The MacBook Review — Tools and Toys

The MacBook Review — Tools and Toys

The Chokehold of Calendars

The Chokehold of Calendars

Apple TV Revamp

The internet is currently awash with rumours of an Apple TV revamp this year at WWDC. I suspect we will see some updates, but i’m not convinced they’ll be what everyone wants to see. It suddenly made sense for me a few days ago, looking at the Apple Watch, and how Apps are developed as extensions to your iPhone, what if the revamped Apple TV supports Apps in the same way?

Puppy Paws – iOS App

Puppy Paws for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is due to be released shortly for iOS 7. As the sole iOS developer on this project, developing Puppy Paws allowed me to learn a great deal of new techniques and encompasses technologies like Core Data, Camera & Video capture, Image processing, Data input, Core Location, AVFoundation, Local Notifications, Calendar integration, In-App Purchases, and much more…

“Finding a puppy can be quite a task, add to that all of the preparation that is needed to be ready, and that’s before the real work begins once you and your new puppy are at home together. Puppy Paws allows you to compare puppies you’re interested in, prepare for the home coming day so both you and your new puppy get off to the best start, and helps to educate about the use of puppy farms and traders with an aim to help eradicate this awful practise whilst promoting better dog breeding in general.”

It was a great project to work on alongside friends and colleagues, you can find out more about the App and the team behind it at the Puppy Paws Website.

Cablevision Optimum WiFi

Optimum WiFiI developed this Application at BSG Wireless, It is a geolocation based finder application designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and navigate to public WiFi locations. Technologies include SQLite Databases, JSON Client / Server communications, Location aware programming, App to App integration, Social media integration, Concurrent Programming, Grand Central Dispatch, Security policies and custom networking development.

“The Optimum WiFi Finder App enables Optimum Online customers to locate Optimum WiFi hotspots, whether or not their iPhone or iPod touch device is connected to the web. The App enables users to carry out quick, advanced, and “near me” searches for hotspots. Results are presented as map view (when connected), list view (when not connected) and detailed view of single site locations. Users will be able to get directions to the closest Optimum WiFi hotspot from their current location in map view. Subscribers can save a list of favorite locations, reference a history of locations, and access help.”

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BSG Connect

BSG ConnectI developed this Application at BSG Wireless, it is a network based authentication client used to authenticate paying enterprise subscribers with public WiFi locations around the world. Technologies include SQLite databases, JSON client / server communication, Authentication management, WISPr, AES Encryption, Various security policies / implementation, and comprehensive custom networking development work.

“Existing customers of BSG Wireless can use this App to connect to over 300,000 premium WiFi hotspots in over 90 countries around the world using a single set of registration credentials. There is no need to remember usernames and passwords whilst on the move or to enter credit card details. Customers simply install BSG Connect and setup their account before leaving home. The App also contains an online hotspot finder to assist users in locating hotspots that are part of BSG’s WiFi Network.”

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Shaw Go WiFi Finder

Shaw Go WiFiI developed this Application at BSG Wireless, It is a geolocation based finder application designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and navigate to public WiFi locations. Technologies include SQLite Databases, JSON Client / Server communications, Location aware programming, App to App integration, Social media integration, Concurrent Programming, Grand Central Dispatch, Security policies and custom networking development.

“With thousands of new Shaw Go WiFi locations popping up all over Western Canada, this app makes it easy to identify a nearby zone. With Shaw Go WiFi, you can extend your Internet experience beyond your home into public areas such as malls, parks, coffee shops, restaurants and gyms.

Enjoy WiFi access with leading broadband Internet speeds without the worry of expensive mobile data charges. Stream video, wage online battles and use data-intensive applications on all your wireless devices just as smoothly around town as at home. Use the app to register your device and connect in a zone. Best of all, once your device is registered and connected to the network, you’ll automatically connect every time you’re in a Shaw Go WiFi zone.”

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Comcast XFINITY WiFi

XFINITY WiFiI developed this Application at BSG Wireless. It is a geolocation based finder application designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and navigate to public WiFi locations. Technologies include SQLite Databases, JSON Client / Server communications, Location aware programming, App to App integration, Social media integration, Concurrent Programming, Grand Central Dispatch, Security policies and custom networking development.

“The XFINITY WiFi application makes it easy to locate thousands of XFINITY WiFi Hotspots. Tens of thousands of XFINITY WiFi hotspots are available in multiple US cities, including Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, and San Jose, with more locations added frequently. ”

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Vodafone Global WiFi

Vodafone Global WiFi

I developed this Application at BSG Wireless, it is a network based authentication client used to authenticate paying enterprise subscribers with public WiFi locations around the world. Technologies include SQLite databases, JSON client / server communication, Authentication management, WISPr, AES Encryption, Various security policies / implementation, and comprehensive custom networking development work.

“Vodafone offer a worldwide Wi-Fi service, which connects your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to more than 1.1 million commercial Wi-Fi hotspots in over 100 countries. It is so simple to use – A single username and password is provided to each user to register for the service, after that there is no need to re-enter your username and password each time you use the service. Subscribe to this service and you’ll enjoy great cost savings with access across the world at many airports, hotels, convention centres, coffee shops, fast food chains plus many other retail and small business hubs. As this is a global service, you only need to subscribe once and you’ll get total predictability on costs from one month to the next, with nothing additional to pay when connecting to one of our commercial Wi-Fi hotspots.”

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