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Category Archives: Mobile

Refreshing XING’s Mobile Website

Every two months, XING gives its developer and product teams a week away from their everyday work to come up with great ideas for XING and then turn them into reality. During the last innovation week held at the start of November, two Rails and three front end developers got together to work on touch.xing.com.   Continue Reading…


XINGAPIClient – an ObjC client for our API

The XING API provides you with a convenient and easy way to make your iOS apps communicate with the XING platform. It’s very easy to register your app at dev.xing.com and obtain your oauth credentials. We have very strict security measures in place to prevent our API from misuse and to keep your data safe.   Continue Reading…


Icebreaker for Xing – Google Glassware app concept

For the XING Innovation week we had in May, our team (Nikkel Blaase, Miguel Parramon, Sebastian Wüst and Jochen Preusche) set out to build a prototype to explore the possibilities of what Google Glass could offer to a social network like XING. XING Innovation weeks are an initiative that lets XING developers work on their own ideas   Continue Reading…


Placeholder – revived using state-of-the-art technology

At the beginning of July 2012 I wrote an article about a custom [placeholder] solution we integrated at XING. The idea was to have placeholders that should still be visible when focused (see “placeholder – Custom solution vs. native HTML5 feature”). As mentioned in that article, Chrome at one point natively handled what we implemented   Continue Reading…


Inspirational reads for developers

The end of year approximates and still there are so many interesting articles. I wanna share some I collected over the past few weeks. Today: AngularJS, MVC, __proto__, Firefox OS and more…


JSConf EU 2012

My trip to Berlin was only brief but nonetheless a great success. On the sixth and seventh of October, 44 talks were held over 2 days and presented on 2 stages (the production hall and the “bubble”) in the “Alte Münze”. The bubble was a fun transparent room made of plastic which was filled with   Continue Reading…


Inspirational reads for developers

Again we want to share some articles from the past weeks. Today: AngularJS, Cache, Responsive design, Device testing, Content Security Policy, “data-” attributes and more


How to choose the right mobile test devices

In addition to all our mobile test automation, we also do a lot of manual and exploratory testing within our mobile team. We test devices with different hard- and software, with different browser versions, and on different carrier networks to be sure that our apps work in the way our customers will use it.


Keep It Functional – iPhone Test Automation

Currently all the XING Mobile Apps generate more than 20% of the overall XING traffic and this number will likely increase in the near future. In my last devblog post, I dealed with Android Apps and how to implement automated tests with the framework Robotium. This article describes how to implement automated tests using the tool   Continue Reading…


Immediate feedback for interaction with the Network News items

One of the most important things for us when building the native Android App for XING is to give users the best experience possible when interacting with the app. This also means giving the users the feedback they require so they know that the button they clicked on actually worked. What makes things a little   Continue Reading…