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iFolder for iPhone now available! MP Finder iPhone app released Golden Hour comes to iPhone How Amazon’s cloud saved the Golden Hour Mindsizzlers launch first iPhone application!
 
iFolder for iPhone now available!

iFolder for iPhone now available!

UPDATE: The first release is now available in the app store. At the moment it’s US only but we expect to do a global release by the end of February 2011. We’ve just put the finishing touches to our iFolder for iPhone app and are recruiting enterprise beta testers who have their own iFolder installation. [...]

MP Finder iPhone app released

MP Finder iPhone app released

Our latest iPhone application is a small demonstration of what can be achieved using the newly released data from The Ordnance Survey under the Open Data initiative combined with public domain data on Members of Parliament and Constituencies. MP Finder locates where you are and then drops a pin on the map identifying your constituency [...]

Golden Hour comes to iPhone

Golden Hour comes to iPhone

Mindsizzlers have released their latest iPhone application. The Golden Hour app’ puts a sun clock in your pocket and allows you to plot the position of the sun for any location on earth and time of year. Of particular interest to photographers, the application highlights the so-called “Golden Hour” much appreciated by cinematographers and photographers [...]

How Amazon’s cloud saved the Golden Hour

How Amazon’s cloud saved the Golden Hour

Roger created and runs an educational site about the science of the so-called “golden hour” – the time around sunrise and sunset that has the most fantastic light for taking photographs. Although there were lots of websites giving tables of sunrise and sunset times, I wanted to create something more visual that showed the golden-hour [...]

Mindsizzlers launch first iPhone application!

Mindsizzlers launch first iPhone application!

Following on from our news about the launch of www.dodadog.com, we’re delighted to announce the release of our first iPhone application which complements the site by tracking users’ walks and giving them access to a special mobile web version of the website. Written entirely in native objective-c for the iPhone, this is the first of [...]

MP Finder iPhone app released

MP Finder iPhone app released

15 April 2010

Our latest iPhone application is a small demonstration of what can be achieved using the newly released data from The Ordnance Survey under the Open Data initiative combined with public domain data on Members of Parliament and Constituencies. MP Finder locates where you are and then drops a pin on the map identifying your constituency [...]

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OS Open Data Shapefile to KML

09 April 2010

In early April the Ordnance Survey released a whole set of previously expensive geographic data into the Open Data initiative. The data is often in ESRI shapefile format as that is pretty much the norm for GIS software. That’s great if you are taking the data into a GIS workstation, but what if you want [...]

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iAd – mobile advertising for iPhone

08 April 2010

The announcement from Apple today about the new OS 4 for iPhone was pretty much as expected with the main developer interest being multi-tasking (only on 3GS and newer devices). More interesting was the announcement about iAd, Apple’s new mobile advertising platform that aims to integrate advertising more tightly with the whole iPhone experience. This [...]

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iPhone Training Courses

03 April 2010

Mindsizzlers are now running London based training courses on iPhone and iPad development for both programmers and business leaders. Developed over the course of the last few months, courses can be delivered either at The Bridge in East London, or on-site for your own company. Courses can be scheduled in different ways to suit the [...]

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Golden Hour comes to iPhone

Golden Hour comes to iPhone

21 March 2010

Mindsizzlers have released their latest iPhone application. The Golden Hour app’ puts a sun clock in your pocket and allows you to plot the position of the sun for any location on earth and time of year. Of particular interest to photographers, the application highlights the so-called “Golden Hour” much appreciated by cinematographers and photographers [...]

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“We Have Got to Sort This Thing Out”

“We Have Got to Sort This Thing Out”

25 February 2010

“There is a real issue here. We have got to sort this thing out” comes a rallying cry from the Cabinet Office as the Leader of the House of Commons, Harriet Harman, has her Twitter account hacked and a tweet posted widely on her behalf. Amongst the bemused, and undoubtedly by now amused, was shadow [...]

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Note to Jonathan Ive…

17 February 2010

We’re quite excited about the launch of the iPad. Yes it’s the subject of much controversy (isn’t it just a tablet PC nearly 10 years on from Microsoft’s first announcement? Is it a computer or an oversized phone? Won’t it be useless without a keyboard? …and many are uncomfortable with its closed software model), but [...]

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How does a large plastic map win a UK innovation award?

26 January 2010

Today I was a delegate at the Geovation 2010 awards in London.  According to their own website, “Geovation is a place where innovative thinkers and geographic data can get together for the benefit of developers, entrepreneurs, website owners, end users and the wider community.” The stress is mine, but you would kind of imagine that [...]

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Our shop is now open!

Our shop is now open!

16 December 2009

Yes, it’s true. We might be an innovation consultancy but we have in fact just opened our first shop over at print on demand specialists Cafe Press to showcase our high resolution Wordles generated automatically from the complete works of William Shakespeare! “Wordle” what’s that all about then? You may have already come across wordles [...]

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SQLite, Firefox and Vacuuming Databases

15 December 2009

As I mentioned in my post on persisting data on iPhone, Firefox uses SQLite under the bonnet for a variety of tasks.  I use Firefox on all platforms and from time to time I find that it gets sluggish.  Unfortunately this is largely down to SQLite.  As with any database, even SQLite needs managing over [...]

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