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Google’s App Streaming: game changer for mobile search

Google announced a new experimental feature which has the potential to make mobile search more useful. The feature allows Android users to stream app content without actually downloading the apps.

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#TechTalk: Unit testing – better to be safe than sorry

Tech folks will agree that Unit testing and test driven development is a good concept but is seldom practiced. Its usefulness and importance is much eulogised by doyens like Bob Martin, Kent Beck et al.

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Mobile Tech Talk

Dependency manager to ease the use of libraries

We often use 3rd party libraries (both paid and free) in our projects to reduce development time and increase app functionality. This practice has served pretty well so far and will continue to assist in programming.

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Web Design Inspiration: our picks of the week

At Robosoft, we love great digital design – be it in a web interface or mobile app. Here are a few sites which caught our eye recently:

Dragone

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The 4×5-inch screen: a wake-up call for banks

In a recent article, it was cogently argued that banks should re-think their strategy around the branch-on-the-phone. The article was meant to be a wake-up call for banks and outlined how several digital disruptions have already changed the way banking is done in India.

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Tech Talk: Cross-Platform Messaging using Google Cloud Messaging

Back in 2010, Google introduced C2DM (Cloud to Device Messaging) as a way to push messages from cloud to Android powered devices. This service was eventually replaced by GCM (Google Cloud Messaging). C2DM is now deprecated & the service will be shut down completely on 20 Oct 2015.

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Tech Talk: Increasing product confidence via Continuous Integration pipeline

A best practice in any given successful agile development project is the use of continuous integration (CI). CI ensures automatic execution of various test harnesses when developers commit their work (source code) to version control systems.

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The rise of content blocker apps and implications for advertising

For months now, marketing, advertising and app-development industries have debated the implications of content blockers built into iOS 9. Now that iOS 9 has been released, ad blocker apps have appeared on the iTunes store and gained popularity in no time. Peace app, created by Marco Arment, former CTO of Tumblr and founder of Instapaper, is one such app.

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‘The future of TV is apps’ and other observations of note: #AppleEvent

So another Apple Event, again executed to near clock work precision was held yesterday. Most of the announcements were on expected lines: new iPhones, the iPad Pro, revamped Apple TV etc. While it seemed like an incremental update to everything, what was revealed was hardly incremental.

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Mobile Tech Talk

Tech Talk: why it’s time to switch to NSURLSession

We are happy to share articles pertaining to programming, coding and related topics in our new series: Tech Talk. This week’s article is about NSURLSession vs NSURLConnection, written by Dhanaraj, Software Architect.

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