Handheld Designer Blog

Tutorial: The Obligatory Weather App, Part 1

April 1, 2013

Weather apps have become a kind of “Hello, world.” of mobile computing. Their simple form, limited functionality, and universal understanding provide an opportunity for programmers and designers to explore different aspects of a platform’s capabilities.

In this tutorial, we’ll build a simple weather app that will use AJAX to query a weather web-service to retrieve a 4-day forecast, dynamically display the forecast in a list view, and provide a detail view for each day. The user will also be able to configure the which city’s forecast is displayed, and whether temperatures are displayed in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

You can follow along with the tutorial, or download a fully-functional version of the weather app from the sample gallery within Handheld Designer.

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Handheld Designer 1.4.0 Released On Mac App Store

April 1, 2013

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Handheld Designer 1.3.2 Released On Mac App Store

February 4, 2013

Handheld Designer 1.3.1 Released On Mac App Store

January 8, 2013

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Handheld Designer 1.3.0 Released On Mac App Store

November 12, 2012

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Tutorial: Accessing Data From A Remote SQL Database, Part 2

September 2, 2012

In part 1 of this tutorial, we covered the creation of a simple set of PHP scripts that give our Address Book application access to a remote MySQL database. Now that the scripts have been created, we can move on to building the app in Handheld Designer.

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Tutorial: Accessing Data From A Remote SQL Database, Part 1

September 2, 2012

While Handheld Designer supports built-in database functionality with the server-side HDDatabase object, you sometimes find yourself needing to access data in an existing SQL database. This tutorial explores one possible strategy for accomplishing this.

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Handheld Designer Review: Appflussreiniger.de

July 7, 2012

Handheld Designer 1.2.0 Released On Mac App Store

June 25, 2012

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Tutorial: JQMListView Object

April 17, 2012

The JQMListView object is a easy way to create native-style lists of items containing text, images, badges and more. In this tutorial, we’ll explore this object and experiment with the different ways it can be used to enhance your apps. You can follow along step-by-step, or view the completed app (with source code) by selecting it from the Sample Gallery within Handheld Designer.

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