Tabris Tag

A few days before the start of EclipseCon Europe 2012, we are releasing version 0.8.0 of Tabris. If you have the chance to visit EclipseCon Europe, just ask us for a demo or visit our Tabris talk and workshop right away. Added support for camera and image picking After the video support in Tabris 0.7.0 we now introduce support for local cameras on mobile devices. It enables...

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This year Tabris will be at EclipseCon Europe. Tabris is the mobile cross platform solution that connects the benefits of RAP based web applications with the native power and intuitivity of touch based mobile devices. At EclipseCon Europe you will have the chance not only to get the big picture about the connection between the trends to mobile and touch devices and Eclipse/Java technologies,...

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The other day I wanted to add video playback support to Tabris. "Ha!" I thought, "Piece of cake." My fallback strategy was the normally well documented Android API and, as a last resort, Stackoverflow with the answer to almost any question you can think of. As it turned out, none of these assumptions were correct. While implementing the new video feature, I ran into some pitfalls...

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Application design and user experience has become one of the most important topics in the mobile/tablet/startup world. While some people claim the designer is the rockstar of the team i would still not sign the statement: "Design first". Rather i would say "User experience first". The design of the your application certainly is the very first thing people will face, but when the user experience...

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I love Android, but its default browser is terrible. For relatively simple, static websites it's okay, but i'm talking about complex HTML(5)/JavaScript applications here. And while Safari for iOs is considerably faster, it's has almost as many quirks and bugs.  A great alternative to native apps or Flash this ain't (yet). My frustration comes from one specific topic I had to deal with, and that's scrolling...

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If you need to get a matching UIFont object from a CSS definition like "font-family: Arial; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold;" you have no way to do it with the API that iOS provides for three reasons. First, there is a non-API method on UIFont called +(UIFont*)fontWithMarkupDescription:(NSString*)markupDescription; that could do the conversion/lookup most of the time. Using it will get your App rejected by Apple. Second,  the only...

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It's time for a comprehensive update after the well received Tabris 0.6 release. This time we not only provide the usual set of bugfixes and performance improvements after a .0 release, we've also added support for the SWT List and ProgressBar widgets. All the features described below apply to both the iOS and Android clients if not otherwise noted. We hope you enjoy the new features and look...

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