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The Salesforce Rap Battle! Config D vs. Custom JZ

To Object or Not Object, That Is The Question We’ve all been there as Salesforce Consultants or Solution Architects; a client is thrilled about the Service Cloud rollout and the amazing adoption rate by jadded SMEs when suddenly someone on the client side blurts out, “Wow, wouldn’t it be nice if we could do X, […]

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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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Introduction to Apple’s ARKit (Part One)

In the WWDC 2017, Apple announced the ARKit, which is a new framework to embed the Augmented Reality technology. In this article, you’ll get a brief idea of what AR is and what is inside the ARKit. What is AR? AR (Augmented Reality) is a technology that put a visual object into the real world. […]

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How to handle iPad landscape and portrait layout using size class

Apple introduced the size class to allow the developer to create one single layout for multiple displays. This is one of the core concepts behind the adaptive layout. In this article, we are not going to cover the fundamental concepts of size class, if you are not familiar with it, you can refer to this […]

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Server Side Swift with Perfect: Getting Started

Perfect is an open source server side Swift framework, that help swift developers to build applications and other REST services. If we use Perfect to create a backend for an iOS application, it’s easy to stay consistent by sticking to one language and code style. In this tutorial, I will teach you to build a […]

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How to Make Your iOS App Accessible Using Xcode8 & swift3.1

Intro: Can you imagine how people with visual impairments use their Apple devices without the help from a sighted person? Apple provides an amazing accessibility feature in iOS called Voiceover, which makes the iPhone easier to operate for the blind and sight impaired. To make a long story short, Voiceover is capable of describing an […]

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Basic Gitlab CI Configuration for iOS Projects

Concepts What is GitLab GitLab is a source control platform based on GIT (a free and open source distributed version control system), which can assist developers to manage their codes in a convenient and efficient way.  Normally, through the platform, developers can clearly explore the modification of different version of their codes. What is GitLab […]

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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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Useful build-in tools to detect performance issues of iOS Apps

When developing Apps, it is not usual but sometimes developers may face some weird issues like lagging, stuck or even App crash. Normally, those issues are caused by some bad code style or leak programming and a traditionally developer can use some third-part tools like SonarQube to ensure the code quality. Unfortunately, iOS developing uses […]

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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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Four different architectures for mobile App development

MVC MVC (Model-View-Controller) is one of the most common used structure for App development, extremely good for those apps that have a short life cycle. In MVC, Controller layer is the place for implementing an App’s mainly functions; the Model layer is for data related functions; while View layer is for the designs and UI […]

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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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Office 365 – A Deeper Look at the Microsoft “Send” App

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a new Office 365 mobile app called “Send“. The idea behind the app is to be able to send quick and simple messages to other users via email. The first question that came to mind was, “What problem is this app trying to solve?” My phone can already send emails, IMs […]

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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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Generate code coverage report for iOS apps in Jenkins server

Code coverage is a good method to describe the degree to which the source code of a project is tested and how well the project is tested. In iOS develop world, around 25%  test code coverage is common required in business. Unfortunately, iOS native develop IDE (aka Xcode) hasn’t provided a default build-in code coverage […]

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First iOS Apps from Apple-IBM venture

Around Q2 last year Apple and IBM announced their joint venture. At the time, I sw it as IBM ensuring everything works with iOS.   CNET’s latest article highlights some of the first fruits and it’s a little different than expected.  They focused on developing industry specific apps focused on productivity within the digital channel.  I […]

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New Power BI Features Released for Preview

The Microsoft Power BI blog announced last Thursday that new features were now in Preview, and I can tell you that this is news worth seeing. Among the highlights this preview includes are: Power BI Dashboards  –  This configuration of the base visual approach in Power View into a coherent Dashboard interface is a smart […]

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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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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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