Monthly Archives: July 2013

Solution Accelerators… More Elements!

By on July 20, 2013 | iOS, Mobile App Development | No Comments

As the mobile technology landscape continuously evolves…  so must our client’s apps.  We make that possible by incorporating the best Red Foundry community submissions into our Solution Accelerators and standard libraries in Studio. Here’s an overview of some of the best of the best that we’ve added recently.

• Tumblr Post – Get your blog on.
• Flickr Image Upload – Upload images to everyone’s favorite vowel-dropping photo service.
• Google Place Search – Search Google’s well-maintained and crowdsourced database of locations!
• Data Dictionary – Need to save an array of information? Tired of writing the same JavaScript over and over again? Use the Data Dictionary Element!
• LinkedIn Sharing – Post links to the world’s most professional social network!
• Google Analytics – Red Foundry’s analytics are great, but if you’re already deep in the land of Google, you can easily use their analytics with this new featured Element!
• App Rating Request Prompt – Get more ratings from your most engaged users!
• Facebook Friends Selector – Picking teams? Want to see who makes the virtual cut? Retrieve a logged-in Facebook user’s friend list, and let them select!
• Slider – Use the slider widget to allow the user to pick between a range of values!
• Font Size Selector – Make your UI easily customizable for those of us who need to have larger text!
• Date and Time Picker – Pick a date, any date!
• UrbanAirship – Now the world’s most-customizable Push Notification service comes to Red Foundry! Use the UrbanAirship Element to register your users for highly-specific Push targets. Check out their service at

Keep your eyes peeled for new Elements!

New Partners

By on July 15, 2013 | Mobile App Development | No Comments

Red Foundry gets to see a lot of great tools and services for mobile app developers.  Here are a few of our new partners that are definitely worth checking out. Be sure to tell them you’re using Red Foundry!

• Keynotopia  – Use Keynote and PowerPoint to create great app Prototypes before you start coding. Click here to visit Keynotopia.
• MobileDevHQ – A great service to help optimize App Store keywords and placement. Click here to visit MobileDevHQ.

As always, thanks for using Red Foundry!  We’re here to build killer mobile solutions for our clients, so let us know if we can help in anyway. Contact us if you have questions, need support, or have a great mobile project that you need assistance with!

Recent App Launches

By on July 15, 2013 | Android, iOS, Mobile App Development | No Comments

At Red Foundry, we see hundreds of apps using our platform technology get published every month. Here are a couple that we’re really excited about!

Panasonic Healthcare Division

A full digital sales tool, including product data, comparisons, and custom quoting for the iPad. Increasing productivity and sales, using Red Foundry.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

The long awaited update to Wine Enthusiast magazine, with an all-new beautiful design, is coming soon! And it’s not just for wines anymore – you can read the latest reviews for spirits and beers as well. Also, you can win badges and discounts on wine and accessories just by recording your thoughts on what you’ve tasted lately. Drinking, gamified? Nuff said.

iOS 7 Support is here!

By on July 15, 2013 | iOS, Mobile App Development | No Comments

Like everyone, we’re excited about Apple’s upcoming iOS 7. We’ve been working with the Beta here in our shadowy lair since Day One. The prognosis is great – all of your Red Foundry apps that currently run on iOS 6 will run just as well on iOS 7, with no updates and no re-compile required!

Additionally, we’ve added a couple new features to the platform that will allow you to better bring your UI into sync with the clean, sparse look-and-feel that Apple has established with iOS 7. We’ll talk more about that in the next section.

Solution Accelerators – iOS Updates

By on July 14, 2013 | iOS, Mobile App Development | No Comments

Earlier this month we launched v2.4.0 of our Fusion Mobile for iOS – the culmination of months of hard work, thousands of caffeinated beverages consumed, and the aggregate of tons of really great fixes and features for you to make your apps even better. And since then, we’ve pushed ahead in Beta even further to v2.4.16, which has even more great stuff!

• Ads – We’ve added official support for Google’s Admob. Just use the <GoogleAd> widget!
• Native Social – We’re now supporting the iOS-native sharing sheets for both Twitter and Facebook. No more need to manually authenticate and handle the posting yourself. Just use the <Social> widget!
• Save Snapshot – The new save-snapshot function of the <Layout> widget allows to you render whatever contents you have in a container as a static image file, which you can then manipulate like any other image!
• Aviary – Speaking of manipulating images, we’ve implemented native support for the Aviary SDK ( This allows you to apply filters to images, opening up all sorts of hip possibilities for photo manipulation and making the proverbial rose-tinted glasses available for any photo your user takes. It’s built right into the <MediaPicker> widget! Add filters, stickers, text-overlays, borders – we could go on forever. Insta-who?
• Image Blur – In addition to saving snapshots of your layout containers, you can now apply a Gaussian blur to any <Image> widget. For anyone who has seen the demos of iOS 7 – you know this effect is in-play everywhere. Now you have the ability to use depth-of-field for your own clever purposes in your own apps!
• Connection Type – Do the data-availability blues got you down? We’ve added the [app:connection-type] shortcode to the platform, so that you can discern between when your users are on Wi-Fi, a mobile network, or no network at all!
• Multi-line Text Input – The new <MultiLineTextInput> gives you line-break abilities far beyond those of mortal men.
• Asynchronous Loading – Power-tune your app’s performance when loading large images or <Element> widgets! The load-asynchronously property allows you to defer loading of these items to a separate process, so your UI gets on-screen as soon as possible and your users stop holding their breath.
• Email Attachments – Need to send out some photos from within your app? The <Email> sheet now supports attachments! Send, send, send!
• Multi-finger Swipe Gestures – Capture two-, three-, or four-fingered swipes!