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March 23rd, 2016

Hybrid Mobile Apps in the Real World

Nowadays most people have heard about hybrid mobile app frameworks and their advantages. There are so many of them and each promises everything you dreamed about for a cross-platform mobile applications development. The idea is nice and simple: hosting a web application inside of the user’s smartphone or tablet with the ability to have a single codebase, involve web developers, reduce costs, decrease time-to-market, and so on. However, we can see that most of the mobile applications are still native and platform specific. Why is that? Experienced developers (especially those who had a really hard time working with early hybrid applications) may notice that the real life cross-platform mobile app development process is far from perfect to make it a standard. DSR Corporation team has rich experience in PhoneGap application development and knows all (or almost all) pros and cons of this technology. In this blog we aim to summarize our experience and share the risks that should be considered when using a hybrid mobile app frameworks.

November 19th, 2014

Resolving iPhone apps GPS accuracy problems

We have been creating mobile solutions for our customers for almost a decade. But with each project's experience come interesting challenges. Recently, we developed an iPhone application that is now available in the Apple Store. It required us to determine a user's location at various points using GPS. It turned out that in developing GPS-based mobile applications, the accuracy of the coordinates can vary. These inaccuracies appear on the screen as sudden jumps in a user's location on the map and are especially visible if the application is trying to plot a route that the user is traveling. These inaccuracies are the result of not discarding bad coordinate points and not detecting fluctuation of points in a route.

October 7th, 2014

A Tip for Better Video Optimization when Porting Android to New Hardware

Several Android porting projects we’ve been working on require video optimization. Video performance issues are usually related to one of the following...