Top 5 Tips For Developing Secure Android Applications

2018-10-09T12:05:55+00:00

These days, developing secure Android applications is more important than ever before. Android now commands 76% of the smartphone market in the EU5¹, 67% in the US and nearly 80% in China, according to latest figures². With numbers like that, it’s no wonder the Android application development gold rush is continuing; nearly a quarter of a million apps have been added to Google Play so far in 2016³. That’s an average of 1,379 apps every day! However, with Accessibility Clickjacking, Stagefright, Triada and other malware among the growing list of Android exploits, developers simply cannot afford to place security anywhere other than at top of the priority list. With that in mind, in this article we’re taking a look at some best practice tips for developing secure Android applications. [...]

Top 5 Tips For Developing Secure Android Applications2018-10-09T12:05:55+00:00

Install Android 4.4 with Play Store on Wandboard in 7 Steps

2018-10-09T09:42:47+00:00

Happy New Year! The Wandboard is a really great imx6 development system that allows easy comparison of the performance of three of the processor variants. Here is a guide on how to get it up and running with Android KitKat. For this (apart from your Wandboard!), you'll need a PC running Linux, and a micro SD card no bigger than 4GB. In this tutorial we're using Ubuntu 14.04.1 amd64. Burning an image of Android 4.4 for Wandboard 1.Download The Image Download the prebuilt image of android 4.4 "android-4.4.2-wandboard-2014 0815" from Wandboard's official website and extract it. 2. Locate Your Micro SD Open a terminal and type lsblk to identify where your SD card is mounted, in my case this was sdc (Note: Not sdc1, sdc2, etc., which are the partitions of the mounted card, not the card [...]

Install Android 4.4 with Play Store on Wandboard in 7 Steps2018-10-09T09:42:47+00:00

Design trade-offs for product development

2018-10-09T10:08:39+00:00

ByteSnap is in the business of designing new products for customers, and one of the pleasures of product development is hearing about interesting new ideas customers have and trying to work out a good route to market for them. Once the project has been discussed, the conversation often follows this course: “I know it is hard for you to say, and I won’t hold you to it, but how much do you think it will cost, and how long will it take?” To read the full article please go to: http://www.embedded.com/electronics-blogs/other/4434993/Design-trade-offs-for-product-development

Design trade-offs for product development2018-10-09T10:08:39+00:00

Saving time and money on testing embedded hardware

2016-05-09T05:55:14+00:00

Putting design and production tests in their place Recent high-profile product recalls and failures have shown that even the most experienced and well-funded company can suffer from the limitations of product testing when testing embedded hardware. A product goes through two fundamental types of test. The first is of the design itself and the second is production testing of a product. These two categories have different aims and this article sets out to explore the differences. Increasing pressure on timescales and the relentless pace of new technology introductions can pressurise companies to reduce design testing to a minimum. Conversely, production testing can be over-engineered to no great effect, resulting in increased production costs and a false sense of security, with testing of a design carried out in production, rather [...]

Saving time and money on testing embedded hardware2016-05-09T05:55:14+00:00