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Month September 2011

Mobile Application Training in South Africa

The next two weeks I will be giving an extensive set of mobile application trainings in South Africa, organized jointly by immedia and akosma software! Have you always wanted to learn how to create a mobile app? Looked at Evernote and thought, “Hey, I can do that!” We have embarked on an exciting training initiative [...]

“jQuery Mobile: multiplatform mobile webapps” – by Maximiliano Firtman!

Invisible GmbH and akosma software are thrilled and excited to present the talk “jQuery Mobile: multiplatform mobile webapps” by Maximiliano Firtman at Hub Zürich on Friday, October 21st at 18h, with the sponsorship of /ch/open. Mobile development is here. Everyone needs apps and mobile websites. Here comes jQuery Mobile, an easy to use, standard and [...]

Announcing the swissinfo iPhone Application!

We are thrilled to announce the general availability of version 2.0 of the swissinfo application, this time bundled as a Universal Application, including an iPhone version together with the iPad version! This app includes articles, high quality videos, audio slideshows, podcasts and galleries from the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation. Designed for maximum comfort, the app also [...]

Senbei 1.3 hits the App Store!

Our application Senbei has been updated to version 1.3! Senbei is the iPhone client of the popular Fat Free CRM application by Michael Dvorkin, written in Ruby on Rails. In this version we have updated the code for compatibility with iOS 4.0 and later, and also with graphics that take advantage of the latest Retina [...]

Notitas 2.0 – A Major Milestone!

Notitas 2.0 has been approved during the weekend, and is available in the App Store! This is a major revision of our review-winning application, including a much awaited adaptation to the iPad! That’s right, you can now create, read and edit your notes directly on the iPad. This new application is as simple to use [...]

RooiFonts 1.1 – in the App Store!

The update frenzy continues! This is a long due update, one that we have been pushing back for a while; finally, RooiFonts 1.1 is ready to be downloaded from the App Store! RooiFonts our popular font viewer that allows users to browse, compare, share and learn about the fonts installed in iOS. This new version [...]

A Proposed Architecture for Network-Bound iOS Apps

One of my most popular answers in StackOverflow is the one I gave to the following question: “What is the best architecture for an iOS application that makes many network requests?” The problem is the following: let’s consider a relatively complex application, which has to connect to, and retrieve and send data from different remote [...]

bluewoki 2.0 Hits the App Store!

Version 2.0 of our flagship application bluewoki has been approved (in less than half a day!) and is already available at the App Store! If you haven’t heard of it yet, bluewoki is a peer to peer walkie-talkie for iPhone and iPod touch (it also works on the iPad, of course, but with the iPhone [...]

A Shift In The Market Towards Mobile Web Apps

Mobile apps are hardly something new these days. Mobile app stores are ubiquitous, and download and “number of apps” stats do not matter anymore. “Mobile First” is now, more than just a guideline, simply the way business work. In Switzerland, the big craze of mobile apps began with the introduction of the iPhone in June [...]