Guest Post Native is high performance, but also high maintenance. Web gets you maximum reach but has its own drawbacks. And “write once, run anywhere” platforms are still very new.
Guest Post The “hybrid versus native” debate touches on legitimate concerns of developers and business strategists alike. When evaluating these options for mobile app development, organizations are forced to choose between the cross-platform reach and single code base appeal of hybrid apps and the performance and tooling of native apps. It’s a tricky choice, and it’s one that leaves many wishing that a “best of both worlds” solution existed.
Guest Post For the rich app experience that customers have grown accustom to, auto manufacturers need to change how they think about apps. Native apps that reside on smartphones and interact with on-board systems are the answer to what’s been plaguing in-car infotainment systems since they were introduced to the market.
Guest Post Connected cars are quickly gaining mainstream adoption and consumers are demanding a similar experience in their car as they receive on their smartphones. And for the auto industry, that adds up to a boatload of HTML5.
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Native apps versus mobile web — it’s still a hot debate, regardless of the fact that it’s been going on for a good couple of years at this point.
Firefox’s developer tools now include a responsive design simulator for various screen resolutions as well as a Firefox OS emulator just for the new brand of phones running Firefox OS.
Developer company Telerik is launching a new tool for building flat interfaces. Under the Kendo UI umbrella, the startup is giving developers an HTML5 framework for creating truly modern-looking applications.
GitHub is shipping ‘em like crazy this Monday morning with new tools for easy software licensing and smartphone coding.
Guest Post By 2015, the majority of Internet traffic will come from mobile devices. But a black-and-white approach to mobile versus desktop design doesn’t mirror reality at all.
Guest Post What effect does mobile site speed really have on your bottom line? For starters, mobile users expect the same webbrowsing speed on their phones as they do on desktops.
Guest Post HTML5 is still controversial in the game industry. However, meetings at E3 reconfirmed that much of the industry predicts browser-based game play is inevitable and one of the most viable choices for consumers.
So, why should devs take an interest in Firefox OS? The team is more than happy to explain in this video clip released this afternoon by Mozilla.
The mobile web has long — and we mean long — been mobile developers’ promised land of milk and honey. But getting there is a long haul. Here are some tools to ease the ch-ch-changes.
The good news, I assume, is that Google Glass will restore our masculinity (and, I assume) femininity.
With this release, hypothetically, you could run a full version of Photoshop on a Kindle Fire. Or Autodesk 3ds Max on an iPhone. “We will close this gap with the native stack,” says Mozilla’s CTO.
The mobile web shift is happening rapidly for all kinds of consumer apps, but business apps have been left a bit out in the cold. Gizmox hopes to fix that.
Editor’s Pick “There are a few things that are critically missing. One is tooling support. The second is operability. Because those two things don’t exist, people are falling back to native. It’s not that HTML5 isn’t ready; it’s that the ecosystem doesn’t support it.”
The web wasn’t built for the complex web apps we’re using today — Instart Logic hopes to fix that.
Despite pages growing from 56% to 75% bigger, the web is getting faster. Especially on mobile — and especially in the U.S.
Eyeballs are moving to the mobile web faster than ever these days, and mobile content management platform Moovweb plans to help out clients by making sure their message is optimized for mobile devices.
“Yeah, but the Contacts page still looks like it was developed by Fred Flintstone.”
Famo.us is attempting to change the game with a few different technology tools that could redefine how we see the mobile web.
Opera is spending $155 million to help bring Skyfire’s video-optimization software to network operators around the world.
Guest Post Media planners just love putting apps in their mobile ad buying plans. But are apps the right focus when it comes to mobile advertising?
This was Facebook’s year, with 1 billion users and an IPO. For many of the its first employees, it was the stuff dreams are made of — until reality set in.
Editor’s Pick It’s not all developer drama. Every story has a moral. Here are the seven most important lessons we learned in 2012.
BlackBerry 10′s web browser has just leapt neatly over a huge hurdle, one of Facebook’s home-brewed tests for mobile browser performance.
Apple’s tablet continues to dominate when it comes to the mobile web.
If the mobile traffic to utilities sites is any indication, smartphones are quickly becoming our most important information sources during disasters.
In a major turn-around, Android smartphones now account for a majority of mobile web traffic in the U.S and Canada. That’s a massive change from May of this very year, when Apple owned 72 percent of smartphone traffic, compared to only 26% for all Android phones.
Sure, the iPhone 5 passed Samsung’s Galaxy S III in web traffic just three weeks after getting on the market. But does that say more about mobile operating systems and differences between Android and iPhone users than it says about device sales numbers?
Facebook’s iOS team is happy about the company’s switch to native code, but it still cares about building and leading standards for the mobile web.
Location analytics company Placed is bringing its technology to mobile websites, allowing you to see where your mobile web visitors are physically located when accessing your site.
If you tried to guess which mobile browser was the first one to pass Facebook’s benchmarks, you’d be wrong. Nope, it’s not Firefox for Android, Chrome for Android, or any of the newer mobile browsers we’ve been writing about lately. In fact, it’s only just launched this week.
Editor's Pick Everyone knows it, but few people acknowledge it: Mobile web browsers absolutely suck. Technologists are launching commercial space flights, mapping the human genome, and building flexible computer displays, yet we still haven’t figured out the right way to use a browser on a small device with crap connectivity.