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The Best of the Week (Mar. 28): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Mar. 28 to Apr. 3). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Banned from Android Development: How Open is Google Play?

We like to think of Android development as a more open market than the primary competition of Apple's tightly-controlled app store, but how open is it? According to mobile developer Steve Gehrman, the openness can disappear quickly.

2. Use ADB Over Wi-Fi Without Extra Application or Software

Normally developers use USB cables to connect Android devices with computers to debug and for other purposes. But what are the problems with this type of connection, and how can they be solved?

3. Barcode Scanning on MonoForAndroid

After doing a little search around, the author found that ZXing.Net.Mobile is the best candidate. He needed to implement this feature on multiple platforms, and this scanning framework seems to address the issue well. The library is very simple and quite well designed. The code below shows the usage of the library.

4.PhoneGap for the Enterprise

This is just a quick FYI type post, but recently Adobe announced "PhoneGap for the Enterprise." You can read more about it at the PhoneGap Blog, but here you'll find some of the details.

5. Resources for Mobile March: Windows Azure Notification Hubs & Push Notifications

Recently, the author was fortunate enough to speak on using Windows Azure Notification Hubs. The purpose of this post is to provide resources to those who attended the talk or who are otherwise interested or curious about using Windows Azure Notification Hubs to deliver push notifications to mobile devices.

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