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.

Donald E. Knuth talks about New The Art of Computer Programming Book Chapter

Donald E. Knuth Talks about SAT SolversIn his latest talk about SAT solvers at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), Computer Science pioneer Donald E. Knuth gave a deep and quite emotional insight about his life-long, epic work on the book ‘The Art of Computer Programming’. The Art of Computer Programming, aka TAOCP  represents the one and only global reference on algorithms, their analysis and computer programming in general and is the standard work for all computer scientists worldwide.

Donald E. Knuth talked about his recent chapter within TAOCP on SAT solvers and how fascinating these satisfiability problems as well as the derived problem and number patterns are. Knuth invited the audiance to ask all kind of questions, which span detailed explanaitations on his love for TEX as well as for his CWEB language, to quite personal topics, such as Prof. Knuth’s love for organ music and that he might also write down his own organ composition. During his trip through Austria, Prof. Knuth also had the chance to play on famous local organs, such as the organ within the monastry of St. Florian where Anton Bruckner was playing in 1850.

To summarize, Prof. Knuth gave a fascinating and very inspiring talk about his actual work and it seems as if there will be a lot of topics and chapters within the coming years!

He also shared an interesting advice with his audience: “If you are not fascinated and interested in what you are doing, then you are the only person to blame for!”

 

MobileVNC Release 2.1: VNC Server for Windows CE and Windows Embedded Compact

VNC Server for WindowsToday, the new release 2.1 of MobileVNC VNC Server for Win32, Windows CE and Windows Embedded Compact was published. It features some major bugfixes and an additional licensing option for the base VNC server library (vnc.lib and vncserverlib.h) integration for your own products. MobileVNC, as a native VNC implementation, offers a tiny footprint VNC integration without any dependencies. MobileVNC is running fast even on the tiniest Windows CE platform and it is backwards compatible until Windows CE 4.2. MobileVNC offers binaries for x86, ARM and MIPS CPU platforms.

Spotnick – How to Track the Location of Your Friends on Facebook?

Spotnick - Locate and Track your Facebook Friends, Image source: Spotnick.at
Spotnick – Locate and Track your Facebook Friends, Image source: Spotnick.at

Some days ago a friend told me that his team just published a brand new iPhone and Android App called Spotnick that allows mobile Facebook users to immediately locate and track their friends. After connecting to Spotnick by using your Facebook account, you are shown a map on which you can locate your linked Facebook friends. As far as your friends are not updating their location in realtime, Spotnick uses the actual home address, or the last known address your freinds entered within Facebook. The Spotnick app also allows to track and update your own address in realtime, so that you can select people who are allowed to see your realtime location. Spotnick app was published for Android as well as for iPhone.

Spotnick - Locate and Track your Facebook Friends
Spotnick – Locate and Track your Facebook Friends, Image source: Spotnick.at

Spotnick - Locate and Track your Facebook Friends, Image source: Spotnick.at

apps4austria: Challenge to Create Community Apps by using Open Government Data

Logo apps4austriaapps4austria is a federal Austrian Challenge to create mobile Apps by using Open Government Data archives. These archives contain all kind of information that could be used by a wider public community, such as location of waste collection centers, tourism information, public statistics or public building information.

The challenge emphasises the design of apps that are using these kind of publicly available information and visualizations. Its even possible to submit concepts and ideas without concrete implementation. The submission of apps4austria is due to 1.march 2013!