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Carl and I (@Carl_Iversen on Twitter :-) ), needed a way of showing a route map from Dynamics NAV today. So what we needed was a way to quickly show a map with a route and pushpins indicating each weigh point. Virtual Earth, has this marvellous feature that lets you show a GeoRss feed overlaid on a map, complete with polygons, pushpins and lines. Building a GeoRss feed file is a snap and this is how we did it with the following bit of C# in an ASP.Net page. The Virtual Earth SDK is a great place ......

This is, nice. Just completing a field service mobile application and wanted our mobile engineers to be able to quickly send an email. System.Diagnostics.Process.... World”,null); I didn’t know you could just start this as a process. V.Handy. Technorati Tags: Compact Framework ......

Kelly Sonara sent me this link to 100 iPhone applications that will make you smarter.    I’m not sure if Zippo lighter qualifies, but here you go just spreading the word :-)

http://www.onlinebestcolleges.com/blog/2009/100-free-iphone-apps-that-will-make-you-smarter/


Had to be done http://twitter.com/richard_jones/


This is interesting. I’ve been running this blog on a small PC sitting on my fridge for a couple of years now (your getting content from it now if your reading this from www.binaryrefinery.com) . The server is a stripped down Small Business Server 2003, just running Exchange, Das Blog and a host of projects and half finished ideas. With alarming regularity the server was blue-screening. I’ve taken all unnecessary cards out (sound, firewire etc) and shuffled graphics cards from other machines. However ......

This is nice. From code I can now programmatically post updates to Twitter. This bit of C# worked first time. Nice one Danny for writing this - http://www.dreamincode.net/... ......

I’m back developing a fair few prototype Windows Mobile applications. I’ve just put together a small field service application that I needed to add some bells-and-whistles to. What better for the field engineer but to have maps available. I wanted to have my map displayed right inside of a Compact Framework form. A really well kept secret is that you can use Virtual Earth as a tile server to give you nice optimised for mobile map images. Now their are licence implications for doing this, and to the ......

This, is nice. Add live weather information to your web-pages. Here’s how. http://weather.weatherbug.c... This. is the live feed from Cambridge (UK) airport - ......

This is a really neat tool, to look at the health of your mobile device Exchange connectivity.

https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/


I thought, it would be a really great idea to port the GPSd server over to the .Net Micro Framework. For those unfamiliar with .Net MF, have a look at http://www.microsoft.com/ne... What I was trying to achieve is a low cost hardware solution to proving a GPS that broadcasts itself on a network. I needed to build something that would run on a low power device with no screen just an Ethernet connection and connectivity to the GPS. Porting the GPSd, was very straight-forward. I produced ......

So continuing work on the moving map GPSd application (yes, I’m still banging on about this). Previously, I was limited to displaying my ship/plane icon at fixed 45 degree angles, i.e North, North-East, West etc. Although this works really nicely, its not quite as nice as being able to display an image at an arbitrary angle. So I guess I could have 360 different pictures, but what I really needed was a nice way to display a pushpin on the Virtual Earth map at any angle. Furthermore, I needed to preserve ......

Hi all. Working for Microsoft Gold Partner (Anglia Business Solutions) mandates that we have to complete a number of exams both to retain our partner accreditation and also keep our core competencies. We currently have five competencies (although it might be six now). The end of January see’s our renewal so its time to get on with getting through any exams that are required to meet the renewal requirements. Today Mike Holland and I sat the Windows Mobile Development exams (070-540). We had previously ......

Microsoft have finally re-introduced the idea of smart 2D barcodes that can carry URL’s, Vcards etc. It works great, I’ve just got it working on iPhone and Windows mobile devices… Shame you now need a colour printer to print them, although I have found they scan really well off of an LCD screen. http://www.microsoft.com/tag/ Interestingly it looks like every time you scan a tag, Microsoft updates their logs so you can see how popular your tags are. Just a footnote on this. Looking at this, all the ......

 

Hi, on the 12th Feb I’m speaking at the UK JD Edwards partner forum on building Mobile Line Of Business Applications.   More news on this as it breaks :-)


I have been building mobile line of business applications for a while now. Over the past few years, I have separated out the client and middle tier explicitly (using web-services). This has enabled me to rapidly build different front end applications for a range of different devices. I have recently extended our timesheet application to run on iPhone/iPod Touches using a combination of .Net and the excellent IUI library built by Joe Hewitt. One thing, I needed however was a calendar control mimicking ......

You know that instance, where you're sitting at home and that vital set of airline tickets or shopping list arrives to you by email, which you pickup on your mobile device (Windows Mobile, iPhone, Android, etc). Of course for things like flight tickets its no good taking your phone to the check in desk and waving it in front of the nice person at the check in desk. (Although I guess that might work). Before you say anything, yes I do no about check in online, but stick with it. What I'm trying to ......

As promised yesterday, here is the complete source for the moving map solution. It is arranged as two visual studio solution (GPSd, GPSdMovingMap). The project files within the solutions are as follows. - GPSd Solution -- GPSd - Windows Service, that connects to and broadcasts a GPS. Configure the COM port of the GPS you wish to attach to in App.Config. In addition a fake file can be specified if you wish to test without real GPS hardware. The service writes to the application event log, if you wish ......