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New Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) Academy Course

If you want to get into mobile application development with Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF), there is a new Oracle Developer Academy course available for you.This new course includes an introduction to the Mobile Application Framework and teaches you how to design a MAF-based application, integrate with device capabilities, how to develop with web services and how to secure a MAF application.
In this FREE two-hour interactive online course you'll learn and master the design, architecture, interoperability and security of Oracle Mobile Application Framework based applications.
Hurry up and get yourself educated on the Oracle mobile application development framework.
Here is the link to the course: http://bit.ly/MAFCourse
Have fun!

Working with Device Information in the Oracle Mobile Application Framework

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With the proliferation of new device models, form factors and operating systems, you may be thinking about the challenges to make your application work handle all of these different device properties information as there may be features that rely on specific characteristics or capabilities.
As an example, how frustrating it would be for the user trying to use a mapping feature if the device doesn't support geolocation? Or, just getting the device screen height and width to make sure the content fits nicely and also dynamically present different things on the smaller / larger real state you have available. As a developer, it's your responsibility to make sure everything works and looks good on all devices (even though this is a hard task).
The Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) utilizes Apache Cordova to provide access to device properties, SMS, Email, Contacts, Camera, Pictures/Photo Library, Geolocation, Accelerometer, Network, etc. that can either be accessed from Ja…