iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre, Motorola Droid and Nexus One Comparison

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve posted something, and I am aware of it. There were some changes in my life for a while now. I hope to be more active from now on though. I wish everyone a happy new year btw.

Anyway, I just saw a comparison of the new and popular touchphones on the market. I am thinking of getting a new one in the next 6 months, so if you are also thinking about it, it might be a good idea to look at the chart below provided by BillShrink.

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Run Dialog on Windows Mobile

imageI learned this very neat trick last summer; however, a couple of months ago I couldn’t find the information again. Now that’ I’ve found it again, I wanted to share it here so that I do not lose it 🙂

By using a key combination, you can actually make the Run dialog which we are all accustomed to, to show up on Windows Mobile too.

It is really like the one on Windows, and you can add command-line parameters too. (like the one in the picture; you can open IE with a predefined address)

Hold the Action hardware button and then tap and hold the time display at the top right of the screen. When you release the stylus, a menu will popup. Select the Run option and there it is! Enter the full path of any executable on the device with any parameters you may like to give.

Mobil Uygulama Geliştirme

Note: This is the Turkish version of an introductory article about Mobile Application Development.

Not 2: Bu yazıya aynı zamanda buradan da ulaşabilirsiniz.

Merhaba arkadaşlar,

Son zamanlarda mobil uygulama geliştirmekle uğraşıyorum, ve sizlere de bir giriş yazısı hazırlayayım dedim.

Bu yazıda mobil uygulama geliştirmede hedefleyebileceğiniz çeşitli platformlardan, bunlar için uygulama geliştirilebilecek programlama dillerinden, kullanabileceğiniz IDElerden, ve telefon spesifik SDKlardan bahsedeceğim.

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Developing .NET applications for Symbian?

I have always wanted this to be true and it seems like it is going to be! 🙂

I know; some time ago AppForge CrossFire was able to do that, however for some reason, it was discontinued and its intellectual property was sold to Oracle. At the time, I was new into these things and didn’t have the chance to try it out.

However, it seems that I have another chance now! The company redFIVElabs has released a product named Net60 that enables mobile application developers to use the .NET Compact Framework 1.0 to develop applications targeting the broad range of S60-based Nokia smartphones.

You can try out the trial application at here. For .NET developers out there, this is their best bet, since there is no built-in support for using .NET to develop mobile applications that run on Symbian devices.

Windows Mobile 6.1

From Wikipedia:
"Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices that run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, Portable Media Centers, and on-board computers for certain automobiles. It is designed to be somewhat similar to desktop versions of Windows, feature-wise and aesthetically. Additionally, third-party software development is available for Windows Mobile."

The new features in WM 6.1 includes:

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Google Android GPS Application “Enkin”

2 guys that are studying Computational Visualistics in Koblenz, Germany made a really interesting mobile application with the Google Android SDK for the Google Android Developer challenge. Actually it seems that it has been a while, but better late than never, eh?

” ‘Enkin’ introduces a new handheld navigation concept. It displays location-based content in a unique way that bridges the gap between reality and classic map-like representations. It combines GPS, orientation sensors, 3D graphics, live video, several web services and a novel user interface into an intuitive and light navigation system for mobile devices.”

Watching the video, I am impressed 🙂 This application should be integrated into the handset, it eliminates the boring 2D view of traditional apps.

Now that I look at the Top 50, it seems these guys didn’t win anything at the Developer Challenge. Sad for them 😦 They must have worked a lot to get the application working.

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