Moritz Post

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Jun 20th, 2014

Tabris 1.4 Preview: Spinning ProgressBar on Android

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The days until the upcoming Tabris 1.4 release are numbered and we have another nice addition to share with you. A ProgressBar can be configured to be indeterminate, which puts it in a never-ending activity mode. On iOS, indeterminate progress is always shown with a spinning indicator. The Android client uses a bar-like visualization for [...]

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Jun 16th, 2014

Tabris 1.4 Preview: Client Dialogs

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With the Tabris 1.4 release approaching fast, we’d like to preview another nice addition to Tabris: the client side dialog. Creating a dialog has never been a big problem in Tabris but until now it lacked the visual fidelity to what mobile users were used to on their respective platform. The discrepancy originates from the [...]

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Jun 6th, 2014

First impressions of Apple’s Swift programming language

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Apple introduced the Swift programming language at its wwdc14 event yesterday. I spent some time digging through the language documentation. Here are my initial thoughts on some of the more interesting features. The language is much more concise. If you have a background in any C-based language (other than Objective-C), you will be able to [...]

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Jun 11th, 2014

Tabris 1.4 Preview: Print Support

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Many people can stick to consuming their content on digital screens, but there might be times when you want to have it on paper. Therefore, the upcoming Tabris 1.4 release will add native support for printing right from your mobile device. A Tabris client makes use of its platform specific approach to printing, which means [...]

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Mar 26th, 2014

Tabris on Android Wear

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Google just announced their push into the wearable computing market with the introduction of Android Wear. Currently the main focus of Wear is to deliver rich notifications from your phone to your wrist. While that is great, Wear is actually a full fledged Android device (alas with a small screen). We took our Tabris swipe [...]

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Jun 6th, 2014

User Experience Enhancements in Tabris 1.3 for Android

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The upcoming Tabris 1.3 release will include visual improvements to the Tabris Android client. Most notable is an updated animation for the TabFolder appearance and an improved user experience when dealing with pages in the Tabris UI. TabFolder gets smoother The TabFolder always had a nice look to it but with the recent changes it [...]

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Feb 18th, 2014

Dart as a programming language

Lately i have been experimenting with the dart language a lot. Dart claims to be “a new platform for scalable web app engineering” and while that is true, it is also an interesting programming language. The following talk by +Bob Nystrom describes how dart relates to other higher level languages. It is a quick primer on [...]

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May 23rd, 2014

Crossing boundaries with the new Android transitions

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A few weeks ago I posted a blog post about how to create animations using the ViewOverlay introduced in Android 4.3. Fast forward to today and we have a new Android version: Android 4.4 (KitKat). This latest edition brings a set of new, animation-centered APIs called “transitions”. +Chet Haase created a great dev byte series video explaining what transitions are [...]

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Nov 14th, 2013

New in Tabris 1.2: Set your modal shell overlay color

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Tabris 1.2 will be released on December 6th with a huge set of new features. You can check out the roadmap to get the big picture. In today’s post we’ll focus on a feature we introduced as a result of a user request: the ability to change the overlay color of a modal shell. The overlay [...]

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