Starting Mobile (Which Platform?)

Do you want to start mobile development, and don’t know which platform to start to learn the basics?

The following videos show  a “Hello World” app being created simultaneously for iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android, and demonstrates the steps to create the app from scratch.

“Hello World” Mobile APP which contains:

  • Text Field
  • Button

and when clicking the Button, the word “Hello World” displays in the Text Field.

The code to implement the “logic” of the app is essentially the same on all platforms. However, the video shows:

  1. First the Visual Studio (Windows Phone) only takes about 35 seconds to finish and run the app
  2. In the second place comes the Xcode (iPhone) which takes about 2:40 minutes to finish the app
  3. And in the last place, Eclipse (Android) takes about 3:00 minutes to finish.

What do you think about these conclusions? Of course this is a simple example, but when the logic of the app gets complex, is it important to spend your time improving an app, or just making it run?

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Tocco….Winning First Place in EED (Egyptian Engineering Day) 2009

Every year the IEEE organize the Egyptian Engineering Day which is an annual exhibition, i talked about it in this previous post.

This year it is the 8th Egyptian Engineering Day (EED 2009)  which took place at Cairo International Conference Center, Nasr City, Egypt. The EED event this year was three days.

At First Day (Day Zero), it is required from the teams participating  to sign in and set-up their project in their assigned booth.

The booth assigned for each team is 2×1 meters in space and allowed to take one meter in the hall. Each booth should contains 2 chairs, 1 table and an electrical plug.

The booths was divided by category, each category is grouped together in one place as you can see in the map.

EED Map

EED Map

Also there was Made In Egypt (MIE) Competition taking place, where the participants was making presentations for judged to evaluate them as final part of competition as i will discuss later on another post.

At the same day,there was also some useful sessions.

In the Second Day (Day One), there was an opening ceremony to welcome the guests and announce the EED program attended by some ministers and other important people in the field.

Main Hall

Main Hall

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Dr.Samir Shaheen and ministers Dr.Ahmed Darwish and Dr.Said Meshaal at the opening ceremony

Hall where the opening took place

Audience at opening ceremony

Then the projects gallery was open for visitors, and there was sessions and discussions also taking place concurrently with the exhibition.

At the same time, the EED Competition’s Judgment starts for participant teams. The Judges are expected to pass by the projects at any time within the day. Every team have  only 10 minutes to present their project.

At the Third Day (Day Two) and final day, the project exhibition is opened for visitors and there are concurrent sessions running on in different fields.

At the end of the day and EED, there is a closing ceremony and announcement of the results of the two competitions which are Made In Egypt (MIE) Competition  and Egyptian Engineering Day (EED) Competition.

In the MIE competition, there are only five winners from about 60 teams that passed the phases of competition succesfuly.

The winners of MIE are from any engineering field. On the other hand, in the EED competition there are categories for each award with respect to engineering field.

There are many awards also for each category, as you can see in next figure.

EED Awards

Tocco won the award: Dr. Othman Abdel-Latif Badr Award for Best Graduation Project in Computer Engineering. The award was certificates for each member and 3,000 L.E.

They don’t announce the places, each team takes an award.  But because our project was very popular to the people (especially the organizers) and they liked it very much. The results was leaked to us before announcing it :D,  knowing that we took highest grade of all teams in the field of Computer Engineering.

At the closing ceremony, the hall crowded and full, and many people did not find any place to sit and stayed standing up. The hall was full of press and television to cover the event.

Crowded Hall

Crowded Hall

Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

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Giving Awards

One of the Winners

One of the Winners

OTV talking with one of the winners

OTV talking with one of the winners

Back to Tocco, we made a brochure for the project to give an idea about the project to the visitors of EED.

Tocco Brouchure

Tocco Brouchure

Tocco was very popular in the EED and all the visitors was very amazed and excited about it.

Tocco booth was crowded with people all the time. The visitors that liked Tocco was from all ages from small kids to old people.  Also from all fields of engineering and outside it.

Even the organizers left their work and came to see Tocco :D.

There was also another contest which called X-treme innovation Contest where it is decided by the visitors for best project in each filed of engineering. The visitors are given stickers to give it to best project they see in their opinion. The Project with more stickers will win. Most of the visitors gave us the sticker and we collected the largest number of stickers in the Computer Engineering Field (Dark Blue Sticker).

Stickers Given by Vistors at contest

Stickers Given by Vistors at contest

They was very nice days and we were having a lot of fun. I will not discuss more and leave you with some pictures of Tocco at EED.

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Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

There was about 200 teams (including the MIE teams) participating in the EED, all are engineers from different fields from all around Egypt. For more information about projects participated in the Egyptian Engineering Day (EED) 2009, you can download the (PDF): EED_2009_Booklet.

For more details about EED, go to their main website.

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Tocco at Faculty Graduation Projects Exhibition

Finally we presented our graduation project (Tocco) and graduated in that day :D .It was an amazing day and we had a lot of fun.

The Exhibition as mentioned before took place at Faculty of Engineering-Cairo University inside the Computer Department in the 7th floor of architectural building.

Project ready for exhibition

Project Tocco ready for exhibition


At the first part of the Day (from 9:00 to 12:00), the evaluation of the project is done by judges, at least there is an internal judge (from the staff) and an external one.

At the same time our supervisor Dr.Said Hemayed saw our project.

Our Supervisor Listening to presentation

Our Supervisor Listening to presentation

Our Supervisor Playing X-O

Our Supervisor Playing X-O :D

In the second part of the day ( from 12:00 to 6:00), the exhibition is open for the public who want to visit.

A lot of people visted our project including the minister Dr. Ahmed Darwish the Minister of State for Administer Development in Egypt, he saw our project, tested it, liked it and made a discussion with us.

Dr. Ahmed Darwish Listening to our presentation

Dr. Ahmed Darwish Listening to our presentation

Dr. Ahmed Darwish testing the touch table.

Dr. Ahmed Darwish testing the touch table.

Also Dr. Wael Mohamed El-Degwy , the Faculty Dean visited our project with Dr. Samir Shaheen, the vice Chair of IEEE Egypt Section.

Dean watching demo of project

Dean watching demo of project

Dr. Samir Shaheen Trying the table

Dr. Samir Shaheen Trying the table

Also most of the staff members of computer department including Dr. Nevin Darwish (Chairman of Computer Department)  visited our project and liked it, in addition to companies.

Most of the students of our department and other departments from the faculty visited our project and was amazed and was having fun trying it.

By the way, most of the visitors loved our project that they visited the project more than one time and hanged around for watching again and again.

We took Excellent for evaluation of the project and was one of the best projects in the exhibition.

I will leave you with some pictures of the project.

Visitors Around Table

Visitors Around Table

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Vistors around the table and in the background playing with the globe

Playing Pong

Playing Pong

A moment of observation

A moment of observation

Watching the Earth and in the background playing

Watching the Earth and in the background playing

Playing with Touch Table

Playing with Touch Table

Wait for more news coming very soon about the Tocco Project in the Egyptian Engineering Day (EED) 2009

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CE 2009 Graduation Projects Exhibition

Finally, my graduation project is finished and it will be presented at Faculty Exhibition.

The Graduation Projects implemented by students of CE 2009 (Computer Engineering-Class of 2009-Cairo University)  will be presented in the faculty annual Graduation Project Exhibition.

The exhibition will take place 21th of July 2009 at Faculty of Engineering-Cairo University inside the Computer Department in the 7th floor of architectural building.

At this day every group delivers its project to the judges in the first part of the day, and in the second part the exhibition is open for the public.

A poster was created for my graduation project for announcing it.

There is a facebook event created for the exhibition.

Hope it will be a nice day

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Graduation Project (Tocco) Poster

Finally we chose a name for my graduation project which is Tocco.

By the way, Tocco is the translation of Touch in the Italian language.

Ahmed, my cousin designed two posters for my graduation project which is a Multi-Touch/Point Computer Interface.

Since the project is divided into two parts, each poster describes a part.

First Poster:

Tocco Poster 1(Note: Image is resized)

Second Poster:

Tocco Poster 2(Note: Image is resized)

Visit his blog to see some of his other cool designs and games.

This poster is made for  showcase of project in the Faculty Exhibition, and the Egyptian Engineering Day (EED).

More information on that will come later.

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CE 2009 Graduation Projects

CE 2009 refers to my class in Computer Engineering-Faculty of Engineering-Cairo University in Egypt who will graduate in 2009 (This Year :))

The class is divided into teams from 2 to 4 persons and each team chooses a graduation project in his preferred field and a supervisor for his project.

The Projects was chosen in Last February and will be finished and presented this month (July 2009).

The fields of projects this year is:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
  • Image Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Embedded Systems
  • Business Applications
  • Mobile Applications
  • Security

My project in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) where we make a Multi-Touch/Point Computer Interface.

I will talk about my graduation project later in details.

For information about CE 2009 Graduation Projects refer to booklet which can be downloaded here (PDF): CE2009_GraduationProjects_Booklet

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Egyptian Engineering Day (EED) 2009 Registration is Open

The Egyptian Engineering Day(EED) opened the registration  with the slogan: “Bringing Innovation to Life”

EED is an annual engineering exhibition that contains all fields of engineering (Computer, Mechanical, Communication, Power, Civil, Biomedical, Computer Science, …etc), and is open for two or three days.

EED gathers government and industry representatives, universities staff from deans to TAs, and students from allover Egypt, all gathered in one place exchanging knowledge and celebrating the new joiners to the field represented in the fresh graduates, filled with power and dreams.

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Are you an under/post graduate engineer?

Do You…
Have an innovative idea of a certain project?
Have a dream to join a multinational company?
Like to be updated with latest engineering technologies?
Wish to have your own company…….and don’t know how?!!!

Are you a Professional Engineer/ Entrepreneur/ Company owner?

Do You…
Like to participate in one of the most powerful engineering events in Egypt?
Look for meeting the most innovative engineers in Egypt?
Like to discover the best new investments in the Egyptian Market?

Then…Get Ready for the Egyptian Engineering Day “EED 2009”

Registration for participation with your project will end at 10 July 2009

For more information visit the website of the event:

http://ieeegoldegypt.org/EED/Default.aspx

More information about the event will be posted later.

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