U.S. State Department Travel Stats iPhone App

In my last post, I discussed an open source iOS SDK that I had developed to access the newly released Select State.gov Data API. In that post, I had mentioned that I was working on an iPhone app that demonstrated how to integrate the SDK. The app is now published on the Apple App Store: […]

U.S. State Department Travel

Implementing an iOS SDK for State.gov’s Data API

Recently, the Public Affairs office at State.gov released the Select State.gov Data API, which exposes several datasets that are published and routinely updated on State.gov. When I heard about the API, I was really excited that the State Department would be publishing portions of the official travel data for the Secretary and began thinking of […]

More Thoughts On Mobile Web App Performance

Last week, I wrote about Drew Crawford’s analysis of the elements affecting the poor performance of mobile web apps. In my post I noted that performance issues for my own mobile web app project were related to a large number of elements inserted into the DOM and the resulting memory footprint rather than pure JavaScript […]


Mobile Web Apps Are Slow

Drew Crawford recently published an extensive piece analyzing the performance of web apps on mobile platforms. It’s really worth the read if you’re considering building a mobile web app as it includes plenty of supporting data that may help to guide future projects. In the article Drew concludes that mobile platforms are far behind the […]

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