Randy Daily is the Lead Mobile Developer at Localytics. Follow him on Twitter @TheDailyRandy.
In this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday, Localytics Lead Mobile Developer, Randy Dailey, complements a previous discussion about how to capitalize on location data by diving into the most effective ways to collect that data.
Localytics is pleased to announce official support for BlackBerry 10! Starting today, BlackBerry developers can begin instrumenting their WebWorks and Cascades apps with our powerful new analytics solutions for HTML5 and Cascades.
WebWorks is BlackBerry’s platform for allowing web and mobile web developers to create, test and package their web apps. Through our existing HTML5 analytics SDK, Localytics has long supported similar web and hybrid apps developed for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and previous versions of BlackBerry OS. Today, we’re excited to add official support for BlackBerry 10 to that list. Working closely with our friends at BlackBerry, we’ve developed a new version of our HTML5 analytics SDK that works flawlessly with WebWorks. The latest version of our HTML5 SDK and the integration steps can be found in our HTML5 Integration Guide.
Hybrid Apps Hybrid apps have been the subject of much discussion in the mobile world, but what exactly are they? In short, hybrids are native apps which expose a significant portion of their functionality through an embedded web browser. This style of app allows app publishers to take advantage of some of the most compelling features of both native and web apps. The native container allows for distribution through the app store, as well as access to the full range of rich, native APIs. These APIs enable the use of native UI controls, advanced rendering capabilities, and deep access to device hardware. At the same time, the web portions of the app allow for the "write once" cross-device por..