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Developing Apps for the Updated Android User Experience

Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

IllustrationsIt’s clear that the Android platform is evolving at a rapid pace. And, with that, improving the ways in which developers build apps, as well as the ways in which app users engage with these apps. Staying up to date on these changes is crucial for mobile developers as the platform raises the bar in terms of what users can expect for functionality, ease of use and features. Continue reading

The Evolving Enterprise Mobility Ecosystem

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

Kinvey-Enterprise-Mobile-Ecosystem-Map-600pxEnterprise mobility is a classic IT disruptor. It’s the kind of disruptor that companies like IBM, Oracle and VMware, SAP, Salesforce, etc. were built on. It may look like a peripheral part of IT infrastructure now, but since mobile will be the primary access point to apps and data for many enterprises, many — if not most — new apps are going to be “mobile first.” Continue reading

Native vs. Web. vs. Hybrid: How to Select the Right Platform for Your Enterprise’s Mobile Apps

Monday Oct 28, 2013

kinvey-native-web-hybrid-blog-lp-thumbToday, we’ve released our latest eBook: “Native vs. Web. vs. Hybrid: How to Select the Right Platform for Your Enterprise’s Mobile Apps,” a comprehensive look at three different approaches to enterprise app development to help organizations make smarter decisions about their mobile platforms Continue reading

Intermediate Android Development: Tic Tac Toe Sample App

Wednesday Aug 7, 2013

EdTeachingThis March, our in-house Android experts taught a 2-day class titled “Intermediate Android App Development.” It gave developers the skills and knowledge needed to take their Android app to the next level. This video will take you through a tic-tac-toe sample app to showcase some key Action Bar concepts. Continue reading

Intermediate Android Development: Action Bar Support

Friday Jul 12, 2013

EdTeachingThis March, our in-house Android experts Ed Fleming, Michael Salinger and Morgan Bickle taught a 2-day class at Intelligent.ly in Boston. The class, titled “Intermediate Android App Development,” gave developers the skills and knowledge needed to take their app to the next level. Check out their latest video and learn how to support the Action Bar on older versions with tools like ActionBar Sherlock. Continue reading

Intermediate Android Development: Action Bar Usage

Tuesday Jun 11, 2013

EdTeachingThis March, our in-house Android experts Ed Fleming, Michael Salinger and Morgan Bickle taught a 2-day class at Intelligent.ly in Boston. The class, titled “Intermediate Android App Development,” gave developers the skills and knowledge needed to take their app to the next level. This lesson is a bit of a deeper dive into the Action Bar: learn about different usage methods, including getActionBar, onCreateOptionsMenu, OnOptionsItemSelected, and Fragments. Continue reading

The Developer’s Guide to Google Glass

Wednesday May 29, 2013

kinvey-glass-guide-landing-page-graphicGoogle plans to unleash Glass to the public at the end of 2013. Their methodical approach to accepting new developers into the “Explorers Program” has left many developers wondering: What’s under the hood? If you haven’t yet been accepted into the program (or maybe you just don’t want to fork over the $1500), our new “Developer’s Guide to Google Glass” has you covered. Continue reading

Imagining the Perfect Arrested Development Mobile App

Friday May 24, 2013

ArrestedApp After a 7 year hiatus, the quirky show Arrested Development is returning to a Netflix near you. With all the hype for its return, I came to thinking – what would the perfect Arrested Development mobile app look like? Here’s my take on the Bluths gone mobile. Continue reading

5 Takeaways from Google I/O

Tuesday May 21, 2013

GoogleIO2013Last week’s Google I/O Developer conference presented many new products, features, and APIs for developers to make use of over the coming year. Two of our engineers were present for the event, and others watched from afar. This year’s I/O had a different feel from prior years, with new themes and areas of emphasis. Here are Kinvey’s 5 takeaways from Google I/O, 2013. Continue reading

Intermediate Android Development: Action Bar Overview

Monday May 20, 2013

EdTeachingOur in-house Android experts give an overview of the Action Bar and the ways it can be useful in your Android app, including branding, navigation, consistency, hierarchy, and key actions. This video is from an Intelligent.ly class called “Intermediate Android Development.” Continue reading