There is a well worn adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” but these days, if you have a business, you should consider video. Before you go running to the hills and hiding for cover in fear of …
The rapid rise of mobility, social media and the internet, is enabling technology to offer unprecedented opportunities in all aspects of life, both for business and socially and with the recent popularity of app stores, such as that embodied by …
I recently managed to catch up with Eoghan O’Neill who is producer and presenter of the upcoming radio show Technologic which broadcasts regularly on Friday evenings on 94.6 Ros FM. Eoghan took some time out to talk to us about …
If you have ever tried to develop an application for the cloud you may have been surprised by what a unique and unusual landscape it is. First off, the “cloud” as it is becoming known is constantly evolving which makes life, as a developer, difficult enough but then you have a myriad of “what-if” scenarios to handle, for example:
- What if an internet connection becomes unavailable?
- What if bandwidth changes too much?
- What if there is a surge in application usage?
- Does the application scale well?
- What if users use different browsers, different devices, or different screen sizes?
- What if the application platform isn’t supported on particular devices?
- What if the expected input mechanisms are not available?
Traditionally, we have to redesign and redevelop applications for each specific platform we want them to run on. Regular readers of this site will know I mostly lean towards PHP and ActionScript for web based applications (those ASP days feel so long ago now!), and I have looked at .NET and Silverlight in the past, but I am soon moving into iPad development territory for which I need to get up to speed quickly with XCode, and we haven’t even touched on mobile development platforms yet! In an attempt to try and understand the upcoming internet development scene further i even dabbled some time ago with LUA and webOS. I even have a book on developing applications for Android floating around in the office – sound familiar?
I recently wrote about the announcement of the finalists for the Startups Awards 2010 (see 2010 Startups Awards Finalists Announced) and have since tracked down Richard Smith, one of this years “Green Business of the Year” finalists, with his project …