How to Make Windows / Android / iOS Apps Using Xamarin Platform


Before writing applications, you’ll need to install the Xamarin platform on your Mac,PC, or both (if you’re using that setup)

See the articles on the Xamarin website at:

Creating an iOS App
If you’re interested in using Xamarin.Forms to target the iPhone, first become familiar with the appropriate Getting Started documents on the Xamarin website: 

This will give you guidance on using the Xamarin.iOS library to develop an iPhone application in C#. All you really need to do is get to the point where you can build and deploy a simple iPhone application on either a real iPhone or the iPhone simulator.


If you’re using Visual Studio, and if everything is installed correctly, you should be able to select File > New > Project from the menu, and in the New Project dialog, from the left select Visual C# and iOS and then Universal (which refers to targeting both iPhone and iPad), and from the template list in
the center, select Blank App (iOS).


If you’re using Xamarin Studio, you should be able to select File > New > Solution from the menu, and in the New Project dialog, from the left, select iOS and then App, and from the template list in the center, select Single View App. 


In either case, select a location and name for the solution. Build and deploy the skeleton application created in the project. If you’re having a problem with this, it’s not a Xamarin.Forms issue. You might want to check the Xamarin.iOS forums to see if anybody else has a similar problem: 
http://forums.xamarin.com/categories/ios/ 

Creating an Android App

If you’re interested in using Xamarin.Forms to target Android devices, first become familiar with the Getting Started documents on the Xamarin website: 

https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/android/getting_started/ 


If you’re using Visual Studio, and if everything is installed correctly, you should be able to select File > New > Project from the menu, and in the New Project dialog, from the left, select Visual C# and then Android, and from the template list in the center, select Blank App (Android). 


If you’re using Xamarin Studio, you should be able to select File > New > Solution from the menu, and in the New Project dialog, from the left, select Android and App, and in the template list in the center, select Android App. 


Give it a location and a name; build and deploy. If you can’t get this process to work, it’s not a Xamarin.Forms issue, and you might want to check the Xamarin.Android forums for a similar problem: 


http://forums.xamarin.com/categories/android/ 


Creating a Windows App

If you’re interested in using Xamarin.Forms to target Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows 10 Mobile, you’ll need to become familiar with at least the rudiments of using Visual Studio to develop  Windows applications: 

http://dev.windows.com/ 


In Visual Studio 2017, if everything is installed correctly, you should be able select File > New > Project from the menu, and in the New Project dialog, at the left, select Visual C# and Windows. You’ll see a hierarchy under the Windows heading something like this:



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The first Universal heading under Windows is for creating a Universal Windows Platform application that can target either Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile. Select that, and from the center area select Blank App (Universal Windows) to create a UWP app.  

The other two project types supported by Xamarin.Forms are under the Windows 8 header. The Universal item actually creates two projects—a Windows desktop application and a Windows Phone application with some shared code. For creating just a Windows application, choose Windows and then from the center section Blank App (Windows 8.1). For a Windows Phone application, choose Windows Phone and Blank App This creates a project that targets Windows Phone 8.1. 

These are the three project types supported by Xamarin.Forms.

You should be able to build and deploy the skeleton application to the desktop or to a real phone or an emulator. If not, search the Microsoft website or online forums such as Stack Overflow. 

All ready? If you can build Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Windows applications (or some subset of those), then you’re ready to create your first Xamarin.Forms application. It’s time to say “Hello, Xamarin.Forms” to a new era in cross-platform mobile development. 


Credits : Microsoft Press

Latest Trends in Android Application Development

Nowadays people prefer to use smartphones to manage their different tasks in daily life.Majority of smartphone users use android operating system, due to its huge user base, field of android application development has evolve rapidly. Here are some hottest trends of android application development.

Secured Mobile Apps


Every person who use smartphones, worried about the security of his personal information, that’s why they vacillate to download those apps, which don’t come up to their security standards.Mobile app developers are discovering new ways to make mobile applications more secure, so that they can encourage users for maximum downloads. Security of mobile application has gain the high importance in this year, and this trend will continue to rise in future.

Enterprise Mobile Apps


Nowadays people are becoming more habitual for mobile applications and they prefer to shop different products through smartphones. Due to this reason, most of the companies are now approaching their customers via smartphones. That’s why enterprise mobile applications are in huge demand and hundreds of enterprise apps are released daily on Google play store. We will see an upward trend in enterprise mobile app development in future.

Cloud Based Mobile Apps


Mobile technology and cloud computing are growing relatively. Cloud technology allow mobile app developers to limit the size of mobile applications, this feature also help in resolving memory issues and bandwidth problems. As there are many benefits associated by the simultaneous growth of these technology, the development of cloud based mobile apps will continue to rise in future.Integration of cloud technology allow mobile app developers to explore new opportunities in the field of mobile application development.

Rise of Swift Programming


Google Inc. is planning to incorporate Android platform with the swift. Easiness of Swift will offer many benefits to Android app developers.The integration of Swift technology will help developers to mitigate offline and online differences especially for e-commerce mobile applications.Current platform of Google runs on Java as a core language and the incorporation of Swift will not replace it, but with the integration of Swift as open-source will discover as a good fit for the Android platform.


IoT Will Occupy the Center Stage


Evolution of IoT will take Android applications to the next level in the future. IoT is currently integrated with many Google’s devices like, Google Glass, iWatch and many more. Integration of IoT with mobile app open endless opportunities for developers to develop amazing mobile apps.If you have a plan to develop and Android application in future, then you will have the opportunity to explore all the opportunities evolving in mobile app development industry.

Tech Wearables



Wearable technology has become one of the most interesting subject in mobile app development industry. Now, health care industry is dominating the wearable technology, but it can be used in many fields to increase efficiency and productivity. Mobile app developers are giving huge attention to this new rising trend and we will see some exciting innovations in the fields of wearable tech in coming years.

How To Configure WhatsApp Service For Web

How To Configure WhatsApp Service For Web

The most popular messaging service WhatsApp is now able to communicate with friends from their Computer. WhatsApp has launched this web service yesterday.

Last month, it was leaked that WhatsApp was working on a web service and finally from today they are introducing it to the public. The feature is called "WhatsApp Web," which provides it's users the ability to read and send messages directly from their web browsers.

The feature currently works on Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, however sadly, there's no web solution at this time for iOS users because of limitations of the platform.

"Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser," WhatsApp wrote in their blog. "Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: The web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone."


How To Configure 

1. Update your WhatsApp if you haven't updated, open the application > open WhatsApp menu > tap on WhatsApp Web.

WhatsApp Web


 2. Now you will be asked to scan the QR code give in WhatsApp web, tap on OK, GOT IT and scan the QR code.

Scan QR Code

TADA! Here we go!



WhatsApp Web Conversation

Keep in mind that you need an active internet connection both in your phone and your computer.

The web version supports desktop notifications so you will be notified when you receive new WhatsApp messages even when you're not checking the web page. The Facebook-owned company is also working on a voice calling feature that WhatsApp will soon launch.

Free Apps That Can Save Your Money


Free Apps That Can Save Your Money

It is estimated that 96% of the world’s population (7.1 billion) or 6.8 billion are mobile users, according to the February 2013 report of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This represents a 13.3% increase over the 6.0 billion of 2011 and higher by 25.9% than the 5.4 billion subscribers in 2010. There was also an increase on time spent by the average US mobile user from 2 hrs and 38 minutes daily in March of 2013 to 2 hrs and 42 minutes daily as of March of 2014 as reported by Flurry news.

In addition to the huge number of mobile users, there is also the sheer number of mobile applications available on various App stores. From the  iTunes App store alone, downloaded Apps reached50 billion for the Month of May in 2013. And out of the 2 hrs and 42 minutes time spent on mobile devices, 86%of them were spent on downloaded Apps, a clear evidence of how Apps have dominated the mobile world.

In general, mobile Apps are supposed to make life easier. There are business Apps that literally put your business in your pocket. There are also apps that revolutionize learning and Apps for pure pleasure and leisure such as Apps to download music,movies and games, Apps to connect with friends  and more. What adds to the universal acceptance of Apps is the availability of free Apps, some of which make saving money easy.

Let’s look at these money saving free Apps:

* Pic2shop, MySuperList & Idealo

These are barcode readers or scanners that allow you to compare prices of what you need and get them at the cheapest price from a specific retailer. These Apps usually have an extensive database of products from a multitude of local and online retailers.

Pic2Shop is the pioneer barcode scanner and is one of the few Apps that can read barcodes even without autofocus on all Android and iPhone models. Meanwhile, MySuperlist has added features that allow you to enjoy cash backs and set price alerts.

* Spendometer

This is one of the best free mobile Apps for saving money. It’s a brilliant budgeting App that makes daily cash management easy and simple. You can create a budget, input your spending and generate a spending report on it. The Spendometer can also generate the data on how much cash is on hand and how much has already been spent on a weekly or monthly basis. All you need to do is input all your spending and Spendometer will do the rest.

* Skype

Skype save you on phone bills. It is a free App that allows you to send a message or make a call, even a video call for free. You can even send photos of any size to friends, family and associates without paying an exorbitant fee For Multi-Media Messaging Services. And you can do all these wherever you are or whenever you want to as long as there is an Internet connection.

* Livingsocial

Livingsocial offers huge discounts on vacations, gyms, spas, restaurants, live performances and events and more in your area as well as in the whole of Australia. Daily discount deals are available and you can buy directly using your mobile device. You can enjoy an active social life at very little cost with Livingsocial.

Conclusion
We have mentioned a few apps only, there are many apps but they're are all not free of charge. If you know any other apps that will save your money let us know by commenting on this post.

I Forgot How To Instagram, a witty guide to Instagram?

I Forgot How To Instagram, a witty guide to Instagram?
New to Instagram? Have been using Instagram but suddenly forgot how to navigate completely as though you just woke up from a coma and had to relearn how to eat, talk, and Instagram? By now you've probably figured out that Instagram is a photo and video sharing social media site that a large amount of users are on. The second thing you have probably figured out is that you want to be a part of Instagram. That's no problem at all! Don't worry about a thing if you've forgotten how to Instagram. We're going to show you everything you need to know to get back on your feet and posting and scrolling through your favorite shots again so you can join the millions of users happily posting and viewing photos. Or you can check out A Beginner’s Guide To Instagram for more tips and info!

Sign Up For The Site
The first step to using any site is signing up for it so you can use it. Download the app to your smart phone whether iPhone or Android and get started registering your Instagram account. All accounts registered to the site are public when they start but you can change your account to private where only users that have been approved can follow you or view your photos. Go to the tab for "Profile" and click on Privacy, where you can keep photos private. Register your profile, edit your profile, and change your profile picture, and you're ready to get started!

Enable Push Notifications
Instagram offers its photo feed through apps instead of web so you may want to set up push notifications. You can set up notifications that alert you when someone comments or likes your photo, when you are mentioned in a comment, when your photo is on the Popular page, and when you are tagged in a photo. Go to Settings from your profile and select Push Notification Settings. You can configure preferences for the app by going to Settings and going to the Notification Center and find Instagram.

Connecting To Social Accounts
Instagram can also be connected to your social accounts. It's possible to link up your Instagram to not only Twitter but Tumblr, Facebook, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr, and more. Go to Edit Sharing Settings in the Profile Tab to connect your social accounts and choose the network you want to connect it to. This way every time you post a photo you'll be able to share it on the networks you've enabled.


Posting Your Own Photos On Instagram

One of the great advantages of Instagram is that you can add a digital layer or photo filter over a standard photograph to give it a different look or just a polished, edited version. Filters can dull or brighten colors in the photo or go black and white or give it a sepia hued vintage feel. Click the button with the blue camera in the navigation panel's center and you can choose to take a photo or used an already saved one. For video, choose the Video Camera option to the right. In the lower left screen click the double-square button to post saved photos. Full size photos may have to be cropped. Three icons will appear that offer you 17 filters to add programmed effects to your photograph. Choose the best one for you and once you're done, click the green checkmark. You'll go the social sharing screen where you can add a caption, add hashtags and tag people. Choose the networks you want to share to and click Share Post and you have uploaded your first photo to Instagram! Enjoy your new found knowledge of Instagram and all the glorious photo sharing that comes with it!

Conclusion

You must know that you can view, comment, like and follow others in Instagram's official website. You can also try some other web apps like statigram and webstagram, they have some useful sorting features and they provide free stats everyday.

Top Rated Android Casino Apps for This Year

 Android Casino App

If the world casinos in Las Vegas are only a mirage for you, nowadays you can test your playing qualities in the most convenient way for you. Nowadays you can choose from a variety of casino apps, available for android. If you consider yourself a gambling type of person you have certainly tried at least one or two of these applications.

Despite the fact that when playing in the casino you are able to perceive the whole ambience and experience unforgettable emotions, some apps are still very well designed and you can amuse yourself effectively, while playing one or two games per day.

The best rated android casino apps for this year are the following:

1. Spider solitaire
The Spider Solitaire is an app that is already available for android. It tends to be one of the most popular free Spider Solitaire game and is a truly solitary experience. It is a version of solitaire and the goal is to place all the cards in each suit in stacks of descending suit sequence. The version of this game is exactly the same as that for the Windows, so if you have played it on your computer it won't be difficult for you.

The rules are simple and you can move to a different level of difficulty, while you attempt to tackle 3 and 4 suit games and become a master of the Spider Solitaire.

2. Jackpot city
This is an app that is perfectly compatible with Android devices. The wonderful visuals and the and the outstanding sounds will definitely impress the players. This is thanks to the fact that this mobile casino app is powered by Microgaming. It provides the players with eleven casino games, all of them from different gambling genres. It include games like Mega Moolah, Tomb Raider, Blackjack and Roulette.

The mobile casino players can also get in touch with a 24/7 customer support service, which could also be contacted through the phone. They will solve any issues connected to your playing on the City Mobile Casino App. The software of this app is second to none, with a very high quality. The game's graphics easily leads the players into the theme of the game and they can freely enjoy this magnificent experience. The easy structure of the game is another advantage of this casino app. Everything is set up in a way which would be the easiest for the user.

3. Party casino
Party casino mobile app is powered by the in-house development team of Party Gaming. The players can enjoy a wide range of casino games but firstly they should use the QR code that could be found of on the mobile page of the casino to get the app or they must open the casino's website and download it directly from there. The website has the quality to automatically detect the phone type and will deliver the appropriate casino app.

The mobile players can place real money bets on the outstanding collection of games at Party Casino. The players can always seek the help of the professional customer support of the helpful and motivated team. The flashy lights are particular for this online app casino game. The casino is made to work perfectly through the touch function. The players are given a wide variety of depositing or withdrawing options. The bank information is well encrypted so players do not to have to worry about the banking information.

4. Gaming club
This is a casino app that is also provided with software and games by Micro-gaming. This is a guarantee for the excellent experiencing of the customers, with a perfectly made interface. You just need to open the Gaming club through the mobile browser and follow the simple steps. There is a wide variety of games available to the players, appropriate for everyone's taste. There are cover table games card games, slots, progressive games as well as virtual racing games.

The wonderful software offers the players the most exciting mobile gaming experience. The colorful and bright colors of the visuals will immediately draw your attention. There is a reliable customer support and the team will help you to resolve any issues through a Live chat Feature, phone or by email. There exist plenty of depositing options for the players and the same goes for players who are willing to withdraw their money from the earned winnings.

These are some of the most popular casino apps for android for this year. Even if you are not keen on gambling or spending your leisure at playing games some of them will definitely appeal to you. Bring the atmosphere of the real casino and enjoy the great variety of games.

Author Bio: Gayle Grant is blogger and writer who writes about technology and gambling. His passion is Punto Banco articles but he is also keen on different casino games.

8 Free Apps For Crime Fiction Lovers

Do you love everything to do with crime and mystery? Are you looking for criminal investigation adventures to enjoy on your iPhone or Android? Then look no further, and enjoy the 8 games we’ve outlined and reviewed below!

8 Free Apps For Crime Fiction Lovers

1. Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand That Feeds
In this game, you’re charged with helping Lamonte and Turino get to the bottom of a case involving the murder of Carmody Phelps at her home.

The game itself focuses on locating hidden objects and piecing them together in a manner that sheds light on the mystery, whilst the narrative is pretty engaging and the artwork is highly detailed.

Some of the things you must locate might seem a little odd at times, but you can always call on the help of forensics expert Will Sheng for guidance.

2. Crime City
In Crime City, the tables are turned, and instead of helping to track down and arrest criminals, you are responsible for mugging, murdering and extorting your way to the top of the criminal ladder.

The aim of the game is to accumulate gold bars, which serve as a gauge of your progress and a means to acquire more weapons / vehicles.

The multiplayer element also allows you to team up with your friends and produce crime syndicates to rival others, or simply to engage in rampages against your peers in a bid to establish your dominance.

3. Crime Inc
Crime Inc. operates according to many of the same principles as Crime City, but instead of visually coordinating your criminal efforts from a bird’s eye view of the city, you do so via a series of shady, darkened room interactions with fellow mobsters.

Each successful completion of a criminal operation will boost your respect rating and bring you closer to the boss, opening up greater entrepreneurial opportunities.

Again, you can team up with or set out to destroy your friends online, a notion that has proved very appealing to the player base yielding well over 10 million active users.


4. Unlikely Suspects
Unlikely Suspects adds a quirky 70s twist to the familiar Cluedo / Clue game format, boasting 16 retro characters and a wealth of hidden objects that must be found in order to deduce who murdered who.

There are also in-game puzzles to solve and a wealth of additional aspects / clues like witness statements or airline tickets.

With over 4000 different scenarios to play out, this game also boasts some serious longevity.


5. The Room
The Room is a chilling, perplexing and ultimately enthralling puzzle game where you investigate a series of artefacts, pictures and locked boxes in order to discover the truth behind the ‘null element’.

Successful location of hidden keys will allow you to open mysterious boxes containing clues about this paranormal phenomenon, but there’s a long way to go before you discover the dark truth…

6. Crime Scenes: Hidden Unknown
This game sees you transferred to a city overrun with criminals and crime syndicates to head up Group A, an elite crime investigation team charged with cleaning up the streets.

Successful completion of puzzles and challenges will yield information leading to the capture of wanted individuals, and help you bring peace to a troubled population.

High quality graphics, an extensive list of challenges and an intuitive interface ensure a great gaming experience.

7. CSI Game
If you’re a big fan of the CSI TV series, then this is the app for you. Boasting a frequently updated database of trivia questions relating to characters and plotline, this is the ultimate way to prove to your friends just how much detective acumen you’ve picked from watching your favourite TV heroes.

A great way to relive the best moments from treasured episodes on the bus or train to work.

8. Crime Scene Investigation
In this game, you pick the story of Juliet, who worked in the city at a big, successful corporation, but suspected some of her coworkers were up to no good.

Upon investing time and finding evidence of their wrongdoing, she reports it to her superiors who subsequently have her killed. Your job is to find out exactly what she discovered and bring those responsible to account by locating a series of hidden items and interacting with them in the correct manner.

The game provides a good challenge, great graphics and an integrated walk-through to help you overcome some admittedly poorly translated text in places.

Your Turn
Tell us about your favorite or any other games you feel deserve a place on this list by leaving a comment below!
 
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So Just What Is Mozilla Up To With the Firefox OS?

Mozilla FireFox OS

Perhaps you have heard whispers of it in passing, or maybe you don’t know anything about the new Firefox open source mobile platform. That’s right. There’s a new kid on the block, so to speak. The Mozilla project was actually created in 1998, with the release of the Netscape browser suite source code.

The idea was to push the idea of the open web, and open source. For those not familiar with the term, open source is software that is “open” to the public, and possibly regulated, but not controlled by any for-profit company. The concept is that this allows thousands of programmers access to what otherwise would be closely guarded corporate secrets, thereby releasing unprecedented innovation in the browser market.
The project spread beyond expectations, first creating Mozilla 1.0, the first major browser from the open community. At the time, over 90% of the market used Internet Explorer for browsing, simply because they didn’t know there were alternatives.

In 2003, the non-profit Mozilla Foundation was created, funded by individual donors and a variety of companies. The role of the foundation was to manage the project and promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web over competition and profit.

Firefox 1.0 was released in 2004, and in less than a year had been downloaded over 100 million times. New versions have continued to come out, and the popularity has grown. On the tenth anniversary of Mozilla in 2008, Firefox reached a 20% worldwide market share, renewing competition, accelerating innovation and improved Internet for everyone.

Now Mozilla is attempting to do the same thing in the mobile field market. Firefox OS is planned as a community-based platform for mobile devices. It will utilize open standards and approaches such as making HTML5 applications that are just as robust as native apps on iOS and Android.

Though Android is supposed to be an open-source platform, it is not completely so. Windows Phone and iOS are nowhere close. Mozilla has repeatedly said the Firefox OS (nicknamed Boot to Gecko, or B2G) was construed not so B2G would succeed, but the web would. That is, the base motivation is to show that the standards-based open Web, cannot only openly compete with the two (or three) major platforms, but force the same type of innovation the Firefox browser has brought to the web.

Mozilla hopes to bring the browser back to the forefront of a mobile experience, rather than playing second fiddle to the native apps on the phones. The Firefox OS is designed to run apps from web technologies such as HTML5, allowing those apps to run on any handset (or any other device) with a browser, regardless of platform.

For developers this is a boon, because it removes the need to rewrite code for cross-platform operations. For users, it’s great because the apps can be used on whatever device is handy.

Mozilla has been working to introduce the Firefox platform as a cheap under £80 smartphone option in countries with little exposure to smartphones, such as Latin America and Eastern Europe. The idea is that it is easier to introduce a new platform and show its effectiveness in a market where the other platforms have not already secured a foothold.

So can the idea succeed? History and the numbers certainly support it. There are about 100,000 iOS developers and 400,000 Android developers compared to ten million HTML5 developers (roughly). The Firefox browser has just reached version 25, and the innovation charged by this open community has carried over to all the competitors.

Certainly there is still work to be done, but many people’s confidence lies in the advances web technologies have already made in the last 20 years. Things like including interactive animations and imbedding video in a webpage without a plug-in, as you can with HTML5 and AJAX, were less than a concept back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Mozilla is taking on a big challenge, and some mighty big opponents with deep pockets, but as the Linux-system demonstrates, open-source will always have a devout following, and Mozilla is on the path to opening up the entire mobile market.

The Power of an App to Boost Your E-Commerce Business

E-Commerce Business App
More and more websites are building apps for their business and the trend is catching on with eCommerce businesses too. There is a great deal of benefit from having your own app for your eCommerce business. It is a good way of maintaining brand recognition, it keeps your customers loyal, and it removes competition that you would normally have to compete with online.

Your app is a constant reminder that your business exists
Once an app is installed onto a mobile device, it may act as an ambassador for your eCommerce site. It is a way of reminding your customer that your business exists, which is handy for when they want to buy one of your products. The sheer convenience of the app means that the consumer would not feel compelled to look online for a better deal. The idea of a better deal may not even cross the users’ mind; he or she may simply click your app and buy without a second thought.

Brand recognition is literally installed into a mobile device
Your app should be branded, and if it is then you have inadvertently installed a brand advert onto your user’s mobile device. They are going to be exposed to the app when they search through their apps looking for other programs. Subconsciously, this is going to have a drip-drip marketing effect, where the user does not know that he or she is keeping your brand fresh in his or her mind.

The fact that your app is installed on someone’s mobile device means that they may also form an emotional attachment to it. Most people do not recognize that they have formed emotional attachments to their apps until they are asked to delete some, at which point they experience a feeling of sadness, loss, and even withdrawal in the case of people addicted to their phones (there are more of them than you think).

It is easier than searching online amongst your competitors
If your customer were to go online and look for your products, then he or she would have to search for the product, at which point he or she would be exposed to your competitors. With an app this is not a problem, because the customer simply clicks on your app, finds your products and buys them. There is no risk of your customer being exposed to a cheaper product from your competitor.

A customer can be loyal to your business without even trying
It is nice to be loyal to just one company, but it is even nicer if they make it easy for you. For example, if you personally shop for your groceries online, then you probably use one superstore more often than you use others. Wouldn’t it be nice if you simply had to tap an app when you want to buy groceries? Where all you have to do is pick your items and submit the order? By creating an app, you can give your loyal customers this same luxury (convenience).

You are able to present your products in a more dynamic manner
An app has more potential than a web browser, especially a web browser on a mobile device. With an app you can show people animations involving your products, or product demonstration videos. You can even show them three dimensional images that they may manipulate with their finger.

You could add noises to the app, and even create a live stream so that you can update prices and submit offers that update on the app. You can even create a private area where the app user gets a special discount because he or she downloaded your app.

John Kravz is a representative of Vpn-guru.com. Read more about hidemyass vpn.

Cubot C7 Capacitive Touch

Cubot C7 Capacitive Touch

I have been on the lookout for a great new phone ever since my phone crapped out on me. I was never completely happy with my previous phone, and I wanted something new that would allow me to surf the Internet, chat with friends, transfer data between us, and capture my life in photos and videos.

I did a lot of research, and I came across the Cubot 3.5 Inch Capacity Touch, which is powered by the Android 4.2 operating system. Personally, I am a big fan of the Android system, and think it actually performs much better than what you find with any other phone.

I did some research online and after realizing this was the phone I wanted, I decided to purchase it and give it a shot when it arrived at my door.

The Screen
The screen is pretty great. Not exactly high-definition, instead operating at a 480x320 resolution, but it is pretty good for the phone and you won’t notice a lot of difference between it and other similar phones in terms of sharpness. I personally found no problem with it, and everything was still crisp and sharp on my phone. The screen is 3.5 inches, which again I found to be quite good for what I was getting with the phone. The HVGA was sharp as well, and the touch screen was sensitive enough without being so sensitive that it does things you don’t want it to do, much like I found with my old phone.

The OS Features
Moving on to the meat and potatoes of the phone, I found that several of the OS features were fantastic. Not only did it play MP3s and support all major video formats, but the Android 4.2 operating system was head and shoulders above the operating system of other phones. I found my previous one would crash if I tried to do too much, but I don’t think my Cubot with its Android OS crashed once. If you are worried you won’t get the cool apps you do with other trendy phones, don’t worry. I was able to get nearly every app I wanted, and also cost less than on other expensive phones. Like Angry Birds? Well, you can play it just as well on this phone as on the too-expensive flagship phones.

I also found that the speed of the phone was quite good with its 1 gigahertz processor and 256 megabytes of RAM. There was also plenty of storage on the phone to keep all my photos and apps.

The Camera
The front and rear facing camera was excellent in my mind. At .3 megapixels, it was fine for taking photos of my life when I was out and about. The rear camera is much better though, at two megapixels, allowing me to capture some really great photos and store them on my phone, or share them directly with Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

So, my overall impression? An excellent phone that did everything I could ask for. It handled everything I needed, was lightweight, attractive and less-expensive than the top of the line phones, while still doing everything I needed it to. Highly recommend it.

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Android Terminal Emulator

Better Terminal Emulator Pro : android, android terminal emulator, terminal emulator,


  •  Overview of the Android terminal emulator:
 The world of computers is witnessing a change, just as it witnessed in the 90s. In the early 90s microprocessor became cheaper and terminal based dumb computers got replaced by powerful workstations. Today we are noticing that these powerful workstations are running out of trend and are being replaced by equally powerful but more portable mobile computers. When we say mobile computers we are explicitly referring to the handheld devices. Today handheld devices have become powerful enough to host almost any application that was traditionally meant for large desktop computers. This has been a result of the revolution in the manufacturing processes at the nano level. Today even smaller but more powerful chips are being developed that will one day surely render the large desktop computers useless.

One such application that desktop computers were extensively used for is that of terminal emulators. But since now mobile and handheld devices are equally powerful, it was only a matter of time that someone developed a mobile terminal emulator. The first such emulator to hit the market is the android terminal emulator. It has been specifically designed to run on hand held devices running on the android operating system and emulates VT-100. For those who are not familiar with the VT-100, it was a terminal based computer that was very popular in the 70s. Most of the terminal emulators target VT-100 since it has the largest customer base.
  • Various features of the android terminal emulator:
As already stated, the android terminal emulator targets VT-100. It is also possible to access the entire file system of the hand held device itself. It also allows the user to perform an installation of the command line applications based on the Linux shell.  It provides the user with a full screen QWERTY keyboard. However some users have reported problems while using these keyboards, for them it’s best if they downloaded and installed Hacker’s keyboard IME.

Another very important feature is that with the android terminal emulator a user can send command line parameters to communicate with the sites that do not support the modern FTP or World Wide Web protocols. One of the features that is absent from the android terminal emulator is that it has no support for the Telnet and SSH. Even though in the current version it is lacking, but such features are expected to be included as an inherent part of the application in the near future.
  • How to get the android terminal emulator:
The android terminal emulator can be downloaded directly on the handheld devices that support Google play. If you have a mobile device that doesn’t supports Google play then you can download it from the official website i.e. github.com

One of the misconceptions about the android terminal emulator is that it can help in gaining access to root or in other words to hack a mobile device. Please note that no such features are neither supported nor encouraged by the android terminal emulator.

The author of this article has worked on the development team of the android terminal emulator; he also provides support for the same and is also involved in its documentation. He writes regular tips on Terminal emulator on www.rocketsoftware.com

5 Finance Apps to Make Your Life Easier

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Planning finances isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.  When we sit down and look at our incomings and outgoings, it is easy to get in the mind-set that everything is fixed and we simply have to accept our situation. 

However, when we take a closer look at things, we can often find that there are opportunities to save money.  What most people don’t invest in is the truth that a lot of small savings fast add up into a serious sum of money.  If sitting down and going through your finances doesn’t appeal to you, or you aren’t the best at keeping track of your spending, then you can always decide to use finance apps instead.  This infographic brings together the best five iOS premium apps related to financial management, all of which can help you plan, save, and hand you back control of your financial affairs.

Jenny loves the financial world and is currently looking for Dealmarket private equity funding opportunities.  She was a big user of finance apps when she was at University to help her plan spending.

Top 5 Most Popular Free Games In Nederland

Top 5 Most Popular Free Games In Nederland
All games have come a long way over the years. Nowadays you can see people from all walks of life playing games in public vehicles and in waiting rooms trying to beat their best scores. In Nerdeland, gratis spelletjes have become popular. The market is also flooded with a variety of games and more games are still developed every day to keep the pace of the market demand. Here are the top 5 most popular free games in Nederland.

Angry birds
This is the most interesting and popular game which is available for free on Androids. The most important reason of its popularity is about its addictive nature and easy in playing. it has a mixture of humor and cute graphics with well designed physics. This has made it to be the most popular in Nederland among all gratis spelletjes available. It involves some angry birds as the name suggests where by a gamer tries to destroy pigs and angry birds. It was developed by Rovio, it has been downloaded over 100 million times and it has been rated 5 out of 5 for its fun experience that makes you to play again and again. 

Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja is also one of the top 5 most popular games in Nederland, just close to Angry birds and it involves swiping over the screen and cutting the fruits thrown into the air. The more you swipe them and not allowing them to fall down the more points you get. It is not free although not expensive. If you have a certain penchant for slicing fruit, it can be great for you. You only need to be cutting the fruits by swiping across the screen. It can sometimes sound dull but after the inclusion of bombs and other elements you can be addicted to it and continue playing. This game was developed by Half Bake studios and it has been downloaded over 20 million times and it gets a rating of 4 out of 5 because of its popularity.

WordsWithFriends
This is another popular game that lets you to play with friends and opponents with or without Android operating system. For instance you can use Android and play it with a friend using an iPhone. It is the only game with this feature and it is free to download.

Doodle Jump
Doodle Jump is one of the hottest mobile games. It is simple and easy to play by just tilting your phone from left to right without pressing any button and trying to jump to different platforms while being attacked by enemies. You therefore avoid these enemies as you jump from one platform to another. It is a real fun game and addicting.

Bejeweled
Bejeweled is another popular gratis spelletjes in Nederland but very difficult to defeat. You are required to match the gems, making horizontal and vertical lines during a timed play that adds pressure element. It has been in the market for quite some time and it has a rating of 4 out of 5.

Other than the above mentioned most popular free games in Nederland, you can also get other games which are equally interesting, depending on your desire. You can explore the different types of games, compare them, get informed about the newest trends and other advanced games being released. There are several free games in Nederland you can choose from. However, let’s face it, you will get some favorite and fall for them. You might therefore be having a personal preference of gratis spelletjes, because there are thousands of free games in the market.

Shopon is an online game enthusiast and programmer. He is also a blogger and works to popularize online game. He was awarded for his contribution in the field of online gaming industry.

How To Submit Software, Mobile App and Game On Softpedia

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Softpedia is a site where you can find computer programs and technology based articles. It's owned by SoftNews NET SRL, a Romanian company. It was launched in 2001. My programs have been reviewed by the Softpedia editors thrice. I submit my programs whenever they are ready to be released.

I have been asked a few times about this(how to submit..). It's pretty easy to submit your programs to Softpedia all you have to do is fill the form fields and submit.

They have different pages to submit for different platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac etc.

Submit Windows Softpedia

Submit Games and Tools

Submit Mac OS Software

Submit Linux Software

Submit Mobile App

NOTE : you can submit your java programs in any section except Mobile.

Make sure you go to the right page, if you have a PAD file for your software already just fill the PAD form fields and submit if not fill the regular submission forms and submit. Don't forget to give your regular email address they'll send you an email when your program has been published.

Android Studio : An IDE For Android Developers

Android Studio Released : An IDE For Android

Google has released an IDE for android developers based on IntelliJ IDEA , before Android Studio we had to use Eclipse to develop Android apps but now the Android Studio comes in handy , it has a really cool interface and a lot of features are available , Google has added a referral tracking (an analytics service has been added) also Google has announced that there will be a place for optimization and development tips etc.

This video by Android Developers explains everything