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Coding for fun - AT&T signal levels on route from DC to Snowshoe, WV

We go the Snowshoe ski resort almost every weekend when there is snow. Driving there takes up to 5 hours. As long as you drive off the interstate you loose your cell signal.

Last year we had to learn how to drive and communicate in a disconnected world. We now know the route by heart, we know stops, we know which restaurants or gas stations have Wi-Fi. We also got some low-power FRS radios to have more flexibility during our trips.

Honestly, I was always wondering why T-Mobile was so bad in this area. This spring I switched to AT&T to compare the coverage on Outer Banks (where T-Mobile is also failing to get you even basic coverage). Now it`s winter and it’s time to check out AT&T coverage in our favorite skiing area.

Let’s see how we do that and what we find


Android-maps-utils bindings for Xamarin.Android apps

Bindings for android-maps-utils for Xamarin.Android apps

Many developers use Google Maps for Android (Google Play Services) to display maps and related content in Xamarin-based Android apps.

Javascript SDK for Google Maps has clustering and other neat stuff built in. Android Maps SDK has none of this included. However, there is a solution!


gMaps is again best navigation app for Windows Phone

I recently opened Store app on Lumia 925 and was surprised.
Turns out, after so many years, gMaps is still the best navigation app out there.

gMaps is top 1 free navigation application for Windows Phone 8.1! Yay!


gMaps Pro (paid version already including all features of gMaps) is top 2 paid navigation application for Windows Phone 8.1


Contributing to .NET Core from OS X

Imagine you forgot your Windows laptop and have only old Macbook and you are on .NET hackathon. What do you do there?

Well, you have number of options. What you probably dont know yet is that you can develop using .NET also on your Macbook (or your spouse).

My choice was to contribute to .NET Core which works on everything (have you read recent announcement from RedHat?)