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Finally Heard … “Sanity” in Mobile Application Development

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Finally, a refreshing, and sane way to look at the mobile app development in Dan Kim’s, “Myth debunking: WebViews suck, everything should be native” blog post. Thank you Basecamp. Agree wholeheartedly: You don’t need to be pure native or have 60fps on every

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Posted in Android App Development, AngularJS, Finding a Mobile/Web Developer, HTML5 Apps, Hybrid Apps, IOS App Development

Hybrid Mobile Apps and where Material Design Fits In

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I found this article by John McMahon, Starter Inc. very insightful about where Material Design fits into the “battle” of Hybrid mobile development. Ultimately, the weight of native mobile application development is too much… too expensive, too time consuming and

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Posted in Finding a Mobile/Web Developer, HTML5 Apps, Hybrid Apps, Mobile-Optimized Web Sites

Observation: Mobile is Looking more like the Web

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It’s funny. The Web just can’t be kept down, and it’s spirit and character are still alive. But things are definitely different after the mobile revolution started. Here’s a few things I’m seeing: Developers are worn out trying to make

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Posted in Android App Development, HTML5 Apps, Hybrid Apps, IOS App Development

Why Hybrid Apps Still Can’t Compete with Native

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Hybrid apps built with tools like Adobe Air, Cordova, jQuery, Bootstrap, Ionic and Angular, continue to improve. However, these apps still lack the quality required in many situations. Here’s why: 1. Native UX = High Quality App For almost every user – regardless of

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Posted in Android App Development, Hybrid Apps, IOS App Development, Uncategorized

Yes, Hybrid Apps can Receive Push Notifications!

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It’s a lot of work to add push notifications to any app. There are plenty of Cloud-based services that can help. But, adding layers of cloud services on top of cloud services is limiting.

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Posted in Hybrid Apps, Uncategorized

In 2016, 50 percent of Apps will be Hybrid. Your Next Step?

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Gartner’s 2013 mobile and wireless prediction: by 2016 more than 50 percent of mobile applications will be Hybrid. What does this mean for you? You may have already re-tooled your existing customer-facing websites to use Responsive Design in 2013. Read Why Your Business Needs

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Posted in Hybrid Apps

How Web Developers can Build Apps in HTML5 (and natively on Android )

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In June,  Neptune Web  launched a new version of T-on-Time, the web app which takes advantage of MassDot’s new real-time data feed for the commuter rail. I’m proud to say we were the first app to do this, since we

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Posted in Android App Development, Hybrid Apps, IOS App Development

iPhone and Future of Mobile Web Application Development

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Can iPhone applications be described as accessible, either now or in the future? Last December, I blogged about T-on-Time, the contest entry to the MassDOT’s Developer Contest. Although I was disappointed T-on-Time didn’t win, the winners, MassTransit  and OpenMBTA deserved

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Posted in Hybrid Apps, IOS App Development

Why I like Adobe AIR

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Neptune Web recently submitted an entry to the MassDOT Developer’s Challenge. You can read about our entry, T-on-Time, at http://www.t-on-time.com/. We chose to develop the application using Adobe AIR, for the following reasons; We wanted a widget style format, because

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Posted in HTML5 Apps, Hybrid Apps