MAF 2.0 : Custom Toggle Springboard Functionality (or how I discovered AdfmfSlidingWindowUtilities)

Mobile apps usually have the possibility to toggle the springboard by using an icon that is displayed in the header of the app. The Oracle MAF reference app, Work Better, also tries to implement this behavior. The showing of the springboard works fine, however, hiding it does not really work as expected. In this post I show you how to implement a working custom toggle springboard functionality.

MAF 2.0 : Custom Toggle Springboard Functionality (or how I discovered AdfmfSlidingWindowUtilities)

Mobile apps usually have the possibility to toggle the springboard by using an icon that is displayed in the header of the app. The Oracle MAF reference app, Work Better, also tries to implement this behavior. The showing of the springboard works fine, however, hiding it does not really work as expected. In this post I show you how to implement a working custom toggle springboard functionality.

Default Toggle Springboard Implementation

First let’s take a (more...)

MAF 2.0 : Loading Images in a Background Process – Part I

Images are heavily used in Mobile apps. For instance a list that contains employees usually shows the images of these employees. This works well when you have a WIFI connection, but what if you are using slower connections ? If you look at a mobile twitter app you will see that, depending on connectivity, images are loaded instantaneously or delayed. In this post I explain how you can load the

MAF 2.0 : Loading Images in a Background Process – Part I

Images are heavily used in Mobile apps. For instance a list that contains employees usually shows the images of these employees. This works well when you have a WIFI connection, but what if you are using slower connections ? If you look at a mobile twitter app you will see that, depending on connectivity, images are loaded instantaneously or delayed. In this post I explain how you can load the images of a List in a (more...)

OOW14 : One week in a nutshell

Two weeks ago I visited Oracle Open World in San Francisco. A glimpse of my activity during Oracle Open World can be found in this post. If you want to hear more, please visit the AMIS Oracle Open World Review Session at October 16th. Saturday After a one hour delay at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport the airplane with, amongst others, several AMIS employees took of for San Francisco. There we met

Book : Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide

It has been a while since my previous post, and I have a very good reason for that. I have been busy, very busy. But now, after a long time of writing and rewriting I can finally announce that my book, Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide, is available for you to buy. Many thanks to my reviewers Chris Muir, Frank Nimphius and Joe Huang who guided and helped me all the way.

ODTUG KScope 2013 : I’m Speaking

Next week the ODTUG KScope conference kicks of in New Orleans. During this conference I will present 3 sessions: June 24th: Goodbye Nightmare: Tips and Tricks for Creating Complex Layouts with Oracle ADF Faces  June 25th: ADF Mobile: Best Practices for Developing Applications with Oracle ADF Mobile  June 26th: Don't (more...)

ADF Mobile : Oracle eCourse available

Today Oracle published the first in a series of online eLearning training materials. The ADF Academy presents free and online : Developing Applications with ADF Mobile. The main goal is to deliver technical training material to everybody that needs it. You get an online training, where you can view audio (more...)

ADF Mobile : Implementing the "Pull to Refresh" Pattern

One very common pattern in Mobile Apps is the use of "pull" to refresh a list of data in an App. For one of my projects I suggested to use this pattern and I had to figure out a way to implement this in ADF Mobile. In this post I (more...)

ADF Mobile : Device Interaction API – Pictures, GPS and Email With Attachments

During the AMIS ADF Masterclass I showed how to take a picture from within an ADF Mobile application, attach it to an Email and send that email out to several recipients. To top it of, I even added the GPS coordinates to the subject, so you know where the picture (more...)

Book Review : Oracle ADF Real World Developer’s Guide

In October 2012 yet another ADF Book was published. This book "Oracle ADF Real World Developer's Guide" is authored by Jobinesh Purushothaman. Jobinsh works with Oracle as a Principal Solutions Architect for the Oracle Application Development Framework. The book is full of essential tips and tricks for building ADF applications. (more...)

ADF Mobile : Your First Navigation and Device Interaction

Now ADF Mobile is generally availble, it is now time to create your first ADF Mobile application. In this post I will show you how to create a simple application that contains of two pages with navigation. A bonus for this post is that you will see how to get (more...)

ADF Mobile : Finally released and ready to use

After extensive beta testing oracle announced last week that ADF Mobile is now generally available and can be used to build multi platform on device apps. I finally am allowed to share my knowledge in blogposts and other kinds of publications. Using JDeveloper and the ADF Mobile extension, it is (more...)

My OOW 2012 Session Schedule, and more

This years visit to Oracle Open World is for me the best of both worlds. First of all I get to attend one of the biggest, if not the biggest, IT conferences in the world. Second, I have two presentations. Both are on Sunday afternoon. The first one is a (more...)

ADF 11g : Adding close this / close others / close all to the UIShell

During one of my presentations at ODTUG KScope12 in San Antonio I showed how to add a menu with close this / close others / close all to the UIShell. This pattern is very common throughout modern browsers and other programs that use any kind of tabbed navigation. Even JDeveloper (more...)

My report from ODTUG KScope 2012.

I landed only a couple of hours ago and here's my report form Kscope 2012 in San Antonio. As I write this, KScope is still waking up for the final day. Anyway, for me KScope was over yesterday. The venue, the JW Marriott San Antonio, was IMHO somewhat in the (more...)

ADF 11g : How to create a climate Graph with ADF DVT

While preparing my trip to ODTUG KScope I needed to know whether or not I have to take shorts with me. I looked up the average temperature in San Antonio for June and July, and I it was clear. Shorts are needed..... I struck me that wherever I looked, all (more...)

ADF Conference Season

Last week I attended OBUG Connect Conference, the Oracle Benelux User Group Conference. It was a great conference where I presented about the new to come ADF Mobile Framework. This is not yet Generally Available, but because of the good relationship with Oracle Productmanagement I was able to get hold (more...)

ADF 11g : Even Fancier ! Multi Master Multi Detail and how to highlight related detail records

A few weeks ago I wrote about how to highlight related detail records. That solution worked very well, but turned out to be not as fancy as expected. I needed to be able to implement multiple selection in the master as well. That turned out to be not very simple (more...)

ADF 11g Quicky 4 : Where is my cursor ?

In my current project I encountered a usability issue. The users where unable to see where the cursor was located. It was flickering, but on a page with ,multiple input components it was very difficult to locate the field where the cursor was located. I decided to help them out (more...)