Quick hint - Google Static Maps API

In a web application it's fairly common to use a map to show your user a location, area, travel route etc.

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The future has happened, augmented reality is here and it's… really distracting

As a big sci-fi geek since the mid-nineties, seeing the current explosion in augmented reality and virtual reality devices is an exciting, if somewhat unreal, experience. Over the last couple of days, I've had a chance to try out Google Glass. (My office got hold of one to ~~play with~~ explore new opportunities with).

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Developer tools for mobile

I've been doing a fair bit of mobile development recently. One of the little niggles that makes life more difficult is the lack of a HTML / JavaScript / CSS inspector on mobile devices. Coming to the rescue, Google has been quietly adding several features to Chrome that are making life easier for developers targeting mobile.

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Cordova

Android development is fairly enjoyable. Windows phone development is rather nice. iOS development is… well, it's iOS development.

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Warmgun 2013 - Trust each other

These are some slightly stream-of-conciousness type notes from the Warmgun conference.

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Warmgun 2013 - Iterate on products

These are some slightly stream-of-conciousness type notes from the Warmgun conference.

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Warmgun 2013 - Delight users

These are some slightly stream-of-conciousness type notes from the Warmgun conference.

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Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

Over the last two or three weeks, I've been learning Ruby. For no other reason than to have another string on my bow. Heard that bows are better that way. Read more