Tag: Mobile

How to Monetize Your Mobile App

Mobile application development has grown tremendously over the last few years. Building an app can be a very satisfying endeavor, as you will be able to help people accomplish their goals more efficiently. In addition, you can obtain new customers for your business, which can result in a substantial increase in revenue. But if you’re […]

Using Windows 8 for Creating Apps

Deciding to give it a try, I downloaded Windows 8 to my personal laptop.  I then ran the update that promised to keep all of my files and settings intact and held my breath.  Thankfully, it turned out to be the smoothest Windows upgrade I’ve done to date. Then, the real fun began when I […]

Implementing OAuth 2.0 in an Android app

I have been working on developing an Android native app using the current Web Services APIs from Constant Contact. I took advantage of the “somewhat old” CTCT Webservice Java Client Library in the app, but that library uses the now deprecated Basic Authentication model. I started to look into re-implementing authentication using the OAuth 2.0 […]

Location-based Services

Constant Contact Labs is committed to the research of new technologies in support of our mission to bring innovative new services and products to our small business customers. To that end, we’ve been looking very closely at Location-based services and technology. Location-based services have their roots in local search but have recently begun to penetrate […]

Review of an Empty Canvas

(Since its launch a few weeks back, the iPad has been a hot topic at Constant Contact both internally and in questions and comments from customers. As part of its technology investigation charter, Labs has been coming to grips with what the iPad is all about. This is the first of two contrasting opinion pieces […]

Android: Don’t Overlook ViewSwitcher

Switching between views in Android is a recurring requirement. Loading screens and background processing is a prime example. The process usually goes: show a loading or splash screen, load data in the background, and when the data has been loaded switch to a view showing the loaded data. The first instinct of developers, especially those […]