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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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Install Windows 8.1 RTM–It Keeps Your Desktop Apps

Install Windows 8.1 RTM–It Keeps Your Desktop Apps

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in All, Mobile Software, Windows 8 | 0 comments

Are you wondering if you should upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM? Microsoft recently released the RTM bits for Windows 8.1 to developers, along with  Visual Studio 2013 RC.  Since I am knee deep in Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store App development, I needed to move to the new platform right away. But, will it work the way I need it? There is a large amount of...

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Windows Phone 8 Supports Real Time, Multithreaded Processing

Windows Phone 8 Supports Real Time, Multithreaded Processing

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in All, Mobile Devices, Mobile Software, Windows Phone | 0 comments

So, finally it has arrived… The Windows 8 Kernel now permeates most of Microsoft’s offerings. The same tools and API subsets can be used across a very wide array of devices, from servers to notebooks, to tablets, mobile phones and embedded devices. I developed a number of Windows Mobile commercial offerings, the Aton Connect series, that relied upon...

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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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