A great collection of mobile UX design patterns (link taken from the great smashing magazine twitter)
I am pleased to announce that Dov Goldberg of Ogonium has completed the first version of DGGeofencing for Phonegap.
Perhaps one of the most tedious tasks I have to do monthly at Tikal is reporting the hours I work and on what project. I have to open a special web portal and sort through all the projects I worked on over the last month. This process is pretty repetitive and very boring. It would be great if there was a better way to do this task.
So, after thinking about this problem for some time I came up with what I think is an ideal solution. A solution that involves very little interaction from me.
Recently I came accross a great example and explaination of how one programmer acheived native UX for a HTML5 iPhone app.
Have a look here: How I built the Hacker News mobile web app
Presentation show "How to" implements CI /CD for Mobile
I came across a great open source library today called Eskimo. Eskimo contains Flex Controls that are coded to behave like native controls on various mobile platforms like iOS and Android.
Eskimo is: An open source Flex mobile library providing native control patterns to your apps on multiple mobile platforms.
Feel free to download the library over at Eskimo's website. It is currently available as a SWC since it is still in beta testing but, a september release of the code is planned.
I have been using Three20′s TTScrollView for some time now. I really enjoy the way I can use it like a UITableViewController and set the delegate and datasource. It is quite memory efficient with it’s ability to reuse views.
Apple has done a great job of providing a decent set of built in UI components to use to develop all kinds of user interfaces. Most of these controls allow for easy customization via the SDK to all aspects of the view. However, the built in UISwitch does not have the ability to change the background color. Allot of my clients have asked to change the background color. Apples default blue color is great, but that doesn’t always match the color scheme desired.
I have been developing for iPhone for almost 2 years now. I got started when my company asked if anyone had experience in iPhone development and of course I raised my hand and said “I do”! Little did they know, I had never opened xcode let alone compiled a single iPhone app.
I spent the next two weeks watching Stanford University’s iPhone lectures during my train rides to work each day. I quickly learned all about Objective C and Apple’s strict guidelines for deploying apps on the Apple App Store. I would like to share some of my experiences with you here.