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Splashtop's new app lets developers run Metro apps on an iPad

If you're developing Metro apps for Windows 8, how do you test touch features? One option is to use a new app called Win8 Metro Testbed, which allows an iPad to access a Windows 8 machine over a network. The remote connection is surprisingly responsive.

April 11, 2012

Android Design V2 features stencils

As the iPad and Windows 8 are readied for market, Google is doing what it can to jumpstart Android development for tablets (and smartphones). Today, Google launched Android Design 2 UI frameworks for developers.

February 29, 2012 by

Adobe adds iOS and PlayBook support to Flash Builder

Developers can now use the Adobe Flash Builder platform to develop applications for iOS devices, such as the iPad and iPhone, as well as the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.Support for the devices — which was announced in April — in Flash Builder 4.

June 20, 2011 by

Microsoft's Windows 8 and the 'I' word (Immersive)

The iPad may be "magical," but future Winpads will be "immersive." Understanding what Microsoft means when it invokes the "I" word is going to become increasingly important to Windows developers (and to a lesser extent, users), in the not-too-distant future.

April 4, 2011 by

RIM may unveil BlackPad tablet next week

Rumours of a RIM BlackPad tablet have been floating around for a couple of months, and the device could be unveiled at a developers' conference in San Francisco on Monday. The Wall Street Journal reports, in RIM Readies Its Answer to iPad, that the BlackPad will have a 7-inch screen and run the QNX operating system – RIM bought the company.

September 21, 2010 by

iPhone 4 gets thinner, adds pixels.

The Apple iPhone 4 has launched, but with a lot of the usual hype missing - the recent global lovefest over the iPad and various embarrassing leaks have, unusually, disrupted Apple's absolute control over the news. Nonetheless, Steve Jobs took to the stage at the Apple WWDC developers conference in San Francisco today and unveiled the latest iPhone as if nothing had happened.

June 7, 2010 by

Apple iPad apps for Aussies

Australian software developers have always been quite interested in developing for the Apple iPhone platform, and many of them have made the shift to producing apps for the iPad. We've scoured the databases and the media reports to find all we can.

May 27, 2010 by

Yes, the iPad is the 'wild west' of mobile UI

In a screed titled iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing, user interface guru Jakob Nielsen offers up a long list of interface problems with the iPad. The "problem" is that the iPad platform is so fresh, and Apple is being surprisingly open to interface experiments, that developers are all over the map (or the touch screen) with interaction ideas.

May 11, 2010 by

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