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Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is a cool new mobile platform from Microsoft. Developers can use Silverlight, XNA Framework and of course .NET compact framework for developing applications for WP7. What Do You Need To get started, download and install the following tools on your Windows 7 or Vista PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en Installation includes Visual Studio 2010, Expression Blend, Windows Phone Emulator, XNA Game studio along with all the documentation required for writing your next great app. Note that if Visual Studio 2010 Professional or above is already installed on the PC then only an Add-in for Windows Phone development is installed rather than complete installation of Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition. To familiarize with the development environment its better to first develop a sim... (more)

Microsoft Commits to Continue Support for Ruggedized Handheld Market

Ruggedized handhelds are a class of mobile devices that are designed to run mission critical applications while withstanding the harsh environments. Several OEM like Motorola/Symbol, Intermec, Psion Teklogix, Honeywell have been building ruggedized handhelds for several years now. Most of these devices are based on Micrsoft Windows CE and Windows Mobile operating systems. Recent whitepaper from VDC Research says that Microsoft has 87% share in this market. All these OEMs together shipped around 2.3 million devices in 2009, which is projected to reach 4.3 million by 2014. Besides ... (more)

Six Advantages of Using a Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Solution

Traditionally mobile device managament has been done using On-Premise solutions. Recently there has been a shift in how companies especially small and medium sized ones manage their mobile device population. Following are a few advantages of using a cloud-based mobile device management solution instead of an On-Premise solution: Zero Setup time: Since the solution is available on the cloud there would be no or a little setup time requirements. And most of the initial setup will be done by the service provider. Zero setup cost: IT departments are always under budget constraints. A... (more)

Crash Reporter for Android application developers

Programs crashing post release is not uncommon. Such situations are also not easy to handle as they might be occuring under certain conditions which might not easy to replicate. Crash dumps come in handy to solve such field issues. Wikipedia defines crash reporter as "an application whose function is to report crash data to a third party, usually to the party responsible for the crashed program. Crash reports often include data such as stack traces, type of crash, and version of software. This information helps software developers to diagnose and fix the underlying problem causing... (more)

Tablets for Education & Learning

Tablets for Education and Learning in schools Tablets have filled the gap between mobile phones and laptops. One can easily carry them almost like a personal cell phone and can do useful work on them almost like a laptop. Tablets have created a new category of technology products and have been rapidly accepted by consumers as well as enterprises. Tablets are also been looked upon as a perfect medium to deliver information in classrooms as they are very easy to use with a short leanring curve. Even young students can quickly learn how to get most out of tablets, thanks to modern UI... (more)