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5 Tips for Gamifying Your Mobile App

This is a guest post by Yaniv Nizan who is the CEO and Co-Founder of The SOOMLA Project, the platform for Creating In-App Purchase Stores for Mobile Games. Yaniv also writes in 4 different blogs including blog.soom.la, speaks in different industry events about gamification and game design and tweets @y_nizan. Gamification is the practice of using g...

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Performance Improvements On iOS & Some Other News

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The other day one of our pro users sent us an app he is working on (which looks great and will hopefully be submitted to the gallery), he was experiencing major performance degradation on iOS compared to Android. Initially I couldn't find anything wrong with the app so I started debugging and benchmarking the hell out of it. Turns out that we had ...

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Pull To Refresh & Several New How Do I videos

Chen has been busy adding one of the more addictive features yet to Codename One: pull to refresh. If you are unfamiliar with the Twitter app, this feature essentially means that you pull the UI downwards from the top and an arrow appears indicating that the UI will refresh once you lift your finger. This is now baked into Codename One allowing you...

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Codename One Affiliate Program

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Today we are announcing the new affiliate program for Codename One. This effectively means you can advocate Codename One to your friends, colleges, complete strangers and get paid if they sign up for a paid account for up to two years! You can read about the affiliate program and how you can start earning today right here....

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Hamburger Sidemenu

The title of this post might be a bit misleading... Hamburger? The Hambuger sidemenu is the menu style popularized by the Facebook app, its called a Hamburger because of the 3 line icon on the top left resembling a hamburger patty between two buns (get it: its a side menu...)! Up until now these things were a pain to implement smoothly in Codename...

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Inspecting Components

First, let me start with an apology for not blogging as frequently. Its been hectic these past few weeks and I could barely find the time to write this! That's generally a "good thing(tm)". One of my favorite things about working with Codename One is the GUI builder, it solves a lot of the headaches of handcoding/positioning elements into place es...

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New Preliminary Library Support

We've just launched a new library project type for Codename One, this is very preliminary but we think this is pretty much the final direction we will take with the Codename One library support. To get started just create a new project and select the Codename One library project as your option. This will generate a cn1lib file when you build the ...

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With 100,000 SDK Downloads, Mobile Development Platform Codename One Comes Out of Beta With 1.0 Launch

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Tel Aviv, Israel - Mobile development platform Codename One is announcing the launch of its 1.0 version on Tuesday, January 29. After releasing in beta last June, Codename One – the first software development kit that allows Java developers to create true high performance native mobile applications across multiple mobile operating systems using a s...

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New Blog Infrastructure

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Due to technical reasons in our website we had to dump blogger which served us well until now. We aren't deleting the blog but we will try to move it to this domain....

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Why Oracle won't issue Java for iOS anytime soon 

They say that today all companies are software companies. In less than 5 years all companies will be mobile companies. So why isn't Oracle "getting it", why aren't they on the iPhone, on Android and even Windows Phone? This OTN thread has been going on for some time now with people constantly chiming in with various uninformed opinions regarding ...

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