Author Archives: Martin


With investments in two beer related companies I can call myself a beerpreneur. The investments are: Brewdog via the third Equity For Punks scheme. I’d always missed the deadline previously so was pleased to get in early this time. Beerbods raised … Continue reading

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Share via Twitter Workflow

Created to solve the common task of sharing on Twitter. I wanted to be able to: Highlight text on web page Right click, select Share Create Tweet with highlighted text and URL Download Share via Twitter workflow. For Mac, using Safari and … Continue reading

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Flappy Apps

Flappy Bird taken down after it's accused of being a clone; leads to hundreds of other developers making clones to ride on its popularity. — Steve McIntyre (@stevedecoded) February 13, 2014 but even worse The story of Flappy Bird, it … Continue reading

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Azure Silver Linings

In the space of a couple of hours using Windows Azure: Created a mobile service Ran the iOS app in the iOS simulator Ran the web app locally Ran the web app deployed on Azure Added Facebook authentication to both … Continue reading

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NSHipster Quote

As developers, it is our responsibility to understand the goals and needs of our applications, and to resist the urge to over-engineer and prematurely optimize our solutions.

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Scratch and Stencyl

I’ve just seen that Stencyl 2.0 (2012) looks very much like Scratch 1.8 (2008) It seems that Stencyl was based on Scratch. If it allows kids to build games, surely I can figure it out?

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Mobile Commerce Stats

Really interesting presentation on the state of mobile commerce. [slideshare id=23878672&doc=50must-know2-130703165724-phpapp01]

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Hipster International

Enjoying revisiting the Hipster International playlist on a hot summers day.

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30K App Downloads

  It was pleasant surprise today to see that apps I have written as TinyShinyApps have been downloaded 30,000 times. PictoBento was done as a showcase app and shows beautiful images from Instagram and Dribbble. It was written in iOS4 and … Continue reading

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Great Intros

Two of the greatest intros of all time, ever. as heard in Soul Boy. as heard on Black Mirror 15 Million Merits.

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