So, your business needs an app? (Spoiler, you probably don’t)

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I recently presented this at the Eastern Innovation Business Centre about everything you need to know before including an app in your digital strategy, with steps and tips for success for startups to large enterprises.

Technology and the human touch

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Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Kelly Schulz to b2cloud who ran an amazing accessibility and inclusion workshop to help further our understanding and empathy for all our users. While the focus was

The car of the future is shared and driven by software

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There are many visions on where mobility is going and how transportation will evolve. Which will prevail? Where will the disruption occur? I suspect the car I drive now, will be the last one I

Hey Siri, how do I start a conversation with someone with a disability?

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We all love Siri’s little witty quips, but I recently read a heartwarming article over on Mashable that reflects the power of technology to change lives in ways that most of us would never appreciate. I won’t spoil

CES 2017: Health and Accessibility

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This year’s CES certainly lived up to the Las Vegas expo’s reputation as the place to see what’s next in tech, showcasing innovations that will set the tone for the rest of the year and beyond. The

App processing vs server processing

Thoughts By 3 years ago

When building an app that connects to a web service it’s often best to put the processing load on your server, as opposed to the app. For example, say your web service returned a list

Obj-C performance week 3: UIImage speed

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I’ve always been interested in app file size and the overall app’s performance. When dealing with images, these sometimes go hand in hand…

Obj-C performance week 1: Concatenating strings

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This post will compare the time taken to concatenate strings using common NSString and NSMutableString methods. Often I see people using initWithFormat: to paste together all their strings, but is this the fastest?

Smooth UITableViews

Guides | Tutorial By 4 years ago

This post is going to outline a bunch of tips and tricks to squeeze every last piece of performance out of a UITableView. In a nutshell, what affects your table is how much processing the device needs to perform for each cell requested. If you keep this to a minimum, you will have an extremely smooth scrolling experience.

Developing on lower end devices

Thoughts By 5 years ago

There are a lot of apps out there that work great on the latest devices, however when you take these back to older models some of these apps are just horrible. It becomes clear that these apps have been built on the latest and greatest, meaning that they may not work so well on less powerful devices.