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The Data Behind a 20 Minute Mobile App


A quick glance to my previous posts would show my liking to insightful quotes. I admire those who had the wonderful ability to recite them by memory.

Unfortunately, I have never possessed such a dazzling memory. Thus, I seek the ability to making quotes accessible hoping to increase my ability of sounding more insightful.

The example I am about to introduce, elaborates on one of my favorites C# open source libraries I have found – the HTML Agility Pack. This is a .NET code library that allows you to parse "out of the web" HTML files. The parser is very tolerant with "real world" malformed HTML. The object model is very similar to what proposes System.Xml, but for HTML documents.

I used HTML Agility Pack and SQLlite, in order to build a lightweight database that I could utilized in my mobile application. SQLlite is used constantly in mobile applications today, thus it is a good storage technology to be informed about.

The iOS application, in this post was built by using a JavaScript open source library named PhoneGap and Jquery Mobile. PhoneGap enables you to build iOS and Android applications via Javascript and a UIWebView Control.

In a later posts, I may introduce the discussion on creating Jquery Mobile controls on the mobile applications. However, In this post I will stay within the scope of the HTML Agility Pack Library.

If you were to build a SQLlite table similar to the one presented in this post, and if building it from a .NET application, It is important to download the SQLite drivers for .NET and the SQLlite Browser

The History Behind Talking Riko Mobile App


Culture is very hard to define, yet it is that very profound footprint that defines who we are. The very essence of culture starts in that early human interaction of every individual’s upbringing, where we acquire some of our parent’s values and they become imprinted within us.

The movie that has most inspired me is Life is Beautiful (1997) directed by Roberto Benigni - Guido. The movie recounts the story of a father that helps his son, Joshua, survive by pretending their crude reality is all a game.

The movie is the vivid language of parental sacrifice, but it also displays the compelling determination of a parent to teach his children a life with joy despite unbearable circumstances. Guido saves Joshua by awakening his inner child, and through his dad inner child Joshua was invited to a realm of fantasy yet joy.

In the last scene of the movie, Joshua's statement is as follows: “This is my story, this is the sacrifice my father made, this is his gift to me”

Those of us that believe that our parents are our true heroes, have the responsibility to activate the inner child within us, and let it shine before the eyes of our children. My heroes thought me that a man’s joy is his most valuable possession.