Sep 032012
 

With over 25 million activation in the holiday season of 2011 alone it is hard to ignore mobile application development today. Every organization, even large enterprises are looking to build small useful mobile applications for their employees on the go. This presents a huge opportunity as well as a challenge for the web / desktop application developer who now faces the dilemma of learning a highly fragmented developer space.

Rocky Jaiswal shares his experience of learning, developing and publishing a mobile app in just two weeks. He also looks at the tools available to us for mobile application development and pros and cons of each. Continue reading »

Aug 162012
 

The call for papers / speakers for the 7th Annual IndicThreads Pune Conference is now open. The conference will look at a wide array of software development tools & technologies in Java, Cloud Computing, Mobile App Development as well as emerging technologies like Big Data, Gamification, HTML5 and many others. Continue reading »

Nov 212011
 

The session “Near Field Communication (NFC) For Next Generation Smart Phone Apps” was presented at 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, Pune, India. This session will cover details of technology, its current state and its impact on mobile application development, followed by a demonstration of how to build a NFC based TAG reading Android Application. Continue reading »

Nov 212011
 

The session “Phone for Me, Tablet for We” was presented at 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, Pune, India. The takeaway for the audience is to see how easy it is to design & build apps for multiple devices, while optimizing on codebase, thus improving maintainability & achieving a consistent user experience. Continue reading »

Nov 152011
 

“Your Mobile phone will soon be your wallet – Overview of Mobile Payment Systems” session was presented at 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, Pune, India.

This presentation will provide the audience with a overview of Mobile Payment systems and the state of the current innovations in the mobile payment space. Recently both Google and Apple have been making multiple announcements on the mobile payments front. We will take a deeper look at Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled mobile payment platforms such as Android. The audience will get an insight into how the NFC stack in Android works and how to program applications for it. The presentation will also look at some alternative NFC software stacks such as Open NFC project that is gaining momentum. There will also be an overview of payment systems on other platforms such as iOS, Blackberry and webOS. Continue reading »