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HTML5 is Ready

January 16, 2013

Our recent HTML5 app for The Atlantic Wire app has been getting some great press lately and I wanted to share some of the thinking at Modus on what to expect for HTML5 as we enter the new year. Customer traction is validation enoughModus Create has experienced phenomenal growth in Q2 and Q3 2012. In…

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Meet the Atlantic Wire iPad HTML5 App

January 9, 2013

Introducing The Atlantic Wire iPad App, Built with HTML5 The Atlantic Wire is an amazing iPad app built entirely with HTML5 using Sencha Touch. The Modus Create team worked side by side with teams from Sencha and The Atlantic to make this concept a reality. HTML5 was a perfect fit for realizing The Atlantic’s business…

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12 IntelliJ IDEA Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know About

December 12, 2012

When we need to get productive, we often invest money in new gadgets, software, or even a new computer. Another way to boost productivity is learning how to use the assets we already own, such as IntelliJ IDEA. I can’t say I’m a shortcut junky, but knowing a few make my life a whole lot…

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Diablo 3 Mobile Companion for Windows Phone 8

October 29, 2012

There’s a new technology behemoth coming into the Mobile HTML5 ecosystem to wreak havoc, and its name is Windows Phone 8. Following hot on the heels of its parent operating system Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 looks to make HTML5 a fist-class citizen. We at Modus are nothing but thrilled at this prospect. Fortunately Sencha…

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localStorage Caching of Reference Data with ExtJS

October 15, 2012

Do you have a ton of reference data that needs to load with your app? Lots of combo boxes with mostly static data? Previously I had used a custom store extension to handle caching of the data in memory. That approach involved flipping between use of a MemoryProxy and a RestProxy depending upon whether the…

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Living healthier – my first year

October 10, 2012

This is the story of my mental and physical transformation that began in August 2011. I’m sharing my story in the hopes that sharing my experience will help someone consider giving up unhealthy practices and work towards a healthier life. At the time of this writing, I’m ten days away from turning 34 years of…

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JavaScript Performance Tips (Video)

October 8, 2012

Filmed at our NoVa JS meetup on 10/2/2012, Grgur Grisogono discusses JavaScript Performance tips. This video goes along with Grgur’s recent blog post covering JavaScript Performance Tips.

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Announcing the Diablo3 Mobile Companion

October 4, 2012

Diablo 3 is Blizzard’s latest disruptor of productivity, social lives, and self preservation. It broke the record for fastest selling PC game (more than 3.5m over 24hours), and for very good reason. In simplest terms, it is an action RPG. The player creates a character and overtime the character progresses through the story, gaining levels…

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Opening all URLs with Cordova’s ChildBrowser Plugin

September 24, 2012

For anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Cordova you may hit this wall if you had to deal with external links. Tapping on a link opens the URL right in the WebView that your application is sitting in. The contents of the new page take over your application entirely and the user…

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Tinting your Status Bar in iOS6 and Cordova

September 21, 2012

One of the new “features” of iOS 6 is that you can now tint the status bar. Instead of Default (Grey), Black Transparent, or Black Opaque it can now be anything. The way iOS decides what color the status bar should be is based on the color of the lowest pixel of a UINavigationBar component.…

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