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What’s New in Android™ 13 and the Impact on Zebra developers

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Hello Developers! Spring is here and so is the good news: Android™ 13 is available for Zebra devices! Can’t wait any longer to explore its compelling new features? Follow me (and the official documentation) for a guided tour through its many advantages…

Cold Chain Tracking with Zebra Electronic Temperature Sensors

Overview Combining Bluetooth Low Energy and Cloud technologies, Zebra brings cold chain tracking to a completely new level with its innovative Electronic Temperature Sensors solution that consists of hardware devices, companion mobile apps, and REST…
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How to use SendTo ZTools1 Shortcuts with Zebra Devices

Using SendTo Tools1 Shortcuts with Zebra Devices Ian Hatton Zebra EMEA March 2023, Updated June 23 Overview This blog describes a collection of shortcut files located in PC SendTo folder in order to allow quick ‘right click’ access to commonly used…
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Industry Views - Mar. 6, 2023 - ChatGPT API, AI Regs & More

IN THIS ISSUE: Building a Malicious Chrome Extension; ChatGPT API Released; AI Needs Regulation; Hyundai Challenge: Hackers Wanted; Use Twitter 2FA Without Blue; Enhancing the Multi-window Experience Building a Malicious Chrome Extension  One of…

Pushing Files to the Enterprise folder on Zebra Android 11 Devices

SendTo Shortcuts for pushing files to /enterprise sub-folders via ADB + MX FileMgr on non-SD660 devices Ian Hatton Zebra EMEA 2023 Overview On Android 11 and later OS versions running on Zebra devices which do not use the QC SD660 platform , access to…
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Industry Views - Feb. 20, 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: .NET Upgrade Assistant Simplifies the Future; ChatGPT Can't Be Good at Everything; Clipper Malware Found in PyPi; Container Queries in Major Browsers; Inspecting Interactions in the Browser; Android 14 Preview 1 Drops .NET Upgrade…

Industry Views - Feb. 3, 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: Navigating the Gradle Version Catalog; Managing Payments in the Digital Age; Android Studio Does 'Crashlytics'; Does ChatGPT Understand Your Code?; Twitter to Charge for API Access; Windows 11 Ads Are Misleading Navigating The Gradle…

Android™ Scoped Storage

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Background In the last few years Google has been introducing enhancements and restrictions to further secure the Android™ operating system. A key area of focus has been the ability of an application to write to any directory within the file system…

Industry Views - Jan. 23, 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: A Call for Innovators Under 35; Top Front-end Tools of 2022; Electric Eel Juices Up Projects; Edge-to-Edge Backward Compatibility; Peek at CSS, Peak Performance; When Money Isn't Money   Hurry, Only A Few Days Left Each year,…
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Exporting Managed Configurations of an app with TestDPC

Overview As you might know, TestDPC is an important Device Policy Controller (DPC) sample application used to test different policies and functions of Android Enterprise, developed and recommended by Google. TestDPC allows EMMs, ISVs and OEMs to easily…
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Redesigned Developer Portal - How To Guide

Introduction Firstly, welcome to our redesigned developer portal. We’ve listened to your feedback, made necessary changes, and delivered a vastly improved experience. The rest of this blog is designed to help familiarize you with the new layout &…
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Notice: Content Freeze Jan 11th – 16th

As you may know already, the developer portal will be re-launched with a completely new design on Jan 16th. You can learn more about the specifics of this release in our previous blog post, here. To facilitate this transition & ensure we have a…

Industry Views - Jan. 9, 2023

IN THIS ISSUE: MIT Predicts What's Next for AI; Understanding the '!important' Tag; Have Some Fun With Flexbox; Tech-Industry Leaders Predict 2023; Forbes Reports Its 2022 AI Prediction Performance; Why is Technology So Hard to Predict?  MIT…

Developing with .NET MAUI on Zebra Android™ Devices

Summary EMDK support for Xamarin has been offered for years . Xamarin however is being sunset and a new framework is replacing it: .NET MAUI . This blog will walk you through how to migrate to MAUI using the currently available library from Zebra. MAUI…

Industry Views - Week of Dec. 16, 2022

Industry Views - Dec. 16, 2022   IN THIS ISSUE: Amazon Seeks to Forgo Barcodes; A Modern Phantom of the Opera; Sizing Up Viewports; Job Markets Continue to Favor Developers; Ransomware Attack Hits Machine Learning; Put Snow On the Screen  …

Coming January 16: A Redesigned Zebra Developer Portal

We’re excited to announce the launch of our redesigned Zebra Developer Portal with a fresh, modern user interface, new detailed pages for all our Developer Tools, and other features which are designed to make the information you need: documentation, get…