Wednesday, August 29, 2007

NEW Course - Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone Programming

This course will introduce to participants the various techniques to program their Windows Mobile 6 Standard phones (previously known as Microsoft Smartphone). This feature-packed course will show you the challenges in developing non-touch screen user interfaces as well as the various techniques to develop line-of-business applications.

Includes coverage of what is new in the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2

What you will learn
* Introduction to Windows Mobile 6 Standard Programming
* Programming using the .NET Compact Framework 2.0
* User Interface Design for Smartphone
* Storage and File I/O
* Device Synchronization
* SMS Messaging and Email
* Localization
* Database
* Signing your application
* Project 1 – Building a RSS Reader
* Project 2 – Building a SMS Chat Manager
* What is new in .NET Compact Framework 3.5

* Time: 9am to 5pm
* 5th Dec 2007 (Wed)
* Closing date for registration: 5th Nov 2007.

Course Fees
* S$399
* To qualify for Early Bird Discount, register before 5th Oct and receive a $100 discount (S$299 after discount)
* Inclusive of 1 lunch and 2 tea breaks

Motorola Enterprise Mobility Business
230 Victoria Street #12-06/10
Bugis Junction Office Tower
Singapore 188024

Important Note
You will be required to bring your own notebook computer for the course. The required software will be sent to you one week before the commencement of the course. Please ensure that the required software is installed before attending the course.

Infrared Programming Using the .NET Compact Framework

If you've ever used a TV remote control, you've experienced the convenience of using infrared communications. See how to use infrared to communicate between a Windows Mobile device and a PC.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Want to build your own phone applications?

Have you ever used SMS messages for voting, say, in a singing competition? Or perhaps you have recently sent SMS messages to donate to a charity show? If you wonder how all these SMS voting systems work, be sure to join us in the upcoming Windows Mobile 5.0 Programming course.

In this two-day workshop, you will build a SMS Manager application that allows you to use SMS message for voting purposes. This application is useful in scenarios where you need to collect feedback from users realtime, and is very useful in places like lecture threatres where you want to encourage students' participations.

In addition, you will also build a Call Manager application. The Call Manager allows you to disable your phone calls when you are driving or in a meeting and automatically sends a message to inform the caller that you are unable to take the call (if it is your boss calling, send him/her a message that you are now very busy with work to take his/her call!).

If you have a Windows Mobile 5.0 phone edition device and want to know what are the things you can do to make it more useful (well, build the applications yourself!), join us this Sep 20th and 21st. For more information, contact me at

Register now and get a free 2GB USB flash drive!

Trying to find an international phone? Getting global phones can be difficult, especially when you are traveling around the world. Next time you want a satellite phone rental looking on the Internet could help.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Preorder the new PSP from! is now taking orders for the new slimmer PSP that is scheduled to be launched in Sep. At the price of US$169.99, it seems like a good deal! I am no particular fan of games, but I am buying one for podcasts and RSS feeds. Click here to pre-order yours today. ;-)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Try out the MC35 at the Windows Mobile 5.0 course

I am delighted to announce that Symbol (Motorola) has kindly agreed to loan a couple of MC35 to me. ;-) That means that if you have already signed up for the 16, 17th Aug run of the Windows Mobile 5.0 programming course, you would have a chance to try out first hand how well your application performs on it. If you have not signed up for the course, there is still time for the 20, 21 Sep run of the course. Download the application forms here.

* Symbol has traditionally been a leader in the enterprise mobility market, but with the launch of the MC35, they are sure looking at the pro-sumers market (e.g. managers and professionals). The MC35 has a slim footprint and comes with a built-in camera that changes into a barcode reader with the flick of a switch.