Application Development related
Despite its detractors, Microsoft has of late has embraced OpenSource with a vengeance. Much code is now available on GitHub under the Microsoft moniker for developers to tweak, extend, debug and contribute. opensource.microsoft.com is the central location for it.
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The last leg, of 8, of the world Build tour was held in Sydney this week. What can I say .. it was great. A lot of new and coming Creators features were covered, Insight into the latest Windows technologies was dished out. Here are some of the highlights and summary links.
This blog is covers what I did downloading, setting up and getting the OS running.
A library on Codeplex. Been a long time coming: Arduino sketches and UWP class libraries and apps, focused upon scanning a phone keypad as input (Bluetooth serial) to a UWP app running on a phone, desktop or IoT-Core device.
AppInstall can be used to install Appx packages on an IoT-Core device This blog covers an updated version of the toolkit for use on the latest Winsider IoT-Core builds.
In the previous two blogs I discussed using the Web Portal running on a Windows 10 Phone to remotely or in-phone install and Universal Windows Platform app. In this blog I discuss options for install UWP app packages on Windows 10 IoT devices. This is a work in progress as I have not had success some of these methodologies.
An issue has arisen with the last two Fast Track Windows 10 Mobile OS versions this week. You can’t deploy apps from Visual Studio to phones with those versions. Jump off Fast Track for now to Slow Track or “slower”. If you have one of these versions on your phone there isn’t a simple way to unwind. The problem as I see it is one of connectivity and sounds a bit like the issue we had last November with IoT-Core.
In this exercise we will use Android Studio to create a single screen Android UI app that will access the sensor class to get the number of established sensors on a device. Don’t worry if you don’t have any sensors, It’s just that its more interesting than doing yet another “Hello World”. My system didn’t have any sensors enabled.
Universal Windows(10) Apps settings is easy. Its simple to specify as part of the build, save them to storage, get them back and modify .. I mean dead easy!
In the previous blog in this series, using Flash for non-volatile program data was covered. One aspect of this was the F( ) macro that enables Serial.print/println strings to be accessed from Flash where the program is stored. That is, they do not consume RAM space allowing for more volatile programming space. This blog compares using and not using the F( ) macro. In the Telemetry sketch this allows for nearly double the number of name-value pairs