Assistance from Google for communicating students with teachers

Years back, it was difficult for students to communicate with teachers, though there are different means like computers and cell phones. There was always a restriction for such mediums when it came to the communication between students and teachers. Since better education needs the better communication between both the groups, Google has started its venture to make this dream a reality.

Google Classroom App has been designed for students to contact their teachers and understand more about a particular project or subject. With this app by your side, you will never miss a project to be submitted or miss what you were taught in the class that particular day. You will always be in touch with your syllabus, classes and projects. This app can be considered as a blessing for student community as a whole. If used the proper way, this app can help students in assisting their studies and equip them for the exams and project submissions.

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Siri and Google Now – The Latest Incarnations of Predictive Intelligence

Siri and Google Now- The latest incarnations of predictive intelligenceMan has always wanted an artificial intelligent personal assistant by his side, designed perfectly for assisting him in performing minor as well as major tasks with ease. Though the idea is not as successful as one thinks, it is possible to a certain extent that the assistance of an artificial intelligence can make certain tasks of man much easier. One such example is Siri. Siri is the personal assistant that is built into Apple’s iPhones and iPads. It understands complex sentences, and can guide you in doing your tasks.

What Siri offers is simply not something extraordinary. But what the next generation assistant software aims is to move ahead and take a big leap towards what is known as predictive intelligence. Since these days, smartphones are the ones that have the quickest access to internet links, data of location, are able to draw the personal information, get information from address books, calendars and e-mails; it would be the perfect to make use of such software in smartphones. This way, the user will be provided with a whole lot of assistance right from his/her phone.

The main aim of the latest technological assistants is simply to anticipate the next information that will be needed by the user. This anticipation is based on the information provided beforehand. These assistants will hence ask you to leave early for the meeting, or take a particular route to the destination as it has already found a take a diversion due to traffic sign. It can even book a taxi, a hotel; analyze the e-mail, text message and lots more.

According to Bill Ferrel, the founder of Osito, an application for predictive intelligence, phone contains all the data sources and people pull out the phone and make the first step. According to Bill Ferrel, software should always reduce the time on handling tasks manually. This includes the input of information on a manual basis.

The predictive intelligence has become a part and parcel of a few wearable devices such as wearable watches and Google Glass. In such devices, there is little interaction and a good need for more automation. Predictive intelligence, as per the search giant Google, is the future of search. The Google Now service is considered as the best of the predictive intelligence that has been successfully been used in millions of devices based on Android platform.

These days, the Android as well as Apple stores are loaded with different kinds of personal assistants. Majority of them take the primary information from the data entered in the calendar. Donna, Tempo and Sunrise are the examples of such applications. Those that take information from e-mail as well as from location are also to be noted. Osito and reQall are the apps that make use of e-mail and location details for the purpose of prediction.

Though such a technology is accepted by many, many others find it too much of perking into privacy as it takes a whole lot of details from mails and reminders in calendars and at times, wrong predictions and notifications can make the apps gain a negative effect.

Carrie miller loves writing technical articles and about latest software and app releases while working as developer at Zealous System – A web application development company. Through her article, we are able to understand more about predictive intelligence and its growing popularity among masses. The details of this technology are well explained by her in this article.

Android – A Worthy Answer To All Your Cell Phone Issues

Android – A Worthy Answer To All Your Cell Phone IssuesThe idea of telephone arrived to Graham bell and this was the start of a new era of communication. From the phone desk the telephone has landed up directly in our hands. Even that era has been revolutionized from simply programmed the phone to color phones and now finally the smart phones. 

The basis of these phones is none other than android itself. This has the origin of the most popular search engine that is Google. The most interesting thing about android is its LINUX based operating system.

The most captivating thing about android is its series. The successive versions are as follows:

  • Cupcake
  • Donut
  • Éclair
  • Froyo ( frozen yoghurt)
  • Gingerbread
  • Honeycomb
  • Ice cream sandwich
  • Jelly bean
  • And Kitkat

The android market is leading the operating system market with a leadership of about 81%. In previous year its usage was about 78 to 79.01%. Based on research conducted it can be approximately attributed that every hour an android based software phone is sold by a seller and bought by a buyer.

The other pronounced names in this market are iOS, blackberry etc. due to cost the iOS is losing its edge in the market. The iPhones have seen a fall in its sale when compared to last year. In this world of giants the blackberry shares a small space even among these hub companies. 

Android may be a product of Google but it has been accepted by brands like Samsung, Micromax, HTC etc. New software which is gaining its roots in the market is none other than windows. Adopted by a name like Nokia it has started taking up the market run. It is emerging like a dark horse. It has grabbed an increase to about 12% share in the market. 

Now there is a brief info about the origin and existence of android.

  • Developer: Google.
  • Programming base: Java
  • Family: C, C++, Java
  • Source : open source
  • First released: in end September
  • Latest release: kitkat version.
  • Applicants: Smart phones, tablets.
  • Languages: multilingual.
  • Platforms: ARM, MIPS, IMX
  • Kernel: monolithic
  • User Interface: graphical

The next thing which is attractive in android is the large range of apps which Google play has opened for its users. There are about 900k+ apps. Apps is nothing different than simple programs. The user interface platform of such programs is Java. But these can be written in C, C++ or even Java. Here the android market gives the iOS a run. This is because it has just 100k apps for the iOS users.

One term which makes android more liable for usage is its android rooting. This feature of android is about allowing its users to attain privileged control. This is a direct root access to the subdirectories of the system. This is to overcome the limitations of hardware programmers put by the manufacturer.

Carrie miller for Zealousys since three years as mobile application developer and works on the various technologies on an android phone. The android supports every platform file and hence makes the phone an all type usage.

Google allows Chrome to enter into Windows 8

Google allows Chrome to enter into Windows 8

Google as always, has tried to surprise people with innovations that really stand apart from others. The chrome based operating system is the latest topic of talk in the web world these days. Google has applied Chrome OS into Windows8, similar to that of a Trojan horse. Chrome OS is the latest alpha version of Chrome for Windows 8. You will get a multi window interface when you open Chrome OS in the Metro interface. It has an app launcher and a taskbar that gives us the effect of a Chrome OS. 

Chrome giving a perfectly new experience to users

Earlier, Chrome in Windows 8 was just doing the job of a browser. Launching of Chrome in Metro will only give you a full screen version of the chrome browser. But when joining Alpha Chrome developer channel and launching Chrome from the metro interface of Windows 8, a totally new experience can be obtained. The result is Chrome OS working on Chromebook.

Metro version of Windows 8

Windows 8 makes use of web browsers in a totally different manner than the usual Metro apps. And it is clear that Google is making use of this fact the most. Metro version of Windows 8 actually runs on a smooth mode on tablets. Moreover, it does not crash too and when used on tablets, saves a lot of energy too. The modern browsers which are made up of JavaScript and complex HTML5 web applications work like virtual operating systems and hence need more access to low level resources that the traditional metro apps usually do not need. Google has made use of this very feature for the purpose of porting Chrome operating system window manager into Win32.

The latest version of chrome, Metro actually does not work or look like Chrome OS. Users will be able to open multiple number of browser windows, will be able to pin the browser windows either to the left or right. To the bottom of the screen, you will find an app launcher and a taskbar. As this is a Windows 8 version, one can do tasks like splitting the screen of the Chrome with other applications of windows. 

Chrome when set as default browser

When set as the default browser and when launched on the Start screen of Windows 8, Chrome will allow many number of browser panes inside the application, which can be moved on to various directions of the screen.

A row of apps are also displayed just out of the browser that will allow you to access the many services by Google like Gmail, YouTube and even Google Docs straight on. When you click on the chosen app, the app will launch into a separate tab on the Chrome.

About Zealous System

We, at Zealous System, are experts in developing advanced Windows Phone app design that are both practical and stylish. Furthermore, we specialize in offering Windows Phone Application Development services that can transform any ordinary mobile into a smart and useful equipment.

Best Practice Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plug-in Development

Best Practice Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plug-in DevelopmentNow-a-days technologies are getting changed day by day with some new & latest innovations. The WordPress CMS has completely updated face of the Internet as it enables you to simply prosper a surge of your new ideas. It comes with open source movement that intelligently holds presence which is rooted in software as well as web development.

Why Develop For WordPress?

In this advanced era, plug-ins is simply great & unique way to intelligently enhance functionality of your blog by just adding some of extra features. You can also place it anywhere into your template by function hooks. This unique WordPress plug-in system offers developers with tremendous growth as well as hundreds of developer-submitted pieces of software. It also offers some advanced features in its CMS that some of plug-ins are few & far between.

There are different ways to simply manage developing new WordPress plug-ins more effectively all around.

  1. Just know your plan and purpose: Nowadays it is not unusual to start on project of passion only to see it morph and also change directions right before your eyes. You must know what you have set out to do and also make it as specific as possible. Sometime other ideas may also pop up in your mind while you are working then you must have to note down them for your next plugin project Here, you don’t need to start from scratch each & every time but the key is to simply work to single goal.
  2. Code up to standard: While developing wordpress plug-in, it is important that you must refer to some WordPress Coding Standards and also make it a habit to code well.
  3. Know your each user: It is possible that users across the planet may use your plug-ins so you must have to take all those users into your account from the beginning. Here, all the international users may face different set of language requirements and it is also important to see how well your plug-ins is being translated to achieve success.
  4. Completely be lean and mean: You must not load everything in one script but rather than this you can load only scripts those are necessary and simple.
  5. Make a plan for security: You can also plan for sanitation as well as verification so that any malicious code cannot easily inject your plug-in.
  6. Finally document it: Sometime it gets difficult and harder to remember what you have actually done before months or years so that you must have to keep good documentation which will intelligently assist you to make everything even easier than ever.

As a developer it is also possible to take full control over backend specifics of your weblog. Now-a-days it will be difficult to hire PHP developer in order to make system plug-in but rather than the API is completely easy & simple enough to work with it. WordPress is a great practice that helps you to tune yourself into some other areas. You can also build up small plug-ins as well as sidebar widgets and also develop understanding of how backend system really works.

Carrie Miller is business consultant who is passionate about web and WordPress development for couple of years. She is currently working Zealous System that is specializes in a wide range of mobile apps development services.