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Time to Take the Mobile Web Seriously

If you develop native applications, you live on the left-hand side of this image. You’re close to phone internals and you can use hardware APIs to take full advantage of sensors, location based services , GPS, camera and other components inside the phone. Of course, that also means that you have to port, test and maintain versions for all the platforms your customers use — but you can’t have everything.

Jul 21, 2011 by Sayeed Choudhury

Dual-Core Snapdragon MDP Now Available

In mobile communication , 2011 ushered in the buzz word “dual-core” with the introduction of the first tablets and smartphones. At Qualcomm, we began showcasing our MSM8660 dual-core CPU processors at CES, leveraging the Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform or MDP for short. If you aren’t familiar with the Snapdragon MDP, it is an important development tool available from BSQUARE to leverage the powerful capabilities of the Snapdragon processors.

May 5, 2011 by Anita Hix

Show Me The (Web App Store) Money

By now, most of us are used to the idea of an application store, providing applications that make our mobile devices more useful. Typically, entire ecosystems spring up around a platform, and there are multiple examples : Apple’s App Store, the Android Market, the Palm® App Catalog for webOS, RIM’s BlackBerry App World™, and Brew™ storefronts.

Apr 19, 2011 by Mike Milikich

Skate to Where the Puck is Going to Be: Three Reasons to Adopt WebGL

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky said that, and that’s how I feel about the momentum behind WebGL. I think that this web-based graphics library is going to help tear down the walls that separate native app developers from web app developers today and allow them to inhabit the same world.

Mar 28, 2011 by Sayeed Choudhury

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