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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 [...]

Data Persistance on the iPhone

15 December 2009

If you’re writing apps for the iPhone, sooner or later you will want to be able to persist data between sessions. You might want to store hi-scores, preferences, favorites, log metrics or achieve some other task. The iPhone supports three main interfaces for persisting data, ultimately they all write out to disk. In time you [...]

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Why you need to de-fluff your Javascript

09 December 2009

I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but in recent times I’m finding that the number of javascript files my projects rely on is growing arms and legs. It’s not uncommon to discover that you’re soon using maybe a dozen jQuery components, the excellent shadowbox plugin (complete with multiple javascript files) and more [...]

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How Amazon’s cloud saved the Golden Hour

How Amazon’s cloud saved the Golden Hour

09 December 2009

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 [...]

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Mindsizzlers launch first iPhone application!

Mindsizzlers launch first iPhone application!

08 December 2009

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 [...]

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Short URLs and Measuring your Audience

Short URLs and Measuring your Audience

02 December 2009

Having worked with the world of advertising for several years, I learned how important metrics are in measuring audience, reach and response. This is one of the contributing reasons why digital advertising spend in the UK eclipsed that of TV for the first time in 2009. On the internet, everything can be measured and increasingly [...]

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Got a dog? Join DODADOG!

Got a dog? Join DODADOG!

27 October 2009

We’re delighted to announce the release of www.dodadog.com which is our new gregarious network for dogs and their owners. The site has discussion groups, breed information, photo galleries, news and articles and uniquely, the ability to track your walks using our related iPhone application. DODADOG was the brainchild of TV producer / director Colin Brewer [...]

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Memcached and Clouds

Memcached and Clouds

19 August 2009

I’ve been spending a lot of time with Amazon’s cloud database SimpleDB recently and was invited to give a presentation in July on how Memcached and SimpleDB work really well together. We’ve made a copy of the presentation available online and you can view it below. If you want a PDF copy of the presentation, [...]

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Announcing Web Trends Now

Announcing Web Trends Now

05 August 2009

We’ve been working on a little research tool that helps keep you in the loop of what’s going on in cyberspace and are pleased to launch www.webtrendsnow.com The site works like this. Ever hour, Google trends publish data about the hot search terms as determined by analysis of their US based users. We then run a search [...]

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Boost performance with LibXML

02 August 2009

We’re working on a project at the moment that has a lot of XML flying about, for example we wrap data coming out of Amazon SimpleDB in XML and then consume that data in the rest of the program. I’ve been using XML::XPath to extract the data from the xml, so I can write this [...]

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KML Parsing

29 July 2009

We’re working on a consumer project at the moment that makes heavy use of mapping technologies. We built the project with google maps, but ran into a deal breaker where placemark links in parsed KML always open in a new browser window, rather than the same window that is sometimes preferable. Google seem to have acknowledged [...]

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