Thursday, October 13, 2011

Software Loan Portal on iPad

Configuring hosted applications on xenapp was a pain in the ass. That's why I always smirk when people say providing hosted applications is the easier solution compared to streamed application. [Cue for Felix and Soap to start chiming in.]

But seriously, getting our streaming profilers up and running was relatively easy. We managed to get streamed applications working as soon as we got our xenapp active. Although yes, as any other typical Citrix product, there were hiccups here and there, the amount of frustration we got from setting up hosted applications was unbeatable.

[I'd like to remind you that we had no prior experience with Citrix products. We really started from scratch scratch. I have no idea how many Citrix white papers and articles we shoved down our throats. And how we did it.]

To cut the long story short, after weeks and weeks of research, suspicions over our licensing, error messages, and frustration, we got our hosted apps running beautifully. And guess what the problem all this time was? XENAPP HOTFIX! *shakesfists

Obviously there's one particular reason why we wanted our apps hosted. What else if not support for Apple iPad? [May Steve Jobs rest in peace.]

So here, please take a peek at Software Loan Portal in action - on an iPad! Since we're computer engineers [wannabe], what can be better to kick off the demo than running a humble compiler like codeblocks? [Commemorating 2 semesters of C++, and may Dennis Ritchie rest in peace.]

It's about time to surprise that person sitting next to you on the subway. Get him to think you're playing angry birds while actually... you're coding your OOP mini project that is due in 5 hours!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

RINC 2011

Another promotional presentation at RINC 2011! Riding on the fame of SPE3C3 (haha) we were featured as one of the rather interesting student projects for conference participants to see. I'd so post pictures here tomorrow of the guys presenting our software loan portal at the lab!

We are featured on Networks Asia

What a shameless plug.

Adinda and her project members are working on a "Library Software Loan Portal" project that allows students to check-out and test various software that they may be interested in, in a convenient and easy manner without modifying the files on their local hard disk as it is done on virtual machines.

Following the launch of SPE3C3, was the media release and we've been waiting for decent reviews/reports about the cloud and obviously, ahem, our final year project. But apparently out of all the media coverage, only one publication mentioned anything about us. Oh well.