mobile application development

An Introduction to Mobile Device Detection

One of our architects, Steve Smith, recently posted this on his blog: These days, there are many ways to browse the internet.  There are desktop browsers, mobile phone browsers, tablets, tablet/phones (e.g. Dell Streak), etc. all with different screen sizes, resolution, and capabilities.  How do you render an appropriate view optimized for the device accessing … Read More

NFC. What does it all mean?

NFC: Near Field Communications: a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology which enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10 centimeter (around 4 inches) distance (via Wikipedia). Well that’s great, but what does it mean, especially when mentioned in conjunction with Gingerbread? As you may (or may not) have heard this week … Read More

Post Presentation Thoughts from our Mobile Seminar

Kevin Griffin was one of the presenters at our first Mobile Seminar Breakfast. Below is a recap of his thoughts after he finished his presentation. “Yesterday I presented at the first in a series of events for Chariot Solutions, the topic was ‘Mobile Design Concepts’. My goal was to try present things that I had … Read More

Mobile Musings from June

June has been a busy month for mobile, primarily because of Apple’s launch of iOS4 and the new iPhone (antenna woes and all). However, presenting an update on that would be too easy; here are a few things you might have missed in all the hubbub. CNET reported that merely weeks after Microsoft launch of … Read More

ETE 2010 #6 – Write once, run on any phone

ETE Session #6 is “Write Once, Run on Any Phone” A session with Chariot’s Aaron Mulder and Kevin Griffin. They discuss three popular mobile frameworks that allow developers to write the software one time and deploy it to each phone platform supported by the framework. Rhodes, Titanium and PhoneGap are featured. Slides for the presentation … Read More

Rapid Mobile Application Prototyping with PhoneGap

There is no doubt that carving out a mobile presence is a priority for many companies offering any type of product or service, or for start ups looking to gain rapid exposure. The Apple App Store has over 100,000 apps on it, and the Android platform is gaining ground. Those are just the cool kids … Read More

Mobile Platforms – Interview with Roy Rosin and Rick Rasansky

I am a little behind on editing a backlog of videos. As I continue to learn how to edit and not become frustrated with iMovie (why is it Apple can create so many great, intuitive products, yet this one is difficult to use! That will be another blog post for another time!) This interview took … Read More

Mobile development and your team

Throughout the next several weeks, we will be conducting interviews with speakers who will be speaking at the Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference (www.phillyemergingtech.com). These interviews will give you some idea of the material we will be covering. The first interview is with Mark Spence of Transmogrify and Rick Rasansky of Yorn. Rick and … Read More