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Android Paint and Draw for your Kids

Over the last years I kept asking my now 5 year old daughter how she would design a simple painting App and how this Painting App should look like. We discussed about the background color as well as how to change and choose colors, the absolute requirement to add the color pink and how to change the brush thickness. The design of the paint and drawing App went completely without the need to read a single piece of written text or menu. We came up with a very simple and intuitive way to touch-draw images for children and to store these images as .png pictures. You can find your free Android Painting App for Kids and Children in the Google App store.

Software Structure Analysis and Metric Calculation with Neo4J and Cypher

During the last weeks the Software Analytics and Evolution research team at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg (which is the group i am actually working in) built a software tool for parsing large scale legacy software systems, such as C, C++ but also FORTRAN, Structured Text (IEC 61131 Machinery and Robot programs) or Matlab source code with the goal to analyse its structure by using a Neo4J graph database and Cypher queries. As you can see within this demo video, the tool is able to visualize important aspects and metrics as well as the software architecture and structure of the analyzed software system. The tool is meant for supporting companies to develop and maintain their large software systems and code bases.

Lean Tablet Cash Register for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

TabShopLogoProMany startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses are spending a large amount of their spare budget for operating a cash register system. Most of these systems are built upon old stationary touchscreen hardware that is on the one hand quite expensive and on the other hand quite unflexible. These old point of sale systems do not represent the lean and flexible spirit of todays entrepreneurs and startups. Nowadays small businesses are moving fast, offer high mobility and react flexible on new opportunity.
By offering a complete cash register and stock management system in your pocket TabShop climbed the top position in Google Play Marketplace. TabShop is the leading point of sale system app on Android tablets and smartphones. It allows users to manage their stock and directly checkout the customers invoices. With TabShop entrepreneurs always take their stock information and cashier system with them. So small businesses are always ready to take up great selling opportunities.

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MobileVNC controls Industry Panel with HTML5 VNC Viewer

By adding support for Websockets MobileVNC is now fully compatible with HTML5 based VNC Viewers such as noVNC! See in the following video how MobileVNC remote controls an Windows CE Industry Panel by just using a Chrome Webbrowser. The Browser is able to directly connect to the Windows CE embedded industrial Panel by typing in its IP address.

TabShop Submission @ SAMSUNG App Challenge 2013

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In line with the publication of the 51th production version of TabShop Retail Point of Sale App last week, TabShop was also submitted to the SAMSUNG 2013 App Challenge. Between September 5 and 30 November 2013 SAMSUNG opened an App challenge specifically for Galaxy Note HD Apps.

TabShop version 51 comes with some major improvements and a new possibility to add stock updates directly within the inventory screen. The sorting of items was improved and some extra reports were added within the daily Point of Sale business report.

TabShop free Android Restaurant POS App

TabShop Android Retail Point of Sale adds Easy Accounting

TabShop Android Retail Point of Sale App

TabShop the free Android Point of Sale App has just been released in version 35 which adds new features such as Share reports and exports with Google Drive. One of the major new features is an easy Accounting option for keeping a good overview about profits, taxes and costs prices. Additionally a detailed overview about the daily result is shown as well as TabShop offers a revised daily PDF report generation with additional business information. The generation of Profit and Sales charts has been improved, especially the low performance of chart generation was improved significantly. With the new payed feature for setting an Administration password the owner of a shop is now able to secure sensible areas of TabShop POS against unintended changes by employees.

With its over 13.000 downloads, TabShop Android Retail Point of Sale App climbed the top ranking within the Google Play App marketplace within several month and will be improved constantely.

Thanks a lot for all the Bar/Restaurants, Retail Shops, individual Stores or even the owners of Bands who gave a lot of supporting feedback within the last months!

Invoice List within TabShop Android Point of Sale POS AppAccounting and Daily Reports within TabShop Android Point of Sale POS App

 

VNC Server for Siemens Simatic HMI Panels

MobileVNC offers a tiny footprint VNC server software solution for the different Siemens Simatic HMI touch panels. No matter if you operate a large fleet of Simatic HMI KTP400 Comfort Touch Panels that run on a ARM CPU processor or a Simatic HMI TP700 on x86 (486) Intel CPU, MobileVNC will offer good native performance. Since its first publication more than 10 years ago the professional MobileVNC VNC server solution offers a simple and cost effective way for remote controlling and maintaining industrial PCs, thin clients or even Windows powered mobile devices.

ARM CPU powered Siemens Simatic HMI KTP400

 Simatic HMI TP700 on x86 CPUs

Simatic HMI TP700 on x86 CPUs

Submit your Arduino Projects to the Maker Fair in ROME


Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition
Save the date for the European Maker Faire that takes place from 3 to 6 October in ROME, Italy!

Massimo Banzi, one of the inventors of Arduino, is promoting and hosting this cool Make Event in October. It will be the perfect event for meeting the community of DIY activists and Makers all over Europe. The deadline for submitting your own Make projects and creations has been postopened until end of June. Submit your own Arduino projects here.
Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
Topics for the Maker Call are: 3D Printing, Robot, Education, Design, Fashion, Arduino, Crafts, Science, Digital Fabrication, Green, Transportation, Interaction and Young Makers (under 16);

TabShop Android Point of Sale App hits 6500 Downloads

free Android Retail Point of Sale App

TabShop, the popular Android Point of Sale App just reached 6500 downloads 5 month after its publishing. With Rank 96, TabShop jumped up under the Top 100 within the Google Play marketplace within the category of free business apps. TabShop will definitely keep up this progress and will jump over 10.000 downloads in August.