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Turn It On (Or Off)

We just added a new On/Off switch to Codename One that should allow you to use this component which is very popular on iOS (and gaining some popularity on Android), this is a rather elaborate component because of its very unique design on iOS but we were able to accommodate most of the small behaviors of the component into our version and it seamle...

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OTA Device Skin Downloads

Chen has recently added support for a new OTA (Over The Air) skin download feature which allows us to give you more device skins while maintaining a relatively small distribution size, in fact we might shrink the distribution by removing some of the builtin skins into the new OTA download option. Most of the work on the Skins themselves was contrib...

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Which Subscription Level Should I Choose?

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From the many emails and discussions we have with developers it seems that there is a great deal of confusion regarding the differences between the 4 levels of subscription that Codename One is offering. I would like to explain the difference more succinctly by covering some of the cases and benefits we reached with various level of subscribers. Th...

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Cutting PSD Files

This post is inspired by a great post written by Tope, covering the slicing of a PSD image to produce small PNG images which you can later on use as image borders, backgrounds, icons etc. Tope's technique is pretty simple and works rather well but I'd like to offer another technique as well as a better way to detect the proper layer you with to cut...

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Windows Phone 8 And The State Of 7

A preliminary Windows Phone 8 build has been available on our servers for the past couple of days. We differentiate between a Windows Phone 7 and 8 version by a build argument that indicates the version (win.ve...

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Combining SalesForce and Codename One

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This is a guest post by Bertrand Cirot, based on an original blog post that appeared here. Bertrand works as an SFDC, Flex and Java/J2EE developer in Switzerland. Closely interested in mobile device solutions, he writes on Tuto-CodenameOne.ch which proposes tutorials for the French-speaking community. While investigating the possibilities within Co...

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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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