Mobile Detect Script

Mobile Detection

In the past year I have developed a few mobile websites. These normally consist of a specific mobile view (jquerymobile) or a responsive design. In the case of a specific mobile view, you need some type of mechanism to detect the type of browser that is viewing the site. Because of the ever increasing mobile browsers and devices this is a …

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RSS in Safari iOS 6

Apple released the new iOS6 in September. The new OS has some great features and new enhancements. The one item I am baffled about and have not read much about is the removal of native RSS viewing from Safari. This may not sound like much but prior to iOS6 on an iPad or iPhone you could go directly to an RSS …

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Phone “phantom ringing”–changing pockets

UPDATE A recent story on LifeHacker discusses the medical term for this issue http://lifehacker.com/5913334/phantom-cell-phone-vibration-is-a-sign-you-need-a-tech-break I noticed a few months ago an interesting phenomenon.  I would feel my iPhone vibrate when I was not carrying it.  This strange sensation has happened a few time in the past, but last month it seemed more intense.  I found out this is something that others …

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iPhone Jailbreak 5.0.1

I decided to jail break again. I really like the sbsettings That lets you turn things like wireless, bluetooth, and other features on and off with a simple click. I also use mywi to tether when on the road, since I purchased the app it is very useful. Some of the other reasons to jailbreak are to test out some fun …

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Apple App Store – iOS development

In the recent post on the app store comparisons from distimos http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/20/distimos-year-end-report-shows-why-developers-love-ios-iphone-4x-android-revenue-ipad-2x/ It states that the apple app store is the place to be for your applications if you are looking to make some money. The report claims that apple’s store produced near 4 times the revenue than google’s app market. The report goes on to discuss the use of the …

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iPhone / iPad Icon Creator

If you have developed a mobile application you know the hassle it is to create icons. I have recently used the Quirco icon generator : www.quirco.com/iPhoneIcon Give it a try. A very easy way to generate a nice looking logo for an iOS device.

Mobile testing

I have been doing a lot of mobile development lately. One tool I have found to be irreplaceable is Mite (http://mite.keynote.com/) What a great tool. Mite is a mobile web tester. It allows you to view multiple device views of your site. It also does performance evaluations, scripting, and testing. I can’t say enough good words. It allowed me to find …

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iPhone and iPad emulator for windows

I’ve been involved in some mobile application development and have had the need to test a site and application with many mobile devices. During this process I have found two good iOS emulators. http://www.electricplum.com/dlsim.html and http://code.google.com/p/ibbdemo2/ I just recently learned that the ibbdemo2 was replaced by the electric plum version above.   I found these to be great emulators and tools …

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Conpoto – Send a drink

If you are in the Grand Rapids area and have some friends you owe a cold beverage.  You should check out www.conpoto.com. It is a local site for the Traverse City, Holland, or Grand Rapids area.   There are some great establishments setup to purchase a beer for your buddy.  Feel free to send me one. Founder or Hopcat will work.      

iPad Tips and Tricks

I love it when I come across a new thing on the iPad that I did not know.  I was reading a tip’s and tricks blog post on the ipad and I learned about how to pause an app from being installed. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14529/the-complete-list-of-ipad-tips-tricks-and-tutorials/ You basically hit the icon of the app that is in the (waiting or loading) state and it …

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