DEVICES: It was all so easy when there was one platform (iPhone) on which to build mobile applications. But then others (namely Google) got in on the act, and then tablets arrived on the scene as well. Suddenly it's multiple devices (including desktop extensions) on multiple operating systems. Chaos? Read more on The Next Web.
Given the current mobile device market, customers need high-quality apps on the top three platforms: Android, Apple and Windows Phone.
However, designing and building apps across these platforms can lead to a myriad of challenges, among them the need to reconcile the unique native languages of each platform while creating an elegant, consistent user experience.
Outlined below are some key lessons learned from working on mobile clients for SkyDrive, Microsoft’s personal cloud storage service, and best practices for anyone looking to build high-performing mobile apps across platforms.
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