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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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Crafting Native Looking iOS Apps with HTML, Backbone.js, and PhoneGap

If you just want to try the application in your browser, click here. The data is based on Dwight’s original org chart :) I’ve been blogging a lot about Backbone.js recently. Backbone.js is a lightweight architectural framework that brings structure to your Web applications. Backbone is not, however, a user interface framework that helps you […]

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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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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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