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Location updates and path tracking in Android

Posted on July 18, 2017 by in Mobile Technologies

Introduction

In this era of rapidly changing technology, mobile devices have made their way into all spheres of an individual’s life. Their role in daily life has been increasing tremendously and they are being used for much more than the basic purpose of communication. Android has emerged into the mobile world with an intention to develop a mobile platform OS. It has a tremendous potential in developing smart phones which are aware of its owner’s location and preferences.

Knowing the user’s location is one of the most prominent feature that we have in Android. It can be used to track the path that user went through or to find the current location of a person to identify where he/she is.
Android has provided two API’s from which we can get the location of the device. In this blog, we are going to shed some light on the location API’s usage, working of location awareness in Android and how it will be useful in the real-time world.

Prevent iOS from zooming in on input fields

Posted on January 5, 2017 by in General, iOS, Mobile Technologies

Developing a responsive website that works well across various browsers and devices is tough. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that browser vendors keep adding distinct behaviors to improve user experience. We recently faced an issue with the auto zoom-in feature in Safari on iOS. 

Push Notification using APNS

Posted on December 12, 2016 by in iOS, Mobile Technologies

1.  Introduction

Apple Push Notification service (APNs), which was launched with iOS 3.0 on June 17, 2009, facilitates sending small sized information to mobile devices remotely. Such information is called a notification and can include:

  • Badge
  • Sound
  • Custom title text alerts
  • Payload

However, delivery of the messages to the intended devices is not guaranteed even though the APN server has accepted the messages. One must pay attention to the below constraints while sending a message:

Few tips from our Ionic & Angular JS experience

Posted on October 28, 2016 by in Mobile Technologies

1. Screen Resize

IONIC allows to adjust the screen height whenever the current view is updated, either by loading a new screen or by inducing dynamic HTML. If the screen height adjustment is not handled properly, user will perceive a long delay before they can scroll to the end of the view. It is observed that; such height adjustment can take up to 10 to 15 seconds which is bad UX. To handle this gracefully, snippet similar to the below can be used, where ‘.element’ has to be replaced with the actual Id/CSS class name of the UI element.

Calling a JSON based ASP.NET web-service from an Android phone

Posted on July 20, 2013 by in Mobile Technologies

Our first task, in the quest of mastering the Android platform involved calling an ASP.Net based web service from an Android phone, and passing it simple contact information data – Name, Email, and Address. Once the control reaches the web service, we write that data into a CSV file.

Doing this successfully would allow us to take the core of our processing away from Java/Android into C#.

To call a web service we’ll need to access the web service across the network, for which we’ll need PERMISSIONS to access the user’s internet, WI-FI and/or Data Connection. Add the following to our AndroidManifest.xml file,