**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 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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How do google playstore and apple app store push updates?

Assuming I have not written a custom code in my app to force users to upgrade : If I publish updates to my app will app store or playstore force users or give any kind of notification to users ...
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Get large files to mobile from server and vice versa

Need to get large zip file from the server side and unzip it in the mobile device store it. We hope to use Web API and send it to mobile side, what kind of protocol do we have to use and are there are ...
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How many bytes can I fit into a QR code, with low error correction?

I need to fit at least 300 bytes (or much much more) into a QR code and think I can do this by mapping each byte into the associated ISO/IEC 8859-1 character located here. Since each byte (1-255) ...
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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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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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Using CSS for build tables. Are these tables okay to use for email? [on hold]

I am an newbie in training. Recently I read this an article about building tables with CSS. The code is something like this: <section style="display: table;"> <header style="display: ...
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Data Synchronization in mobile apps - multiple devices, multiple users

I'm looking into building my first mobile app. One of the core features of the application is that multiple devices/users will have access to the same data -- and all of them will have CRUD rights. I ...
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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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How to safeguard a REST API for only trusted mobile applications

How do I make sure my REST API only responds to requests generated by trusted clients, in my case my own mobile applications? I want to prevent unwanted requests coming from other sources. I don't ...
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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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How to develop cross platform mobile applications with native UI and Javascript backend?

I want to build a cross platform(Android, iOS, Windows) mobile application. I want the UX of the application to be different on the different platforms so that it will be more platform specific and ...
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Connecting a native iOS app to backend and database

I have a good amount of experience working with objective-C and making iOS apps that work locally and with BaaS providers (Parse.com). However, I'd like to take my mobile development to the next level ...
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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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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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Options for client-side encryption of local web databases

My scenario is as follows: Web application, run from the browser, designed for mobile devices. Uses WebSQL storage which may contain sensitive data. Uses Application Cache to enable offline use ...
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Paid open-source app

The question that bothers me is whether it is possible/feasible/reasonable to expect for an open-source app to sell well on the mobile market? Should I believe that my users will use my app, rather ...
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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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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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How to let users share custom code content under the mobile app store restrictions?

Situation Mobile application store owners are known to explicitly forbid some application extensibility scenarios. Apple: 2.7 Apps that download code in any way or form will be rejected 2.8 ...
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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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Requirements specification for Multi-Channel website

The company I'm working on has a RUP-like software development process, with very heavy documentation. Right now we're doing a Multi-Channel web site -it's intended to be seen in Desktop, Tablets and ...
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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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How to test android apps that depend on telecom provider connection?

I am planning to write an app that needs phone number and contact list. Is there any way that I can test my app without buying a telecom provider connection for my android phone. Without a sim 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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What techniques should I use when implementing infinite scrolling on a website? [closed]

I am currently working on a website which implements infinite scrolling on it's search page (the results themselves coming from Elastic search) and, unsurprisingly, the more you scroll the slower ...
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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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Private apps for iOS and Android

Is it possible to develop private apps for iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android? With "private apps" I mean apps that do not appear on the public app store, but can be downloaded and used only by selected ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using private vs company devices for development at work

I'm employed at a mobile app development company since 4 months as Android developer. Currently I'm using my two private Android devices for development. Is it common practice that developers use ...
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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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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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iOS chat application design, sending/relaying the message over to the end user

I have a design question. Let us say you were tasked with building a chat application, specifically for iOS (iOS Chat Application). For simplicity let us say you can only chat with one person at a ...
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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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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 ...