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Mobile web development, also known as responsive web design, is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones). A site designed with RWD adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images, and CSS3 media queries.

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by:Lucas Bishop
Uber is really coming out with great ways to leverage their technology. Next thing you know, we'll see them getting into air and water transport...
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Using a WebRTC data channel it's possible for a mobile device to peer share content similar to torrents. This is an interesting approach for scaling user generated content in mobile apps and on the web.
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by:Kyle Santos
Nice.  I'll be checking that out next time I watch something from my laptop to my tv. :)
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by:Cathyo Lee
Sure. AirServer is good. Here I recommend ApowerMirror -- another practical screen mirroring app for both Android and iPhone. Now I can stream my phone screen to PC easily
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by:Brian Matis
Good news! Just saw a report this morning related to this, and it looks like the news about this method was a bit out of date. Apparently Apple has patched for this and did so back in iOS 9.3, released July 2016. :-)

https://9to5mac.com/2017/04/12/iphone-motion-sensors-detect-passcodes-pins/
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by:Erin West
That's good to know!
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Looking to add another certification to your resume? Google Partners has added another exam to their offerings, this time targeting Mobile Developers.
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by:Jaime Lewis
That's really interesting! Maybe we can use this data to inform the next iteration of social sharing
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by:Brian Matis
Really great insights in this, Brandon! Thanks for sharing.
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Native apps are dead!!??? Progressive apps seems to be the future. It takes a lot user effort to chose and download a native app. Therefore, users will be more likely to use a progressive app. Besides, it is more cost efficient than native apps. Do you think progressive apps are going to be the new trend?

If you haven't heard about them. Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQLyhcMoZUQ 
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by:Scott Fell
Although the video sounds like an ad for Firebase, I 100% agree with the idea that creating and managing native apps for multiple platforms is not worth the effort for most businesses.  

Whenever I have said it's not worth the time and effort, there is always resistance with the default, "Mobile devices have over taken desktop... .... You have to have a mobile app today... ....yada yada yada"

There are enough platforms and libraries that can give you a native like experience at a fraction of the development time and cost.  Also, people forget about the increased effort for security of a native app.    I have a friend that built an app for a specific vertical and I tried to talk him into creating a web app first.  More than two years of development vs what would have been several months only to find the other issue I warned about.... users not willing to pay for apps on the Android platform.  A lot of wasted time and energy!
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Important news for anyone that develops iOS apps: Apple is making some significant updates to app reviews:
http://daringfireball.net/2017/01/new_app_store_review_features

Key takeaways:
* Devs can respond to user reviews
* Asking the user to review your app is limited to 3 times per year
* New API for handling review requests
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I'm writing this post from my iPhone just to check how well it works on mobile. You should try it from your mobile device too! I'd be curious to hear how it goes for you.
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Mobile

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Mobile web development, also known as responsive web design, is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones). A site designed with RWD adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images, and CSS3 media queries.