Is RAP a good fit for mobile applications? RAP as you know it uses HTML5 for rendering the user interface. But in our experience, browser-based apps still feel a bit clumsy on current mobile devices. So we went a step further and enabled native clients to render SWT-based UIs on mobile devices.
Developing mobile applications is a challenging task, especially given the ever-growing number of mobile platforms, devices and form factors. Implementing an app for just one platform just isn't an option for many enterprises if they want to reach as many clients as possible. In this session, I will give a brief overview of the main approaches for developing cross-platform mobile applications. We'll start with native apps, and work our way through hybrid applications and interpreted apps to HTML 5 based solutions.
Improving software quality is a continual goal for developers. Static analysis is an easy technique to employ throughout the lifecycle. Mobile developers must be aware of the way different devices can exploit missing or malformed resources. The MOTODEV team has created a free Eclipse-based static analysis tool that can be updated quickly each time a new Android platform is released and can be customized by third parties to create their own validation sequences.