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Simple Offline Data Synchronization for Mobile Web and PhoneGap Applications

Being able to work offline is an expected feature of mobile applications. For data-driven applications, it means that you — the developer — will have to store (a subset of) your application data locally, and implement a data synchronization mechanism that keeps your local and server data in sync. In this article, I describe a […]

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Sample Mobile App with Backbone.js, PhoneGap, and a Local Database

In my previous post, I shared a simple Wine Cellar application built with Backbone.js and packaged as a mobile app with PhoneGap. That version of the application gets its data from a set of RESTful services, which means that you can only use it while online. In this post, we explore an offline version of […]

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jQuery Mobile "Getting Started" Application

A couple of weeks ago, I shared an Employee Directory sample application built with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. That application was implemented “Ajax-style”, keeping the UI and the data access code cleanly separated. In other words: no server code intermingled in the HTML markup. A number of people have asked for a similar example using […]

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Flex / Spring Mobile Test Drive: Learn the Best Way to Build Java-Backed iOS, Android and PlayBook Apps

Flex is a powerful application framework for building first-class mobile applications for iOS, Android, and the BlackBerry PlayBook using a single programming model, a single tool, and a single code base. If you are a Java developer, the Flex programming model is also easy to master because it is syntactically very close to Java. The […]

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MobileTrader for iOS, Android, and PlayBook: Source code now available on GitHub

I made some changes to the MobileTrader application and took the opportunity to push the source code to GitHub. You can get it here: https://github.com/ccoenraets/MobileTrader This version was built with the shipping version of Flex and Flash Builder 4.5.1 which has built-in support for iOS, Android and the BlackBerry PlayBook. The most notable change in […]

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Three Platforms, One application: MobileTrader for iOS, Android, and PlayBook Source Code Available

My recent video, Flex on the iPad, has generated a lot of interest. The same application runs on iOS, Android, and the BlackBerry PlayBook. A number of you have asked me for the source code. Now that Flex 4.5 has been released, I’m able to share it: you can download the project file here. NOTE: […]

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Flex Charts on the iPad

I continue to see a lot of interest for dashboards applications on mobile devices (particularly on tablets), and I think that interactive data visualization applications are really a sweet spot for Flex. As an example, I built a simple dashboard aggregator using the out-of-the box charting components available in Flex. The same application can run […]

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Flex-Powered Multi-Touch Data Visualization on the iPad, Android, and the BlackBerry PlayBook

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve visited many enterprise customers to spread the exciting news and discuss their mobile strategy. I found it interesting that most of them were focusing primarily on tablets (instead of phones), and that the application they were focusing on was almost always a dashboard or at least involved a […]

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