Google’s Android OS has appeared on dozens of devices in the last couple of years. Primary smartphones, Android is promising to aggressively enter the tablet market in the near future. Although Android tablets are already available, the next major release is the one that is intended to contain many tablet-specific features.
Fragmentation, in our context, is when an application splits into many different versions or branches.
As an example, Google’s Android is constantly accused if being heavily fragmented, which detracts from the user experience. Android, and many different versions of it, are installed on literally hundreds of different devices. The large number of variations does present problems for development, carrier software releases, Android developers, and to a small extent end-users. (more…)
Since the introduction of the Android OS by Google, there has been tons of hoopla about what Android is, what Android does, and what sets it apart. These aspects of Android have been manipulated and misconstrued by the media, and subsequently by the public, resulting in a poor understanding of what Android is. (more…)
Some people ask “How do I use PHP and MySQL to create a mobile app?”.
You might be asking this because you are a programmer who wants to streamline their apps as much as possible and put some of the workload on your server. Maybe you are new to programming and want to use your newly honed PHP/MySQL skills. Or may you are a business manager who doesn’t want your programmers to waste a bunch of time learning new languages. (more…)