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February 2009 Entries

Apple with the latest iPhone SDK have introduced this feature with a tool called DashCode. Here’s a link to the article on CNET http://reviews.cnet.com/830... Is this the end of the great IUI ? Update - I've just got a version of this working have a look at http://www.binaryrefinery.c... < in Safari ......

On Friday, I needed a way for a Windows Mobile device connected via USB cable to Active-Sync/Windows Mobile Device Centre (WMDC) to talk back to the local web-server running on the host PC. I’d never done this before, it suddenly struck me, what IP address do I need to talk to? More importantly how could this IP address be obtained on the connecting device. Here’s the solution - System.Net.IPAddress ip = Dns.GetHostEntry("ppp_peer"... This will always give you a reference to the attached ......

Just watch this. Cool stuff right around the corner, for Mobile LOB Technorati Tags: HTML 5 ......

Twitter exposes a really nice API. I thought wouldn’t it be fun if you could display a rolling list of messages that have been posted to you. I figured this would be really useful for public events, live shows etc. Stick with me :-) So to prove the concept, I thought lets implement this in the Compact Framework so that it would be easy to run on a CE machine. connected to our JumboTron display. Cutting to the chase, if you want a download of the application in its entirety you can install it on your ......

I’ve been playing around today, wanting to print PDF’s automatically triggering them from my mobile device. I was left with the final hurdle of needing to programmatically print a PDF unattended running on a server. I tried all sorts, of COM interoperability to Acrobat, which just seemed too difficult. I wanted this thing to be simple. We’ll here’s what I came up with. The good old fashioned command line print, using Acrobat… This bit of C# will print a PDF (then delete it). It does the trick nicely. ......

I’ve been looking at the upcoming .TEL top level domain name. .TEL is going to be (so the owners hope), one big phone book for the Internet. I’ve just created my first .TEL entry (http://richardjones.vip.tel) , If you want to see what its all about and use the free trial go to http://telnic.org/vip/index... There is also a few developer samples, for both mobile and desktop integration. http://dev.telnic.org/pages... I haven’t been able to get the Outlook integration working quite right ......