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Android 4.5 Screenshots leaked - Codename Lollipop

Android 4.4.3 will be the next Android release. This release will only include bug fixes but no new features. The next big version of Android will be Android 4.5 and probably called Lollipop. It is very likely that this new version is introduces at Google I/O in June 2014.
We are looking forward for the new and improved features of Android 4.5.
New Multitasking with Project "HERA" According to several leaks Google is working to improve its multitasking by combining Chrome and Google Search. It will execute tasks through the web. HTML 5 will be used as technology to show the actions being taken in a multitasking menu, where the users will be able to switch between tasks.
Android 4.5 other new features Many other features are leaked a few days ago. the new Gmail app will introduce a completely new interface. As Android 4.5. will integrate HTML 5 directly to the operating system we can expect even more exciting features. This is also proved by some screenshots of the calender a…

Leaflet and CartoDB - The perfect combination

What is currently the most easy and convenient way to publish geographic data stored within a database via the web? One easy way doing so is the combination from Leaflet and CartoDB.

Leaflet is an open source library for publishing online maps. The JS library is lightweight (just 33 KB), and has all the features most developer expect from interactive maps. Furthermore functionalities can be extended via plug-ins developed by the open source community around leaflet.

CartoDB is a online database which can also be published on an own web server. The database allows to store geographic entities with geometry type point, lines and polygon. The database provides several APIs including an SQL API where it is possibly to execute native SQL queries. In addition CartoDB provides a leaflet JS plug in to access data directly as layer.

Some basic example to start with:

1) Create sample Data within CartoDB
2) Include Leaflet and CartoDB JS libraries within your HTML page.
3) Create a Leaflet map ob…