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January 1, 2013  3:24 PM

Google Trends: Android more popular than iPad/iPhone

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, cloud, Cross Platform, Google, Interoperability, ipad, iPhone

Application development for the Android open source operating system and platform is of more interest to software programmers than building apps for either the iPhone or iPad. This is according to a Google TRENDS Web Search Interest ranking pitching the following three search terms against each...

December 28, 2012  9:55 AM

I’m turning cross-platform-dextrous

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Open source

Of course the central premise behind the opportunity to "write once (and then) deploy anywhere" is an appealing proposition for both developers and users alike. Initially championed by Sun Microsystems as a slogan to illustrate the cross-platform advantages of the Java programming language and...


November 8, 2012  11:40 AM

Cross-device cross-platform incompatibility incongruence

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Cross Platform, interconnectivity, Interoperability, Open source

There is now, it seems, a cross-device compatibility imperative rising. We know this of course. Windows 8 is very much positioned as a 'desktop, to tablet, to mobile handset' cross-device operating system and Apple's iOS has (arguably) already been in this space for some time already. Carrying...


November 6, 2012  10:39 AM

3D BlackBerry games to span Android & Apple iOS

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BlackBerry, Cross Platform, Developers, Games, Open source

In the shadow of dark industry mutterings relating to the firm's wider position in the mobile device market, there are healthy sections of the RIM technology stack garnering interest from developers and users alike. RIM (Research In Motion) has not long launched the Gameplay open source...


August 15, 2012  9:14 AM

Qt stewardship baton passed from Nokia to Digia

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, GUI, Open source, Qt

Computer Weekly has reported on both the highs of Nokia Qt's developer conferences and the lows of uncertainty that have surrounded the parent company's position regarding the cross-platform application and user interface...


July 19, 2011  9:13 AM

Cross-platform chameleons & monkeys living in perfect harmony

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Linux, Mono, Open source, Tools, Xamarin

The 'chameleon logo'-emblazoned SUSE Linux distribution has this week announced a partnership with the Xamarin (named after the Spanish word for the Tamarin monkey) open source cross-platform Mono-based products. All the Mono-bananas you can eat... The monkey troop of developers behind Xamarin...


May 20, 2011  10:23 AM

Novell no no on Mono gives rise to Xamarin

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Cross Platform, IOS, Linux, Mono

Attachmate's acquisition of Novell in April this year was bound to cause a few upsets. It appears though that one of the biggest tussles has actually been internal. It appears that Novell failed to give the Mono project the scope its engineers felt it deserved and required; as such, the company...


April 29, 2011  8:25 AM

The Apple Android amalgamation situation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Apple, Cross Platform, Hypercard, OS X

I had a bit of an epiphany on Twitter this week. Some ne'er-do-weller blurted out that Android was "plateauing" - as if that should be some kind of bad thing. Celebrated fellow tech journalist Mr Tim Anderson immediately commented: @ABridgwater it is OK to plateau if you are on a high level!


January 26, 2011  9:41 AM

CiviCRM is SourceForge ‘project of the month’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CRM, Cross Platform, Open source, Portal

Open source software development and distribution website SourceForge is both a hub, distribution network and community collaboration portal for what is estimated to be 2.7 million developers working on more than a quarter of a million projects.

But with a user base reckoned to be up to...


November 9, 2010  1:00 PM

Every step counts, Qt moves to version 4.7.1

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Git, Open source, Qt, Repository

It's interesting to follow a software company's release programme if you are actually following the incremental steps between the version changes.

The spaces between the 'point-dots' so-to-speak generally denote that the first figure is a major iterative development; the second figure...


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