I like the Windows Phone OS and use one day to day. However it has become impossible to do my job in technical journalism without either an Apple iOS or Android device alongside it. The reason is that I review gadgets and find increasingly that they come with app support – but only for iOS
…continue reading Not just Instagram: the Windows Phone (and BlackBerry, Firefox OS) app problem
Want to know why Apple is suing Samsung over Android, or why Microsoft is re-imagining Windows as a touch-friendly mobile OS? Look no further than Gartner’s latest report on European and worldwide sales in the third quarter of 2011.
First, this release shows PC sales in Western Europe, not helped by HP’s dithering over what
…continue reading PCs down, Android up: astonishing figures from Gartner show shift to mobile
I received a Windows Phone running version 7.5 “Mango” for review yesterday. Here are some initial observations; I am not going to call it a review after such as short time.
There is still no screen capture utility – well, there is this one but it requires a developer accounts. So no screens, sorry.
…continue reading A few observations on Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”
Embarcardero is drip-feeding information about its forthcoming RAD Studio XE2 in an annoying manner; nevertheless the product does look interesting and promises cross-platform native code apps for Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, Mac OS X and Apple iOS. I have grabbed some screens from a video recently posted by Embarcadero’s Andreano Lanusse; the video is also
…continue reading Delphi for Windows, Mac and iOS: screenshots and video of cross-platform development
I spent some time today trying out Appcelerator’s new Titanium Studio. Titanium is a cross-platform framework that lets you compile apps for Apple iOS, Google Android, RIM Blackberry, and desktop operating systems. Its chief attraction is the mobile aspect, particularly as it claims to build “native apps”.
I am thoroughly bored of writing calculator apps,
…continue reading Hands On with Appcelerator Titanium Studio
…continue reading Check out these images of Windows 8 – but where is Silverlight?
RunRev LiveCode is a cross-platform development tool for Mac, Windows, Linux, Web, Apple iOS and, from this month, Google Android.
It is an individualistic tool inspired by Apple’s original (but now obsolete) HyperCard and HyperTalk, in which the building blocks of your application are stacks and cards. A stack is like a window, and
…continue reading Hands On with RunRev LiveCode: rapid development for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows
After trying out Adobe’s new Dreamweaver CS5.5 for building a PhoneGap app for Google Android, I was keen to try the same for Apple iOS. In particular, I wanted to see if the performance problems with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap on Android were also an issue on iOS.
This turned out to be more complex
…continue reading Building a PhoneGap app for iPhone with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5