Friday, March 22, 2013

Android App Development

This blog with tagcloud android contains information discovered during the android app development. I will be posting information as I start developing the android app

23/March/2013 4:00 AM
I am planning to learn developing Android application. I have few applications in mind but I have to first learn about the technology. I will be using my windows 8 PC with intel core i5 processor & 8 GB RAM.

Starting point
FIrstly I have downloaded Android SDK from

( Please note all URLs are valid at the point of writing this blog. You can search in google for the keyword related to URL to get right one )

I downloaded file about 405 MB.

This bundle has
Eclipse + ADT plugin
Android SDK Tools
Android Platform-tools
The latest Android platform
The latest Android system image for the emulator

As per instruction I tried to run eclipse from zip file
\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130219\eclipse\eclipse.exe  & it failed to run . Because I do not have Java installed. I am also not sure whether to install JDK or JRE.

I learned from a site “The "JDK" is the Java Development Kit. I.e., the JDK is bundle of software that you can use to develop Java based software. The "JRE" is the Java Runtime Environment. I.e., the JRE is an implementation of the Java Virtual Machine which actually executes Java programs.”

After installing JDK , my development environment is ready to fly . I have to just run \adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20130219\eclipse\eclipse.exe

My first source of information for learning android is trainings on
Starting with “Building Your First App”

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Peacocks at Pecock Bay

Recorded this video at Pune - peacock bay near khadakwasala . Flock of  Peacocks pecking road side . You can see peacocks early in the morning. This place is on the shores  of Khadakwasala dam. Route .. Go towards khadakwasala dam from Waraje , Kondhawa gate to NDA gate at peecock bay.

Chaturshringi Temple , Pune

Today morning I visited Chaturshringi Temple , Pune .

The Chaturshringi Temple is a Hindu temple in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, India. The temple is located on the slope of a hill on Senapati Bapat Road. It is said to have been built during the reign of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle. The temple is looked after by Chaturshringi Devasthan (Temple) trustees, with full dedication.
Chaturshringi (Chatur means four) is a mountain with four peaks. The Chaturshringi temple is 90 feet high and 125 feet wide and is a symbol of power and faith. One has to climb more than 100 steps to reach the shrine of Goddess Chaturshringi. In the temple premises there are also temples of Goddess Durga and Lord Ganesh. This includes eight miniature idols of Ashtavinayaka. These small temples are located on the four separate hillocks.

- Source : Wikipedia

Here are some photos & a video .

Video from steps of temple ..


Main entrance of temple

Ganesh temple - halfway on the steps

 Mata temple

Renovation work in progress ..

View of Pune from top 


Saturday, January 12, 2013

View of Pune city from Sinhgad fort

This is beautiful view of Pune city and khadakwasala backwater from Sinhgad fort..  This photo is captured using Samsung galaxy note phone and cropped using default photo editor on phone.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Upgrading your photography this

The Canon Photographers Guide To Upgrading Your Equipment – Part I: Lenses

Facts about Pune

Some interesting facts about Pune --- Khara Punekar

1. Pune has the impeccable record of highest growth within a span of 20 Years
2. Pune has highest number of pubs in Asia.
3. Pune has highest number of cigarette smokers in India.
4. Pune has the highest number of software companies in India-212, followed by Bangalore - 208, Hydrabad - 97. Hence called the Silicon Valley of Maharashtra
5. Pune has 35 engineering colleges, which is highest in the world in a given city. Pune University has 57 Engineering colleges affiliated to it, which is highest in the world.
6. Pune is the only city in the world to have commercial and defense Airport operating from the same strip.
7. Pune has highest number of public sectors and government Organizations in India.
8. Pune university has highest number of students going abroad for higher studies taking the first place from IIT-Kanpur.
9. Pune has only 38% of local population (i.e.Marathi) .Hence a true cosmopolitan with around 20% North Indians,10% Tamilians, 14% Telugites, 10% Keralites, 8% Europeans(Koregaon Park),5% Africans,2%Bangalis and 6% a mixture of all races.
10. Pune police has the reputation of being second best in India after Bombay.
11. Pune has the highest density of traffic in India.
12. Pune has the highest number of 2-wheelers in the world.
13. Pune is considered the fashion capital of east comparable to Paris
15. Pune has produced the maximum international sportsmen in India for all sports next to Mumbai & Delhi.
16. Pune has produced the maximum number of scientists considered for many high profile Prize nominations.
17. Pune has produced the highest number of professionals in USA almost 60% of the Indian population abroad is from Pune (except Gulf).
18. Pune is famous for THREE: Software Professionals, Girls and Dogs..
19. Pune is the only city in India where there are seven Universities.
20.I stay in Pune....

Be proud to be a Punekar  :)

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