There are lots and lots of Apps. In fact there are over a couple of million
Apps including all of the major brands, Apple, Google, Blackberry, Microsoft
with Apple at the top and Microsoft in the bottom. But this is a growing
market. The variety is truly bewildering, different size devices; different
operating systems(OS); different programming languages; and different
This post is not very recent but you can see how the various mobile operating
The interactive image in the article really shows the popularity of a given
OS/device among different geographical regions.
Windows Phone Apps is for example based on Microsoft's Window 7, 8, 8.1 OSs
using .NET. With Windows OS and Visual Studio one can build Apps for all of
Microsoft devices cove... (more)
In my previous post some of the cross-platform app development tools/programs
were described in a general way. In this post I describe the Intel XDK tool
From here you can jumpstart your App development skills after downloading the
Intel XDK. You can write once and deploy to several platforms.
create cross-platform apps it is only suitable for some simple, inexpensive
apps. In order to buld more complex apps you need a single language to access
Another name is price war and the battle is on going on all fronts. There has
been news on the
internet regarding Microsoft's pricewar with Amazon and Google vis-a vis its
Although Cloud business (the thriving one) is only a small part of Microsoft
right now it makes sense to make it invincible.
Old prices and service tiers here:
This is a mega event with lots of interesting sessions especially big on IoT.
Just the Internet of Things gets addressed in 261 Sessions with some 62
speakers in JavaOne. This is about 50% of all sessions in JavaOne.
The number of exhibitors for IoT is rather small but includes EuroTech
(www.eurotech.com) and IBM
Here is Oracle's Video ad for this event:
Major Indian firms sponsor this event: Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy
Azure platform is going all out and it is burgeoning.
"Microsoft Azure DocumentDB is a document-oriented, NoSQL database service
designed for modern mobile and web applications"
The above from Microsoft site.
Microsoft beefs its Azure Services portfolio with yet another service. Azure
DocementDB service is which also serves as a search tool. Searching stuff
goes into NoSQL should be very useful. It is presently available as a
preview product and developers will be able to run SQLesque queries on JSON
and supports transactional consistency.
Under the hoods it uses th... (more)