source: Smashing Newsletter: Issue #124 (Nov 18th, 2014)
We’ve all heard it before: when it comes to the current state of UX, iOS is often considered to have a much better experience, while Android is more powerful and customizable. But why? Where are the facts? Well, Luis Mena goes ahead and elaborates on The UX of Mobile Settings, and compares the difference in experiences among Apple, Google and Microsoft device settings — probably not something that many of today’s articles are concerned about.
The UX of Mobile Settings
Following a link from Stack Overflow, I discovered Embedly and its products.
This is a test using Bookmarklet that generate a card for every web page.
Android RSS Reader Application using SQLite
Android Building Group Chat App using Sockets – Part 2
Launch of Xamarin Test Cloud
Today (September 24, 2014) we are proud to announce the public launch of Xamarin Test Cloud, with over 1,000 real devices available to help you build better apps, and ensure they work on each one.
The state of mobile testing today is primitive. Last month we ran a survey that found that nearly 80% of mobile developers are relying primarily on manual testing in their attempts to deliver great app experiences. And yet, more than 75% told us that the quality of their mobile apps is either “very important” or “mission critical.”
We created Xamarin Test Cloud to solve this problem. We believe that testing is not something you should do at the end of the development cycle, just before submitting to the app store. Instead, your app should be continuously tested during development in an automated, scalable way. Your developers should be writing user interface tests as they develop the app, and commits shouldn’t be merged until the tests pass.
Once you have an automated test suite, even a simple one, you can easily verify that your app works on the hundreds of device variants in use by your customers, before you ship the app to them.
In this episode of Android Design in Action, +Roman Nurik and +Nick Butcher cover their top 10 navigation anti-patterns and provide tips on avoiding them.