The Cage Cricket application is my first cross-platform mobile application built using Trigger.io and Parse, and works on iOS and Android.
My first app at Wonga.com was the Hearts FC Football App, to promote Hearts FC getting to the final of the Scottish Cup Final against Hibernian FC (Hibs).
I created a second Facebook app for the Financial Times that scrapes a number of RSS feeds to bring in editorial content into Facebook. The app uses XML for flat-file storage and caching to speed up loading.
The LOVEFiLM Android Application was my first project as Development Manager, responsible for a team of four.
I created a simple application for the Financial Times Facebook Fan Page, using PHP and a XML flat-file store. The application had a CMS backend to allow an administrator to customise the images, URLs and text for each of the boxes (up to 6 supported).
Using the official Parse PHP SDK, it’s quite easy to upload a file to Parse. This tutorial covers how to use a simple HTML form and a few lines of PHP to upload a file.
Chrome on Android 5.0 Lollipop supports custom colours on the system Status Bar with the inclusion of a simple HTML meta tag. Learn how to customise the colour or download the WordPress plugin.
If you’re new to Android 5.0 Lollipop, you may have trouble finding your way around in the beginning as Google has made major changes to the OS, as well as removing some features. Here are just some of the things I’ve discovered.
If you cannot wait to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Nexus 5 (running build KTU84P), here’s how to manually update using the official OTA (over-the-air) update file from Google.
A critical vulnerability has been found in Bash, which affects almost all Linux/Unix distributions that use or have it installed. Luckily, there is a easy way to test to see if your version is vulnerable using a command line.
The Facebook API lets you post to Pages you administrate via the API. With the release of Graph API v2.x and the new Facebook PHP SDK v4.0.x, I’m updating my old tutorial to show how to achieve the same functionality using the newer Graph API and PHP SDK.