Android Development for Beginners

A colleague of mine asked for a quick tutorial on getting started on Android. So here it goes. This will assume you have some understanding of how to develop using Eclipse and Java. If you already have that under your belt then all that is left is setting your environment and learning the Android APIs. […]

Two Factor Authentication

ASP.NET Identity 2.0 Two Factor Authentication

Since the release of the new ASP.NET Identity 2.0 there as been a lot of buzz around the support for two factor authentication. This adds a greater level of security around the ever insecure password authentication methods. If you are interested in the setup up ASP.NET Identity 2.0 to used cookie and token authentication check […]

ASP.NET MVC Tutorial

Using ASP.NET MVC Partial View Controller Action

Developing a single page rendering shouldn’t require a single uber model. ASP.NET MVC lends itself to require one model per Render View instance. The content of your browser should be build to consist of a collection of views. Your Login/Logout/Profile view in the header, a side navigation with data driven badge counts and the body […]

ASP.NET MVC Tutorial

ASP.NET MVC Model to Knockout Viewmodel

This is a quick article on how to share your ASP.NET MVC Model to Knockout Viewmodel structure with the MVC framework and Knockout’s ViewModel. Keeping with the DRY methodology we don’t want to maintain multiple definitions of the same view model in JavaScript and in C#. How to get ASP.NET MVC Model to Knockout Viewmodel […]

Beta Depot Blog Feature

Beta Depot – TestFlight Android Alternative

I would like to introduce Beta Depot, an open source TestFlight Android Alternative build on .NET. The goal of this project is to create an on-premise alternative to the many varieties of cloud based offerings. This project focuses on being a team driven mobile application delivery platform with an emphases on continuous integration. With Testflight […]

Extracting Icons from APK using .NET

The packaging and construction of APK files is rather simple on the surface. APK’s are really just compressed zip files. So one would imagine pulling out the selected app icon would be simple. As you may or may not know, in order to find out which icon is selected as the app default icon you […]

Parse APK Manifest with C# .NET

During my development of the Iteedee.BetaDepot I was in need of the ability to Parse APK’s. The data I needed to glean from these packages was information like Package Name, Package Version, Icon, etc. Unfortunately there was no library written in .NET to read the manifest file and its related resources. The packaging and construction […]

ASP.NET Identity 2.9 Cookie & Token

ASP.NET Identity 2.0 Cookie & Token Authentication

This tutorial is centered around building an application that will support multiple platforms. The need to support a web application along with a complement of mobile apps is not uncommon. This tutorial will focus on setting up ASP.NET Identity 2.0 in a ASP.NET MVC application with WebAPI Support. Update: If you are interested in two […]

Where Snapchat Security Went Wrong

Where Snapchat’s Security Went Wrong

It is starting to seem more common place. It seems companies big and small are susceptible to having their systems compromised. People are creative then it comes to finding exploits and security holes. This especially holds true when it comes to Snapchat’s security. The people at Gibson Security spent some time researching and disclosing issues […]

iOS iBeacon Tutorial

You might of heard of iBeacon. It was first used in Apple’s 254 retail stores to increase their customer’s shopping experience. I could go into a debate about how the technology should be used but I am going to focus this article on getting fimiliar with the Apple’s IOS and OSX API. I am also […]