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Do-It-Yourself Mobile Apps via the Cloud

John Ghrist

Don't have the budget or an IT department to build a mobile app for you? AppInstitute's App Builder is a SaaS solution that requires no programming.

Written by John Ghrist

Mobile device application-building solutions can often seem like they're most readily tailored to medium- or large-sized businesses. However, the ubiquity of mobile devices and their use is putting pressure on even the smallest businesses to find a way to use this platform as a way of not simply generating buzz, but actually doing business. Trouble is, what do you do if you're an entrepreneurial type who's got a mere handful or less of total staff and who's never written a line of code? Well, you turn to someone like AppInstitute.

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jQuery Plug-ins, Part 2 - Plug-ins You Never Knew You Couldn’t Live Without

Jan Jorgensen

Not all jQuery plug-ins are hard to implement and use.

Written by Jan Jorgensen

In the last article, I presented you with a jQuery plug-in that had a lot of different functions, but not all plug-ins are like that. I have invented my own way to categorize jQuery plug-ins (not rocket science or anything). In my head, I have four categories:

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What Is IBM MobileFirst?

Steve Pitcher

Demystifying IBM’s mobile application development offering.

Written by Steve Pitcher

IBM MobileFirst (formerly IBM WorkLight) is an enterprise-grade suite of tools which help you build mobile applications. I want to give you a little insight of how MobileFirst is structured, in terms of a high level technical infrastructure overview and your pricing options.

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jQuery Plug-ins, Part 1 - Drawing a Timeline

Jan Jorgensen

List data a different way than you’re used to.

Written by Jan Jorgensen

During the next few months, I will create a series of useful (at least I think so) jQuery plug-ins. If you are a keen user of jQuery, you will soon discover that, although jQuery has a lot of functions that will help your daily work, something might be missing. Or it could be that you simply want to do things in a different way, and you might now be a JavaScript expert who can write your own plug-in that will do the job and you want to lean on others who have already been down the path you want to go—at least that’s how I do it.

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AppGyver Composer: The Rise of the "Citizen Developer"

John Ghrist

AppGyver Inc.'s AppGyver Composer is graphical enough that even non-programmers can use it to build mobile-device applications.

Written by John Ghrist

It's probably no surprise that there's an application development platform named after MacGyver, the endlessly inventive TV character who concocts ingenious devices from random materials always conveniently at hand. AppGyver, Inc.'s AppGyver Composer is a rapid mobile application development (RMAD) tool, also always conveniently at hand, which lets developers visually build enterprise apps for iOS and Android (including web deployment via HTML5) via a browser-based toolset.

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Oops! Five Common Mistakes Newbie Mobile Web App Developers Make

Jan Jorgensen

Transform yourself, but watch out for the pitfalls.

Written by Jan Jorgensen

This article is not a big pointing finger to shame you about errors you make when you start creating your first mobile apps. This article is meant as a guideline to help you avoid some pitfalls in your work.

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Appcelerator Titanium Shows Its MADP Mettle

John Ghrist

Appcelerator's mobile app development platform provides a wealth of tools and services for creating multiple mobile apps from a single code base.

Written by John Ghrist

While it's tempting to think of developing applications for mobile devices in traditional terms, carrying out that function for an enterprise is actually lending itself to a different mindset. Specifically, it's the idea that the first step isn't the classic, long-drawn-out process of asking for user requirements, but instead simply starting with a prototype user interface and working forward from there.

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5 Mobile App Trends You Can Bank on in 2017

Pete Helgren

Technology never stands still. What’s likely to happen in the mobile arena this year?

Written by Pete Helgren

The churn in the JavaScript/HTML5/CSS3 continues to “move the cheese” in 2017. The usual pedestrian pace of releases in the JavaScript world has accelerated along with just about every forward-leaning framework in the IT universe, and it changes just about everything that has a web vibe to it. With the winds of change at our backs, I see the following in 2017:

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