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Integrating Big Data with .Net development - why you should pay attention

Sep 23, 2019 8:20:03 PM

Business Data has become the lifeline of business in today’s competitive world. In fact, all the significant decisions made by the companies will be depended on the insights gained by analyzing the data and information collected from varying channels. Businesses prioritize and try to gather as much data as they can for making the right decisions for growth and development. However, scrutinizing data and cross verifying them can be a challenging task. By including a big data solution, thus, no more a smarter choice for businesses of all sizes and types. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, business analytics, Big Data Automation, Big Data Analytics

Windows 8 and Windows RT

Jan 29, 2013 7:36:00 PM

Microsoft launched Windows 8 in October 2012 and so far Windows 8 and Windows RT (the mobile OS) have done really well. Windows 8 has seen huge sales since the first month of its launch and this number is bound to increase. Forecasts are that Microsoft will ship 50-100 million Windows devices each quarter.

Investing into getting your Windows 8 and Windows RT apps# out NOW will be the right decision, given the enormous advantage you will get over competition.

Unlike the iOS and Android stores, where the sheer number of apps buries any new ones, the Windows RT/Window 8 market is relatively new, with less apps and low competition.

The Windows 8 app market is going to be large and yet has the opportunity of the early iPhone days. Get your apps developed/ported to Windows Store today and get the advantage that early iOS apps got.

If you have a idea in mind for your app, consider these Windows Store design guidelines:

  1. Flattened navigation hierarchy - Use App bars instead of navigation and tab bars. App bars are hidden by default and appear when people swipe a finger from the bottom or top edge of the screen. So consider using a flattened navigation hierarchy so that more content is accessible via the app's main screen, eliminating the need for navigation.
  2. Grid layout - Like Twitter Bootstrap, it uses grid layout which makes it easy to scale the design for different resolution screens. Use their adaptive layout for different orientation and screen sizes from a small tablet screen, to a medium laptop screen, and all the way up to a large desktop screen.
  3. Direct manipulation -  Use "Semantic Zoom" for direct manipulation whenever possible (like in photo album, app list, or address book). Semantic Zoom uses two modes of zoom levels for organizing the content: high - level mode that displays items in groups and low level mode that is used to display items in a flat structure as if it is displaying the items from a group. The Semantic Zoom interaction is performed with the pinch and stretch gesture.  
  4. UseFlipView” to flip through views in an app or through a collection of items, like photos in a photo album, one at a time.

Also consider looking below links from Windows Store design guidelines

Windows 8 is also bound to have a strong future in the Enterprise space as a large number of businesses still depend on Windows systems.

Do get in touch with us if you would like to port your apps or create new apps for the Windows 8 platform. We would be happy to help you in the process and work with you on making your apps a success.
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Topics: Windows 8, Windows RT, Microsoft

NewGenApps Tech News-HTC agreed not to 'clone' Apple's products

Dec 6, 2012 5:22:00 PM

  1. A few hours ago Samsung filed a less-redacted version of the Apple-HTC settlement and license agreement. Read HTC agreed not to 'clone' Apple's products, but the pinch-to-zoom gesture is licensed
  2. Windows Azure Storage has entered the cloud price wars with a drop in pricing that could be as much as 28 percent for some customers. Read Windows Azure Storage Drops Pricing By As Much As 28% In Price Fight For Cloud Storage Market Share
  3. Deep packet inspection standard adopted despite Germany's warning that it will "empower" censorship. Other uses: detecting BitTorrent transfers and identifying "copyright protected audio content." Read U.N. summit votes to support Internet eavesdropping
  4. Instagram on Wednesday disabled the ability for Twitter to properly display Instagram photos on its Web site and in its applications. Read Twitter Loses Ability to Properly Display Instagram Photos
  5. On Wednesday, Google updated Google Now with a myriad of new features that will be especially useful for those who like to, or at least need to, travel. Read Google Now adds travel destination weather, local events, song ID by voice, and more
  6. Facebook today announced that every user's Timeline profile page will soon include "Follow" buttons instead of "Subscribe" buttons. Read Facebook snubs 'Subscribe' button in favor of Twitter-esque 'Follow' on all profile pages
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Topics: Apple, Google, Microsoft

NewGenApps Tech News-Updated Map API for Android developers available

Dec 4, 2012 5:12:00 PM

  1. Google announced in an official blog post that it has launched an update to the Google Maps Android API. The move brings new features for developers who want to integrate Google's framework into their own applications. Read Updated Map API for Android developers available
  2. Apple, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, D-Link, Parrot and Logitech have been included in a patent lawsuit by non-profit research institution — the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) — over claims that they are infringing on wireless radio patents with chipsets they use in their mobile and computer products. Read Apple, Microsoft, HP, Samsung and others sued by Washington Research Foundation over WLAN patents
  3. Android 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 account for around a third of all Android devices. Read Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean slowly eat away at Gingerbread
  4. A California judge says the list of patents included in Apple and HTC's settlement cannot be sealed as part of Apple's court spat with Samsung. Read Judge: Patents in Apple-HTC settlement deal can't be sealed
  5. Apple is selling music through the iTunes Store in 56 new countries. The additions nearly double the number of countries in which the iTunes Music Store operates. Read iTunes Music Store Launches in 56 New Countries, Movies Arrive in Four
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Topics: Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Android

NewGenApps Tech News-Google drive provides mobile spreadsheet editing

Nov 29, 2012 7:51:00 PM

  1. At long last, Google has added spreadsheet editing features to its Google Drive mobile applications. The updated software is available for both Android and iOS devices. You can’t get too fancy in your spreadsheets just yet, but this is a step in the right direction. Read Google drive for iOS, Android gains mobile spreadsheet editing
  2. Microsoft is busy preparing its next-generation Windows client, shortly after shipping Windows 8 in October. Read Windows Blue is Microsoft's future low-cost OS with yearly updates
  3. PeopleBrowser, the maker of social analytics tools such as Kerd, has won a temporary restraining order against Twitter, allowing the company to maintain full access to Twitter’s firehose of data. Read Court Temporarily Protects PeopleBrowsr Access To Twitter Firehose, Twitter Says It Will ‘Vigorously Defend’ Itself
  4. Microsoft has promised to bring the Windows Phone 7.8 update to market early next year for current Windows Phone 7.5 devices, and that new handsets running the software would be sold in the near future around the world. Read Microsoft promises Windows Phone 7.8 update in Q1 2013, new models running the software coming shortly
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Topics: Google, Microsoft, Android

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