I currently use a couple of Mobile banking apps.
Benefit - convenience e.g. being able to transfer money immediately
Risks - I'm concerned about using them except via mobile data for security reasons. In theory if I lose my phone no-one can access my bank details ... in theory!
I also use an app called Duolingo as I'm re-learning French (39 years after last studying it!).
Benefits - convenience and I get daily reminders to do my practice. I can do the practice anywhere, anytime.
Risks - not really a "risk" in the real sense but it can be buggy and the pronunciation isn't always accurate.
Benefit - easy to share photos and convenient to communicate (without talking)
Risk - it's been hacked in the past.
Benefit - keeps me up to date with the soccer scores
Risks - Depression when my team(s) keep losing
Benefit - can adjust my heating when not at home (saves money, gets house warm before I return)
Risks - none that I can think of.
There's a few others - benefits are generally convenience. I don't use unsecured apps if I need to provide any personal info.
Risk is generally that I'm never off my phone so RSI and neck aches are likely to result
Sadaf, Many thanks for your feedback. Have you ever came across anyone having issue with Banking Apps? Also we usually ignore (including myself) to read the licensing terms of these Mobile Apps. Have you ever read them? Now there has been speculation about all the data being tapped in to. Do you think if this is an issue with any of the Apps?
You have posted this 3 times so I am going to tidy up the duplicates for you. Your messages keep appearing in the moderation queue so be patient before attempting to repost.
You gave a lot more detail when you attempted to post this question as a Article - I suggest you Edit this post to add the extra detail that you had before - again be patient and wait for the site to update.
I want to read .dbf file on Network such as
Windows Mobile 5.0 Windows CE using C#
This my Code but it does not work
SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection("Data Source=//192.168.0.16/Ovnbol1000/"); // give your path directly
SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter("select * from KUND.DBF", con); // update this query with your table name
DataSet ds = new DataSet();
int i = ds.Tables.Rows.Count;
know I'm dumb... really... but what am I missing here - (apart form a screw or two...)
I've never developed an app for a mobile device in my life, but every time I look into it, it seems so incredibly... complicated.
Suppose I want to build a simple app that asks you to enter your name, click a button, and it will say Hello to you.
SO... my question then is: what else (avoiding sledgehammers) do I need to do to wrap this up as an open cross-platform app for smartphones? Or am I barking up the wrong tree (in the wrong forest, even)...?
Thanks again though.
Hi all, I have just joined ios development course in Toronto in Cestar College of Business, Health and Technology. In my knowledge core java is basic for these both. What is the major difference between both these courses. I mean what are the main modules included in these courses. Expecting your replies. Thank you.
You joined a course that didn't started with pointing out the different approaches of different platforms? Demand your money back! Now!
In iOS the main development is based on Objective-C or Swift (both C-like languages) and not on Java. Even in Android Java used as a language and not as a platform (means no Java libraries presented as part of the development environment).
If you want to target all (most) mobile platforms you should look for cross-platform development tools, like Xamarin Studio or Cordova...
However - I would advise you to take slow steps if this is your first time as developer...Learn basic things unrelated to platform, and then target a single platform and only then go multi-platform...
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I have question about testing my web application in window phone. i was made one application in Asp.net(c#) in this application i use Canvas Control for users digital signature. my application working fine in Android and i-phone application . Now i want to test this application on window phone . so there is any way to test application in window phone from my Visual Studio 2012 or any Emulator for that.
Also, you can load your webapp in mobile browser to test it. If you don't have the required device, you can install the Visual Studio Community Edition (FREE)[^] and try directly in the emulator. Hope this helps.
Vote up or Mark as Answered, if this information helped you.
Kind Regards - Kunal Chowdhury, Windows Platform Development MVP
I’m developing a responsive website to one of my client, while working in local host is there any tool to test responsiveness instead of checking responsive after website is hosted in server.
Also provide method of testing.
I am developing an app for Windows Phone 8.1 by using XALM and C# within a Windows Universal Project.
My problem is that the background images of the buttons do not correctly scale.
I want to use an image as the background of a button and the image should always scale to maximum size of the button, but keep the correct ratio (a circle shall always look like a circle and not like an ellipse!).
then the image is not cut and looks OK, but only on 16:9 devices such as Lumia 640 XL.
On 15:9 devices auch as Lumia 520 there is a distortion: a circle looks like an elipse!
The image is not correctly scaled: the aspect ratio is not perserved!
But you are asking for opinions. In my opinion what the developers are asking for is quite reasonable. However, without knowing all the details of the product they are trying to create, that opinion is not based on anything concrete.
I am facing problem in updating wide live tile while switching from Square Tile to Wide Tile in windows universal app development. It is working fine in windows surface and Desktop but coming to phone it is not updating Wide tile could any one please help me?
By default Wide Tile is working fine for us but when we change it from Square Tile to wide tile it is not working in emulator.
Here is our total Sample code:
var _tileXml = TileUpdateManager.GetTemplateContent(TileTemplateType.TileSquare150x150PeekImageAndText03);
var tileImage = _tileXml.GetElementsByTagName("image") as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement;
var tileText = _tileXml.GetElementsByTagName("text");
(tileText as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText = "xyz";
(tileText as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText = "ABC";
(tileText as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText = "EFGH";
(tileText as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText = "IJKL";
var tileNotification = new TileNotification(_tileXml);
Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlDocument tileXml = TileUpdateManager.GetTemplateContent(TileTemplateType.TileWide310x150PeekImageAndText02);
var tileText1 = tileXml.GetElementsByTagName("text");
(tileText1 as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText ="xyz";
(tileText1 as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText = "ABC";
(tileText1 as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText = "EFGH";
(tileText1 as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText ="IJKL";
(tileText1 as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement).InnerText = "Sample App";
var tileImage = tileXml.GetElementsByTagName("image") as Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlElement;
** this was first posted as a question, but I don't see it in the questions list so I don't know if it was removed or what happened to it (or where did I posted it).
Hi. I want to make apps for the big two mobile platforms (plus desktop), and want to make these in C++. The idea is to use the same code, with as little change as possible for both systems. My current state is that I have knowledge in C++, and I am aware that the sdk for android includes an extension for compiling code in C++ (ndk); but, I don't know which compiler should I use for IOS, and what standard libraries should I get to use graphics in the same way or with the same code in both cases.
Here is the background: I am interested in making mobile apps, and as common sense dictates, if I want to make the apps for both systems, the idea would be to use a tool that allows me to do the development for both platforms at the same time, and not repeat the effort in making the same thing twice.
With this in mind, as cross platform tools my choices were either Flash or Unity. The thing is, I already have some Flash licenses, though kinda old, and Unity, though 'free', is not really free, and I may end up paying more than what I have to pay to develop the app in Flash in the long term, if I am successful, which would be the idea
I already had an old Flash version installed, plus I had done some things in Flash previously, which would be a starting point. I also know how to use the tool, so the most adecuate choice was Flash
I am aware that if I choose a third party development platform, I am subject of what the platform can or can not do, and if they change the platform, I have to be subject to this. Anyway, the version of Flash I had installed was an old version that allowed me to make the development, but would not let me export it as a mobile app, as this functionality came later. I had (have) though, a more recent version, which I had not installed till recently, because for what I was doing, the installed version was enough. I don't plan to get the more recent version if not neccessary (CC, or cloud); I already have legal permanent licenses, instead of paying rent of $20 per month per product
Ok, so I start making my project, based on previous works, in an older version. Recently I installed the more recent, yet old version (5.5; 6 was the last one before it went cloud) but which would allow me to export it as Air for Android (Air is supposed to be a superset of Flash, so the same code made in Flash is supposed to run the same way in Air).
It did not work. When running as Air, or the same thing not in the Flash player but in Air player, has bugs that are not present in Flash, and I have not found a work around it. Basically, a big deal of my work in the last year gone to the trash because of the ineptitude of some companies and their programmers who release buggy products.
To explain the error, a big deal of Flash functionality is based in movie clips. Movie clips act as containers, and have properties such as current frame, visibility and others. The error is, movie clips are objects, and inherit from a movie clip class. My Flash app generates in runtime a lot of movie clips, and stores them in an array. Is not the actual case, but assume for example that you want to put a lot of characters in the screen, and each character is contained in a movie clip. The different frames of the movie clip contains different states of the characters. Now, all movie clips inherit from the same class and are treated the same way. In runtime, I may tell (with a loop) each movie clip to display a certain frame; some do, some don't. The same code runs with no problem in Flash, but does arbitrary things in Air, which is my main concern (as the purpose of this thing was to release it as a mobile app).
Previously, I had made some things, with movie clips inside movie clips. For example, assume each character has a weapon. You could call the movie clip called 'weapon' inside the movie clip of the character, and make it visible or invisible. I tried to do something similar recently; these kind of things used to work perfectly in actionscript 2, but they fail, both for air and for flash in actionscript 3 (in a loop that executes the same code with no conditions over all movie clips, it will generate exceptions about some of the clips not having a movie clip called 'weapon', and me calling methods in a null reference). It is not possible to export as a mobile app if not coded in actionscript 3. I have made Flash test to try specifically if is a bug from Flash, and it is.
So as I see it, I can not make the program to deal with those movie clips if these are not generated in runtime (as opposed to making each one in design time and having named each one). Neither do I see a work around for this; The Air aplication is simply not running the code correctly.
So basically, I plan to remake the whole thing in C++, assuming there is a way to make apps from C++ code in each platform. I know how to program in C++, though I may be a.little rusty, but for 'console' (text mode) things; I have not dealt yet with events, or images on a window, or animation, or stuff like that in C++. I did Open GL long time ago, but when I tried to compile my old works recently, it would not even compile.
I expect that if I do the thing in C++, in whichever platform, assuming I am able to run it, it will do as I say. It will not get creative on its own, there will be no ambiguity, or it will fail with giving me no chance to do it differently. So C++ it is.
Basically, I need all the tips and info I can get to start making mobile apps from scratch, with the code being as most cross platform as possible. That means, if there is a library I can use in both Android and IOS (and desktop) for graphics, that includes at least transformations such as scale and rotation, and if possible apply color filters, and if there is a frame that in C++ allows me to handle the screen events in the same way for every platform, I would appreciate it.
Also, I would like tips on which compiler should I use to release for each platform, etc etc. Tutorial links and everything I can get, if I am gonna start from scratch making C++ apps for different platforms, including mobile.
Hopefully it will use open or free tools and frames, and since it is intended to be released as a mobile app, I hope there will be no restrictions as requiring me to release the code
hi, tnx for your answer, but not what I meant. Objective c and swift are languages that get compiled in the sdk released by apple; I am not asking which language to use, as I have stated that I plan to use c++. The question was, which tool can I use to compile c++ code into an ios binary. Anyway, for the immediate plans, it seems I found a workaround for the problem in flash (basically, avoid garbage collection), but for a medium term, I plan to make my own c++ libraries that allow me to compile c++ code in many platforms
Normally, in my country, mobile users have totext the wordy and complex codes to telcos when they want to know their internet usage and balance.
I'm going to build up an application which allows users can check there information at anytime when they open the app on their mobile. I do not have any clue about the telcos having any API service for that or have to make the business deal with telecommunication companies.
I did attempt to figure out the way but nothing has come up yet. Does any have any idea for that
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