Mobile Development

There are 2 entries for the tag Mobile Development

Anatomy of a Native Feeling HTML5 iOS App

The act of various people moving to native applications on iOS, away from previous implementations using HTML5 and technologies like PhoneGap got various people talking about the pros and cons of each approach. Look and feel and performance are things that often come up in this conversation, and Anatomy of a Native Feeling HTML5 iOS App is a nice little rundown of things you can do to improve both of these aspects. However, if that doesn’t interest you, then the post reads pretty well as a mini best practices guide for good development of a mobile application in...

Cross-platform solutions–do you hate your users?

I came across this neat quote on the topic of cross-platform development: Write Once Run Anywhere: Do you hate your users? Most cross-platform solutions benefit developers and customers, but rarely value users and user experience. The quote came from this slide deck covering the rise of Xamarin, however I found it via this Fast Chicken blog post. It’s a bit of a generalisation of course, as surely some of these tools can create good applications if they’re used well, but in general I agree with the sentiment. The main reason the quote made...