Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’
Monday, February 25th, 2013
With the number of smart devices growing by the day and the amount of time people are connected to their devices growing exponentially, we’ve reached a time in the corporate life-cycle wherein if you’re not offering your customers a mobile solution, then you’re one step closer to extinction. As such, IT Teams around the world are scrambling to develop and manage mobile technology, on-the-go sites, and apps. But where do you start? How do you prepare your programmers to adjust all they know and what they do to position your company in a mobile world? Do you learn new programming languages or outsource?
It’s a daunting but inescapable task. A task where you just wish there was an “Easy button” you could reach across your desk to push and BAM! the problem is solved.
Now that you have a headache just thinking about, what if I told you that Genuitec has your Easy button? That there is NO need to outsource or learn new code, that finding your starting point was as easy as a download?
Next month when Genuitec releases MyEclipse 2013, we will allow your Java EE and web developers to utilize the skill sets they already have and turn those skills into HTML5 and Cross-Platform hybrid apps (iOS, Android). From legacy applications to new creations, MyEclipse 2013 will provide beginning-to-end mobile technology without the hassle of learning new code.
We think your developers are already great, now they can be stupendous with Mobile First support.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
With all the customization options available in Mobile Development programs, it’s very easy to get caught up in the over-abundance of options, especially where design is concerned. Our brains have been trained to pile on the toppings whether we like them or not. This “more the merrier” mentality can turn your well-thought out app into a mass of clutter faster than you can state the numerical definition of Pi (that’s 3.14159265358979323846 for my non-mathematical friends).
Cluttered apps are not only hard on the eyes, but they’re also incredibly challenging to navigate through. It irritates your users, and completely diminishes your app’s ability to convey a message to the world. Any chance at ROI is immediately vanquished. The challenge to create an impactful, navigable, eye-catching app while making sure all your bases are covered remains a slippery slope. Drawing the line between too much and too little, too plain and too busy has become an art form.
Lara Strain, a tech writer for Genuitec, with the assistance of our Mobile Development team has put together a great list of Design Styling Tips to ensure your app doesn’t get off track, which I will highlight for you below. This list highlights the best practices we’ve seen in designing mobile applications. You can view the full document directly on our site, http://www.genuitec.com/mobile/docs/designStyling/designStyling.html.
Tips for Designing without Deteriorating your App
1) Simplicity makes for easy navigation and clear messaging
2) Colors & Gradients add personality but should always be used in moderation to prevent visual overload
3) Using custom artwork and images provides flair and easy branding opportunity
4) Choose a simple text and stay consistent throughout the design
5) Strengthen branding with unique and sexy splash screens or StartUp images
We hope these tips will shed some light on your design dilemmas and look forward to hearing your thoughts on mobile application design.
Monday, December 10th, 2012
Anyone can create native and hybrid iOS and Android apps with MobiOne – anyone. Here’s details on a minor update as we march toward MobiOne version 2.3 in early 2013.
MobiOne Studio 2.3 Milestone-1 (2.3M1) provides users early adopters access to key new features that will be available in the upcoming 2.3 version. Please note that MobiOne 2.3 is a work in progress and the production version of its features and file formats may appear very differently.
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- Designer .mobi file format has changed and is NOT backward compatible to MobiOne 2.2.X and earlier versions. We strongly recommend that you always backup your .mobi files before upgrading them for using with any MobiOne milestone version.
- This early access release discontinues operation on Jan 1, 2013. Thereafter you will need to install a newer version of MobiOne.
Following are the key improvements available in MobiOne 2.3M1. See the Highlights Showcase for more details and screenshots of these features.
- Design Center
- Send email from your application using
- new OnClick style Send Email action
- new Form (Send Email) action
- Updated HTML widget with background style properties: solid color, gradient, gloss, image
- Image “Keep Aspect Ratio” property is active when dynamically updating an image’s src
- TextArea widget impromements
- new maximum length and read-only properties, improved scrolling for long content on iOS
- Code Generation Improvements
- New processing achitecture, code generation is now performed in a subprocess to optimize memory use
- Deprecated widgets: Button bar segment buttons (Left button, Middle button, Right button); this group will be replaced with a new ButtonBar widget
- App Center
- Upgraded HTML5 app runtime framework to Cordova/PhoneGap 2.1
- Added splash screen/startup images for Android app
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Again, if you’d like an example app design file (.mobi) please go here.
If you have any questions please visit the MobiOne support forums, they’re staffed with Genuitec employees.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Genuitec is proud to announce the production release of its cross-platform mobile app developer environment, MobiOne Studio 2.1. With this release, MobiOne allows web designers, art departments, marketing departments, students, and individual app creators the ability to add video, audio, maps and rich colors to their Apple and Android apps.
Native apps created with MobiOne are making money in the App Store and Google Play markets right now, and well-known enterprises are using MobiOne to create their own internal and customer-facing solutions too.
MobiOne comes with an intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) visual app designer, testing tools, cloud-based app builder and distribution services to the Android and iOS mobile platforms. True “write once, run anywhere” apps are possible, as MobiOne-created apps auto-scale to operate on the most popular Android and iOS devices (Samsung Galaxy, Kindle Fire, HTC, Android Nexus, Droid, iPad, iPhone, iPod, more).
For web designers, MobiOne now has a drop-in HTML panel to add custom code, so even though everything needed to create an app is provided, companies may add their own requirements for particular usage models.
Don’t waste time coding, instead get MobiOne free for 15 days at: http://genuitec.com/mobione
Monday, August 13th, 2012
Now you can drop-in video, audio, and lots of new colors into your iOS & Android apps with MobiOne 2.1 Preview. The app market is moving lightening fast with new innovations everyday, make sure your mobile app looks the best and stands out in the crowd. Give it the look and feel you imagine without having to code the user interface; simply drag-n-drop the pieces together and see your app come to life.
It’s that easy.
This is a Preview release and not the final product, but try it free for 15 days and have fun creating native iOS and Android apps.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Thanks to the folks at Mobile Monday Boston for hosting the 2012 MIT Museum Showcase event last night in Cambridge, Mass. We learned that 450 people showed up, and it feels like we talked to every person there over the course of 3 hours. We were the last vendor to leave as the line to learn about MobiOne was so long with our marketing team member exhausted after pitch, re-pitch, and pitch again to groups of 5 and 10 people. We met plenty of interested VCs, top level executives from known brands, to cutting edge developers and web designers.
MobiOne display - event coming to a close
All hyperbole aside, MobiOne was a big hit. The most common thing we heard was the visual design element is amazing. Everyone understood it immediately, and when they learned you can create native iOS, popular Android and Web apps all at once, it just blew people away, especially the HTML5 power that it uses. Compared to our competitors, this brings app development to the masses. We also learned that we need to spend more time getting MobiOne into the hands of college computer science departments, maybe it was the MIT students there, either way app development in the classroom can easily be done – and its fun too with MobiOne.
Someone checking out MobiOne waiting to talk to us
Talk about a technical crowd, it’s really no surprise considering the venue, but we were surprised by how knowledgeable many of the attendees were about mobile technologies, best practices, and cutting edge tools. To say we learned a few tricks from our friends at MIT is an understatement. We know what we’re doing in mobile, but many of the folks we met are computer science wizards working on the future of technology – they liked MobiOne for its elegance and power – but watch out world when you see what’s coming down the pipeline from this crowd. We hope to be a part of it!
Trying to capture how busy it was last night - it's hard to pitch and take photos
In short, MobiOne is in the exact right place in terms of technology today and where we have it planned for tomorrow. And the folks that need us, do find us and are happy with the results. Thanks again to the folks at Mobile Monday Boston, you put on one heck of show!