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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

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

How I (Finally) became a “Mac Person”

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Here’s how I switched to Macintosh for my primary development environment. (I still use Windows for debugging and Outlook/Exchange). After transitioning from Neptune Web early this year, and then starting DALSASS.mobi, I went to visit my old boss, Matt Krom, from

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Posted in IOS App Development

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