Building iBeacon based apps with Oracle MAF

Introduction Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based proximity beacons were first under the spotlight when Apple announced the iBeacon standard. Since then a lot has changed and there are now multiple beacon vendors and offerings on the market. Enterprises are also looking to add proximity based intelligence to their mobile offerings. In this article, we introduce […]

Jumpstarting Development on the Cloud – Part 1 : Standardizing a Workflow

Introduction This article introduces you to a standardized multi-user workflow for the Oracle Developer Cloud Service. The intent is to showcase a how a team starting on the Oracle developer Cloud Service would collaborate on code to address various requirements and use-cases in a typical SDLC model. We present a popular branching and merging model that lets […]

Capturing Signatures in MAF Applications

Introduction We recently worked with a customer who had implemented a workflow process in a MAF application. The final step of this workflow process was to request the user to sign the application on the mobile device using the user’s finger before submitting it. The AMX component set does not have a built-in signature capture […]

Developing Custom Components with Oracle Mobile Application Framework

Introduction Oracle’s Mobile Application Framework (MAF) is a great tool for web developers to enter the mobile application development space in an easy and seamless manner. MAF’s full support for JavaScript and CSS to create application behavior and styling, means developers can carry over the same skills of web development into the world of mobile […]

Supercharge MAF development on Android by improving emulator performance

Introduction Oracle Mobile Application Framework, MAF, leverages Java, HTML5 and JavaScript to deliver a complete MVC framework with declarative user interface definition, device features integration and built-in security. Oracle MAF provides a visual and declarative development experience and maximizes code reuse resulting in faster development of mobile applications. To get started with Oracle MAF development, the […]

Pixel Perfect UIs with Oracle MAF : CSS and JavaScript debugging on Android

Introduction Oracle Mobile Application Framework, MAF, uses a unique paradigm of hybrid application development on mobile platforms. This brings fine grained control over the look & feel and the behavior of the app to the mobile app development world, helping web developers make a seamless transition to the world of mobile application development without sacrificing […]

Improving ADF Page Rendering Time : Progressively Loading Taskflows

Introduction On a normal ADF page with multiple task flows, each of the individual task flows need to be initialized and their initial views created before the page can render. This makes it important to consider how the page design, and task flow usage affect the page load time when designing the UI for your ADF based […]

Optimizing WebCenter Portal Mobile Delivery

Introduction Page weight and page load times are two of the most common performance metrics used to measure a Portal’s performance. These are significant factors behind a portal’s success especially in the context of mobile devices. This article walks you through identifying and analyzing some common WebCenter Portal performance bottlenecks related to page weight and […]

Customizing specific instances of a WebCenter task flow

Introduction Customizing the framework task flows in WebCenter is a common requirement for customers.  With MDS, customization rules are layered but often customers will need to customize specific instances of their task flows, or have different levels of customization on different instances or pages which are all under the same MDS layer. This post walks […]