In Q1 2015, China overtook the United States as the largest country in terms of quarterly iOS app downloads. How can your mobile app business take advantage of this fast-growing country? Obviously, one of the first things you need to do is to build localized apps for the Chinese language.
You’d never notice from looking at Theresa Munanga’s résumé that she is on the autism spectrum. A master’s degree, three years of service as a US Peace Corps Volunteer, two books and an iPad app could be hallmarks of any industrious person. What her résumé doesn’t show are the everyday difficulties she faces with Asperger’s Syndrome (now classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Level 1) and prosopagnosia (face-blindness).
Evolution and natural selection are fundamental principals on which science bases the existence and origin of all natural living beings. The fundamental rules of this process are very simple but provide a vastly powerful means by which adaptation to a particular environment can take place. Evolution is covered to varying depths in biology text books, explaining how these principals influence life on this planet.
Technology has transformed our lives in ways that only a few years ago would never have seemed possible. In the world of education, technology’s impact has been particularly significant—even disruptive. For students with reading and learning differences, technology’s positive effect on education has been most profound. Specific technologies have been helping to level a playing field that once looked more like a mountain to these students—and that is a very good thing.
Ever thought that your LiveCode project could be improved by a custom control? Perhaps you want to add a rounded rectangle push button to your stack, where the border color is different to the text color? Maybe you’re thinking of building an app with 10 cards, and each card needs a header bar, and each header bar needs a label, a button, a background graphic, a line graphic… Getting tired just thinking about it? Enter widgets.
Widgets are controls that can be dragged from the tools palette and dropped onto your stack. In LiveCode 8, users now have the ability to write their own custom controls, or widgets, in the new LiveCode Builder language. The purpose of this article is to guide you through the widget writing process in LiveCode Builder, from the very start to using your end product in a LiveCode stack.
One of the new features introduced in the upcoming LiveCode version 8 release is the ability to create self-contained custom controls called widgets. These widgets are written in a variant of LiveCode called LiveCode Builder (LCB) and have full control over their appearance and behaviour.
In a similar way to Hanson’s previous blog post on fractals, I’ll be showing you how to draw a fractal shape. However this time, I’ll show you how to do it with a custom widget control that can draw the fractal for us.
Success is sweet. Neal Taylor and Dr. Jeroen Lichtenauer certainly think so. They just completed their first LiveCode App! It’s Hands On Turkish, an EU-funded Business Turkish course that is now available for smartphones on the Play and iOS App Stores. We asked them to share a little bit about their LiveCode experience. Here’s what they said:
For those of you who are convinced you’ve got a great idea for an app but may be intimidated by the prospect of learning to code, I’d like to share with you my experience with LiveCode. It’s enabled me to overcome my fear of learning to code. LiveCode has also helped give me the confidence to strike out on my own as an entrepreneur.