If you haven’t done so already it’s time to check out some Xcode plugins. How about managing cocoapods from inside Xcode or getting a Todo-list window generated from your code comments? Clang-formatting your code, install new colorthemes or getting a minimap-view like in Sublime text? (more…)
VG+ is VG’s premium subscription based digital product and VG’s third editorial product, it consists of the best content from the printed VG newspaper with the best content from VG’s free news site www.vg.no. Context aware content tailor made for each platform ensures the ideal reading experience per device. The user can quickly and easily gain news insight on their mobile while enjoying a more immersive experience on the iPad.
The first version of VG+ was released in 2011 as an iPad app. It was a native application that won multiple awards including the ‘Best iPad Newspaper in the world’ at the WAN IFRA Cross Media Awards in 2011.
In 2013 we ditched our native apps and created a new set of VG+ Hybrid Apps (Android, iPhone and iPad). The goal was to combine the best of web technology with the best of native technology. We also created a new set of editorial tools that are tailor made to the needs of our editorial team and to creating interactive and instantly available content for mobile devices.
So why did we scrap the native apps and build hybrid apps?
It seems like after Apple upgraded almost every line of code in the iPhone they also introduced a bug regarding browser cache in Safari.
If your site takes advantage of the
ETag headers, you will probably run into this problem as well.
The iPhone will send a
If-None-Match header. The problem appears when the page is interrupted or cancelled during loading. In this case, it seems it will store an incomplete cache entry in the browser cache.
With an increasing number of users on tablets and smartphones, the need to take touch friendliness into consideration is greater than ever. Even though both the browsers and hardware are approaching desktop speed, there are still some issues with implementing web sites and web apps for these devices. (more…)
We recently released an Android application for Vektklubb.no – a product that helps you lose weight, stay in shape and become healthier.
The app is a simple WebView-based wrapper, but we hope this can help new and existing users discover the mobile version of the product.
I’ve been working on an Android application recently which uses an SQLite database to store and search about 6000 rows of data, and the data is updated from a webservice periodically. It would seem like a fair assumption to think the retrieval of data from the webservice would be the slowest part of the operation, however – this turned out not to be the case. (more…)