Ask A Dev: Facebook Origami and Animation Prototypes

In our latest Ask a Dev video, web architect David Dulak answers this week's top question on whether it's possible to match an animation prototyped in Facebook Origami to the web. Prototyping animations has recently become a huge part of design and development, as it's a great way to demonstrate what a working project will look like See also: What Can IFTTT Do for You? As far as how to bring prototyped animations from programs such as Facebook Origami to web, there are two main options. One is to come up with the spring animation graph on your own, or by using the help of an open-source library like Frame JS and Facebook Rebound, which include web components. The second option is to use CSS3 keyframe animations. If you go the latter route, then Dulak recommends checking out Lavaca, which has a spring helper right in the animations library Read more...More about Animation, Css3, Mashable Video, Tech, and Apps...

Ask a Dev: How to Ensure Your Web Apps Are Top Notch

In our latest Ask a Dev video, Mutual Mobile web director Clay Benson discusses good rules of thumb for web app quality assurance testing. See also: Apple Adds In-App Purchase Warning to iOS 7.1 Clay suggests that developers work closely and personally with their QA team. "Point one, developers need to talk to the QA team," he says. "Physically move yourself over from your desk as a developer over to their desk as a QA individual and have a conversation about the things you have learned as a result of building and testing your own code." Our developer experts are from Mutual Mobile, a leading development and design firm that builds mobile strategies for top companies such as Audi, Google and Citigroup. The team is eager to answer your questions about mobile, so ping us with your top queries on Twitter, using the hashtag #AskaDev. Don't forget to check out our Ask a Dev YouTube channel and subscribe. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Tech, Apps Software, Dev Design, and Ask A...

It’s Time to Ditch Your Wallet for Mobile Payments

Credit and debit cards have significantly cut back on the amount of cash people carry with them at a given time. But what if you could reduce the number of cards you carry to just one — or even eliminate your wallet entirely? In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, Client Insights Manager Samantha Cruz discusses mobile payment technology, and the effects it will have on retailers and consumers alike. See also: With Educational Apps on the Rise, Textbooks Are History If you think mobile payments are just a trend, think again. "Whether it's designer-made, or made of pleather, Pew research sees wallets being obsolete by 2020," says Cruz. Read more...More about Mobile, Developers, Technology, Nfc, and Google...