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Kevin Formsma
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Excited for the start of Google IO 2013 today!

Who else will be watching? Anyone get a ticket this year?

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First Captian Sundae of the year! Good day for a bike ride.
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April 26, 2013
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A interesting comparison between iOS and Android. I think this is spot on with regards to the UI design differences between the platforms.

One of the biggest differences in the platform for me is inter-app communication. In Android, any application can potentially communicate with another using the Intent system. It effectively decouples the communication so that as a developer you don't need to know what specific app you may be sending data to. In the iOS world, there is not a nice decoupled communication framework. This is why you see built-in platform integration for services such as Twitter and Facebook. It makes the ability to integrate new creative services into the platforms native actions difficult, in my opinion. 

Still, when deciding which platform to develop for, I think the answer is going to be "both" for quite some time.

Excited about +Pinoccio! I put in for the starter kit. Only $5000 more to go for the last stretch goal!

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So I discovered AIDE today - an Android Java IDE that let's you develop android applications on an android device. It looks interesting as it has compatibility with eclipse project files. The free version only supports projects with 5 java files which quite the limiting constraint. We'll if it's worth the full version.

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Windows 8! 

I just upgraded from 7 to Windows 8 Pro and the transition was smooth. No more start menu. The best feature for the new platform is Xbox Smartglass. I can now control all the content on my Xbox using my desktop, my phone or my tablet. Smartglass is very well done. 

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Nice article on the potential of Serious Games to impact our educational system.

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Repoman is now open source! If you want to help out check it out. It could also be a good example for those learning Android.

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Last fire of beach week!
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Looks like a good beach day!
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