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At Tapadoo we like to share what we’re learning. On our blog you can find updates about our projects and our thoughts on where the mobile app industry is headed.

Regular problem with XML to JSON Converters

Regular problem with XML to JSON Converters

Here at tapadoo, we've done a number of apps which communicate with back end data servers. Typically this means a RESTful API with JSON or XML payloads. There's one issue we've come across on a number of projects, where we're dealing with an existing Web API which is...

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On cross platform toolkits

With the recent Nokia-Microsoft announcement, the smartphone race just got a shot in the arm. There will now be 3 main players in the smartphone and apps market. They are of course: iOS Running on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and most likely AppleTV Android, running on...

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Project Firepit

We've had our heads down for a couple of months. This is because we've been working on a project we're very excited about. Now that our initial release is out the door, we're happy to give out some information about it. That project is Firepit. What is Firepit?...

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The iPhone killer is on the way

The new windows 7 phone is upon us. Finally there's an "iPhone killer"!!! Ehhhhh. No. There will be an iPhone killer. But it's not going be today tomorrow. The iPhone is just far too advanced of any competition. Why? Apple have one thing in spades that no other...

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A message about Ireland’s Phone Book

It has come to our attention that current versions of "Ireland's Phone Book" and "Ireland's Phone Book Pro" are currently not operable. We regret to inform users that in light of a recent threat of legal challenge, we WILL NOT be providing a fix to the application in...

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Two tools if you’re developing iPhone apps for clients

I'm gonna speak about two tools that I recommend if you are planning on developing apps, particularly for clients. These are just as important for any sort of iPhone app development, but they are very useful for interacting and collaborating with customers. Balsamiq...

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A simple credits screen with Core Animation

Whilst working on my latest iPhone project (not yet announced), I wanted to do up a useful credits screen. This project had more than just myself involved and I wanted to ensure everyone got a mention. I was also conscious of the exposure my apps were getting through...

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