UWP and output to console


Debug.WriteLine(string message);

debug.writeline is slow and not very multithread friendly:

in an async/await situation:

Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread(() => Debug.WriteLine(response)); 


High frequency very low overhead loggin:

inside the OS kernel

private readonly static LoggingChannel _channel = new LoggingChannel("AWWIDGET",
    new LoggingChannelOptions(),
    new Guid("42ccd433-b1fe-4274-8163-51716821eb39")); 

_channel.LogMessage("hello from UWP!");

and then Traceview.exe the GUID

Microsoft (app) Store

It’s a shame that Microsoft put so little resources into their App store.
I thought Android and IOS were bad but Microsoft really is missing the mark.

I don’t get how they don’t realize that pushing and rewarding quality contents on their platform is what should matter most.
Plus it is so disrespectful toward all the developers that decide to spend energy and time working on the their platforms.

…pure garbage….

Promising progress on the QRCODE front.

Developing Microsoft .NET/UWP Windows 10 stuff is pretty easy and straightforward.
Using the (well known?) flexible lightweight ZXing Library:

ZXing.Net.Mobile is a C#/.NET library based on the open source Barcode Library: ZXing (Zebra Crossing), using the ZXing.Net Port. It works with Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, Tizen, and UWP. The goal of ZXing.Net.Mobile is to make scanning barcodes as effortless and painless as possible in your own applications.

and saving the canvas as jpg/png.
Going to integrate it in the AWDASH apps and in pretty much all the future projects.


Android “Ambient Weather” app progress.

API is pretty straightforward. I have the data from the station:

Need to find a decent way to help Joe Schmo to configure and share their Stations.

I wish Ambient Weather website would share a QRCode for each station’s apikey.

I’ ll implement a QRcode generator on the app landing page with the instructions. Not ideal but better than nothing.

Not sure if Ambient Weather people are going to be happy about it.