mobile

Android background processing – a decision guide

If you’ve ever done anything in Android that takes more than 16 milliseconds to process then you’ve probably heard of Android services and background processing in general. Why 16 milliseconds? At Android’s refresh rate of 60 frames per second, the main thread can not be delayed by more than 16 milliseconds to avoid frame skipping … Read More

Hunting the Wolf: App UX and Database Review

The Wolf Golf Scorecard app for Android, by Rod Biresch of Chariot Solutions, is a record-keeping application for a classic four-player golf game. Recently, Chariot had the opportunity to redesign and refresh the look-and-feel and usability of the application (first released in 2016) through a complete design deep-dive process.

How To Build a Mobile Business Strategy

A bottomless appetite for mobile experiences is forcing many businesses to accelerate their mobile strategies and for those with mobile presences to potentially rethink theirs.

15 Minutes With: Edwige Robinson on Mobile Strategy

Tracey Welson-Rossman talks to Edwige Robinson, the Vice President of Mobile Engineering Services at Comcast. What advice does Edwige have for businesses interested in bringing their product or service to phones, either via app or responsive website? What should be considered when planning a well-rounded mobile strategy? And once the mobile solution is implemented, how do you use customer data and behavior insights to make better, more informed business decisions?

Philly ETE 2020 – Rob Napier – Secrets and Lies

Check out our YouTube playlist to watch all the talks from Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise 2020. Abstract “Security though obscurity is no security.” Well… sort of. The truth is much more complicated. Obfuscation is difficult, fragile, and a never ending battle. But sometimes it’s the only tool for the job, whether to protect a … Read More

Amplify your Mobile App – IoT on AWS – A Philly Cloud Computing Event

In this session we will walk through the steps required to securely communicate with your device using the Device Shadow service. This will include an overview of user authentication and authorization, connecting to AWS IoT, and using MQTT to communicate with the device’s “Device Shadow” to read and update its state. All this, using the AWS Amplify CLI and SDK.

Android Intents with Kotlin

This past fall, I became part of the Ray Wenderlich tutorial team for Android. As part of that team, we are updating the existing Android tutorials using Kotlin along with the latest Android tool set. My first assignment was to update the Intents tutorial. What is an Intent you ask? Well, Intents and Intent Filters … Read More