Rapid development of new smart phones and tablets demand more and effective applications on mobile platform which can easily perform the desired task for a user, thus there are a lot of mobile developers who are giving their 100 percent to make perfect mobile applications. Mobile web development is not an easy task, demands a lot of determination and dedication towards coding. Mobile developers need various applications to debug, testing, and delivering web contents perfectly on different mobile devices.
Here at STG we explored Google and collected these 6 Mobile Applications which can be pretty useful while developing effective applications, developers can create effective web galleries, can debug their codes and applications can check the preview of the websites on different mobile phones with the help of these applications.

1. Easy APNS – An Apple Push Networking Service Using PHP & MY SQL

6 Useful Applications For Mobile Development
Notifications notify the users about the current activities and help them to keep connected with the applications. If developer is developing an iOS application then easy APNS is worth useful push notification service. Easy APNS is basically a PHP-MySQL-Based application; this enables users to send the push message from the MySql table and a cron job is scheduled to push the notifications in a timely manner.

2. Adaptive Images – Deliver Small Images TO Small Devices

6 Useful Applications For Mobile Development

As technology growing rapidly it is necessary to deliver appropriate web content to mobile devices such as phones, smart phone, desktop and tablet. Adaptive images is a best way to deliver the browser size web contents according to the need of mobile devices. On page load a small tiny JavaScript detects the browser size and screen, a .htaccess rule on the server intercepts any requests for the .jpg, .gif or .png files which are not inside protected directories and then a Php file resizes the image according to the size of browser.

Adaptive images can work on existing websites, can work with any CMS, works with Clouds and no Clouds. Adaptive images application has built in caching system which minimizes the image only once for each size.

3. Socketbug – A Mobile Web Application Debugging

6 Useful Applications For Mobile Development

Technology is growing on rapid rate, Mobile Application developers produce many amazing applications but they are limited by the native browsers own limited functionality. The basic features which are available for desktop browsers are completely outdated for the mobile browsers. Socketbug allows developers to view the source code, debug JavaScript or even execute a JavaScript command from a console.
Socketbug is built on top of Node.js using Socket.io (v0.7) as the main backend for communication. Socketbug automatically determines what communication transport to use and enables your mobile application to send/receive message from other connected devices.
Socketbug is easy to use and it makes the things easy for developers, all they have to access the native control and to set up the Socketbug server, once they have connected with the server they simply need to copy some JavaScript code into Mobile Application and then open up the socketbug console.

4. Mobilizer : Preview Tool For Mobile Development

6 useful applications for mobile development

It is necessary for webmasters to ensure that all websites are rendering correctly on different web browsers, and same applies to mobile websites, while developing mobile websites it is quite essential to check how they are rendering on the different mobile devices, browsers, models and sizes.
Mobilezer is an open source Adobe Air application which let developers preview mobile content on different mobile phones. It gives the preview for any given URL or local HTML, Flash or Image files. It allows users to visit the same website on multiple devices and users can also export the PNG preview of websites which can be quite useful while making portfolios. Generally Mobilezer supports iPhone 4, HTC evo, Palm Pre and Blackberry.

5. Detect Mobile Browser- Open Source Mobile Detection

6 Useful Applications For Mobile Development

Detect Mobile Browser is an open source application which helps developers to detect whether the current visitor on a particular site is using mobile web browser or desktop web browser. It provides numerous scripting language codes so developers can use them in their applications such as Apache, Asp, Asp. Net, C#, IIS, Jsp, jQuery, Java Script, Php, Pearl, Python etc.

6. PhotoSwipe – Image Gallery For Mobile & Touch Devices

6 Useful Applications For Mobile Development

When it comes to smart phones one cannot over look the image gallery, image gallery is an essential part of smart phones. PhotoSwipe is a free HTML/CSS/JavaScript based image gallery which is useful for mobile devices. This image gallery is basically for those developers and designers who need an interactive image gallery on their mobile websites with the look and feel of a native app.
Photoswipe works in iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and desktop browsers and there is a Jquery implementation for the users of this framework. PhotoSwipe will provide visitors an intuitive interface allowing them to interact with mobile websites.



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2 Responses to “6 Useful Applications For Mobile Development”

  1. Max Katz says:

    One more tools that should be mentioned. Tiggr (http://gotiggr.com) is a Web-based IDE for building mobiles Web and native apps. Here is how it works. Prototype and build the UI with jQuery Mobile components, connect to REST services, test instantly in browser or on device, then export or build for Android or iOS. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for
    this post. There is very good and helpful information in this post. Keep up the good

    go to the link below to know about new mobile application for iPhone and iPad,
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