New HTML Developer Guide & How Do I

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We have a couple of new "How Do I" videos covering versioning and crash protection. The code freeze has been in full effect this week and no new features are coming in (although some bugs were squashed), we plan to make a second release candidate which will include some critical bug fixes for 2.0. We now have a new HTML based developer guide and a...

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New How DO I, IDEA Launch & Expanded Developer Guide

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If you haven't checked the How Do I? section recently check it out now. Its completely redone with a filter tool and every video now has the ability to accept comments right below it which you can use to give out tips to other community members about the usage of a specific feature. There is also a new video covering the include sources feature and...

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Adding Google Play Ad's

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We are officially code frozen so only critical bug fixes should be resolved until the actual release. The very last feature to make it in is support for Google Play Ads on iOS/Android. We currently only work with the Admob SDK as we move along we might add additional options. To enable mobile ads just create an ad unit in Admob's website, you shou...

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Using The New Facebook API

We recently introduced a new Facebook API to allow native integration since Facebook has stated their intention to no longer accept OAuth logins from applications. This is very much work in progress so some things will change as we move along especially related to elevated permissions for posting. If you just want something in the form of a "share...

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O'Reilly Blog, Sharing & Performance

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I've just written a blog post for O'Reilly media and we'd very much appreciate it if you check it out, share it (ideally via the social media buttons on it) and spread it to your friends/colleagues. Please take the 5 minutes to do this as this would be very helpful for us. Thank you. The ShareButton component in Codename One is one the most import...

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Fast Push Communication Using PubNub

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This came out 5 months ago but the guy from PubNub didn't update us on the status so we just didn't notice this until now. That's probably a good sign of us being too busy. There is now official PubNub integration for Codename One, which means you can get push like fast 2 way communications between devices without writing too much code. How does ...

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Facebook, Better Input & Improving Community Support

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Facebook has changed the rules yet again, this time related to logging in to Facebook from 3rd party applications. Up until now we used the web based OAuth approach for logging into Facebook since that allowed us to keep the same implementation across Android, iOS, Blackberry etc. without changing anything. However, the new Facebook 2 factor authenticatio...

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Preparing For 2.0

We are now finalizing the features for Codename One 2.0. Yes we are skipping the 1.2 revision and going up to the 2nd generation which we feel is warranted given the amount of features added since the May release of 1.1. We will make the release in December which we will probably spend in code freeze so you won't see new features from us during th...

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LTS Blog Post And Updates

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The guys at LTS just published a post I wrote in their blog, if you are reading this thinking "I'd like to read another 5,000 words from that guy" then head to their blog. Speaking of promoting other people I hope you filled the developer economics survey, its really helpful for us and time is running out (they are closing the survey soon). They a...

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Spinning Natively And Windows Bug

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Shai Ifrach spent the weekend fixing one of the harder Windows Phone issues we had, sometimes on some Windows Phone devices the UI would start with a black screen but never when connected to the debugger! Ugh. Turns out this is a race condition related to using the wrong lifecycle callback (which is used by all of MS's demos)! Kudos to him because...

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