Category Archives: Mobile


YOW Conference – Melbourne highlights

4 Shiners attended YOW Melbourne last week, which is a technology conference held yearly and brings high-profile and savvy presenters to talk on new and current trends in IT. I’ll start with an overview of the venue, crowd and the … Continue reading

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Shine selected as finalist in two categories in the Australian Mobile Awards 2013!

We are very pleased to announce that two projects by Shine Technologies have been selected as finalists in the Australian Mobile Awards 2013, which celebrate creativity, courage and innovation in mobile achievements.

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Easing the Pain of Android Software Fragmentation

Software fragmentation is a common concern for Android developers. Right now, supporting all versions down to Android 2.2 (Froyo) will make your application available to 93.5% of Google Play users. However, doing so also means you miss out on APIs that were … Continue reading

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Yow! Developer Conference Brisbane.

Yow! Brisbane 2011 I recently had the pleasure of attending the Brisbane Yow! Conference.  This was a great conference with talks to interest developers across many languages platforms and experience. This blog is a summary of the more interesting talks … Continue reading

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CouchDb on Android

Synchronising advanced data structures with a backend sucks. Especially when the sync is both ways; user updates to server, server updates to user. Couchbase for Mobile attempts to solve this issue by bringing CouchDb and it’s spiffy replication to Android.

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A Good Look at Android Location Data

Getting started with the development of location-based services on Android is relatively easy thanks to the well documented location API. However, getting more serious shows there is still much uncharted territory. One such area concerns the accuracy of real-life location data, which … Continue reading

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Swipe Conference Highlights: Gamification

Of the many excellent sessions at this week’s Swipe Conference, the one titled “Build Better Cocoa Apps Using Game Mechanics” by Paris Buttfield-Addison was unique in its topic. In it, Paris outlined how gamification is currently viewed as something that can be … Continue reading

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