The Cage Cricket application is my first cross-platform mobile application built using Trigger.io and Parse, and works on iOS and Android.
For Halloween, I helped wonga.com reskin an old app they had originally developed with a third-party agency. The app used Adobe Flash as the main user interface, with a PHP / MySQL backend.
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).
If you’re running the default Ubuntu 14 LTS server on AWS, you’ll find that the package manage will only install MongoDB v2.x. However, you can install the latest version by updating apt-get using this tutorial, allowing you to use install the Parse API Server.
If you’re looking to install the latest version of NodeJS on your Ubuntu 14 LTS server, you’ll find that the default package manager only has access to older versions of NodeJS. However, you can easily update apt-get to get the latest version using this tutorial.
Following Parse’s announcement of the service winding down and the subsequent release of the Parse API Server, I’ve taken the time to setup my own instance of the open-source software to help migrate from Parse.com before it shuts down in January 2017.
I have always found it frustrating that failing the CSRF check in Laravel 5.x throws an exception. I would rather prefer it redirect the user back to the previous page, and get them to try again. So, I modified the VerifyCsrfToken.php middleware to do just that.
If you are using the Parse Android SDK in your mobile app, you are able to customise the push notification icon by updating your AndroidManifest.xml file. This method also applies if you are using Parse in a Cordova / PhoneGap app.