Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Is iPhone still big bully?

How further? Nexus One Smartphone is Google’s first hardware foray. It is really a good news for world’s gadget lovers. No doubt, the innovative technology of this smartphone reveals its high-end features.
Now, it is obviously expected that Apple would face questions over whether Nexus One threaten iPhone.  Apple’s iPhone has so far set the standard in the industry of smartphone devices. Google’s device seems to be a rival to the iPhone that would keep Apple on its toe.
It is true that the launch of a branded Google’s device has marked a huge turnaround. On the other hand any release of technology devices could be yet another boon to other high-end devices. So the smartphone market would keep reinventing itself.
So now the peak is to be noted that how further can Apple take challenge? Is Nexus One a threat to the iPhone? In a single word, we as the Mobile Application Developer can say, no. These two smartphones are aimed at two different markets. iPhone has stylish, flamboyant consumers while Nexus One is being aimed at a geekier audience.
There are a few aspects where Google Nexus One beats iPhone. Nexus One has a bigger screen, a faster processor, a more powerful camera and a better OS. From the point of Memory power of the device, it is the time for iPhone to brush up its memory a bit.
Last point is Google itself where brand value does matter to the audience! It can be expected that people would choose the brand as an uncompromising kind and therefore Google’s device could be then something which people would like to grab at all.
Let’s wait and see where market leads!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Can you imagine mobile printing to Smartphone!

Yes! It is now possible from Blackberry Smartphone to Zebra Printer. With the help of ZebraLink Multiple Software Development Kit, the end user can print any documents from the device to printer. Blackberry Smartphone already has extensive multimedia functions that give users the option to print e-mails, contacts, notes, tasks and calendar entries. In addition, ZebraLink SDK helps the users grab the full utility of the device. When one needs on-demand printing of field service records, tracking tags, point-of-sale receipts, and healthcare specimen labels, SDK is much more helpful for the users.
SDK includes source code samples, documentation, and on-phone demonstration modules that enable users to create custom applications with embedded support for Zebra printers.
Mobile technology is on the boom nowadays, especially in the enterprise space. Smartphone has an increasing need among users for field based applications. There are some cases where traditional and rugged handheld terminals may not always be suited in any particular place. Mobile Printing by using the SDK can solve the issues. That is why mobile printing technology is gaining more traction in the industries.
Zebra’s printing capability to smartphone enters the market at an important juncture while every investment behind Smartphone Applications gets rapid and visible Return on Investment (ROI).

Friday, January 15, 2010

Android is a blaster hit!

It is NDK instead of SDK in Android Operating System. Yes, Google has recently released this Native Development Kit, version 1.6. It is an adjunct to the concerned Software Development Kit, to enable developers to generate and execute native machines within application solutions.
As Android is an open source operating system running on Linux Kernel, developers never face many restrictions during deployment and they can easily execute the code directly on the micro-processors of a device.
But the hype is in its NDK as a blaster kit that can allow rapid native application development to derive the results.
Android developers can use it as an ultimate tool as it can do heavy computations, digitized processes. The native code of NDK does not allow the application to slip out the sandbox of Operating System of Android.
When developers work on NDK 1.6, they find the full utility of the Kit. It can parse the properties and can find which platform it was targeted. Then, it will automatically generate libraries in the native code. All sources like C, C++ and Java can be placed under the same tree for easier editing.
Android 1.6 NDK has truly proved to be one of the most flexible open environment to work on for  the Developers and by leveraging on its NDK’s features they can develop more   intuitive and robust solutions. On the other hand, Symbian Developer and iPhone Developers have many plunges to attractive pool of thousands of Apps. Let’s see, what more can Android 1.6 NDK can bring to its users!