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Best Mobile Article of July 2014

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Current Entries

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5 Aug 2014
CognitiveFeedback
An SVG Guitar Fretboard Library
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30 Jul 2014
Ahmed Alaa El-Din
Help Beginners to create their 1st Android Application by a step-by-step guide
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23 Jul 2014
Saad_Mahmood
Expression Blend - Playing with Sample Data (WPF , Windows Phone)
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15 Jul 2014
Dominic Burford
Printing from a Xamarin.Android application developed with Visual Studio
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1 Aug 2014
B. Clay Shannon
Sending commands in a Compact Framework app via C# to a Zebra QLn220 printer
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23 Jul 2014
Stuart Wheelwright
An introduction to MarkdownLog - an open source .NET library designed to produce Markdown formatted log files
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29 Jul 2014
BrainlessLabs.com
A gentle introduction to android.
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21 Jul 2014
Debabrata_Das
This article will talk about how to setup Android Development Environment
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30 Jul 2014
_Maxxx_
A step-by-step beginners guide to setting up a development environment to write games using Cocos2d-X 3.2 on a Mac
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10 Jul 2014
Borja Prado
Windows Phone 8.1 Media Editing API
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3 Jul 2014
Dominic Burford
Using Sqlite in a Xamarin.Android application developed using Visual Studio
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13 Jul 2014
Amogh Natu
This tip shows how to parse JSON response received from a web service into an NSDictionary object.
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4 Jul 2014
mengwangk
Android phone as webcam or remote surveillance camera through Skype
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25 Sep 2020
Ștefan-Mihai MOGA
You can use IntelliPort to transfer large files from a computer onto your portable computer using a serial port rather than going through the process of setting up your portable computer on a network.
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22 Jul 2014
Abhishek Jaiswall
Mobile App Development & Description
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19 Jul 2014
sandeepten910
History and basic Introduction of Android operating system
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16 Jul 2014
lessthanoptimal
Simple tutorial on visual object tracking with BoofCV on Android and the Desktop
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16 Jul 2014
Azim Zahir
This article explains how you can create charts in an Android application.
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25 Jul 2014
henry sentio kauta
Android at figure tips
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14 Jul 2014
BC3Tech
How to localize your app name and tile on Windows Phone 8
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18 Jul 2014
Dominic Burford
Diagnosing memory usage in a Xamarin.Android application developed with Visual Studio
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15 Jul 2014
Leslie Godwin
The UISwitch's UIControlEventValueChanged event is pretty useless if you'd like to get a notification only when the switch value actually changes.
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25 Jul 2014
Kumarbs
In this article we are going to see how we can consume a web api which is hosted on Cloud Azure service
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3 Jul 2014
Developer.Samsung.com
This tutorial teaches developers how to build a basic sample application for Samsung Accessory Protocol (SAP).
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3 Jul 2014
Developer.Samsung.com
This tutorial discusses how to create a Samsung Gear Remote Sensor application.
22 Jul 2014
Android on Intel
This case study discusses building map and geolocation features into an Android* business app, which includes overlaying store locations on Google Maps*, using geofence to notify the user when the device enters the store proximities.
22 Jul 2014
Android on Intel
In this article I will review several tools for automated functional testing. I'll review only tools included in Android SDK or distributed under Open Source license.
22 Jul 2014
Android on Intel
This paper introduces NFC-based technology and usage modes in the current market. Then it also describes how to use NFC in the android applications. Finally, it presents two case studies for how to develop the NFC-based reader/writer applications.
14 Aug 2014
donn-felker
Crashlytics is a free service offered by Twitter that collects your crashes and various other bits of information.
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25 Jul 2014
Dominic Burford
Displaying data with an Adapter in Xamarin.Android and Visual Studio
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26 Jul 2014
Mostafa Eissa
This article explains the basics of the Android architecture and why a developer should care about Android.

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

_Maxxx_
Software Developer (Senior) Devo
Australia Australia
Software developer par excellence,sometime artist, teacher, musician, husband, father and half-life 2 player (in no particular order either of preference or ability)
Started programming aged about 16 on a Commodore Pet.
Self-taught 6500 assembler - wrote Missile Command on the Pet (impressive, if I say so myself, on a text-only screen!)
Progressed to BBC Micro - wrote a number of prize-winning programs - including the best graphics application in one line of basic (it drew 6 multicoloured spheres viewed in perspective)
Trained with the MET Police as a COBOL programmer
Wrote platform game PooperPig which was top of the Ceefax Charts for a while in the UK
Did a number of software dev roles in COBOL
Progressed to Atari ST - learned 68000 assembler & write masked sprite engine.
Worked at Atari ST User magazine as Technical Editor - and was editor of Atari ST World for a while.
Moved on to IBM Mid range for work - working as team leader then project manager
Emigrated to Aus.
Learned RPG programming on the job (by having frequent coffee breaks with the wife!!)
Moved around a few RPG sites
Wrote for PC User magazine - was Shareware Magazine editor for a while.
Organised the first large-scale usage of the Internet in Australia through PC User magazine.
Moved from RPG to Delphi 1
Developed large applications in Delphi before moving on to VB .Net and C#
Became I.T. Manager - realised how boring paper pushing can be
And now I pretty much do .Net development in the daytime, while redeveloping PooperPig for the mobile market at night.
Debabrata_Das
Product Manager
India India
I'm Debabrata Das, also known as DD. I started working as a FoxPro 2.6 developer then there is a list of different technologies/languages C, C++, VB 6.0, Classic ASP, COM, DCOM, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL Server, Oracle, No-SQL, Node.Js, ReactJS, etc.

I believe in "the best way to learn is to teach". Passionate about finding a more efficient solution of any given problem.
Abhishek Jaiswall
Software Developer
India India
Geek | Blogger | Data Science Scholar | TechSavvy | Developer | Painter | Author | Trainer | Tech Evangelist | Philanthropist
Ahmed Alaa El-Din
Software Developer eSpace Software Company
Egypt Egypt
No Biography provided
Amogh Natu
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Android on Intel
United States United States
Intel is inside more and more Android devices, and we have tools and resources to make your app development faster and easier.

Azim Zahir
Instructor / Trainer NIIT, India
India India
I am a trainer by profession. Currently I am working with NIIT (Mumbai, India) as a Senior Faculty. I enjoy programming as a hobby. My favorite technologies are Flash, Flex and Silverlight.

Of late I have developed keen interest in WPF and Windows Mobile programming.

Apart from computers, my favorite pastime is bicycling.
B. Clay Shannon
Founder Across Time & Space
United States United States
I am in the process of morphing from a software developer into a portrayer of Mark Twain. My monologue (or one-man play, entitled "The Adventures of Mark Twain: As Told By Himself" and set in 1896) features Twain giving an overview of his life up till then. The performance includes the relating of interesting experiences and humorous anecdotes from Twain's boyhood and youth, his time as a riverboat pilot, his wild and woolly adventures in the Territory of Nevada and California, and experiences as a writer and world traveler, including recollections of meetings with many of the famous and powerful of the 19th century - royalty, business magnates, fellow authors, as well as intimate glimpses into his home life (his parents, siblings, wife, and children).

Peripatetic and picaresque, I have lived in eight states; specifically, besides my native California (where I was born and where I now again reside) in chronological order: New York, Montana, Alaska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Idaho, and Missouri.

I am also a writer of both fiction (for which I use a nom de plume, "Blackbird Crow Raven", as a nod to my Native American heritage - I am "½ Cowboy, ½ Indian") and nonfiction, including a two-volume social and cultural history of the U.S. which covers important events from 1620-2006: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/blackbirdcraven
BC3Tech
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
I'm a Sr. Software Engineer in the Seattle area primarily focused on serverless technologies in the cloud. In my free time I enjoy hiking & other adventures with my family around the Puget Sound and the country! You can find out more about me at my homepage: http://bc3.tech/brandonh
Borja Prado
Architect
Spain Spain
-> Software Architect
-> .NET and Sitecore Expert
-> Travel passionate
BrainlessLabs.com
Architect
India India
I like to explore different aspects of technology. Try new things, and get delighted. My interests are programming language, and Imaging. But its not hard to work on other things also. Algorithms delight me over a coffee break.

I basically code in C++, but JAVA is not so alien for me. I know few scripting languages also. Basically I feel that knowing a programing language is just a matter of getting introduced to it.

For my other articles check my blog on homepage:

http://brainlesslabs.com/

https://github.com/BrainlessLabsInc

http://www.luxrender.net/en_GB/authors_contributors - SMISRA
CognitiveFeedback
Axiom Manifold
Australia Australia
codes
is vegetarian
likes cats
Developer.Samsung.com
United States United States
No Biography provided
Dominic Burford
Technical Lead Gold-Vision CRM
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am a professional software engineer and technical architect with over twenty years commercial development experience with a strong focus on the design and development of web and mobile applications.

I have experience of architecting scalable, distributed, high volume web applications that are accessible from multiple devices due to their responsive web design, including architecting enterprise service-oriented solutions. I have also developed enterprise mobile applications using Xamarin and Telerik Platform.

I have extensive experience using .NET, ASP.NET, Windows and Web Services, WCF, SQL Server, LINQ and other Microsoft technologies. I am also familiar with HTML, Bootstrap, Javascript (inc. JQuery and Node.js), CSS, XML, JSON, Apache Cordova, KendoUI and many other web and mobile related technologies.

I am enthusiastic about Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Application Life-cycle Management having configured such environments using CruiseControl.NET, TeamCity and Team Foundation Services. I enjoy working in Agile and Test Driven Development (TDD) environments.

Outside of work I have two beautiful daughters. I am also an avid cyclist who enjoys reading, listening to music and travelling.
donn-felker
United States United States
Author of Android Tablet Dev for Dummies (Summer 2011)
Author of Android App Dev for Dummies & Intro to Android Development (tekpub.com)
No Biography provided
Kumarbs
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I am passion about the technology and coding. I would like to expose myself with the contemporary technology.
Leslie Godwin
Technical Lead FNB Connect
South Africa South Africa
iOS Technical Lead at FNB
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Computers are really sweet. Aren't they?
Yup they are...

I've always loved writing tools and components...never been very interested in playing games....always wanted to be able to write them though.

And, yes. I'm still pretty annoyed they discontinued the Amiga computer.
lessthanoptimal
United States United States
Peter Abeles is a researcher in robotics and computer vision. In addition he is the author of several open source projects which include BoofCV, EJML, and JMatBench. His neglected blog can be found at http://peterabeles.com/blog
mengwangk
Software Developer (Senior)
Malaysia Malaysia
A programmer for a long time, and still learning everyday.

A supporter for open source solutions, and have written quite a few open source software both in .NET and Java.

https://mengwangk.github.io/
Mostafa Eissa
Software Developer (Junior)
Egypt Egypt
No Biography provided
Saad_Mahmood
User Interface Analyst Procesium
Pakistan Pakistan
Expressions Blend Guy from Pakistan. Trying to make .NET developer's life easier by use of BLEND during their development.
sandeepten910
United States United States
No Biography provided
Ștefan-Mihai MOGA
Architect Printec Group Romania SRL
Romania Romania
My professional background includes knowledge of analyst programmer for Microsoft Visual C++, Microsoft Visual C#, Microsoft Visual Basic, Sun Java, assembly for Intel 80x86 microprocessors, assembly for PIC microcontrollers (produced by Microchip Inc.), relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), concurrent version systems, bug tracking systems, web design (HTML5, CSS3, XML, PHP/MySQL, JavaScript, Flash).
Stuart Wheelwright
Architect BlackJet Software Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Stuart Wheelwright is the Principal Architect and Software Developer at BlackJet Software Ltd.

He has over 16 years commercial experience producing robust, maintainable, web-based solutions and bespoke systems for Microsoft platforms.

His latest project is Shopping UK, an elegantly simple shopping list for iPhone.

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  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
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  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
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  10. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
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