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The EclipseCon Europe 2016 conference app is here to help you prepare for the conference! The app lets you create a personalised schedule. It works offline too, so you can use it at any time without a data plan. If you are online, it will get the latest program info from the EclipseCon website to make sure you are always up-to-date. Here is what you can do: Browse all...

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Ever since its introduction at Google IO 2014, material design guidelines have gained more and more traction in the web and mobile landscape. Android has adopted the design style and more and more Google properties are moving in that direction. With the release of Tabris.js 1.7 we made it much simpler to create one of the most iconic material design components: the "Floating Action Button" (FAB)....

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EclipseCon North America is just around the corner, and the EclipseCon NA 2016 app has finally arrived to help you make the best of the conference! Update: A Windows app is now also available: The app makes it really easy to explore the conference program and build your personal schedule. Here is what you can do: Browse all sessions and speakers by track or time Create your personalized session...

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UPDATE: The post has been updated to use the new tabris.TabFolder api Creating a good mobile app goes hand in hand with creating a well designed mobile app. With Tabris.js you are able to cater the style of your app to your design needs. One of the more iconic widgets on Android is the tab. In Tabris.js tabs are represented by the TabFolder widget. The following code is...

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UPDATE 1: With Tabris.js 1.1 released to production, we have removed the "sneak peak" indication from this article. UPDATE 2: Starting with Tabris.js 2.0.0-beta1 the base theme to inherit from has been renamed to DarkAppBar and the theme preference now expects an Android resource reference to a theme. See here for details. In a previous blogpost we discussed how to choose between one of the predefined themes for your Tabris.js app on Android. Basically...

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Single-sourcing mobile apps has become very convenient, now that we have the technology that lets you do it right, for free: tabrisjs.com. It's especially evident when you use the Tabris.js build service and build your apps directly from GitHub repos. A single repo for an iOS and an Android app? Neat! :) Plus, building online means you don't need specific hardware or software, e.g. a Mac to build an iOS app or Android SDK to build for...

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Building a Tabris.js client for Android or iOS has gotten pretty easy thanks to the Tabris.js build service. For the Android client you don't even need to provide a signing certificate to get started: Simply hit "Build Android App" and off you go. Since the build infrastructure is based on the Cordova platform, you can use the build's config.xml file to provide custom branding like icons or app name. Tabris Android...

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Writing mobile applications is not only about the UI. Apps also need content. Often times they fetch dynamic content over the network. This post introduces the basic mechanism for network access in Tabris.js: XMLHttpRequest. The post also explains how higher level networking API can be used. Tabris.js supports a subset of the W3C browser APIs. Part of that API is the XMLHttpRequest. You can use it...

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To create a rich interactive UI, the predefined widgets of your platform and corresponding toolkit are often not enough. You want to draw something yourself. Tabris.js provides just that - the Canvas widget for your own drawings. The Canvas is totally empty by default. To draw on it, you use a Context object with numerous drawing functions. These range from simple geometric shapes like rectangles, circles...

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Often times mobile apps are used to display content. We want our apps to start up fast and bring us to the content as soon as possible. Therefore we store data locally for fast retrieval and offline caching. Popular solutions for such a local store is SQLite on Android or Core Data (SQLite) on iOS. Lately a new player has emerged in the mobile database scene: Realm. Realm...

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