When developing apps for mobile phones you want to offer your users the best user experience. Sometimes this includes showing information outside of your app, in another app. Up until recently, there was no real good way to do this. Luckily, now there is a new initiative App Links that provides an open source and cross-platform solution for app-to-app linking. The initiative is supported by many mobile app developers, like Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify and Pinterest. In this post I will show you an example how to link between two Android applications using the open source implementation for Android Bolts. However, the same principles apply when you want to link between two iOS applications.
Posts by Roberto van der Linden
With GOTO Aarhus around the corner I would like to share with you my GOTO "experience".
I could tell you more about all the presentations I visited and how nice it was to listen to some great speakers, but I won't
Instead I would like to tell you more about the whole GOTO Amsterdam experience and the feeling I had after the conference.
After doing a number of big projects with Hippo CMS, I came up with the idea of creating a plugin. I'm always looking for ways to optimize the user experience as I think user experience is one of the most important parts of a product. Hippo allows you to store your content in a folder structure. In my projects I've noticed that most users only use a few folders to work in. Sometimes this folder is located on a deeper level in the folder structure, which makes the user need to click even more before he reaches his content. My plugin allows the user to mark a folder as a favorite folder. A link will be created on the dashboard (the first screen after log-in). Using this link, the user can quickly navigate to that folder. The favorite folders will also be available in the link picker as a separate section. Continue reading to find out how it works!
About a year ago I developed an Android app for my website, but as not everybody has an Android device I wanted to create a mobile version of my website. In the mobile version I want to present slightly different data to make it look more like the app. In this post I will show you how I have used Spring mobile to determine which version of the site the user wants to visit and how I used Sitemesh to select the correct decorator.
When I started with my Android application, I had the idea to create a home screen and an action bar just like one of the Android developers described in a blog item. I was really helped by the source code of the Google I/O Schedule app. In this post I will explain how I used several layouts to create my app.
As Android is really hot at the moment (and I have an Android phone), I wanted to create an Android app for my website. In this blog post I will explain the changes I had to make on the part of my web application and how I used Spring Android to interact from Android to my web application.
Spring Integration 2.0.0.RC2 is out and I really wanted to upgrade in my current project. Few of the reasons to upgrade were the dependency of Spring 3 and the support for JMX. Because SpringSource changed a few things in the 2.0.0 release, I want to share the steps I had to take and issues that I solve to migrate from Spring Integration 1.0.3 to the latest version 2.0.0.
For one of our project I needed to read zip files from a FTP server and import the content in a system. In this post I will explain how I have used the Spring Integration to connect with a FTP server and retrieve Zip files.
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