Tabris Tag

With all of the current mobile and desktop operating systems we use all day, most users expect a great deal from an application user interface. People take things like animated transitions, gesture-based navigation, transparent controls and high resolution graphics, for granted. Yes, SWT recently added Touch- and Gesture Listeners. And yes, you can set alpha on a shell. And yes, you can use a FormLayout to have overlapping UI elements. But...

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I have to admit that I am a little bit frustrated with Firefox OS, so here comes my RANT. I am not complaining that the system is at a very early stage with lots of issues, this has to be expected. I am complaining that the project is making it really hard to find out what's going on. [caption id="attachment_15903" align="alignright" width="120"] Firefox Peak - First...

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From my point of view bootstrapping a new application is always tricky. Especially when you want to bootstrap an app that uses technology you are not yet familiar with. With this post I want to give you a step by step tutorial on how to bootstrap a Tabris application using Eclipse and Maven. So, let's get our hands dirty! IDE Setup The first thing you need to...

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Here is a quick reminder for all Tabris enthusiasts. The 1.0 release is on track and will be available real soon. Run your server side application on mobile devices and benefit from the native features of your platform. Use the Tabris UI, swipe widget, native video and much more. See you soon. :-)...

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Only two weeks left until EclipseCon! I'm sure everyone's excited to see the new location, make new and meet old friends. This year we have plenty of talks ranging from runtime over mobile to modeling. Pick your choices! Highly Interactive Mobile Apps with RAP (J. Böhme López, H. Staudacher): Smartphones and Tablets have become ubiquitous. The competitiveness of the market is a win for consumers but a...

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Today I'd like to present Tabris 0.11.0. This build marks the last public milestone before the 1.0 release. From my point of view this milestone is a breakthrough for cross-platform mobile development in Java. We have managed to abstract common mobile navigation patterns into a Java API. In addition to this we have added support for SWT Menus and facilities to gain device specific information...

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