Based on my last post’s Caching System Architecture for Mobile Apps with a WordPress REST back-end, let’s review in more details what is required to build a cache controller in Swift. The flow: At first run, the app calls all API endpoints requred to download data from the website: Use “Get All” endpoints for each… →
Supported Time Zones PHP, Swift, Java (Android)
We recently came across the challenge of specifying daylight saving affected time zones on a PHP based web back-end to be consumed by a mobile app on iOS and Android. We initially thought of dealing with this using the time difference in hour from either UTC or GMT, however that would not keep in account… →
Windows Phone, RIM, Windows 8 are still not worth to support
According to a report out yesterday from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, with 0.7% and 4.1% of total sales in the US, RIM and Windows platforms may still not be worth the effort to support for your next project. Same goes for the Windows 8 app store. The latest OS from Microsoft still has less then 4% of… →
Surgeworks launches Catholicpedia, the Original Catholic Encyclopedia for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (press release)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, (December 8, 2011)—The Divine Office Catholic Ministry in partnership with Surgeworks, a Salt Lake City-based application developer and graphical interaction design firm, has announced a new app for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch based on The Original Catholic Encyclopedia. Introducing Catholicpedia The Catholicpedia App makes The Catholic Encyclopedia available on iPhone,… →
HP TouchPad sold out, but WebOS has a not-so-bright future ahead.
In my opinion, WebOS was extremely promising, but a couple years late. If HP acquired palm 12 months earlier they would have had better chances. I had a nice brief discussion about the HP TouchPad and WebOs the day the news came out. It was just very clear to me that WebOS and the TouchPad… →
iOS 5 AirPlay Mirroring, Apple living room revolution coming this fall.
AirPlay Mirroring displays anything that appears on your iPad 2 onto your TV screen, wirelessly via the latest Apple TV box (the small black one). It works with the core iPad 2 interface as well as any apps, games, videos, and so on. It even adjusts for portrait or landscape mode, completely mirroring everything you… →
Bible App: awesome update coming to the Mac App Store!
The first Bible reader on the Mac App Store is just about to get a lot better, and it’s ready for Mac OS X Lion! We improved our Bible App on three main fronts: Contents, Navigation and Search features. The Bible App is so easy to navigate, you don’t need to be a scholar to… →
How to close, quit and restart apps on iPad and iPhone
This is a classic: an app stops working correctly, so you hit the home button and open the app again thinking: “I restarted the app but this didn’t fix the problem”… But the truth is that iOS on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch handles multiple apps running at the same time (multitasking) by saving the… →
Mobile Apps Looking Forward
With the markets for mobile devices and applications growing and changing so quickly, it’s difficult to see too far into the future except to say “more.” An article from FastCompany shows that the average smartphone user is consuming 435MB each month, increasing 89% over the last year. Popular apps such as Netflix and Pandora can… →
Will Apple iCloud API support Android, Windows?
At WWDC 2011 Steve Jobs introduced iCloud and mentioned a couple of things while doing so that made people wonder if iCloud will be an iOS an OS X specific technology or if it will be made available to 3rd parties platforms and establish itself as an industry standard instead. Apple’s CEO mentioned iCloud would… →
How to Sync (synchronize) iPhone and Mac OS X Address Book with Android, Windows Phone 7, Nokia through Google’s GMail
If you’re like me, you may have iPhones, Android, Symbian and Windows Phone 7 devices hanging around. So you got a new Android or Windows Phone 7 device and want to transfer your existing address book as is on your iPhone or Mac with all your contacts to your new smart phone. Assuming hat you… →
Bible App: The Best Mac Bible Reader Software on the Mac App Store
Developed by Surgeworks in partnership with the Divine Office Catholic Ministry, this beautifully crafted, simple to use Bible Reader Software for Mac is now the Top Paid Reference App in the Mac App Store. Bible App is so easy to navigate, you don’t need to be a scholar to use it. It’s the Bible reader… →
By now you’ve noticed our great new design and while we’re certainly loving the positive feedback we’re getting, the redesign has been about more than a drastic change of colors. For the last several years our design team has grown and flourished alongside our developers and we are happy to show off their work now… →
Steve Jobs to introduce iCloud, iOS 5, Lion at Apple’s June 6 WWDC keynote
The Worldwide Developers Conference keynote will begin Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Apple confirmed that it will show off iCloud, “Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.” The Cupertino company also announced today that Steve Jobs will return to the stage to present Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, iOS 5 and the above mentioned… →
How to build your own Nokia Symbian App with the Ovi App Wizard
Building mobile apps for iOS, that’s what we have been doing for years. With the Divine Office products line and for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry, we have built recently our first Android app and we have been asked to support more and more platforms. Some people asked for a Nokia app. I don’t think… →