Author: Johannes Eickhold

Happy New Year from the Tabris Team! We are having an exiting start into the new year with another release of Tabris, Tabris 0.10.0. The focus of the latest release is user experience. We added support for typical mobile interactions like swiping, back button navigation in trees, and improved visual touch feedback. Page Navigation with Gestures (Swiping) One of the most commonly used gesture on mobile devices is...

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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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Serial communication is one of the ancient technologies in computing that is still relevant today. Its origins date back to the 1960's when serial communication was used between teletypewriters and modems. Today, serial interfaces can be found inside myriads of embedded systems where they transfer data between different components. A serial interface is also a common way to connect a PC to an embedded system....

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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 Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized PC, is drawing a lot of attention - and justifiably so. It is cheap. Very cheap. From its main distributors it is available for around £32. This makes the device so cheap that it is useful in a great variety of use cases. Originally intended as an educational platform, as described in this insightful speech by the project's founder,...

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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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   Packaging a customized IDE for the benefit of your users. Recently we released a developer preview of Tabris, our new mobile, cross-platform, server-side, app framework. Using Tabris as an example, I'd like to show you that with Yoxos, it is just a matter of minutes in order to define and publish a complete Eclipse-based IDE around your own software platform or framework. I'll start by describing...

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On Monday this week we released Tabris 0.6.0 which is the renamed successor of our last RAP mobile release. Next to the renaming of projects and packages there were a few other changes worth mentioning. The caching of images in both native clients for iOS and Android has been vastly improved. Images are now fetched from a local cache on your mobile device instead of being...

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RAP mobile is progressing. In this post we'd like to give you a quick update on the latest features in the RAP mobile clients for iOS and Android. Android Graphical Context For drawing arbitrary graphical elements in a widget, RAP mobile now supports the Canvas and GC (graphical context) API. This enables a variety of options for designing individual UI elements. The graphical context also lays the foundation...

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In this post we'd like to give you a quick overview of the latest in RAP mobile, version 0.5.5. Android Support for UI Callback The UI callback mechanism enables a RAP client to automatically update the UI without user interaction. With this feature we can support progress indicators or updates to displays that are triggered by events on the server side. Watch for examples in the upcoming releases. Label...

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