Check it out at http://detectmobilebrowsers.com/
Small step-by-step guide on how to install and run Windows 8 Developer Preview under VirtualBox.
Appcelerator’s approach to the Android platform has made another victim, a significant one: 6Wunderkinder’s popular Wunderlist ditched Titanium Mobile (TM) for Android, and is now a native app.
“(…) Wunderlist is now native – smaller, faster and more stable.”
Matthew Bostock, 6Wunderkinder’s blog
Translated, Wunderlist got rid of TM’s biggest problems:
- Size: even the smallest “Hello World” app weights at least 1.5MB (this is still huge in the mobile world – do the same thing using native Java and the app will only weight a few KB);
Appcelerator reacted two days after 6Wunderkinder’s announcement, stating that Titanium Mobile for Android will use, somewhere in the future, google’s V8 engine. This comes, however, with a still significant drawback: only devices running Android 2.2 or newer support android’s NDK, and therefore the natively compiled V8 Engine. According to Appcelerator’s own benchmarks, this will at least double the performance. Remains to be seen if the “Size” problem will be solved: V8′s binaries will still be inside the app’s package…
Yes, the excellent WebOS is defunct, and it will never be the mainstream player as, at least technically, it deserved. For all of us developing for the mobile world that don’t have the time or budget to develop natively in all the mainstream platforms, its one less player to target. Myself, personally, am deciding/evaluating available options for true cross-platform development targeting iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7.
My requirements are:
- Native UI components must be used – maintaining the native look and feel for each platform is important (PhoneGap is out of the picture because of this);
- The same code base (or at least most of it) must be used in all platforms;
- The UI must scale well between Phone and Tablet formats and screen densities (DPI);
- The application must perform smoothly, speedwise, even in lower end devices;
- Some access to the device’s hardware: GPS, sensors, camera.
I have found some platforms so far:
- RhoMobile: haven’t tested or reviewed this one yet, opinions anyone?
So, i need your opinion about these or other development tools: are they any good? Have you used them in a project? Comment below.
A few days ago, Appcelerator announced a really cool new feature: Fastdev for Titanium Mobile. This thing cuts dramatically development times for Android apps as all the wait time spent recompiling and re-publishing the app to the emulator simply disappears!
James Low has a AppCelerator Titanium’s API AutoComplete for Eclipse+Aptana. Download it here http://jameslow.com/2010/05/31/titanium-autocomplete-eclipse/
I haven’t tried it yet, I’m using notepad++ still, but I’ll give it a go ASAP!
Yet a another alternative to Objectve-C/XCode has arrived: MonoTouch, the non Microsoft dotNet implementation, supports the new useless computer-without-a-keyboard -slash- big iPhone, Apple iPad.
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