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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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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Creating and sharing presentations using most of the tools available today is a pain. I think this is mainly due to the fact that they mix content and design in one document and often do a poor job in keeping these concerns apart when the user is editing. When I used Keynote for the first time I was really impressed, but over time I found...

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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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Over the last years I have seen many OSGi project, and while I am pretty happy with most of them there is a tendency to oversized launch configurations. Keeping the launch configs lean is not easy because the automatic dependency resolver can not always pick the smallest set possible. And maybe even worse it is not always obvious which bundles you need to select to...

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