Tag Archives: mobile

Using science to make truly tappable user interfaces

Since the average human finger pad is 10 to 14mm — and the average fingertip is 8mm to 10mm we can pretty easily define a range for what constitutes a “truly tappable UI:” A truly tappable UI is built with … Continue reading

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Fixing HTML Video on Mobile

Samir Zahran on how and why they built Whitewater, an open source video encoder and player for their site: Common HTML5 Video features such as preloading and autoplay are completely missing in some browsers. The scripting APIs are limited compared … Continue reading

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The mobile device lab at Facebook

Insightful post by the folks at Facebook on how they transitioned from testing their apps on a single device to a mobile device lab (holding 1000+ devices) at their Prineville data center. Having tried out several things, they eventually built … Continue reading

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Pepperoni – A delicious blueprint for mobile development

Pepperoni is a blueprint for building cross-platform mobile experiences rapidly with ready-to-use integrated building blocks for common mobile app features, powered by React Native. The Pepperoni blueprint is crafted on a solid foundation using modern architecture and industry best practices. … Continue reading

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Facebook: Mobile @Scale London recap

Less than three years ago, engineers from Twitter, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Pinterest, and Facebook — including two from the then brand-new Facebook London office — met at Mobile @Scale in Menlo Park to talk about the challenges of building mobile software … Continue reading

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STF – Control and manage real Smartphone devices from your browser

STF (or Smartphone Test Farm) is a web application for debugging smartphones, smartwatches and other gadgets remotely, from the comfort of your browser. Wow, looks good! STF | Smartphone Test Farm →

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Mobile Development with a #devops mindset

Kick-ass presentation which Patrick Debois – the one and only – gave as a lecture to my students Web & Mobile Development. In the presentation he reflects on a recent high profile mobile app Small Town Heroes, the company he … Continue reading

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Ionic Ions

A curated collection of useful addons, components, and ux interactions for extending ionic. Just run ionic add name-of-the-ion and you’re good to go. Ionic Ions →

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Introducing Ionic Lab

We just added a new feature to the Ionic CLI tool that we’re calling Ionic Lab. Ionic Lab makes it much easier to test your apps on multiple screen sizes and platform types. […] Just like serve, it opens your … Continue reading

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The end of apps as we know it

The idea of having a screen full of icons, representing independent apps, that need to be opened to experience them, is making less and less sense. The idea that these apps sit in the background, pushing content into a central … Continue reading

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