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Is Xamarin The Answer to Windows Phone, Android and iOS Development?

Is Xamarin The Answer to Windows Phone, Android and iOS Development?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in All, Android, iPhone, Mobile Application Development, Mobile Software, Windows Phone | 0 comments

The press has been abuzz recently with talk about Microsoft buying or making an investment in Xamarin as part of its quest to bolster it’s mobile capabilities. If you are a mobile developer, do you really want to use Xamarin? I think the whole question boils down to how much “back end” code your application contains.  If your app contains much in the...

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Need to Scan and OCR? Windows Surface with One Note

Need to Scan and OCR? Windows Surface with One Note

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in All, Mobile Devices, Mobile Software, Windows 8 | 0 comments

I’ve been a collector most of my life–of paper. I got in the habit of keeping notes, receipts and assorted documents in (mostly) tidy file folders in strong metal filing cabinets when I first started my business. Those cabinets have moved with me everywhere. And when there was a trademark issue, I was able to pull out those waiting files and...

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Integrating the Android NDK C++ Native Support into Eclipse Using Sequoyah

Posted by on Oct 7, 2010 in All, Android, Mobile Application Development, Mobile Software, Native Code | 0 comments

This is the latest post in a series by Charles Wilde about porting an app containing extensive C++ code to Android. The other posts are listed at the end of this one. I am working on a port of a large mobile app from Windows Mobile to Android. The app (Aton Connect) comprises about 100,000 lines of C++ code and another 40,000 lines of C# code which I am...

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How to Build a Tablet with Windows Embedded Compact 7

Posted by on Jun 26, 2010 in All, Mobile Application Development, Mobile Devices, Windows Embedded | 2 comments

You may have seen images of Microsoft Tablet prototypes displayed at the recent Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan.  Some very credible tablet devices, showing advanced touch screen navigation, were displayed.  If you want to investigate the Microsoft Tablet for your own purposes, you don’t need any special hardware.  Through the magic of...

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Porting Applications Using the Android NDK

Posted by on Jun 10, 2010 in All, Android, Mobile Application Development, Mobile Software | 0 comments

In a previous blog post entitled Android Native Libraries for Java Applications, we discussed how to integrate native C++ code libraries with Java applications for Android.  In that post we described how to use the Android Open Source Project to accomplish the integration. Since that post was written in September 2009, the Android team has released the...

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