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Desktop is still a good thing

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  • Desktop is still a good thing

    Written a while back, this alpha desktop app is downloaded 2-5 times a day every day
    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46

  • #2
    Re: Desktop is still a good thing

    When Photoshop and Visual Studio runs in browser then desktop (old one) is dead.

    But on the other hand most business applications are moving to browsers.

    But hey! Native mobile is 100% desktop application.

    All's well that ends well.


    • #3
      Re: Desktop is still a good thing

      Good point Kenneth! I thought it would take me about a year to learn the web. It took 3 years (including all of the nuances). Now, I'm thinking I need to see all future requirements as being disconnected. So yes, we've come full circle.


      • #4
        Re: Desktop is still a good thing

        Now the reality is that if you can build a web site you can also build a desktop app that is native applications. Now web developers are moving towards desktop applications because they have all skills needed:) Here is two very interesting tools: Electron and NW.js. AA also has Nodejs integration.


        • #5
          Re: Desktop is still a good thing

          Here is interesting video showing Windows 10 Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
          Now the new Qualcomm 835 is also in market. Year 2018 may change totally the future of win32 apps. You can run them on ARM processor.


          • #6
            Re: Desktop is still a good thing

            Seems to me that there are 2 types - possibly a lot more -types of users.
            Those chained to a desk who need large multi screen stuff - like traders, and in an alter ego, those traders want an update on their phone.
            So, 2 scenarios. Big powerful gut busters for real business, and panty waist oneliners like smartphones for casual input or download.
            In my world, ideally one portal would be great for DT and Web and it would be seamless. Not really seen that demonstrated yet, although I have cracked the Web side to LOOK like a DT application. It's all about where the data resides.
            Using Synology NAS I can replicate Web performance and the date is in my office ( and accessible on the Web). You can do this with any old disk drive to be honest, it's just that Synology has all the friendly tools, bells, whistles etc at no cost.
            See our Hybrid Option here;

            If at first you don't succeed; call it Version 1.0


            • #7
              Re: Desktop is still a good thing

              The point was that there is still plenty of work available for the desktop.
              Dave Mason
              [email protected]
              Skype is dave.mason46


              • #8
                Re: Desktop is still a good thing

                Whats the app Dave? ( the image is cropped)


                • #9
                  Re: Desktop is still a good thing

                  yes, ken.
                  now ionic released ionic2 with desktop support.
                  this will be way things will go. desktop will be here but using different mechanism to get the job done.
                  desktop will be what in the unix world smart terminal was.
                  thanks for reading


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                  • #10
                    Re: Desktop is still a good thing

                    It was cropped because there was information underneath I did not wish to share.
                    It is a free app for diabetics to track their blood pressure and blood sugar readings like the VA wants.
                    Dave Mason
                    [email protected]
                    Skype is dave.mason46


                    • #11
                      Re: Desktop is still a good thing

                      Just for clarification.
                      the app I talked about in first post is being use by over 1200 people right now. Some are from right here on this forum. It is free to all veterans and their families
                      Dave Mason
                      [email protected]
                      Skype is dave.mason46