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Accelerate Mobile Development with Cross-Platform Tools

Cross-platform tools allow developers to repurpose existing skills to accelerate native, multi-platform mobile development. While many of your mobile, cross-platform goals can be accomplished with HTML5, you might be wondering if there’s a solution for pure native code. There are

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Mobile WebViews Close the Performance Gap with Native Apps

New WebViews with the same performance as mobile browsers mean web skills are finally viable for building fast, cross-platform hybrid apps. Back in 2012, Mark Zuckerberg admitted Facebook’s mobile strategy relied too much on HTML5 rather than native apps. While

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Web 1.0 Server Round-Trips are Like Watching Paint Dry

Replace wasteful, server round-trip Web 1.0 sites built with Cold Fusion, CGI, ASP, Servlets, Perl and Livewire with AJAX empowered web apps. The 90s web moved from online brochures to a technology that could be used for actual apps through

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HTML5 Mobile Web Moment: Viewport Tag

When building HTML5 mobile web sites that target multiple devices, one of the first elements you should include is the viewport meta tag. Most mobile web browsers render incoming HTML in a virtual window that is typically wider than the

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Where are we now with HTML5?

HTML5 has made a lot of progress in the mobile space over the last few years. Take a look at the latest report from the French analyst house faberNovel, on HTML5 and how to rethink web strategy: Sharing my knowledge and helping

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Bring your own Device (BYOD) Baby Steps

As someone who spends a lot of time talking to CIOs about the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) and mobile, I get asked a lot about BYOD strategies. I also recognize that you’re likely to get a different strategy from every

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HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: Simple Geolocation

Now that I’ve spent the last two articles helping you to get your Metro user experience foundation created with CSS3 and Media Queries, it’s time to jump into one of the features of HTML5.  Geolocation is perfectly suited for smartphones

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HTML5 and CSS3 on Windows Phone: A Simple Boilerplate

Internet Explorer 9 running on Windows Phone 7.5 has seriously raised the HTML5 mobile web profile of Microsoft’s latest phone operating system. Up until recently, it’s been all about the apps written in Silverlight.  With hardware-accelerated video, text rendering, canvas drawing,

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Prediction: 2012 Will be the Year of Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7.5 is running fast out of the gate for 2012. The stunning mobile operating system from Microsoft was the talk of CES in Las Vegas this year.  The accolades streaming in from the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines,