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As a developer in this day and age, a veritable cornucopia of tools are at your disposal for the creation and execution of any development projects you might have. However, these code/resource toolkits that are commonly used, despite their usefulness in streamlining your production process, can often be somewhat inflexible for custom solutions, or add complexity to a project when re-tooled to bett...
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Wordpress is such an awesome light weight CMS and blogging engine. We love it and we use it wherever we see such needs for maintaining small sites that needs social media integration. Since we are primarily a Microsoft Shop, we host wordpress on our Windows Servers. One of the problems you might have seen doing this is  the mail functionality. We anyways use third party Email SMTP server, so we ...
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We at RIA Mobile Solutions  love wordpress and use it as a light weight CMS for simple member based sites filled with Social Media, Blogging and CMS needs. Another plugin that we use is Contact Form 7 which is basically  used for creating simple forms. Love the way it generates clean HTML tags and we can style it as we wish. The other day day I was creating a Pledge form for gathering support ...
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We at RIA Mobile Solutions developed a Route Delivery Android Application and tested it on Android Tablets like Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer. I do my development on Mac side as we also do ios development. My partner Mike develops on win 7. Other than installing the android sdk and eclipse ADT plugin-in no additional steps are necessary when developing android apps on  Mac. But on windows, I r...
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There are many exciting new features that HTML5 and CSS3 are bringing that web developers can use to create amazing pure HTML apps without the need of plug-ins or heavy images. But as usual there is always this issue of different browsers have different levels of support. So before you or your development team jump on implementing this features in your applications, as a decision maker it is good...
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  Around January this year, We were playing with Android Honeycomb 3.0 and started developing a tablet based Route Delivery application. We have successfully delivered couple of Enterprise based  Android 3.0 apps and our clients are happily using them to run their business when they are out in the field. Overall we were happy with Android 3.0 release. Now its Android 4.0 Icecream Sandwich t...
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  We at RIA Mobile Solutions love to use wordpress for certain projects as it just make sense for various reasons especially for a marketing driven CMS website. Since we support lot of clients, it also make sense to use the WordPress awesome Multisite feature to reap its benefits.  While configuring the wordpress 3.3 to turn on Multisite feature, I ran into an issue after following the step...
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I recently watched a video from Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz about developing inbound links and SEO optimization for sites.  It brought up some  interesting points about understanding whats happening now in an industry. We often have conversations here at Riams about our approach to building web and mobile solutions.  In particular, how we approach adopting new technologies and building pertinent so...
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I really hope your business has a website. But wait that is not good enough. You can reap more benefits by having a mobile website. What is a mobile website? A mobile website is a website that is optimized to fit in small screens, easy to navigate by using touch interface (fingers) and easy to read on a smart phone web browsers. You might say now, why do I want to spend time and money in optimi...
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Recently we had a request to build an Android application that could monitor the downloads folder for lbl files and then print them on a Zebra mobile printer. The goal was to print lablel files to a Zebra RW series printer every time a new file was downloaded from the users web browser. The project allowed us to bridge a gap between web based mobile applications and a native application. In th...
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