Thursday, August 20, 2015

iOS application development

Creating an application can be a daunting yet easy task. For example how do you add, play and stop audio? Below is a sample switch code you could use for this function: // // PlaySoundsViewController.swift // SoundRecording // // Created by Jackson on 8/20/15. // Copyright (c) 2015 yosohotech. All rights reserved. // import UIKit import AVFoundation class PlaySoundsViewController: UIViewController { var audioPlayer:AVAudioPlayer! override func viewDidLoad() { super.viewDidLoad() // Do any additional setup after loading the view. if var filePath = NSBundle.mainBundle().pathForResource("movie_quote", ofType: "mp3"){ var filePathurl = NSURL.fileURLWithPath(filePath) audioPlayer = AVAudioPlayer(contentsOfURL: filePathurl, error: nil) audioPlayer.enableRate = true } else{ println("the filepath is empty") } } @IBAction func playSlowAudio(sender: UIButton) { //Play audio slooowly here..... audioPlayer.stop() audioPlayer.rate = 0.2 audioPlayer.currentTime = 0.0 audioPlayer.play() } @IBAction func playFastAudio(sender: UIButton) { //Play fast audio here... audioPlayer.stop() audioPlayer.rate = 2.0 audioPlayer.currentTime = 0.0 audioPlayer.play() } @IBAction func stopPlayingMusic(sender: UIButton) { //Stop playing audio file here... audioPlayer.stop() } override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() { super.didReceiveMemoryWarning() // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated. } /* // MARK: - Navigation // In a storyboard-based application, you will often want to do a little preparation before navigation override func prepareForSegue(segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: AnyObject?) { // Get the new view controller using segue.destinationViewController. // Pass the selected object to the new view controller. } */ } http://www.mendeley.com/research/udacity-21st-century-university/

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Uganda and Rwanda gorilla tourism

Uganda was 1900-1962 under British rule. Before that it was composed many centuries of several separate kingdoms.
The independent Uganda had a turbulent time under several dictators, until President Yoweri Museveni gained control in 1986 and brought together a torn country. Since that time, the coexistence in the country except for occasional disturbances such as in the border region with Sudan and Uganda has consequently peacefully enjoyed rapid economic growth.
In the Travel to Uganda and Rwanda  the mountain gorillas in the areas of Bwindi, Mgahinga and Nkuringo meet a fascinating experience. You are very special animals - rare gentle giant. The detection of gorillas is a unique experience - it makes us into a foreign country and meet unusual creatures.
During the Travel to Uganda You will experience an extraordinary diversity of landscape and vegetation. Uganda is located in the transitional zone between the tropical East African savannah and the West African rainforest zones. The south is mostly through the forest and subtropical cultivation (coffee and tea) are covered. There are woodland and open savannah - and grazing areas. The north is drier than the rest of the country. It is covered in the semi-arid desert with Akazienwälderm.
The guide takes you through the world of gorillas, explains aspects of their environment and their behavior along the way. It is a basic introduction about gorillas, which are important for understanding both of the groups in Bwindi national park and Mgahinga in the Group. In two separate groups of gorillas in parks people have been accustomed. The groups are named after the area where this resides.
We emphasize that, although there are excellent opportunities to see gorillas, this can not be guaranteed! They have no fixed routine, and their discovery requires the expertise and experience of your trackers and guides, as well as a bit of luck! The guides and trackers who helped train the gorilla groups of people and make them familiar. They will bring you into the area where the gorillas were seen the day before.

Friday, April 13, 2012

My cousin Regie and I on a trip to Uganda

We traveled to the south, with a maintained between stop in Masaka town, where I once again 'my' dentist visited. Unfortunately, she did not really help and I was back in Belgium again. Luckily I did not suffer as much as the other tooth.
In Masaka we have a driver and car settled, giving us the next 10 days, driving around.
First to Kisoro, Mgahinga National Park. There we would do if we could still do our gorilla safaris  since the permits still were available. They were there if we could wait 2 days.
That we could, now we took a walk in that NP. To get to the park you'll drive over a giga-bad road (and that's saying a lot in Uganda) through some villages are very poor appearance. Here live people who are put out of the woods when she made a protected park. To compensate for this they receive a portion of the money from the park entrance fees received from the tourists. This is then invested in schools and hospitals. Schools and hospitals that I have not seen up close, but everything looked very armtierig out, and people were not happy to see us (according to my impression). They laughed and waved to the Muzungu's not like in the rest of the country.
The walk was fun and nice, and the guide told us about the other things you can do in the park, such as gorilla and golden monkey trekking. The monkeys are made familiar with this people, so they are easier to find.Golden Monkey treks can also be done in Rwanda parks , you may include it in a itinerary.
When we were out of the park (again after a drive through the villages of expelled people) we both had an uneasy feeling because of the gorilla trekking. We decided not to do. Let the animals in peace. I do not want them to people who are used to make me a cool experience to give. Protect them, but leave them alone.
For those who do trekking: enjoy it!
The weather was very bad in Kisoro, and not bother to another 2 days to hang. Called to our next place (which I had already booked for the year-end) to ask if we could come a little earlier. This was possible, and thanks to the convenience of a private driver the same day we departed from Kisoro to Lake Bunyonyi to go to an island on which to relax.
Delightful place, a small island with a few safari tents and some cottages in the middle of the lake. The weather was something better. First day idled nice and healthy, gigantic burned (actually very smart for you to smear all except 1 where it's needed most was good), these days more of that, just do not sunbathe because not much sun more.
Walked around the island an hour's time, many birds examined (one was literally sunbathing, see pictures, hilarious!) And New Year's Eve at 10am sleep.

Delicious!
Queen Elizabeth National Park was the next stop. Because only overpriced accommodation available near the park, we drove a lot to the Rwenzori Mountains to do something cheaper overnight.
Next morning at 4:30 to get back up to drive to the park for a game drive to do, and hopefully to see lions! Unfortunally, who had that day not want any to show, so I hope I still go see them in Tanzania.
It was wonderful to see the sunrise, and all these animals in Peis and quiet on the savannah to see frolicking.
Back to the Rwenzori's there the next day to a one-day trek to do. 3h and 3h back according to the guide.
After 4 hours we were still not on the lunch spot arrived (where the road descends again would start) and I against the guide said that my condition was not suitable to go further (also bearing in mind that we are back to were also down). Isabelle Yes, I had thought that it was fortunate that you had in der ni! But it was clear that I in my life, not a lot of sports and exercise have done ...
Nevertheless, it was a very nice walk, definitely worth repeating.
Most people who come there to go for a 6 - or 9-day trek into the mountains.
Chapeau.
After the Rwenzori's back along Masaka, Reggie to the school to show where I've given 2 weeks lesson. We also visited the piggery of our driver. Cute! And say there is lots of small chops roam ...
The manure of the pigs was used to fertilize his land. Quite a nice system, and the stench was even too bad. It was a natural scent.
That was the smell of sweat from our guide in the Rwenzori's also, but if I had some more problems ...
And then we were back in Besaniya and Reggie had to leave again. Eventually a very abrupt goodbye because I do not participate in the airpot allowed inside, ni cool, but yes.
Reggie has now arrived in Beirut in one piece, without luggage, where all our memories in it ... hopefully that baggage still on!

This story was made in collaboration with Joan Kasozi 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gorilla safari in Rwanda as a great experience

For even adventure lovers or those who like different kinds of animals and birds in their natural habitat, there can be no other time will never forget and more exciting than getting the opportunities to visit Rwanda. A trip to Rwanda offers a truly wonderful experience to come very close to very dangerous and endangered species of animals and reptiles. The picturesque town is home to beautiful landscapes that are also rich in biodiversity. It would not be wrong to say that the tour really gives far abundance for forest activities and adventures you've ever dreamed of.

A tour of Rwanda is not only limited to the forest to reach, but the small towns have much in store, more than ever in terms of their arts and crafts. These small towns and other locations are sure to keep you spellbound with different types of handicrafts.
However, nothing compares with the forest ranges that attract any interest. Needless to say, the pure mysticism and the silence you will drive to search for more of the jungle. Rwanda safari generally begins with the cities of Kigali and Butare, where you get to the craft markets, the genocide museum and educational centers to see. When you finally discover the cities, you get a chance to get your long awaited trip to enjoy forest, where a number of nature reserves to see. Exploration of Lake Kivu here is also a great experience, which is the main waters in Rwanda.

Other attractions such as Nyungwe National Park, Akagera National Park in Tanzania border are also great places to primate families to see. Today, the increasing interest of people towards the jungle safaris, particularly Rwanda safari, leading tour and travel operators are offering attractive packages tours and gorilla trekking in Rwanda. The leading tour operators offer attractive packages that pick-and-drop, comfortable accommodation, sightseeing, camping with the security in the jungle, multi-cuisine meals and a few other things to take. Getting an attractive package tour to Rwanda for gorilla trekking and would certainly be a great experience for you to cherish for life.
Visit the website www.africansecrets.ltd.ug for extensive packages to Rwanda.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Rwanda as a tourist destination

Rwanda, the land of thousands hills, lakes and rivers, but also vast savannas. In the middle of Africa, sandwiched between Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and Congo. But also the land of the most horrific 1994 genocide since the Second World War. In the Republic of Rwanda live about 8 million inhabitants of whom half million in the capital Kigali.One of the most sought after activities in rwanda today is the gorillas. In 1994 estimated at over 2 million people displaced by political and ethnic violence. Fortunately, after Rwanda's bloody civil war from its deep valley scrawled. Many refugees have returned. The situation in the country is also at times not so good. Rwanda offers the traveler many beautiful things.

Sights are the National Parks of Akagera, Birunga and Nyungwe Forest, the mountain gorillas in Parc National des Volcans, the tomb of Diane Fossey, national monuments to victims of the genocide in Gisozi in Nyamata and Ntarama, the National Museum of Rwanda Butare and the Twa pygmies. But the waterfalls Les Chutes the Ndaba.

In the north facing Parc National des Volcans, also known as: Virunga Park, named after one of six rainforest-covered volcanoes and is home to mountain gorillas. The silver black gorillas are probably the reason to travel to Rwanda. In Africa, two mountain gorillas sanctuaries. One in Uganda and in Rwanda. In Rwanda, the great apes live primarily in and around the volcano Sabyinyo. The mountain gorillas, sometimes three times as big as an adult, unfortunately, are threatened with extinction. There are now only about 674 copies worldwide. After U.S. biologist Diane Fossey was able to draw international attention on mountain gorillas in Rwanda, it went better with every year the population. She has lived here 18 years, until she was murdered. With the genocide in 1994, in Rwanda came to an abrupt end to the growing population. The genocide hundreds of thousands fled towards the border with neighboring Congo. And hence to the habitat of the gorillas.

A visit to the gorillas is therefore bound by strict rules. They should not suffer the visit. In Rwanda, currently four groups of gorillas visiting. Each group are admitted daily 8 visitors (32 people in total per day). To visit the gorillas is a Gorilla Permit required. The permit costs about U.S. $ 500. The fee is used to gorillas in the park to protect and guard.

Along the border with Tanzania is the Akagera National Park, named after the Akagera River, which meanders through the park. According to Rwandans the source of the Nile. Here live elephants, zebras and impala, as well as lions, leopards and hyenas. In the lakes and rivers, large groups of hippos and crocodiles live. Lake Kivu is located in western Rwanda on the border with the Congo. The beautiful lake with its many peninsulas is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying the view. The Nyungwe National Park, located in the southwest, is a beautiful tropical mountain rainforest where over 100 species of orchids occur. Here live several species of monkeys and over 275 species of birds. The park is easily accessible and there are many well maintained hiking trails.

Kigali is located in the center of the country. It is a small but beautiful city. The traces of the civil war are still visible. Just south of the city lies the genocide memorial in Nyamata and Ntarama. Butare is the national museum.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) -Uganda's Most Popular Game park - UGANDA

Tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda tours  your spot. Also, buffalo, hippos and elephants like to be seen in this national park.



"Never Get Between a hippo and water" is the advice many travel books. In Queen Elizabeth National Park is a Difficult Task. Never seen so much together and hippos in the water on the banks.

Savannah park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda at about 400 km from the capital Kampala. The park borders on Lake Edward and the Rwenzori mountains in the distance massive tower high above the clouds.



The savannah of Queen Elizabeth Park is the most famous park in Uganda, with 2.000 square kilometers and one of the Largest. Primarily attract travelers to the park Because of the many animals, tree climbing lions Include weird. These lions climb trees to sleep, while normal lion on the floor Remains. The Lions look thesis about reason for researchers not yet clear.

Reign of Terror
Before the reign of dictator Idi Amin in the 80s and the Subsequent civil war, many more animals lived in Queen Elizabeth National Park.



During the (civil) war, many animals driven away or killed for meat. Current policy is in Queen Elizabeth park's animal population to grow again.

Flapping ears

When you drive into the park you see a female Will Immediately elephant in the middle of the road. Smaller elephants stabbing the road, while the mother guard. The large animal flaps its ears, so red dust whirls Into the air. A perfect trip itinerary for such a wildlife trip is on this website :  www.ugandagorillatour.co.uk/4days-gorillas-wildlife.php where you combine both the gorilla trip and queen elizabeth safari



If the herd to the other side, it gets the big female elephant side and you can keep on driving.


You sleep in the tent camp Isasha in south park, close neighbor to the Congo. This isolated sector of Queen Elizabeth is the place where you can see the famous tree climbing lions.

Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Choosing a Safari Holiday to East Africa

Safari Holidays are definitely the days carefully picked out in a year where maximum joy and pleasure is sent to your Mind and body ! While designing some holiday plans for your safari vacation in Africa, in case you may have at least ten days that you have budgeted for. Make East Africa a priority for your chance to see undisturbed beauty and scenery of choice. Real fun and exciting moments will be filled with these days of safari in the deep and slippery thick forests of Uganda. Different packages from the planners make us to have a flexible choice in selecting the correct one. Highlights of these trips are the chimpanzee trekking , gorilla tracking and the boating activities in the Nile River yields extreme splendor to the tourists. Different interesting task are available with this Uganda safaris make a high degree of satisfaction.

For an ultimately well planned and organized  tour in Uganda , Rwanda , Kenya , Tanzania and Congo be sure to contact the skilled and well experienced safari tour operators , Like the acclaimed Uganda tour operator of 2011.The Uganda safari trips to the interior of theses dense forests like the Bwindi national park impenetrable forest where one of the worlds endangered species of the mountain gorillas are found , the Silver back gorillas.Most safari tour companies have different schedules for group holidays within East Africa.One can see a gang of buffaloes, hippos, elephants and giraffes in this trip. Boating in Nile River is a great gift for all the tourists as they can have the chance of seeing thousands of hippos and great Nile crocodiles. Number of national parks located nearby these forests reserves huge collection of flora and fauna. Bwindi, a place named for the greatest collection of bird species. One can have the chance of visiting the tribal village of Africa and enjoy the cultural beauty of this country.gorilla safaris trekking is an important event tied with great pleasure for all the tourists. Quite a great collection of African Apes can be seen in a custom tour in Uganda , Congo or Rwanda.on a trek through the mountains or the impenetrable forests to see the gorillas you will finally be rewarded with an hour of gorilla watching , though there are rules that are to be adhered to once you are in their midst ,say for example no camera's with flashes on them.One is also not allowed to look into the eyes of a gorilla , especially a male one or the dominant Male.