Tuesday, August 30, 2011

iOS and Android courses (SINGAPORE) in Sep 2011 confirmed!

I am happy to announce that the following iOS and Android courses in Sep are now confirmed!

* 12 Sep 2011 - Objective-C Programming - S$499
* 13-14 Sep 2011 - Foundation of iPhone Programming - S$997
* 15-16 Sep 2011 - Advanced iOS Programming - S$997
* 19-20 Sep 2011 - Android Programming - S$997

Come join us and get a copy of my Beginning iOS 4 Application Development (for the iPhone course) and Beginning Android Application Development (for the Android course) book when you sign up for the courses!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Newly published - Beginning Android Tablet Application Development

My latest book - Beginning Android Tablet Application Development has been published recently. Saw this at Barnes and Noble in Mall of Georgia, Atlanta, last week.

Check out it at Amazon.com!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Android Programming - 19-20 Sep 2011

Come and join us in the upcoming Android Programming course on 19-20 Sep 2011. In this 2-day course, you will learn how to get jumpstarted with Android programming using Eclipse and the Android SDK in the shortest amount of time. This is a lab-intensive course that will have you up and running in just one morning! By the end of the day, you will be able to write your own Android apps and be like these guys.

Register today and every participant get a copy of my Beginning Android Application Development book!

Sample Project by Android Course Participant - Converts between degrees of Latitude and Longitude and MGRS

In last week's Android class at Fort Gordon, I have an outstanding participant - Chiam Krause, who took some jar files from the World Wind JAVA SDK and put together a coordinate converter that converts between degrees of Latitude and Longitude and MGRS. He has kindly shared the source code of his project on bitbucket. The project name is GridSquare.

Check out his blog here. Thanks, Chiam!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Army moves to create mobile apps in pilot course

An increase in the commercial use of Smartphone technologies is rapidly finding its way into the military. For the past two years, the U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has pursued a concept exploration pilot program called Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications. In the consumer market, the proliferation of phones and accessibility for developers to write and distribute powerful apps has created an environment that has challenged traditional software acquisition strategies. The reduced requirements for developers have empowered scores of programmers to learn to write apps.

The Army, through CSDA, is working toward creating mechanisms that will allow organizations to write their own apps for distribution through a future Army Marketplace. Part of the CSDA process is teaching government civilians and members of active duty and reserves the foundations of writing mobile apps. The U. S. Army Signal Center of Excellence established a Mobile Applications Branch at Fort Gordon, Ga., with a task to develop apps and host training opportunities for app development.

From 8-19 August, Fort Gordon hosted an Android class in Cobb Hall, which consisted of 38 students from TRADOC, quite a few came from other organizations within the Army and other services, who wrote their first Android apps within the course.

Read more here.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another Android app published by my course participants - Android Programming - US Aug 2011

Here is another app published by one of my Android Programming course participants (US Aug 2011).

Need help with figuring out fiber optic color code?
This is the app for you.

- Features
* Show colors and # from fiber optic pair count.
* Show pair colors, binder colors, and 600 binder color from a pair count using 25 pair color code.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Android apps in the Android Market from participants of my Android class in the US - Aug 2011

This week I am in the US conducting my Android Programming class. And I am very proud to list the apps that some of my course participants have created in the short time span of a couple of days. Check out these apps in the Android Market. More will be listed as soon as they are available on the Android Market. This is way cool, guys!

Simple Tip Calculator that lets you choose the level of service that you had and it tells you how much of a tip you should leave based on the dollar amount of your ticket.

Protect Lives and Property within the Cove Acres calling area. Assist other Fire Districts as needed and requested.

A simple currency converter application to give you real-time currency exchange information for 80+ international currencies.

Internet/data connection is needed in order to obtain real-time rate.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

iOS Tutorial - Importing & Exporting Documents in iOS

One of the common tasks that an iOS developer has to do is to import or export documents from his iOS application. For example, suppose you are developing a document reader and you want to allow the user to import documents into your application so that it can be read offline. Also, your reader might also support the exporting of documents so that other applications can make use of the document.

In this article, I will walk you through the different techniques you can employ to allow documents to be imported or exported from your iOS application.