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March 28, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Mobile March TC 2014

Mobile March TC
If you missed it, last week was time again for Mobile March.  Mobile March is a one day event dedicated to exploring the latest in mobile technology and trends which is held every year in the twin cities of MN. 

March 27, 2014 | Craig Isakson: iOS:  Programmatically Posting to HTTP and WebView

When working with mobile apps there may come a time when you need to hook your native app up to a webview.  All-in-all this is a fairly simple process but as with anything there is always a gotcha lurking around the corner.

March 27, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Android:  Programmatically Posting to HTTP and WebView

When working with mobile apps there may come a time when you need to hook your native app up to a webview.  All-in-all this is a fairly simple process but as with anything there is always a gotcha lurking around the corner.

February 04, 2014 | Craig Isakson: JSON Generator for Apex in Salesforce

JSON is great for passing data from here to there and there to here.  For the most part there are a lot of different tools and libraries that exist for dealing with JSON for different platforms like Android/Java and iOS/Objective-C.

January 30, 2014 | Shawn Tennyson: iBeacon = Bluetooth Bliss

iBeacon is a new technology that extends Location Services in iOS. Your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. can alert apps when you approach or leave a location with an iBeacon.

January 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Android 4.4 KitKat Screen Recording

If you are like me, you have probably at one time wished that you could record your screen on Android.  Other platforms have this feature, why can’t Android?  The wait is over.  Android can now do screen recording in Android 4.4 KitKat and above.

January 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: New Google Drive Android API

If you are like me, you use Google Drive all the time.  Not just in the context of a user either but in the context of integrating it with your Android applications.  If you find yourself in this category you will be happy to see that the new Google Drive Android API is part of Google Play Services.

January 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Google to Add Fitness API?

There are new connected devices being announced every day.  Among these devices, fitness devices are becoming very popular.  These devices are being led by devices from Fitbit, Garmin, Nike, and everything in-between.  With all the new devices popping up, it is no surprise to learn that Google may be working on their own fitness API for your Google account.

December 31, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Tips for a Successful Mobile App

It seems like these days every company wants a mobile app.  There is no getting around it.  Apps are everywhere.  It seems like everyone has one but there are a couple of things you should think about before diving head first into building an app for your company.  This is by no means an all inclusive list but just a couple of the more important things you should think about.

December 30, 2013 | Craig Isakson: System.LimitException: Apex heap size too large

If you are like me you have probably seen this error before while doing some heavy lifting in Apex.  If you are wondering how you got this error and how to remedy it, fear not, I will be outlining a number of simple changes that can help aid in fixing this error.

November 30, 2013 | Rob Burke: Bluetooth 4.0 is quickly becoming your new master key

Keys have been largely unchanged in the past centuries until the last decade with key fobs, NFC chips, and now Bluetooth 4.0 changing the way we unlock our possessions.

November 29, 2013 | Craig Isakson: #DF13 and the IoT (Internet of Things)

From the keynote to breakout sessions to a corner of Moscone West devoted to a connected devices lab, Dreamforce 2013’s obvious theme seemed to be connected devices and the Internet of Things.