Archive for the 'Tools' Category

Cross Platform Tools Report

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Vision Mobile has a new, free, large report on cross-platform developer tools. They bravely conclude that  "cross-platform tools will become “business as usual”".

Incidentally, only today, I read about AppSpotr a cloud based app generator and how it doesn’t live up to expectations of developers, end users and clients. This is typical. Some of the cross platform […]


Thursday, October 20th, 2011

As the mobile development market matures, will will start to see commercial ideas more normal on the desktop/server applied to mobile. One such idea is Verious which comes across as a ComponentSource for mobile… with a twist. The twist being that potential buyers can request and vote on components
Verious lists iOS and Android components and […]

The End of Orbit and MeeGo Touch Nokia UIs

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Nokia’s developer-related press release yesterday was mainly about solely using Qt going forward to develop for Symbian and MeeGo. This applies both internally at Nokia and to 3rd party developers. In the future, the built-in phone applications will be written using Qt itself.
However, having read a post by Gorkem Ercan (who works at Nokia on […]

Need for RAD Tools

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Recently I have had a spate of individuals, as opposed to companies, contact me about possibilities for mobile development. Many of these people know nothing about mobile and nothing about IT. Almost all of them have been inspired by the possibilities and opportunities provided by the latest smartphones. Some people have some great ideas while […]

iPhone HTML Tools and Apps

Friday, February 5th, 2010

A short while ago, I wrote how there’s a huge potential market for a fully featured cross-platform application generator. What tools that are available, are either functionally incomplete or don’t support many platforms.
However, this doesn’t mean they can’t be used to write certain types of application. One requirement I […]

509 Bridges the App Web Gap

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Last year I mentioned how 5o9 had developed a solution that allowed BlackBerry and Windows Mobile device location to be made available to web sites. Since then, things have progressed and they now offer a range of multi-platform tools for mobile developers.
5o9 told me that their view of the future is that for […]

3rd Party Mobile Development Tools

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

It’s sad to see Red Five Labs have ceased business activities. They used to produce a .NET runtime for Symbian phones. This allowed development of Symbian applications using Visual Studio .NET.
The fate of Red Five Labs is similar to Appforge. It’s difficult to make money from developers who are used to using free tools. The […]

Maemo Harmattan

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

I have been reading the rumours about Nokia’s Maemo Harmattan. Assuming this for real…
"Maemo was indeed headed for at least one Nokia phone. In fact, they say the eventual plan is to use Maemo to phase out S60 all together"
I have been a fan of Nokia Tablets ever since I purchased the 770. I always […]