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A-Z of tech used in Projects

Over the course of the last 3 years, I've worked with many different clients of all sectors and sizes, and have used an amazing array of different technologies, apps, websites, applications, test tools and platforms. I thought I'd compile an A-Z of them and will add [...]

iOS 6 Upgrade – Part 3 – Moans and Gripes

I’ve now upgraded my iPhone3GS from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. This has been delayed mainly due to a freelance iOS App Testing project I was working on at iOS 5.1.1 plus also partly  due to waiting for some fix version releases, to address any initial problems [...]

iOS 6 Upgrade – Part 2 – New Features and Changes

I’ve now upgraded my iPhone3GS from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. This has been delayed mainly due to a freelance iOS App Testing project I was working on at iOS 5.1.1 plus also partly  due to waiting for some fix version releases, to address any initial problems [...]

iOS 6 Upgrade – Part 1 – Upgrade and Initial Thoughts

I've now upgraded my iPhone3GS from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. I  put this upgrade on hold, mainly due to a freelance iOS App Testing project I was working on requiring me to keep iOS 5.1.1 but also partly due to waiting for some fix version [...]

iOS App Testing – Ad Hoc App Delivery Method

As I recently started using TestFlight for this, I thought I'd outline how the other way of delivering Apps to testers works - that is Ad Hoc Delivery. Firstly, the UDID of your iOS Device(s) has to be known by the Developer delivering the App to [...]

Apps World 2012, Day 2, Wednesday 3 October 2012

Last Wednesday, I went along to Day 2 of Apps World 2012, at Earls Court 2. I went for the full day, as there was more of interest during the morning session, especially around the area of Mobile Testing. My photos from the day are below, [...]

Apps World 2012, Day 1, Tuesday 2 October 2012

  Last Tuesday, I went to the first day of Apps World 2012, at Earls Court 2. I went along to see what I could find out about the latest Apps and App Technologies, plus also to do some networking. Event photos from Apps World blog [...]

TestFlight – iOS App Delivery for Testing

I've now started using TestFlight, which enables simple delivery for iOS Apps for testing. The idea behind it is that iOS App developers setup a project that testers can be added to. The testers can then access the latest builds of the App as and when required [...]

iOS App Testing – Crash Reports – Part 2

Part 2 covers how to obtain Crash Reports from iOS Devices by using Apps on your iOS device, after there has been an iOS App Crash The following Apps allow you to see Console logs on your iPhone and/or iPad: System Console - by Electric Labs Console [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:13+00:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Apple, Apps, bugs, iMac, iOS, iOS App Testing, OSX, Software Testing, Tablet|Tags: , , , , |

iOS App Testing – Crash Reports – Part 1

Having tested several iOS Apps via the uTest platform, on both iPhone and iPad devices, I thought I'd share some of the tips and tricks I've picked up while doing this. iOS App Crashes A crashing iOS App is seen as the most serious type of [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:15+00:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: Apple, Apps, bugs, iMac, iOS, iOS App Testing, OSX, Software Testing, Tablet|Tags: , , , , , |

Mobile Development Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Kindle Fire

Updated: 22 May 2012  I've done some research into the different Mobile Development Platforms, as there's now so many different offerings from different manufacturers. Here's the current state of play:- iPhone / iPad  Objective-C using iOS development platform Android Java using Android SDK development platform BlackBerry [...]

Learning Android Development – next book ‘Android for Programmers’

Next book to work through is 'Android for Programmers' - from the Deitel Developer Series. This book contains 16 fully coded Android apps, giving explanations of how various functionality has been achieved. Apps areas include - Twitter searches, slideshow, quiz, games, calculator, drawing, weather and pizza [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:53+00:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , |

Learning Android Development – completed first book

I've now finished working through my first book on Android Development - 'Beginning Android Application Development' by Wrox. This book has given me a good introduction to Android development and I'd definitely recommend this book to those beginning Android Development. I really like the way its [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:54+00:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued – Chapter 11 completed

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Today, completed Chapter 11 - Publishing Android Applications. This featured: - How to prepare your apps for deployment - Exporting your app as an APK file and signing it with a new certificate [...]

2013-01-30T11:07:20+00:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued – Chapter 10 completed

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Yesterday, completed Chapter 10 - Developing Android Services. This featured: - Reasons for needing a service - Creating services that run in the background - How to perform long-running tasks in a separate [...]

2013-01-30T11:07:30+00:00March 6th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued – Chapter 9 completed

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Just completed Chapter 9 - Location-Based Services - This featured: - displaying Google Maps in your Android application - obtaining a Google Maps API key - using MapView in your app - from [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:55+00:00March 4th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java, Wifi|Tags: , , , , |

Learning Android Development – continued 2

Continuing learning Android Development using the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Now working on Chapter 8 - Messaging and Networking - currently looking at Networking and downloading binary data, such as bitmaps. This Chapter also features Web services, so that will be good to [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:57+00:00February 28th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Development, Java|Tags: , , , |

Learning Android Development

Now learning another aspect of Java development - this time for Mobile devices - and specifically Android devices. Working through the book 'Beginning Android Application Development' from Wrox. Have got the Android SDK and Platform downloaded and setup, using Eclipse plus the Android Development Tools plugin. [...]

2013-01-30T11:08:22+00:00February 16th, 2012|Categories: Android, Apps, Books, Java|Tags: , , , |