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Off to WWDC in two weeks!

May 26th, 2015 by

Right now I am feeling lucky, happy and very excited. Why? Because in two weeks I am finally able to go to a conference I was dying to go to for several years. The conference I am talking about is WWDC, the World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

Ysis Mobiel – an iPhone app in Healthcare

September 20th, 2012 by

Hi! My name is Byron Voorbach. I am an intern at Orange11 as a software developer since february 2012. During my time at Orange11 I have been given the opportunity to work at some great applications. Ysis Mobiel for our client Gerimedica is one of those applications. Since I am fairly new to the company this will hopefully be my first (of many) blog posts.

Ysis Mobiel is an iPhone application for one of our customers in the Heathcare sector, GeriMedica. Please check out the case study to read more about the application and what it does.

The Mobile team at Orange11 have already developed a lot of pretty cool apps. Two of which I’ve been involved with from the sidelines are The New Motion & Learning to Write with Tracy. But with the Ysis Mobiel app, I was properly involved from day one, and I really gained insight as to how to integrate cool features such as:

  • providing security by logging in users with a simple pin code
  • give the users the ability to work without an active internet connection
  • figure out ways to optimise the user interaction within the application, trying to come up with a way to have users interact as quickly, easily and effectively as possible

But next to those challenges, I had a real drive to make the application a success, because first of all, it is part of a bigger project the Electronic Health Records (EHR) that Orange11 develops and on the other hand because as part of my studies I created something similar to this application, so could really relate back to its purpose. Anyway, the app is in the App Store and the feedback we have from GeriMedica to date from the first customer demos are really positive. I am already exciting about working on more mobile apps and I look forward to sharing more of my experiences on the Orange11 blog too. For now, you can read more about Ysis Mobiel in the Gerimedica / Ysis Mobiel case study on our website.

The New Motion: ‘Love to Load’ iPhone app

August 14th, 2012 by

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

Developing apps compatible with all iOS devices

November 25th, 2010 by

As you might already know, iOS is the operating system that runs on iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. The first iOS device was the iPhone and was released in January, 2007. Back then the operating system was called “iPhone OS”. Since that time more devices were released running iPhone OS than just the iPhone. This is why a while ago Apple announced that the operating system would from that point on be called “iOS” instead.

When you’re developing an app for iOS you most probably are focusing on just one specific device with a specific version of the operating system. For example you’re developing for iPhones running iOS 4.2. If your only target audience is iPhone users then this is good enough. But you could make you’re app support other devices and iOS versions as well. This would extend the target audience for your app. As it turns out, it isn’t much of a hassle to do so!
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iPhone OS 4.0

April 11th, 2010 by

This is just a quick blog post to share my excitement for the new iPhone OS firmware version 4.0, which was announced by Apple just a few days ago. Yesterday I installed the beta version of this new OS on my phone, only to find out that a few of the new features are not supported on iPhone 3G 🙁 Unfortunately, those features will be available only on iPhone 3GS. Nonetheless, I am very excited about all this new stuff and want to go over the most interesting features, both from a user’s and a developer’s perspective.
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Cool iPhone / Android WordPress plugin

September 8th, 2009 by

We just installed a nice WordPress plugin that displays our blog post in a much more mobile-friendly manner (both visually and in terms of bandwidth). Check it out on your iPhone or Android phone or check out the screenshot if you don’t have one. Kudos to Jettro for telling me about this plugin.

You can install the plugin directly from WordPress by searching for: WPtouch iPhone Theme
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iPhone as the guide to Lowlands Paradise

July 24th, 2009 by

Recently I have become interested in developing apps for the iPhone. I am about to finish my first app called “LLowGuide”, which is supposed to be a guide for a Dutch music festival called Lowlands. Lowlands will take place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of august 2009. As of the moment of writing, I submitted a very early version of the app into the iPhone’s App Store. But it has been in review for 8 days now, with no indication of when the review will be finished. I am starting to doubt whether I am able to release the final version before the festival starts. But in any case, it was a great iPhone programming exercise.

While developing I gathered some good practices, which could be applied in other apps as well. I want to share with you a few practices which I found particularly useful while developing the app. I hope that this way you get excited about iPhone programming (if you weren’t already) and get motivated to write your own app (if you didn’t already).
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