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).
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.
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.