One of the fundamental mantras of software development is DRY – “Don’t repeat yourself”. It’s an important rule, because it allows us to save both space and time. Instead of rewriting a non-trivial algorithm, we use a method call, instead of correcting bugs in multiple places, we do it only in one. Would you ever not follow DRY? Well… yes, when you need to develop a mobile app. If your plan is to get as many customers as possible, releasing an iOS and Android version is a must. This means maintaining two very similar codebases. Can we do better? The answer is yes and it’s called Xamarin. It’s the platform we’re using for some of our newest projects here at Trifork, and we would like to share with you our experiences, likes and dislikes. Read on if you’re not afraid to abandon Xcode and Objective C.
Posts Tagged ‘Mobile’
The New Motion is enabling mobility based on renewable energy. Orange11 has developed an iPhone app for The New Motion that allows you to find load locations (list or map view), showing you the locations nearest to you and also showing realtime availability. And of course, it is possible to search for a specific load location.
We are happy to announce that the app has been accepted in the Apple App Store.
For more information see:
The New Motion – Love to Load
Since a week I have the latest Android phone of Sony Ericsson, the X10. As it is my first Android phone, the first thing I did was searching the Android Market for great apps to get the maximum out of my Android system.
In this post I will show you my selection of apps that I found useful, interesting or just fun to have.