Posts tagged with "android"

Apr 17th, 2014

Tabris 1.4 Preview: Print Support


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 19th, 2014

Tabris on Android Wear


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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Mar 10th, 2014

Tabris 1.3 is here! Open Sourcing Passe-Partout…

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Today we are proud to unleash Tabris 1.3. Aside from many improvements under the hood and user experience enhancements for Android and iOS, some major features made it into this Tabris release. With this post we want to show you the highlights. Responsive Design with Passe-Partout Responsive Design is finally coming to the SWT world. And with [...]

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Feb 20th, 2014

User Experience Enhancements in Tabris 1.3 for Android


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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Dec 12th, 2013

Crossing boundaries with the new Android transitions


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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Dec 6th, 2013

Tabris 1.2 is here!


We love doing mobile apps and we love excellent UIs. That’s the reason why, 1.5 years ago we created Tabris. Today we are proud to unleash Tabris 1.2. It’s the best and biggest release so far and in this post we want to show you the highlights. Free for… We are a company that loves [...]

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Nov 14th, 2013

New in Tabris 1.2: Set your modal shell overlay color


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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Sep 19th, 2013

Crossing boundaries with the new Android ViewOverlay


Animations are an integral part of mobile applications. They make an app more enjoyable, emphasize actions and, in general enrich the user experience. While there are many ways to perform animations on Android, certain advanced effects are not always easy to achieve. Inspiration Inspired by the excellent Android Dev Bytes series from +Chet Haase and his [...]

Aug 12th, 2013

Optimizing Images for Mobile, Native and Web Apps

Nowadays applications are expected to provide a better look & feel than ever before. This trend is not limited to mobile apps – desktop and web applications need keep up as well. A common solution is the extended use of images and graphics. But all the shiny pixels can take up quite a bit of [...]

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