Don’t ask me why I was searching for these but I found a few handy platforms to run android apps inside my windows.
Of these WindowsAndroid lets you run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as a native application on your on Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machine.
is another such option albeit a paid one even though it lets you try out the framework for 10 days.
All of these softwares basically lets Android run on Windows PC.
There’s of course the option of running Official Android Emulator inside Windows by installing the Android Developer SDK for Windows
. Google’s Android software development kit (SDK) provides a free Android emulator, although it’s targeted at developers. You can run the latest version of Android with this method, so it’s a great way to try out the latest version of Android if you have a device that’s stuck on an older version.
First, you’ll need Java installed. You can then download the SDK Tools from Google.
Genymotion is another of these emulators. The Beta version is the evolution of AndroVM open source project and will be available in June.
These apps should help you in app testing and presentation purposes.
Have a check yourself!
What a tragedy!
Firing off my browser today like most days, I was naive enough to believe that today was like just another day. Unfortunately when I tried to access Google Reader
, I was confronted with a message in the Reader View like this:
Google Reader will not be available from July 1, 2013
And then I started to realize that world will be never be the same again for me! Words like retire, offline, shut down, discontinue, close was flying over my head just as they do in cartoons. Just kidding 🙂
What a tragic end that would be for poor folks like me who start off their day’s activity by reading the rss feed items off the Google Reader 😦
Maybe we shall have to get used to using desktop apps like FeedDemon
or web apps like Feedly
for they can seamlessly import Google Reader’s feeds.
I think we all the know the main reason behind Google
‘s decision to take this measure as it’s trying its utmost to publicize its very own social media weapon Google+
Today I learnt a new way of creating online survey forms but with Google. Yes, Google documents or Google docs, as is popularly known, lets you create online survey forms easily and intuitively. It also provides some analytics/analysis/summary/detail on the survey result. I must admit I am mighty pleased by the simplicity of the same. The word ‘simplicity’ of course is now synonymous with Google as we all know. Hence, I am posting couple of nice walkthroughs for creating the survey yourself. Have a try:
Introduction to Google Forms
How to Create an Online Survey using Google Documents … for FREE