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Chidiebere Okwudire SMash ICT Solutions/Senior Engineer at Sioux, Netherlands

"Affordable cross-platform toolchain that works!"

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Ram Nathaniel
Ram Nathaniel CEO & Founder of MathUnderground, Israel

"Over 2 million active installations"

[A] mature, solid & reliable platform. It allows you to concentrate [on] developing your app, not platform specific implementations...

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Fabrício Cabeça Senior Developer at Pmovil, Brazil

"Going from design to working app is a breeze"

Codename One greatly reduced our development time and costs, while giving us the ability to deliver a custom experience in each platform when needed.

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Ali Sayed Senior Developer, Egypt

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Its native access allowed us to add functionalities without limiting developers to platform capabilities.

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Fabrizio Grassi Chemetall, Italy

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Codename One has proven to be a productive tool for us - a true write once run anywhere solution!

Rex Green
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Fast & efficient way to eliminate the hassle of targeting multiple platforms without resorting to HTML5!

Hélio Rugani
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[We had] some non conventional requirements & Codename One gave us good answers for all the challenges that we faced during app development.

Gareth Murfin
Gareth Murfin Developer, Taiwan

"I utilize my Java knowledge to deliver native apps"

I can deliver native apps for both platforms from a single codebase in half the time, at half the cost, with no need to hire anyone.

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Lucky Oscar Masango CTO at BOi Global Group, South Africa

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[It] has given us the ability to develop apps for all mobile platforms [quickly] & at a low cost. [It's] the most innovative tool of this generation...

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You can control every pixel and draw anywhere
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TIP: Intercept Incoming SMS on Android

TIP: Intercept Incoming SMS on Android

Last week I talked about using SMS to activate your application which is a pretty powerful way to verify a user account. I left a couple of things out though. One of those things is the ability to grab the incoming SMS automatically. This is only possible on Android but it's pretty cool for the users as it saves on the pain of typing the activation text.

Tutorial - Crash Protection

Tutorial - Crash Protection

Continuing the trend I revisited the old crash protection video in the "how do I" section and updated it with current information and details. The old video still featured an old flag that should be avoided...
The new video is relatively short and simple as the feature isn't very complex, I hope to produce several more of these and bolster the video section further.

Pixel Perfect - On Top Menu

Pixel Perfect - On Top Menu

I already have half a post on text components but I've put that on hold for now as I've been working on the on-top side menu to supersede the existing side menu bar implementation. I've made some fixes for it over the week, I wanted to make it the default for Codename One apps but it still isn't "perfect". We will make it the default within the next couple of weeks so please test it after this weeks update and let us know ASAP if you spot any issues!

TIP: Send Device Activation SMS via Twilio

TIP: Send Device Activation SMS via Twilio

A very common question we get from developers is "how do I get the devices phone number". The answer is "you can't really and you shouldn't". To clarify, this is possible on Android but would require a scary set of permissions. It's blocked on iOS completely though so you'd need a different solution anyway...
If you look at apps like Uber, whatsapp etc. they all use SMS activation. They just ask you to type your number and activate your phone via SMS. Usually this SMS is sent from the server side but for simplicity lets discuss how this can be done entirely from your app.

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