Sizing Android Visual Elements Correctly

By Adam Beckley, June 14, 2011 Right-size icons, tables, and buttons for all form factors and resolutions Developers are now increasingly porting iPhone apps to the Android platform. The differences in platform are many, and the principles and elements that work well for the iPhone don’t work as well on Android platforms. With iOS, from the moment you start designing …

Google Adds Gesture Search To Android Apps

By Adrian Bridgwater, June 14, 2011 Google Labs provides gateway for developers to enable more gesture-based application navigation In an understated blog in its developer zone, we learned that Gesture Search functionality from Google Labs now has its own API. Developers can use this API to integrate the branded ‘Gesture Search’ function into Android apps so that users can use …

Quova Expands Geolocation Developer Portal

By Adrian Bridgwater, June 15, 2011 Collaborative sharing showcase for modules and complete applications First launched in November 2010, Geolocation data pioneer Quova has this week ramped up its developer portal with a new set of ‘guidance features’ for developers seeking additional help. The Quova Developer Portal is described as a location for developers to gain free access to the …