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Login View App Project in Intel XDK - Part 1

This app helps you include support for logging in to proceed with the app. The user will be asked to register his login information before he/she access the app. Intel XDK version 3400 and Windows 10 Professional were used for this post.

Some details of Login View App  are available here:


Launch Intel XDK and Start a New Project.

The following window with all the templates open.


Click on Login View App to display this window.


In the Login View App window choose Standard HTML5.


Click Continue at the bottom right.

In the New Project Name and Location screen that gets displayed provide a name for the project


Enter a name, herein TestLog and click Create.
The project is successfully created.


The Intel XDK displays the index.html page as shown.


It has 4 views under the 'pages' section.
Welcome View
Login View
Register View and the
Main App View

In the DEVELOP tab there is nothing else but the code. Th…

Microsoft's new collabortion app, GigJam

GigJam (code name 'Magic Glass") is an app that uses Cortana to coordinate and bring together data from various sources the scattered corporate data, on any of the PC, tablet or Phone. Each piece of data will be avialble on Cards (formatted by the app) and you can add/remove pieces of information on the cards and consolidate and send it over to one or more collaborators.

This information can be:

Read only or EditableSynchronous or Asynchronous collaborationPlatform neutral being written using standards: HTML5, JavaScript, OAuth and REST It is conceivable to use and colloborate not only Windows but also Apple and Android devices. The colloboration can take place even in the absence of Windows in the coloborating devices. The nice thing is that you can get away from the PCs and tablets and use just the phone. Truly mobile centric app.

Watch this video:

Arduino 101: Programming with Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 2

How can I program Arduino 101 board using Visual Studio?

It is not very difficult. You need to use the right tools.
If you rather not use Visual Studio 2015, you could also use the program from Arduino.

But Visual studio does lot more than Arduino Program.

Follow these steps.
Step 1:
First thing you need to have is the correct version (if you follow my advice) of Visual Studio. Get the Visual Studio 2015 Community (What I have is the same but with Update 2).

If you do not have, no problem. Read this post.

Step 2:
For Arduino to work with Visual Studio 2015 Community (VS2015C), you need to install the Arduino Extensions for Visual Studio. A default install of VS2015C does not have the 'hooks' to create a Arduino Project. You will not find it in the 'New Project...' templates.

You need to install the Arduino Extension for Visual Studio 2015. You can get an idea how to do it by following this Swaytorial:

Step 0:
Of course you need to buy the Arduino 101. It is av…