Icenium v1.1 Now Available

Today I am proud to announce the first update to Icenium since our v1 launch a month and a half ago. As a cloud-based solution, we have always planned for a regular cadence of product and service updates – continuous delivery of value, if you will. This v1.1 release represents our first step toward establishing […]

Mobile MeetUp at the Movies

Last night I had the great pleasure of introducing a few hundred mobile app developers to Icenium, and then treating them to a pre-release private screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in High Frame Rate 3D. I have to say, I had a blast. The energy level was high, I meet a lot of […]

Configuring Icenium LiveSync with the SGS3

Icenium LiveSync enables you to easily deploy an app in development to one or more devices and see changes made–in real-time in both the integrated device simulator and across all connected devices–without having to recompile. In order for LiveSync to work, your development environment must be able to communicate with the device. For Android devices […]

Setting Up the Kindle Fire HD 7 for Icenium LiveSync

Since we released Icenium a couple weeks ago, a few folks have asked me if it could be used to build apps for the new Kindle Fire HD. The simple answer is “Yes.” The Fire HD is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.x) device, and Android (v2.2 and greater) is a supported operating system for […]

What About Windows Phone?

In the past couple of days since I announced the release of Icenium, I’ve had a number of people asking me if it supports Windows Phone in addition to Apple iOS and Google Android. I suppose that is because nearly all other Telerik products are dedicated to the Microsoft technology stack, so it would be almost expected […]

Hybrid or Native?

In their recent Developer Economics 2012 report, VisionMobile calls out (on page 29) the question of Hybrid or Native. What is the right technology choice when considering the development of a new application? Which is better, HTML5 (mobile web or hybrid) applications, or native applications. Clearly each have their advantages and disadvantages, right? According to […]

Should You Go Hybrid?

Over the past week, since we released the first beta of Icenium, I’ve been talking with lots of web and mobile web developers who are either starting to develop apps for mobile devices, or who are going to be starting soon. These folks, who are new to building apps that run on devices, have lots […]

We Need Developer Tools, Not Platform Development Tools

It’s been almost a year since I left my role at Microsoft as Director of Product Management for Visual Studio. Ever since I left, I’ve had lots of people asking what I am working on now, and I’ve been pretty quiet about it (the running joke is that I am the VP of Black Ops). […]

There are Only Two Kinds of Device Apps

Just the other day a colleague and I were having an interesting discussion. After a while we realized we were talking about the same things but we each used different vocabulary to describe the things we were referring to. I hate when that happens. I thought it would be useful to provide a common definition for […]