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A New Era in My Life

A new era has started in my life, and today marks this era. I have been quiet for the past few months, and that is due to the transition that I’ve began taking early this year.

If you don’t know me that well, I have been an active web developer, who develops and writes mainly in Arabic, on a blog called Almashroo.

Web development has been my passion for the past 10 years, and I couldn’t imagine a day, where I don’t write a JavaScript line here, and PHP line there, complementing them with some (X)HTML and CSS.

Entering The Mobile World

Today, I’m moving on to a more interesting and challenging area of development, that is, mobile software development. I’ve spent the past few months developing an open source cross platform mobile app, as a first project, to officially get into this small, and yet challenging world.

I can’t wait to tell you all about, as I’m currently preparing the official web site that hosts it, stay tuned for more information that will come shortly.

What About the Web Development?

Well, I’m first and foremost a web developer, who still enjoys it. However, I think the knowledge that I’m getting currently from the mobile, will in fact benefit me greatly as web developer.

Will I return to the web development soon? The short answer, probably yes, but it will take a me a while to get back.

I have redesigned and developed my web site from the grounds up, using the new, and exciting features of HTML5 and CSS3. I used CodeIgniter as a framework, for the main site, along with Markdown to control the content, and WordPress for this blog. For the people who knew my website before, I have converted it to English, so I can communicate my thoughts to the rest of world.

I have also collected some of my open source projects, and put them on Github, so you can see and fork them as you like.

What is this Mobile App I am Working On?

As I said previously, it’s an open source cross platform mobile app, that will benefit my country’s users a lot, this app will be supported on multiple platforms, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and any mobile that can run Java ME apps.

A blog post announcing it will be posted right here soon, and when I say soon, I mean in the next few days. So stay tuned.