Category Archives: Development

New Songkick iPhone app

For the last few months I’ve been working, as part of the mobile-apps team, on building a new version of the Songkick iPhone app. We’ve been busying adding some new features, including a complete UI redesign (to bring the app more inline with iOS 7), better ticketing integration, and the ability to scan your Spotify […]

Installing an FTP server on the Pogoplug

…and syncing photos with PhotoSync. I’ve used the excellent PhotoSync app on my iPhone and iPad to backup photos to my iMac. This works well, but requires me powering the iMac on to run the sync. As my Pogoplug is always on, and has a bunch of storage connected to it, I thought it would […]

Acceptance testing iOS apps

I recently had to develop a update for an iOS app. I’ve become accustomed to the excellent continuous build & integration environment we make use in our workplace for our (primarily Ruby-based) projects. This led me to investigate tools that I could use to develop an update to the iOS app in a similar way. […]

Adding Torrents via my.pogoplug.com

If you have setup Transmission on your Pogoplug using my previous post, then this post will allow you to remotely (via my.pogoplug.com) add new torrent files and start them downloading to your home server. Why? I’ve been looking for a secure way to add Torrents to my Transmission server running on my Pogoplug, from a remote […]

Facebook Hackathon Lights

Facebook Hackathon!

I was lucky enough to attend the Facebook Hackathon developer conference today at RichMix in Central London. It was a day of technical presentations, all mobile development (and Facebook!) related. Most demos pushed the new functionality of Open Graph, a protocol that allows developers to connect their webpages with Facebook, and in particular, a Facebook […]