ICEmobile on the BlackBerry Z10

Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013 by Cruz Miraback

At last, we have obtained a BlackBerry Z10 from the good folks at Telus (thanks to Rob). Without question, this is the best BlackBerry yet. It is a well constructed, modern smartphone with all of the required features for building interesting applications (front and rear cameras, accelerometer, gyroscope, and high resolution display).

It will be fun to try out the various BlackBerry Ap ... read more

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123D Creature and ICEmobile Augmented Reality

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 by Cruz Miraback

In a previous post I wondered if 123D Creature could be used to create 3D models for ICEmobile.

It turns out that it is compatible: as you’ll see in the video, we can easily create 3D mod ... read more

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Why Upgrade from ICEfaces 1.8 to ICEfaces 3.2?

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 by Brian McKinney

From time to time we have customers ask us why they should consider upgrading their application from running on ICEfaces version 1.8 to version 3.2.  They are curious as to what the differences and added benefits are between the two major release platforms.  I thought it might be worth trying to summarize the differences here:

Why HTML5 Is Not Enough

Posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by Steve Maryka

As enterprises begin to explore their options for extending IT infrastructure into the mobile space, one of the questions we often hear  is “Why not  just develop my solution using HTML5?”.  I’ll take a stab at answering that, and describe how ICEmobile add ... read more

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123D Augmented Reality?

Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013 by Cruz Miraback

One of the missing pieces in developing Augmented Reality applications is the creation of the objects themselves. Autodesk has released 123D Creature, a creature editor for the iPad. According to the specifications, it is capable of .OBJ file export, precisely the input file type supported by ... read more

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JSFCentral Episode 30: Ted Goddard on ICEfaces and ICEmobile

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 by Cruz Miraback

JSFCentral editor-in-chief Kito D. Mann talks with Ted Goddard about ICEfaces, ICEmobile, JSF 2.2, and more and is available as an audio podcast or transcript.

ICEmobile on the new BlackBerry Z10 … Not!

Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by Cruz Miraback

I was very excited to pick up the new BlackBerry Z10 (released today in Canada) to test out ICEmobile on it and start work on enhanced BlackBerry support in ICEmobile 3.3. In yet another example of the draconian cell phone provider system we have, it turns out that Rogers will not sell you a phone for the low low price of $650. For the first few weeks, the only way to obtain the new BlackBerr ... read more

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ICEpdf 5.0 Roadmap

Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013 by Cruz Miraback

We are making good progress with the upcoming ICEpdf 5.0 release. Here is a quick overview of the near-term ICEpdf 5 release roadmap.


Here are some of the new features you can expect to see with each ... read more

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Augmented Reality: ICEmobile with Vuforia

Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 by Cruz Miraback

Without question, the most captivating new feature in ICEmobile is the Augmented Reality marker viewer.

Here is a short demonstration showing how marker-based augmented reality can be easily used within a web application. The application developer simply creates a list of Wavefront .obj files and these are attached to the AR markers according to their index in the list. (This is just mob ... read more

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ICEmobile 1.2 Now Available

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012 by Steve Maryka

ICEmobile 1.2.0 is now available for download.ICEmobile is an open source project for developing hybrid mobile web applications in Java with JSF and JSP. ICEmobile applications are developed purely using web techniques, but have the look and feel of native applications on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. Fea ... read more

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