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The end result of all application development is to create a great user experience. UX is both an art and a science, and great UX design has never been more important.

What do iBeacons mean for app users?

iBeacons (and Bluetooth beacons that don't follow Apple's "i" specification) are intriguing technologies that promise a new level of interaction between people and the (real, physical) world. Beacon promoters hold them up as a technology to "add context" to mobile applications and make every user's experience better and more personalized.…

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Evaluating mobile projects to make the right bets

I get excited about using mobile technologies to create new solutions. If you're reading this article, you probably do too. But not all ideas are created equal, and just because we can create a solution using a new technology doesn't mean it will be a good investment of time and money. Over the years I've developed a specific methodology…

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Developing Robot Runner.app for the Apple Watch

The news on Apple Watch ordering day when I rose at 6:30 US/Eastern was that the first production run had sold out--which I expected. Unexpected was that I found one (and only one!) style available for first wave delivery. The watch arrived April 24 (Friday) via UPS as promised. Time to Code! On Friday I enjoyed using the Apple Watch, and…

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Is HTML5/JavaScript a Mobile Development Silver Bullet?

Mobile development today has a serious dilemma: on one hand we can't create the best user experience without designing and coding for each targeted form factor. On the other hand we usually don't have the budget or staff to start from scratch developing a unique application for each new device we'd like to target. HTML5/JavaScript to the…

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