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20
Jan

Developing MUBI for Roku

When MUBI first approached us to discuss developing MUBI for Roku we were excited to be part of extending the MUBI service to an additional platform. If you haven’t used the MUBI service before, now i…

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11
Nov

iOS and Android SDK Comparison Part 1

This isn't a series of posts to try to compare the two platforms and decide which one wins, whatever wins means, from a development perspective. It's a post to compare the major features of each, and…

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17
Sep

Pocket Parking Coming Soon!

Here's a sneak preview of a new project I'm launching, and have been working on since January. We're aiming to change the way you park in cities, opening up all the unused private space while…

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17
Sep

Using Android Studio and Gradle to build Android…

Gradle, the new build system for Android Apps if you are using Android Studio (if you're not you're missing out on a lot of great features) is a huge help if you need to build multiple versions of…

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18
Sep

The Best Apps of 2013

Great to see Tube Map London Underground has just been voted as one of the best apps of 2013 by the Google Play team :-) It's been a great year on Android for the Visual IT Zuti apps that have been…

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18
Sep

Android Runtime (ART) vs Dalvik

If you've got a Nexus 5, or are lucky enough to have KitKat rolled out to your phone, you may have noticed the inclusion of the new Android Runtime (ART). This is an experimental runtime developed by…

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18
Sep

Making Android Apps More Accessible with TalkBack

How much do you consider accessibility when writing Android apps? So far, I'm embarrassed to say I've done little more than the default. For example, I'd add content description strings to all my…

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18
Sep

best and brightest

Summary A week inside Google with their best and brightest, cupcakes that is ;-), at the Google+ Sign-in bootcamp. Overview I was lucky enough to be invited to Google’s series of bootcamps to get p…

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03
Jun

google app engine to host a static site

Summary Why and how to use Google App Engine to host static / multi-page sites. Overview It seems that Google App Engine has a bit of an image problem. I often hear it mentioned when discussing…

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02
May

get paid, go broke

Why paid apps are no longer sustainable for developers and what are the alternatives? It used to be simple. Have a good idea, create an app, and sell it. OK, much digital ink has been spilt on how…

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