NoSQL on Windows

In this week’s episode of “Inside Windows Phone,” Matthijs Hoekstra and I discuss the use of NoSQL. When building mobile apps for the enterprise, an offline data store is absolutely essential so that users can keep working in the absence of wireless connectivity.  In addition to SQLite and SQLCE, NoSQL is a great option to... Continue Reading →

Mobile Enterprise App Platform (MEAP)

In this week’s episode of “Inside Windows Phone,” Matthijs Hoekstra and I discuss how to build the Microsoft Mobile Enterprise App Platform (MEAP). Mobility is the top priority for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) today.  To drive their business, they must empower their mobile employees by unlocking the value of their enterprise systems.  To do this,... Continue Reading →

SQLite for Windows and Windows Phone: Data Definition

SQLite WinRT allows Windows and Windows Phone developers to create and manipulate database objects through the SQLite Data Definition Language (DDL). SQLite supports DDL statements including CREATE, ALTER, and DROP to work with objects like Tables, Indexes, Triggers, and Views.  This is complimented by simplified, dynamic data types including INTEGER, NULL, REAL, TEXT, and BLOB.  Admittedly, this takes some... Continue Reading →

SQLite for Windows and Windows Phone: Installation

SQLite WinRT empowers Windows and Windows Phone developers to build mobile enterprise apps using Windows Runtime (WinRT) APIs to work with the world's most popular mobile database. SQLite advantages include cross-platform (OS + Processor) support, speed, ACID reliability, and support for indexes, views, foreign keys, and triggers.  Developers of SQLite apps on iPhones, iPads and Android devices... Continue Reading →

Mobile World Congress 2013 Takeaways

Mobile World Congress has wrapped up and most of us are back home after spending four days at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. Between delivering presentations, walking miles of expo halls, and participating in dozens of meetings, the event is both exciting and tiring.  This conference used to be the sole domain of mobile operators, wireless equipment... Continue Reading →

Human Table Scan

HTS (Human Table Scan) Definition:  When an employee has to manually search an entire list or grid of data because the mobile app doesn't provide any filtering or search capabilities. You’re probably thinking the advent of the 'magnifying glass' icon put an end to the unproductive process of visually scanning and endlessly scrolling unfiltered lists of data in your mobile... Continue Reading →

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