MeatUp | Native iPhone App24 May 2013
Rarebreed, a London digital agency, recently arrived at the place all agencies visit where they wanted to create something for themselves rather than for a client. Something the design team could sink their teeth into. They chose to build an iPhone App which they could use internally with clients when scheduling meetings and they asked me to develop it.
Groupstr | Native iOS Application08 April 2013
Written in Objective-C, Groupstr is a native iPad app aimed at users of Flickr Groups which you can download from Apple's Appstore. Should you not have a Flickr account or any Groups associated with your account, I have set up some demonstration credentials. Username : groupstr_tester and Password : gr0upstr_t3st3r, let me know how you get on. If you are looking to hire a London based freelance iOS developer I have also included are details of the concepts I covered, and tools used, while building this app on this blog post.
Web Interface for an SAP Application with ExtJS07 January 2013
SAP is the biggest technology company that most people have never heard of. In August 2012 SAP overtook Siemans AG and became Germany's most valuable public company. In the enterprise database market SAP are second only to Oracle and they have plans to change that. Part of their plan is to work with smaller dynamic technology partners as they seek to find a competitive innovation edge.
Interactive Exhibition Stand Software30 August 2012
Prior to 2012 I had never considered one of the types of projects a programmer could contribute to is the creation of interactive exhibition stand software. As is turns out if you do not have a digital element to your stand in many exhibitions these days you won't be standing out in a space where everyone is competing for delegates' attention.
Mobile Note App Built With Sencha Touch29 June 2012
Following on from my research into the differences between native or cross platform mobile phone / tablet development I decided to build an app that would run on both an Android phone and my iPhone. I chose to develop it using Sencha Touch (and PhoneGap) as this framework easily lends itself to similar application architecture encountered when undertaking Flex application development with Robotlegs or PureMVC.
Ubuntu : Desktop Adobe Air Applications31 October 2011
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, one of the world's most popular Linux distributions, has teamed up with Dell to make roads in to the Chinese personal computer market, which has recently become the largest market in this sector in the world.
Ubuntu's latest version 11.10 will be available pre installed on a range of Dell machines and Canonical has planned a number of strategies to convince consumers that Ubuntu is as good as any operating system they can choose from.
In addition to the operating system a number of applications are preinstalled on the machines to immediately meet the needs of people taking them home. Two of these applications I am proud to say were developed by myself using Adobe Air.
Nokia : Touch Screen Air Application21 January 2011
Nokia is the worlds largest manufacturer of mobile phones, selling about a third of the world's handsets in 2010.
Like other mobile phone companies they appreciate the benefit of a store for customers to visit and this is especially true of the markets in Russia and Asia. Upon arriving at a Nokia store customers experience funky and cool interior design and of course access to all of the latest Nokia devices. To help enhance the experience through digital technology Nokia turned to the London branch of R/GA, Digital Agency of the Decade.
Renault : Flash Mini Site25 August 2010
The new Renault Wind is a snazzy looking coupé-roadster. When you feel like letting the sunshine in the top comes down, folds away and the whole trick is completed in 12 seconds.
To promote the new car Renault held a competition to win one based around this theme and the 12 Second Strip was born.
Interactive Data Visualisation / Map of London29 April 2010
A recent trend within the UK government is one of providing access to the data sets they hold to the public. It appears to me at least that the thinking behind this is that transparency is promoted, the public may well come up with ways of using the data that are useful to everyone, and after all the public has paid for the creation of these data sets and so it seems correct that they should have access to it.
Not too long ago I attended a meeting at London's amazing city hall which focused on the Greater London Authority's contribution to this movement, The London Datastore. For someone like myself who develops compelling rich interactive digital media for a living it was obvious that here is a rich source of potential to tell a story using this data and Flash / Flex.
Booz & Company : Flash Mini Site15 April 2010
Booz and Company are an international business management firm with clients and consultants stationed around the globe. A large part of what they do is develop, collate and distribute business expertise. Digital media has obvious benefits over traditional distribution models for content such as this and the rich interactive experience made possible using Flash enhances the impact and enjoyment of the ideas and messages for everyone who experience them.