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The Best of the Week (Feb. 21): Mobile Zone

03.02.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Feb. 21 to Feb. 27). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Google Announces Project Tango: Phones that Map Everything

Last night, Google announced Project Tango, a project in which new protoytpe mobile devices use real-time motion sensors to map 3D models of their surroundings. The prototypes are five-inch phones running on Android and including development APIs that provide position and orientation data.

2. Using Android API's in JavaFX

In this blog post, I will quickly show how you can use the Android API's in your JavaFX application.

3. Cocos2D V3 and SpriteBuilder 1.0

Not many open source projects survive the founder leaving, but those of us who didn't like the thought of sacrificing Objective-C Cocos2D in blood and tears to the fixation on the cross-platform development chimera of the people who pay us to have fun can celebrate: Cocos2D V3 and SpriteBuilder 1.0 are here.

4. The Mobilecast #21: Bluebox Security & Redefining BYOD

Brian Katz talks with Caleb Sima (@csima) and Adam Ely (@adamely), Co-Founders of start-up Bluebox Security (@blueboxsec), about mobile security for the enterprise and the unique MIM technology and market approach they are offering.

5. A Collection of Useful adb Commands for Android

Looking for some shortcuts to make Android development easier? This post provides just that when it comes to the Android Debug Bridge. It's a no-frills collection of useful adb commands, covering essentials such as checking connected devices, installing/uninstalling applications, starting an activity, and more.