Windows Phone 8 + Nokia Lumia Series

In the coming few days I will be going over Microsoft’s latest mobile OS (Windows Phone 8) and Nokia’s WP8 flagship phone, the Lumia 920.

Just to give a bit of an introduction. I have recently (only a couple of weeks) moved away from the openness and flexible mobile platform, Android, to a (hopefully) more stable and predictable OS, Windows Phone 8. I decided to go all out and got myself the hyped Nokia Lumia 920.…

GDN Pocket Edition App Released

One more app published, bringing the count to 2 apps! Get it from Google Play below:

Get it on Google Play

I tried to get the GDN's mobile site to an Android interface, allowing users to swipe through the newspaper's different sections. This app was quite the challenge since it introduced me to Android's support library which included something called Fragments. It took me quite some time to get even a bit comfortable with Fragments, mainly because of how I wanted to use it.…

Bahrain Cinema (Text Mode) App Released

Just published my first Android app in Google Play: Bahrain Cinema (Text Mode)! Get it from Google Play below:

Get it on Google Play

The app will allow you to access Bahrain's cinemas listing and get you the movie's show time and synopsis. Currently only Bahrain Cinema Co. (Cineco) is supported. Show time data and synopsis obtained from the official Bahrain Cinema website.

More details here.…

Summer Updates

It has been quite some time since my last post (3 weeks or so) due to me being busy studying for some IT certifications (starting off with the basics with CompTIA's A+) and of course slacking on the blogging.

One big difference to all of us at the moment, or at least those in Bahrain is that the summer heat is starting to creep upon us. This was more evident when some of our ACs weren't upto speed and it took a few weeks from the time we called for maintenance to the time they came over (hint: service your ACs in winter).…

Bahrain Android App – Update 1

Here is the app idea I had, a Bahrain themed app! I was planning to have it done and in the market before Bahrain's F1 weekend. But progress has been at a standstill: technically I am on holiday :-P, I am more than lazy at the moment and some parts of the app probably needs me to be there (such as photos). Even though the design may leave little to be desired, I feel like a kid having accomplished something big (albeit small) :-D!…

First Android App – Update 3 + App Idea

It has been a while since I've worked on my first Android app. The basic functionalities are working perfectly as expected. However, the provider I was using had some issues with their API, making my app useless for some time.

I hate it when something so tiny outside my control can mess an entire thing. As a result I am thinking of working on another app while my "first" app is on hold until issues are sorted.…

Easing the Windows to Linux Transition

It's been almost a month since I've made a complete transition from Windows to Linux on my main working computer (my notebook to be exact). The longest I have ever gone with Linux installed was a month, mostly due to needing to use software that works properly only on Windows (also those that are not compatible with Wine). However, this time I have decided to find alternatives, even if it takes a while to get it running properly.…