Smart Developer #3 is now shipping! This fresh issue is packed with mobile app-development articles, including:
- iOS File Sharing: Add data exchange to your iPhone and iPad apps with iOS file sharing features.
- Shanzhai: If that phone looks like your phone but isn’t, it might be a Chinese shanzhai imitation. We look at the Chinese smartphone industry and study a popular shanzhai model.
- Dell Venue Pro: Dialing in Dell's first Windows Phone 7 model.
- Motorola Defy : Lots of phone for the money.
- HTC Desire HD: Take a walk with this well-equipped Android.
- Samsung Wave II: A new Wave reaches the shore.
- Future Tech: The PALRO and Predator robotics projects place an emphasis on optical recognition.
- UI Design: Color management tips.
- Sencha Touch: Build cross-platform apps with this powerful development framework.
- Get Started with WP7: A tutorial for the Windows Phone 7 environment.
- Conder & Darcey: A few simple coding techniques will make your app compatible with a wider range of hardware.
- Extending Android: Manage files, improve battery life, and monitor your system.
- Bada Face Recognition : Teach your bada apps to recognize faces.
- OpenX: Improve the profitability of your apps by rolling in banner ads.
- AChartEngine: Add charts and graphs to your Android programs.
- WP7 Animation: Motion tricks for Windows Phone 7 programmers.
- PlayBook Programming: Create Adobe ActionScript programs for RIM's new PlayBook tablet.
- App Shopper : We round up some remote control tools for hand-helds.
Smart Developer issue #2 is packed with mobile programming articles and solutions, including:
- Letter from the Editor
- MeeGo IVI : Code for embedded automotive environments with MeeGo's in-vehicle infotainment branch.
- HTML5: Why get attached to a mobile OS? We'll show you some tools for cross-platform programming.
- Intel AppUp : Exploring Intel’s app store for netbooks.
- Rooting Android: Get inside your Android phone.
- iPad Alternatives: Will the newest tablets from RIM, Asus, and Motorola meet the challenge of the iPad?
- Galaxy Tab: We try out Samsung's promising Galaxy Tab tablet.
- Windows Phone 7: Did Microsoft finally score a smartphone success?
- Adobe AIR and Flex: Use Adobe’s AIR and Flex SDKs to create Flash-based applications for Android.
- Bada: A simple mapping app will help you get started with Samsung’s bada OS.
- iOS Geocoding: We show you some tools for building geolocation into your iPhone creations.
- WebKit: This ubiquitous rendering engine runs inside many web browsers.
- Near Field Communication: Could this zero-contact interface be the future of shopping?
- UI Design: Tips for interdisciplinary projects.
- Hexapod and DARwin: Robots reflect natural forms.
- Webkey: Control your phone over the web.
- Gmote: Turn your phone into a remote.
- App Shopper: We scour the app stores for some great tools to help you take notes, edit text, build better diagrams, and mock up a user interface.
- Android Development Tools: Programming with Guava, Facebook API, and other alternative tools.
- 3D Graphics: Add OpenGL 3D graphics to Android applications.
What you missed in issue #1:
Android might get all the headlines, but MeeGo, the little Linux that could, may yet become an important Linux for your phones, netbooks, tablets, and cars.
Could this be the best BlackBerry yet? The Torch heralds a departure for RIM and sets the foundation for bigger, better, and more exciting things in the near future.
HP’s acquisition of Palm and the announcement of webOS 2.0 has brought renewed interest in development for webOS. Fortunately, it’s very easy to start building webOS apps with Palm’s browser-based Ares IDE.
These easy Android map apps offer some features you won’t find in Google Maps.
Lawrence, KS, USA: Linux New Media USA, LLC, announces the launch of Smart Developer , a new print publication for developers and decision makers in the mobile application development industry.