**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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Is PhoneGap scalable? [closed]

I'm a front-end developer that is looking into mobile apps development. When I'm searching for ways getting into app development PhoneGap comes as first and most familiar language stack development ...
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Web application to a multiplatform phone app [closed]

I'm really lost here so I hope some can help me. I have to develop a phone application on every platform so i tough of using phonegap. Seems pretty nice. I have a web application coded in classic ...
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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), ...
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Best method of communication between your app and your website? PHP, Web service, etc

I am creating an application which I would like to have communicate with my website. The app will have to get data for a particular app user from the website's database. I am unclear as to the best ...
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How do I preview my mobile web application on a Windows 7 PC?

I am developing a mobile web application that may be browsed in an iPhone. I would like to test this application, but I lack a mobile web device. How can I test this mobile application on a Windows 7 ...
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Best way to maintain data between local and remote sql databases

So I have, what would seem like a common question that I can't seem to find an answer to. I'm trying to find what is the "best practice" for how to architect a database that maintains data locally, ...
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Mobile Web Security Articles

I'm starting to introduce mobile web apps to my company but my not-so-techie boss is worried about web security issues on mobile devices. I'm new in the mobile world but as a web developer I know the ...
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How can I simulate clicks for a mobile browser?

I am creating a web app. I was testing it on a mobile browser and noticed that :active pseudo class doesn't really work. How should I simulate clicks for a mobile browser? I'm specifically interested ...
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What advantages does developing applications for smartphones have over developing the same application as a web application?

Let's take the Facebook application as an example. Why did they develop an application when the users could just access to their page and do the same? For me that represents more maintenance and more ...
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Developing a mobile interface for Website

I have a website developed in ASP.NET MVC. Now, I am looking forward to getting up a mobile interface for it. My knowledge in this regard isn't that great, so I will explain what is needed to be ...
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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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planning the same app for both OSX and iOS

I would like to ask which is the best strategy for creating an application that will be developed both on Mac and iPad, so to make minumum effort to port it from one platform to the other, starting ...
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Bluetooth or Bump API for membership card functionality? [closed]

I am looking to implement membership card functionality inside a mobile application for a local coffee shop. The idea is to make payments at the point of sale, and deduct the amount from the client's ...
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Parallel computing and mobile computing

I have been working as software developer for past 4 years on a variety of software products (Financial ERP system, Online Web development, Trading software and now a Supply Chain mgmt software). Most ...
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Branding websites aimed for mobile devices [closed]

I'm currently working on a website which is also supposed to be mobile optimized. My client has provided me with a layout of how the mobile version of how the website should look like. Making their ...
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Is it misguided to label mobile web applications as cross platform?

Yes, you can access the mobile web site from a range different mobile devices, but the platform, I suppose, is still the web server and the client browser (the latter ideally being the "same" on any ...
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Mobile: Native vs. web - Input for discussion on top management level [closed]

I have been given the task of producing a compilation of pros, cons and key points on the issue of mobile native applications versus mobile web applications. It will be input for a discussion on top ...
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Can I use jQuery Mobile if I am developing a native app?

I am new to jQuery and mobile apps development. I know the features of jQuery Mobile. I want to know where and why to use it. Can I use jQuery Mobile if I am developing a native app?
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What is block level design in context of mobile application?

I was wondering if anyone can give me some direction related to "Block level design" in context of mobile application? Recently I saw a video in my university and a professional mentioned about ...
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How can I make an app using mobile's camera to detect words?

I am trying to make an app that will capture the video from the mobile's camera and detect in real time all the text that will be captured. I would like to make it in C# (for e.g. Windows Mobile) but ...
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Does HTML5 have a feature that enables a user to add an icon to the Apps screen when “installing”, and if not, when are they planning to add it?

I know that the mobile bookmark bubble might sort of work for iOS, but it isn't going in the same section. And for Android, bookmarking is really not going to cut it for a mobile HTML5 application ...
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What's Microsoft's strategy on Windows CE development? [closed]

Lots of specialized mobile devices use Windows CE or Windows Mobile. I'm not talking about smart phones here -- I know that Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft's current technology of choice here. I'm ...
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What to use for simple cross-platform games instead of Flash? [closed]

In short, for simple games: Is Flash still a good option for browser-based PC clients? It still has 90%+ penetration. What is a good alternative for mobile devices? Is HTML5 + JavaScript the choice ...
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How to justify having one (or more) mobile developers per platform

I've come across a situation at work where I have to justify why I need one (or more) mobile developers per platform. Although I'm quite aware of the why (each platform is substantially different, ...
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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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Best practice regarding security in mobile applications [closed]

A friend asked me recently about mobile applications and the security surrounding them. As he wishes to make a mobile app that would handle very secure information such as credit card numbers, I was ...
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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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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 have ...
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Is a .com domain name worth it for a mobile app? [closed]

I'm starting to develop a mobile app, and have a first choice name I'd like to use. However the .com domain of the name has already been taken. Is it actually worth it buying it, or would you tempted ...
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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? [closed]

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 much risk is involved to launch a smartphone application initially for non iOS phone? What are the advantages?

I am working on an idea as a hobby project, and I have almost finished it in android and about to finish in Java ME platform, and we are also planning it on other smartphones including blackberry, iOS ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mimic the functionality of Urban Airship

My boss wants a feature that "mimics" the functionality of Urban Airship... in two weeks. What can I say to him?
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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 ...