Codename One Maker Is Now Live On Google Play

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We just released an initial preview of Codename One Maker into Google Play to start soliciting feedback on what we got wrong and what we need to improve. Let us know what you think and how we can improve it in the future. We already intend to produce some of the following: 1. Drag and drop form builder - this won't be a full fledged GUI builder (...

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Introducing Codename One Maker

We are about to release a brand new product: Maker. Codename One Maker is an App that allows non-developers to build native applications directly from their mobile phone or tablet by using the Codename One backend. The tool is relatively simple and produces "cookie cutter" applications, however we think that you would be able to build amazing plugi...

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With 200,000 SDK Downloads, Mobile Development Platform Codename One Announces Version 1.1

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Mobile development platform Codename One is announcing the release of its 1.1 version on Monday, May 20th. Less than 4 months after releasing its 1.0 version, Codename One doubled its user base becoming the 5th most downloaded NetBeans plugin of all time and more than doubling builds on its cloud servers month over month. Codename One is a one of ...

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Drop It - Introducing Dropbox Integration

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We are working on something exciting, more on that next week (hopefully). One of the things we needed was a way to access files on a device, e.g. images, etc. however this is a painful and fragmented subject. Most of my files are still on my laptop and not on my tablet or phone and moving them back and forth isn't convenient... Luckily we have Dro...

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Getting Ready For 1.1

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As part of our preparation for the 1.1 version of Codename One we are accelerating our typical release cycle so we can test against regressions as soon as possible. We plan to make a release within this month for versions 1.1. The final feature set for 1.1 should include the following highlights: 3rd party Library support Windows Phone 8 support ...

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Cloud Object Viewer

Working with the Cloud Object API can sometimes be difficult. The data isn't tabular and understanding the concepts such as indexes and scopes for such objects is pretty hard. To help alleviate this difficulty Chen built a tool right into the Codename One simulator that allows you to query the cloud storage for the current application and helps yo...

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Pingjam: A New Way To Make Money On Ads

We have many interesting ways for you to make money using Codename One and pingjam is one of the most innovative ways we ran into. Pingjam ads are placed within the dialer window based on the number you are dialing to, e.g. you dial to purchase a pizza you might get an ad offering a discount for purchasing over the web! This means a great CTR rate...

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J2ME, Feature Phones & Nokia Devices

Is J2ME dead or dying? How many times have we heard this for the past 3 years or so? Sadly the answer is: Yes! Unfortunately there is no active owner for the J2ME standard and thus no new innovation around J2ME for quite some time (MIDP 2.0 came out in 2004, 3.0 never really materialized). Android is/was the biggest innovation since and became ...

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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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