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JPMorgan Launches Finn To Lure Younger Customers

In an attempt to lure younger customers, JPMorgan released a new mobile app called Finn by Chase. The app will allow users to open an account, deposit checks, track spending, and perform other activities that many companies already offer. JPMorgan is testing out an iOS version of the app in St. Louis, a city where […]

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How To Connect Your Android Phone To Your AWS-Based VPN Server

In my previous post, How to Set Up Your Own VPN Server Using Amazon Web Services, we set up and configured an OpenVPN server using Amazon Web Services, and then we configured Windows and Linux machines to use the new VPN server.  In this post, I’ll show you how to setup your Android phone to […]

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How to Use Google Maps in Android

Get an API Key for Google Map Before all our work, we first have to apply an API key for Google Maps. What is an API key? An API KEY can be regarded as a kind of authorization mode for interface access. How do you get an API key for the Google Maps API? Google […]

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Basic Research for Google Talkback

As a user What is TalkBack Talkback is an Android system accessibility application that was developed by Google official developing team, which has been positioned as to provide special groups of people, like aged or disabled people (especially for blind people) a voice support while they are using Android devices. Once users activate this function […]

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3 Ways to Master Mobile Apps with DevOps

Smartphones became a part of our collective consciousness a decade ago with the launch of Apple’s iPhone and the impact of the device continues transform entire industries. We now shop for homes, find our next date, and discover the newest restaurant around the corner right from our fingertips. The application market is also a noisy […]

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Mobile Testing on Cloud with Appium Using AWS Device Farm

With Amazon’s Device Farm technology, you can now easily upload your app and choose an Android or an iOS device to test your app. You will get screenshots, videos of the tests that were run and most importantly, the real-time reports of the tests that were completed. It is as simple as uploading a file […]

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Oracle Visual Analyzer: Data Discovery for iOS and Android

One of the great features of the Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) is the included mobile functionality.    Oracle has recently updated the iPhone and Android Oracle BI Mobile apps to support Visual Analyzer, a data discovery and visualization tool included in the Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS). Visual Analyzer is a powerful, yet easy to […]

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Liferay Announcements that give you a Mobile Jump Start

I am always intrigued by technology implementations that accelerate my ability to create robust solutions, especially when they are well architected, proven to scale, and economical.  There are a couple of recent announcements from Liferay that I feel fit this description and are worth looking into:  Liferay Screens 1.0 This exciting new offering further strengthens […]

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Top 10 Announcements from Build 2015 Keynote on Day 1

The 2015 BUILD Conference kicked off today, and today’s keynote was packed full of TONS of announcements and new information. Some of these things are going to be released sometime this year, but some of it has also been released to be available today! Even though you can watch the Build 2015 Day 1 Keynote […]

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Hands on with new Microsoft Outlook for Android

Today Microsoft released a long-awaited Outlook application for iOS and Android platforms. I downloaded a preview version from Google Play and installed it to my Android phone to give it a quick test. I’m used to accessing my corporate email through the standard Android Email application (which got a significant facelift in Android 5.0) and […]

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Now You Can Buy Bus Tickets With An App

You can file this under slightly self-serving.  Android Police has a short article on the Bolt Bus app (also available on iOS). It’s highly rated and fairly useful.  Why self-serving you ask?  Well, Perficient developed it for the client.  My twin brother Tim Porter was the manager of that project. Customers can now get their […]

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Mobile Automation Testing using Selenium Webdriver

Nowadays, compatibility testing is in great demand as it gives us the confidence to say whether the application is usable across multiple platforms. One of the most used platforms available in today’s world is Mobile. So the question here is whether the application is usable across different Mobile platforms? There are n number of Mobile […]

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IBM Worklight video play – using Android native functionality

Introduction IBM Worklight is a mobile application platform that enables the development of cross-platform hybrid applications, offering mechanisms to navigate between the web view and the native view, and providing a development and run time environment that moves hybrid apps much closer to the write-once-run-anywhere goal. Problem Statement The HTML5 video content would not play […]

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Create cross platform apps in C# with Xamarin

Xamarin and Microsoft have teamed up to make all other development platforms irrelevant.  Xamarin is the creator of popular cross platform development tools that allow developers to create iOS, Android and Windows applications all in C#.  With the launch of Visual Studio 2013, Xamarin and Microsoft announced a partnership that will significantly improve the experience […]

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IBM Mobile Strategies

IBM recently published a new presentation on their mobile strategy for social businesses.  This presentation is a comprehensive look at the available IBM mobile technologies across their broad spectrum of systems, including WebSphere Portal, Lotus Notes, Domino, IBM Connections, Sametime, Sterling Commerce, Cognos and Coremetrics. IBM has a three prong strategy when it comes to […]

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Mobile Development Best Practices

From Desktops to Mobile and Smart Phones – Lessons Learned This session at Lotusphere 2012 was presented by Usman Memonand focused on lessons learned and best practices many organizations face today when moving to mobile platforms.  Some of the key lessons learned are highlighted here. Development Approaches and Considerations Users are attempting to access your […]

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10 Tablets that Should Join the HP Touchpad

Categorize this under the funniest article I’ve seen in a while.  eWeek posted an article about the tablets that should die.  Some you may never have heard of but some are really well known.  When I read the list and then thought of popular tablets, it seems like the only tablet NOT on the list […]

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Google Announces Plans To Bake Android-Like Web Intents Into Chrome

Tech Crunch has an article about new plans for embedding new functionality into the browser.  Actually both Google and Mozilla are working on putting “web intents” into their browsers. Today, Google has announced that it’s planning to integrate Web Intents into Chrome. The news comes on the heels of Mozilla’s announcement last month that it […]

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Stats Comparing iOS to Android

eWeek has an article out comparing iOS to Android.  Despite the surge in Android shipments, the total of iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad shipments still far surpasses what Android has shipped.  See the article for all the points they make. 5,200 developers at Apples WWDC 200 Million iOS devices sold 425,000 iPhone apps 90,000 iPad […]

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