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Category Archives: Software

A bit about tablet platforms

We’ve worked with a variety of mobile platforms, and as with all choices there are lots of pros and cons to consider before making a commitment. Let us skip past the discussion on who offers the slickest hardware, because we … Continue reading

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“Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.”

Brooke’s Law remains a fundamental principle in software project management. Which is to say, it’s usually ignored. If your project is late, it’s not because you need more resources now – it’s because you needed them all along. You add … Continue reading

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Speaking good human?

Technology consultant… it doesn’t exactly conjure up an image of interpersonal communication prowess. All too often, when you find someone with the skills to meet ones and influence zeros, you’ve found someone who hasn’t quite mastered the social graces. A … Continue reading

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Total cost of ownership and the third party

It’s an attractive offer – a third party, open source (or otherwise free) framework offering a host of features that your solution really needs. But is it really free? The value proposition from these packages is quite simple. First, they … Continue reading

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New Android app: Easy-prompter

Easy teleprompter script scrolling app with optional reflection for use with mirrors and a high contrast invert mode for automatically converting black-on-white content to white-on-black. Any web page can be used as your teleprompter script including images/etc. Images will be … Continue reading

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New Android app: Markup

Mark up your photos with comments and drawings then save or share the result via email/facebook/etc. Quick and easy touch based drawing and text on top of your photos. See screenshots for examples. Install (from phone only)

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New Android app: LiveBattery

A simple, uncluttered full screen battery level live wallpaper. Colors are fully configurable. Won’t kill your battery while it’s running – very lightweight while still giving you the info at a glance Install (from phone only)

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New Android app: Green Screen

Turn your android into a greenscreen studio (aka chroma-key effect) Use any solid colored background (doesn’t have to be green), snap a photo and this will remove the screen color and replace it with a cool background. – Includes over … Continue reading

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Getting a bitmap from a view

Getting a bitmap from a view is very easy in Android (as long as it has already been laid out on the screen): Bitmap bitmap = Bitmap.createBitmap(view.getWidth(), view.getHeight(), Bitmap.Config.ARGB_8888); Canvas canvas = new Canvas(bitmap); canvas.drawColor(Color.WHITE); view.draw(canvas); Then you can easily … Continue reading

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New Android app: Time Motion Study

A time-motion study tool with measurement, result analysis graphs, and export tools. Time-motion studies are an efficiency technique where the specific steps making up a task are measured individually, to help identify where the most time is being spent and … Continue reading

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