Question by William: How Java much do you need to know in order to start developing Android Apps? I am currently learning Java ( started 2 months ago) and I am wondering how much Java knowledge do you need to get in order to start developing Android Apps using Eclipse ? Do I need to give myself 6 months or maybe 1 year studying java before staring Android? Thanks for your suggestions.
Answer by BobDepends on what you are creating.
Eclipse is free, so I suggest is that you download it and see. If you know how to write the app and put it in a class/jar, you don’t have far to go.
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In a comment to Computerworld, an Acer spokeswoman confirmed that Windows RT devices remain on the company’s product roadmap, despite Acer CEO JT Wang’s turbulent stance on Microsoft’s upcoming Surface tablet. Last week Wang issued a stern warning, claiming that Microsoft’s foray into the tablet space would cause brands to “take a negative reaction.” Only days later Wang reiterated that Microsoft’s tablet plans would have a negative impact on the PC ecosystem, but his tone seemed to soften as he added that Acer would continue “aggressively developing related devices.” Acer executives have been rather vocal opponents to the Surface tablet whereas others, like HP and Lenovo, say Microsoft’s device is no threat to their efforts. The coming…
There might be a new new iPad soon. Apple is reportedly retooling the new iPad to feature a different battery and LCD backlighting scheme, resulting in a device that’s less hot and with the thickness and weight similar to the iPad 2. This new model will hit sometime before the holiday season and, since we’re already aboard the rumor express, let’s assume it will launch alongside the iPad mini, also rumored for the same time.
The word comes from Digitimes relaying several Chinese news reports. Apple is apparently looking at several different ways to reduce the device’s internal temperature. Reportedly, this upcoming model will employ an improved battery and a single LED backlight rather than the two used in the new iPad. The report’s sources indicate that this shouldn’t impact the luminosity and clarity of the iPad’s Retina display.
In addition to the slight reworking of internal components, the so-called iPad 3.5 will use Sharp’s IGZO touchscreen rather than a Samsung-sourced panel like in the current model. This matches up with the reported component lists of the heavily rumored iPad mini.
If this rumor turns out to be correct, it would mark a stark departure from Apple’s usual release cycle, which through the first three generations had a yearly release cycle. It’s entirely possible that this full-size iPad update was not planned, but rather in response to the harsh criticism to the new iPad’s excessive heat and slightly thicker design. It’s a different story for the iPad mini, though, which if it really exists, was likely in the pipeline for more than a year. Either way, you might want to leave a spot open at the top of your Santa wish list ’cause all signs point to some sort of iPad launching prior to the holidays.Related Posts:
Question by : Is windows phone developing a great way to make money? Is windows phone developing a great way to make money?
Answer by FraggleNot really. Most developers lose money when it comes to mobile apps.
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Seen here looking suspiciously like the lightsaber dildo I found in my roommate’s sock drawer (haha — the truth’s out, Derek! NOW CLEAN YOUR CAT’S LITTERBOX) Captain Kirk fantasizes about diddling Uhuru or whatever. Aaaaaaaaand now Microsoft has some relatively functional software that can translate a person’s own voice into 26 different languages so that it still sounds like you. Because that’s important. I don’t want to just sound like some f***ing robot while my phone is translating ‘I’m pooping liquid I need to go the the hospital’ when I’m traveling internationally.
The system needs around an hour of training to develop a model able to read out any text in a person’s own voice. That model is converted into one able to read out text in another language by comparing it with a stock text-to-speech model for the target language. Individual sounds used by the first model to build up words using a person’s voice in his or her own language are carefully tweaked to give the new text-to-speech model a full ability to sound out phrases in the second language.
I didn’t really understand any of that, but that’s okay — I do all my talking WITH MY EYES. *wink* Know what I’m saying? *wink* “I get that you’re winking, but you do realize you’re still talking too, right?” That…explains a lot of embarrassing situations.
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A new project from Microsoft Research lets you speak in a different language without actually having to learn how. The text-to-speech tool works much like any other in that it can take text in one language and output it as speech in another. The difference is that instead of the standard synthesized computer voice, the program outputs a voice that sounds a lot like yours. Microsoft says that the program needs around an hour of training time to learn the nuances of your voice, and right now it can translate between 26 different languages, including English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. The team at Microsoft’s research lab in Beijing is also working on adding speech recognition capabilities — much like the conversation mode for Google…
Question by : How do I start developing for Android devices? I am new to Android development. Please guid me on where to start from.
Answer by mufcilI started about a year ago.
You need to choose a development environment. I use Eclipse.
There are some great books out there on the internet. I started with this: “Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours”
Make sure you join some Android forums and also “StackOverflow”. People are only too willing to help. Also, join http://www.anddev.org/
Finally, make sure you have an Android device!
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CEO Tim Cook described Apple’s conquest of emerging markets today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. He said “In 2007, and we didn’t launch the iPhone outside the U.S. until 2008, Apple’s revenue combined from greater China and several other parts of asia, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America was $ 1.4 billion. Revenue for that group of countries last year was $ 22 billion. We’re only on the surface.”
Cook explained that the iPod didn’t take off as quickly in the developing world “because people were already getting music from their phones. But the world changed for us with iPhone. It introduced our brand to people who had never met Apple before.”
“The iPhone is creating a halo for the Macintosh, and for iPads. We see the synergistic effects of the markets not only in the developed markets, but in the emerging markets.” Next, Apple will focus on Brazil, Russia, and China, where Cook said Apple’s sales were $ 13 billion last year.
Cook also mentioned his belief that the tablet market will soon surpass the PC market. Regarding the iPad, “55 million units shipped is something no one would have guessed. It took us 22 years to sell 55 million Macs, it took 5 years to sell 55 million iPods, 3 years to sell that many iPhones. It’s on a trajectory that’s off the charts.” Check out MG Siegler’s roundup of Apple’s jaw-dropping Q1 2012 numbers for more the rise of the iPad.
In his final statement, Cook talked about his role sheparding Apple as the successor to Steve Jobs, “I’m not going to witness or permit the slow undoing of it. Steve grilled into us over the years that the company should revolve around great products and that we should stay extremely focused on a few things…and only go into markets where we can create a significant contribution to society, not just sell a lot of units.”
“We’re always focused on the future. We don’t sit and think about how great things were yesterday.”
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The best way to master Windows Phone 7 development is to watch an expert do it, from start to finish. Adam Nathan’s first volume, 101 Windows Phone 7 Apps, Volume I, proved that, teaching WP7 development by walking through the construction of 50 realistic, complete apps – all packed with code that’s easy to borrow and extend.
Now, in 101 Windows Phone 7 Apps, Volume II, Nathan returns with another 51 great Windows Phone 7 apps that take developers even further towards success. Like its predecessor, this 100% practical book doesn’t focus on unnecessary theory. Instead, Nathan shows developers exactly what it takes to build the kind of apps people will actually want to buy. He brings insider’s insight to these and many other Windows Phone 7 features and development tasks: choosers, launchers, hub integration, HTML-based apps, location-aware apps, networking, RSS, password protection, push and toast notifications, badges, scoreboards, custom rotation, Xbox LIVE Avatar support, Silverlight, and game physics. Readers will build apps ranging from email search to mapping, Twitter and Foursquare integration to Dodgeball and MineSweeper. As they do, they’ll learn all the skills – and get all the code – they need to build their own winning mobile apps, right now!
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Shortly after announcing its new digital wallet service V.me for developed markets, Visa also made a presence at Mobile Asia Congress in Hong Kong to promote its new prepaid mobile money platform aimed at the under-banked and the unbanked consumers. By utilizing its recently-acquired Fundamo (which currently has more than 10 million mobile payment subscribers), Visa aims to leverage on the vast number of mobile phone users in developing countries — many of whom are already using local but carrier-bound mobile payment systems — in order to offer a globally interoperable mobile payment network.
This overlaying platform is said to be more secure, much cheaper and more convenient than the likes of Western Union, especially when you can simply make mobile-to-mobile payments when sending money across countries. Nigeria and Uganda will be the first nations to get a taste of this early next year courtesy of telecommunications provider MTN Group, and eventually more developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America will join the list. Full press release after the break.
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