I know that the 2 remaining Research In Motion customers are going to be pissed when they read this article. But, I’m writing it anyways. Yes, it is true. I have finally retired my Blackberry and moved over to the Droid side of the force. Being a (very very very) long time Blackberry user, it was a sad day when I decided I’d had enough. Even though the rest of the world had already accepted that RIM was on a downward spiral, I kept my faith in the company and their products. But recently, it seems like RIM wants to go out of business. First it was the premature release of their Blackberry Playbook (which was an over priced and under sized piece of crap). Then RIM suffered several world-wide network outages. And recently, RIM executives were the cause of international flights being grounded because they had a few too many drinks. All of that aside, I felt like the Blackberry products I once loved were gradually degrading. My last Blackberry was nice at first, but over time it seemed to literally fall apart. Even though I take great care of things I own (including my cellphone), my last Blackberry broke to a point that I couldn’t bare to use it any more. That’s when I decided to take the leap and purchase a new Droid device.
A while back, I mentioned that I was starting work on a new book called “Computer vision with OpenCV & C#”. Since that announcement, I have received a lot of feedback from readers interested in the book. At the same time, I have also received almost as much interest in the tool I’m using to write the book. Almost every person I have answered this question for was surprised to learn that I’m actually using an application I designed myself. That brings me to the purpose of this post. I want to take a minute to share with you my application as some of you might find it useful as well.