Introducing Icenium – an Integrated Cloud Environment for Hybrid Mobile App Development

Icenium integrates Apache Cordova to enable cross-platform mobile application development for iOS and Android devices.

Today is a day that my team and I have been looking forward to for a long time. Today I am happy to announce that Icenium, an Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE) for hybrid mobile app development, is now available to everyone! The Story Begins Back in July 2011, I left Microsoft and joined Telerik to […]

Hybrid or Native?

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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 […]

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). […]

Data Snacking Metro Style: Part 1 Working with Web APIs

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In a previous post I discussed the five different types of Metro style apps that are relevant for Windows 8. In this series I will walk you through building a basic data-snacking application. Topics Covered Windows 8 Metro apps HTML & JavaScript Metro apps Using data from Web APIs Asynchronous calls JavaScript Promises ListView UI […]

Language Choice in Windows 8 is Not About Portability

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Every time I go to talk to folks about Windows 8, the same questions pop up. I blame this largely on Microsoft’s silence about Windows 8 following the release of a tidal wave of information followed by the Windows 8 Developer Preview at Build in September. C’est la vie. This too shall pass. One of […]

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re wrong.

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Its day 2 of the Microsoft Build conference, and if you’ve been keeping up with the hype you are probably thinking that you need to throw away that WPF or Silverlight app you’re building and start fresh with HTML5 or this new XAML that is the future. If that is what you are thinking, you […]