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).
Facebook has released the latest update to the Graph API, resulting in more drastic changes and deprecations to the platform. Released on July 8th 2015, the latest version of the API removes access to the user’s Notifications, Inbox and Stream and Groups.
I’ve always found it frustrating that a platform like Trigger.io doesn’t support Google Analytics for tracking applications. So, I’ve decided to take things into my own hands, and have developed a very simple plugin to allow just that.
Facebook Graph API v2.3 is now available to use, adding new login permissions, a new debug mode for developers and updates to Real-time Updates. Along with it, more APIs are being depreciated towards the end of June 2015.
I’ve recently been using nodejs to build website scrapers quickly, and usually in less than 100 lines of code. This tutorial shows how you can easily create your own scraper using two nodejs modules: request and cheerio.
As version v4.1 of the Facebook PHP SDK nears release (at time of writing), I though this would be a good time to explain how the new version works. Migrating your application from v4.0.x to v4.1.x will break your application.
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.