Aug 042014
 

If you love coding but hate having to boot up your computer everytime you wish to write, compile or interpret code, maybe you are forgetting that little computer in your pocket. Yes, your android phone! 1 GHz processors and 512+ RAM is far superior to the configuration people used to work with only a few years back.

In this article we will look at how you can write, compile and run your C code on your Android device. There are two basic things that you need a) The Editor and b) The Compiler.  But before we discuss editors and compilers, you would ask “How on earth am I going to write code using the stock android keyboard?”. Continue reading »

Nov 212011
 

The session “Near Field Communication (NFC) For Next Generation Smart Phone Apps” was presented at 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, Pune, India. This session will cover details of technology, its current state and its impact on mobile application development, followed by a demonstration of how to build a NFC based TAG reading Android Application. Continue reading »

Nov 212011
 

The session “Phone for Me, Tablet for We” was presented at 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, Pune, India. The takeaway for the audience is to see how easy it is to design & build apps for multiple devices, while optimizing on codebase, thus improving maintainability & achieving a consistent user experience. Continue reading »

Nov 152011
 

“Your Mobile phone will soon be your wallet – Overview of Mobile Payment Systems” session was presented at 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, Pune, India.

This presentation will provide the audience with a overview of Mobile Payment systems and the state of the current innovations in the mobile payment space. Recently both Google and Apple have been making multiple announcements on the mobile payments front. We will take a deeper look at Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled mobile payment platforms such as Android. The audience will get an insight into how the NFC stack in Android works and how to program applications for it. The presentation will also look at some alternative NFC software stacks such as Open NFC project that is gaining momentum. There will also be an overview of payment systems on other platforms such as iOS, Blackberry and webOS. Continue reading »

Nov 102011
 

Inaugural Address at the 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, delivered by Dr. Sunu Engineer, CEO of Embedded Computing Machines and earlier a senior scientist at IUCAA.

Sunu talks of the genesis of mobile applications, the predecessors to mobile apps and how similar / dissimilar they are to other kinds of applications & software. Continue reading »