devices?

I'm in charge of managing mobile application development at my company, and I am currently building a mobile device "library" for testing. Essentially, we want to have a representative device in-house ...
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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 ...
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Tablets Running IDEs [closed]

I am new to the tablet market, but i am trying to learn more. Are any current tablets capable of running programming software such as Visual Studio? I understand they'd have to come up with some ...
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Mobile application development- suggestions for chosing the platform

I am planning to build a mobile application (a text editor based app) to primarily use with my symbian device. I have plans to make it commercial too, once its complete. Now the manufacturer (NOKIA) ...
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Should I learn java for mobile application development or will C# just do?

I'm looking forward to delving into the .NET framework but most mobile applications seem to be developed in Java. I'll most probably be targeting the less pricier phones like Nokia and motorolla not ...
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Have you used Grapple mobile? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to easily port content driven applications from one mobile platform to another. And recently I've came a cross a grapple mobile that claims that they can compile one code written ...
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What are the most over-saturated iPhone App category/markets?

I'm considering learning iPhone development and Objective C but don't want to avoid developing something for the most saturated markets and app categories. What categories should I avoid? Are there ...