Since launching the App Builder blog in June 2011, our coverage has focused more on Android content than any other mobile platform, so it’s no surprise that the most-viewed items in the blog are skewed to that topic. We plan to add contributors to the App Builder blog in 2012, so you can expect to see more varied coverage. Please tell us in the discussion what topics and platforms you’d like to see us focus on next year.
Thanks to our regular contributors to the App Builder blog — William Francis (Android), Kyle Miller (Android), Justin James (WP7), and Steve Dryall (iOS) — and to our readers for making this new blog a success.
One of the very first questions we face when we begin planning to build an application is whether to do mobile web or rich app development.
Developer Kyle Miller shares basic tips that will make your job of designing Android apps easier.
Kyle Miller provides mobile developers with instructions on how to integrate Facebook logins into their Android applications.
Kyle Miller shares a few tips for gaining popularity for your mobile apps.
Developer Kyle Miller explains why Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has him confused about the future of his current apps.
The accelerometer is a hardware sensor used to detect a shake motion. William Francis shares the accelerometer code that he uses in his Android apps.
The open-ended nature of Android development fosters great opportunities, but it also brings its share of headaches. Here are 10 problems you’ll face - and some ways to deal with them.
Find out why Justin James loves the Windows Phone 7 IDE called TouchDevelop. He likes it so much that he’s hoping Microsoft Research ports it to Windows 8.
William Francis interviews Android community activist and author Mark Murphy, who offers developers app testing tips that won’t empty their wallets.
If Android’s options menu key is frustrating you, read three tips from developer William Francis on how you can improve your user experience.