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Dr. Dobb's Mobile Developer: Free, As In...Free

October 08, 2010

If you're keen on developing software for mobile platforms, I have a treat for you. If you're not keen on mobile apps -- well, wake up, it's time to jump on the bandwagon.

The treat in hand is Dr. Dobb's Mobile Developer, a special digital issue of Dr. Dobb's that focuses on mobile development.

To get your free issue, just go here and click the "Go To Digital Issue" button at the bottom of the page. (If you haven't previously registered, you'll be asked to answer a few quick questions.)

Here's what you get in your special digital issue:

Mobile Platforms: A Developer's Perspective
Tom Thompson and Eric Bruno examine the leading mobile platforms — iPhone, Android, Nokia, BlackBerry, MeeGo — from the developer's perspective.

Developing a Silverlight UI for Windows Phone 7
Gaston Hillar builds a Windows Phone 7 UI from scratch, covering the necessary tools, SDKs, and the mobile device emulator.

Virtualization and Mobile Devices
Daniel Potts examines current assumptions about multicore, power management, and virtualization in mobile devices.

The Android Developer Experience
Mike Riley reports on what you'll like — and what you won't like — about Android development.

Porting JavaScript Applications to the iPhone
Tom Thompson examines the iPhone's web capabilities by porting a web-based application to the mobile device.

Mobile Widgets and the Internet Experience
Craig Cumberland explains why widgets — those little programs that typically run on desktops — are coming to mobile platforms in a big way.

The iPhone Isn't Easy
Tom Thompson found out the hard way that iPhone development isn't always easy.

Contextual Applications and the Flash Platform
Ryan Stewart shows how to create mobile apps that look and feel the same as on the desktop and browser.

MeeGo Application Development
Eric Bruno examines MeeGo, a Linux-based OS built especially for Intel Atom-based mobile devices.

Don't miss this opportunity to catch up on the latest in mobile development. We're pleased as punch to bring this issue to you and hope you find Dr. Dobb's Mobile Developer to be both enjoyable and rewarding.

— Jonathan Erickson
jerickson@ddj.com

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