2017 Top Survey Apps for Mobile with Free Use

By John Negoita on Friday, April 21st, 2017 in Mobile apps. No Comments

In this post I will take a look at the best 2017 survey apps for mobile that are currently available. Survey apps are very useful for collecting and analyzing data by the use of surveys (accepted terminology also calls them forms or questionnaires) – list of questions with single or multiple choice answers. I’ve scored the apps for several criterias: number of users, general user experience, user rating and content provided. The score is highly subjective however it will give you an indication on the overall value of the survey apps. Survey Monkey Number of Installs …


Ionic App Tutorial: Create a Mobile App for Purchasing Public Transport Tickets via SMS

By John Negoita on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 in Mobile apps. 1 Comment

In this Ionic App Tutorial I will show you step by step how to create a mobile application for Android. The application allows quickly buying public transport tickets via SMS. The source code for this application is available on GitHub Download Prerequisites: NodeJS npm – package manager for NodeJS Cordova & Ionic Framework (install with npm install -g cordova ionic) Once you have all these installed we can get started. What will the mobile application do? First, let’s describe the functionality that we want to implement in our Ionic project. We will be implementing a mobile application that …


Ionic Creator, the tool for rapid prototyping of mobile apps

By John Negoita on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 in Mobile apps. No Comments

Ionic Creator is a Rapid Prototyping Tool for Developing Ionic Framework Mobile Apps Ionic Framework is one of the most active open source framework for developing mobile apps. It’s based on technologies like Cordova and AngularJS and I’ve been using it for the last couple of years with great success. What is Ionic Creator? In November 2015, the team from Ionic has started a new project called Ionic Creator. The idea was to have a web based visual designer for for creating mobile apps, especially combining the Ionic UI elements and assigning code for various UI events. The end result could be …


Making mobile games, the easy way

By John Negoita on Monday, June 6th, 2016 in Mobile apps. 1 Comment

Ever since I was a little boy, I was fascinated by computers and my first interest in programming had to do with making games A lot has happened since then, but my interest for making games is still there and since we are in the age of mobile phones I started looking around for the best l and easiest way to create mobile games. There are basically 2 ways of doing things: making everything from scratch or using a game engine. In this post I will discuss using libgdx for making a game and how I got to using this for making …


Free online mobile app builder from Ionic

By John Negoita on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 in Mobile apps. No Comments

Ionic recently announced that they rolled out Ionic Creator – an online mobile app builder tool which allows you to build mobile apps using drag and drop. The tool is free and the result can be downloaded as a zip file containing the Ionic project, you can use it as a startup template for your projects using ionic-cli and you can also preview the app either online or on mobile. The mobile app builder – Ionic Creator For over a year I’ve been a happy user of the Ionic framework. I’ve used it in developing 5 mobile applications which I’ve …


Building a Crystal Ball Mobile App with AngularJS and Ionic

By John Negoita on Monday, July 27th, 2015 in Mobile apps. 4 Comments

In this post I will show you how to build a mobile app with AngularJS and Ionic Framework starting from 0 up to the upload to Google Play Store. The Ionic Framework allows the creation of mobile apps using HTML5. These applications are also known as hybrid mobile apps. The approximate time for creating the mobile app is about 25 minutes without including the setup time for the development tools. The resulting application will be a Crystal Ball mobile app that “predicts” the future and it will look like this. My Crystal Ball Mobile App * The source code for this mobile …


Ionic push notification service goes into alpha

By John Negoita on Friday, June 5th, 2015 in Mobile apps. No Comments

I am quite a fan of the Ionic Framework and have already used it several times for some of my projects (including a Contract Management mobile app for Android and iOS). Also, in my mobile apps I’ve been using the Push Notification plugin that works with the Google Cloud Messagin API. It’s not a hugely complicated thing to use, but apparently the Ionic team has rolled out its own Ionic push service which is currently in Alpha testing. What is Ionic push notification With Ionic Push you can create targeted push notifications through a simple dashboard application. Notifications are sent …