One more app i am working on is ready for a first release: XCockpit
Basically the app is an external cockpit viewer for the flight sim XPlane and allows you to place some controls and display on a second pc. Unfortunately there are problems publishing it to the Microsoft Store because the app relies on third party products (XPlane) which are not available from the store.
Another new app i am working on is now available in Microsofts Store for Windows 10: CryptoBook. This app helps you to manage your cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero …) and keeps you informed about the current prices. The app is available for free.
Even though it may not always look like this, I’m always working on my ‘WIA-Loader‘ tool. This is probably one of the projects that will never be completed. I am currently in the process of switching the program from Windows Forms to WPF, which means that I am rebuilding the entire user interface. One of the biggest advantages of this changeover is that WIA loaders can now be displayed sensibly on high-resolution screens.
Since December last year I also have a skill for Alexa 'on offer'. ISSTracker empowers Alexa to answer questions about the visibility of the ISS!
It took a long time, but now the first version of SmartBloggy, the RSS Feed Reader by Marco Büttner and me, is also available in the Windows Store.
In the last few weeks, I’ve managed to get 2 of my apps fit for Windows 10. On the one hand of course, pmBubbles, because I always ‘practice’ with it when I make apps for a new platform. And on the other hand my GPS-Logger Pro, which I originally developed for Samsungs bada OS.
I've been looking for a way to change the machine name that Microsoft's RDP Client uses to log on to a terminal server. I need this because I can only access some computers via RDP and then have to support programs that use the computer name to save printer settings, for example. So when I switch on RDP, the session always runs under the name of my computer and so the program behaves completely differently than when someone is sitting directly on the computer. With Microsoft's remote desktop connection, I can't change that, but I've finally found an alternative:
The 2x RDP Client from Parallels has the option to override the client machine name. For this purpose, there is a corresponding field in the 'Advanced Connection Settings' on the 'Advanced Settings' tab of the 'Connection Properties' mask. For RDP sessions, the tool is even free!
I am currently working with Marco Büttner aka sCion on an app for the Samsung Gear App Challenge. You can see the first results here:
Version 0.0.1.6 of my Doppelkopf game and version 22.214.171.124 of WIA-Loader are available for download today. A list of changes can be found on the respective pages.
Today I had the problem that I wanted to install Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Business on 2 computers and made the mistake of using the same installer for both machines. I assumed that I could enter the Product Key during the installation or change it afterwards. Continue reading