Monday, 28 May 2012

Android JSON Tutorial

JSON (Javascript Object Notation) is a lightweight, human-readable, data-interchange format. It was developed as a simpler alternative to XML, and is heavily used for web services.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Android HTTP Tutorial

The Android libraries include both the Apache HTTP Client, and the HttpURLConnection class. The Dalvik team is focusing their efforts on the latter, and recommend using it for applications targeting Gingerbread (Android v. 2.3) and beyond.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

McDonald's 2012 Champion Crew

Kempster partnered with Samsung to deliver an app for the crews manning McDonald's restaurants at the 2012 London Olympics. I was involved in the initial design and requirements capture phases.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Samsung Backstage

The Samsung Backstage website was developed by TME Solutions as a training solution to educate sales staff on the capabilities of the company's mobile devices. This was then ported onto the Galaxy tablets as a native app.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Wine Menu for Marcus Wareing

SERI were contracted to produce a wine menu on the Galaxy tablets for Marcus Wareing. I was asked to add a map to select for vintages by region, and add a set lunchtime menu.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Sky Plus Remote Control

The Sky+ set top box is Java powered, and this has the happy side effect of allowing parts of the functionality on a PC for testing.

Thursday, 1 September 2005

BlackCat Numbers, Words and Pictures

BlackCat was a brand of Granada Learning, originally part of the ITV group. Numbers, Words and Pictures 2 was their flagship product, a suite of programs intended to teach IT skills children between seven and eleven years old.