I've posted this elsewhere but a lack of response made me try again in this mobile forum. Or maybe there is no best answer and I should just throw a dart and jump in....
I’ve been an application developer for 25+ years starting with C, then C++/MFC, then C#/.net . Developing mainly DOS and now Windows based desktop applications, having never done any web or mobile/tablet development. I now find myself in a position needing to fast track my learning on this topic, and know little to nothing about it, as I’ve had my head buried in desktop development for way too long. With Windows 8 on the horizon I'm more than confused as to where to concentrate my limited resources of time and $$.
I know there is quite a bit of information about touch pad/tablet app development on CodeProject but where to begin, and finding the best sources can take some time. It also seems that people are very passionate about their pet systems. Asking which is the best system seems akin to discussing politics and religion. I'm doing this in my spare time, nights and weekends, so I've got none to waste...
I have an older C++/MFC app that I’ve been getting significant requests, from customers, to convert/re-write to run on IPad, Android, etc. and I’m now starting to research how best to proceed.
My question, besides where to start is what to use/how to design, to get the most bang for the buck in time as well as money, and make porting as easy as possible to multiple devices. Maybe I’m naive to say this but, I don’t see my project as a smart phone app but IPad, Android, Win 7 tablets and certainly Windows 8 will be targets. Can anyone give me any advice as to where to start, advice on classroom or online training, etc.
Thanks, I will look at these suggestions. I think I just need to dive in and get started on something before Windows 8 comes out and possibly reshuffles the deck. I think with my cellular plan I can replace my blackberry with an android phone without too much added cost, maybe just renewing my contract. Learning something new will make it interesting, I've been writing desktop apps way too long.
Not wanting to shell out the extra $$ to buy a Mac, I may start experimenting with Android and Win 7. All I need for Win 7 is to buy a touch screen enabled monitor and download the SDK. 10$ too expensive for a phone app?? That's quite a difference in perspective. If we sold a desktop app for $10, not many would buy it becuase "How good can it be for only $10". There's that whole price threshold thing (<: Thanks again.
Hey Guys, as the title says im new to this game. my company have developed/in the stage of developing a windows 7 phone app whereby its a quote and buy system for insurance. so far we have the basics down and the emulateor seems to be coping ok..im just abit stumped on how or what i need to do to get our database linked up.. i have a reference button whereby if a customer has a ref' code they enter it hit go and it will bring up their quote that they have had previously. the main is written in xaml in visual studio, and have been using 'blend' for the design aspect. we have scripts in php for getting/receiving quotes but im unaware on how to implement the two or where to insert the link/script to draw the info from our database.. if this hasnt made any sense then please say, as i feel myself waffle-ing. thanks for your time and help!
I am new to android and currently trying to understand on the PUSH technology. I have understood what is PUSH Technology, but i am not able to understand the flow of the code. I have used google API for C2DM. Can i get a sample code for client and server side or a snippet from where i can understand how the flow is??
I have a problem. I have developed several desktop applications that involve Excel automation, and I am pretty aware of how to add Office Library References, create Excel objects, etc. Now, I am developing a SmartDevice application that will run in a CellPhone with Windows Mobile 6.1, and I want to read from an Excel file that will reside in the phone. The problem is, when I try to add a reference to the Microsoft Office Library, it doesn’t exist in the COM Reference List. How can I make this Library available?
But that doesn't work. I have everything setup for my app, all I need to is to do the streaming, which I'm not at all familiar with.
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I have had a look on the android developer site and downloaded and installed everything in the correct order, but when I try and install the Android SDK it tells me I do not have the java JDK installed. The first time I installed the JDK I used version 7. I then realised it was the wrong version so I took it off and put on that latest 6 version. Still the Android SDK tells me I do not have the JDK.
Getting a bit frustrated now and don't know where to turn. I downloaded and unzipped the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers, then the JDK on Windows Vista Basic edition. Any ideas.