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Halloween Special a self Postmortem – Using MongoDB

This evening I had a terrifying experience. I stood up in front of a room of talented and experienced developers, and a MongoDB expert and I told them about all the stupid and silly mistakes I'd made building VocZie with MongoDB. The really strange thing is I feel much better now, hope this feeling lasts until…
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What is “The Cloud”?

There is still a good deal of confusion, even among the IT literate about what “The Cloud” really is. It doesn’t help that some consumer orientated companies are using the term to help publicise their own services, for example, HTC has a cloud, Apple has an iCloud, DropBox lets you store your files in the…
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Changing the Next Release Focus: Adding support for Manual URL Entry

I've been really excited and chuffed with the feedback Headlines has received to date. It has been really great. People seem to really like it which is great. But I know Headlines isn't perfect and there are some missing features. In particular support for manual entered URLs. It is funny, because entering URLs manually was…
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Going.. Going.. Gone – Global!

Wow this week has been pretty hectic, frantic and short. But just a quick post to let you know that Headlines show now be available globally! I got confirmation from Nokia that my changes were published, so if you are in a non-English speaking country you should now have access to Headlines! Great stuff! I’ve…
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Localisation, Globalisation and Risk (not the game.. Risk.. )

Following the Ovi Daily review of Headlines by Steve Litchfield I’ve received a number of requests from people around the world for a copy of Headlines – this is fantastic, and I am chuffed to bits at this level of interest. If I could I’d make Headlines available world wide. However I haven’t yet, but…
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Headlines Review

I was really chuffed today to spot an exhaustive review of Headlines on the Ovi Daily Blog today. The review is by Steve Litchfield from All About Symbian. If you get the chance you should really check it out. Steve did an awesome job of reviewing the application. It is positive and fair review and…
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Whoo Hoo! It’s up!–TextQuick Now Available for €1

Warning: The blog post contains a blatant plug I have some great news TextQuick 1.6 is now available from the Ovi Store! At only €1 it makes your phone a joy to use – it simply becomes easier to make calls and send text messages. (Plug over!) In all honesty I couldn’t not tell you…
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Re-Releasing TextQuick on Ovi

With the demise of Symbian the Symbian Horizon Program has also stopped. Symbian Horizon has previously published TextQuick on the Ovi store. With the end of Symbian Horizon TextQuick was removed from the Ovi store. So I’ve been working hard to get TextQuick back up on the Ovi Store. I have revamped the TextQuick Website,…
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Good News Everyone!–I haven’t been watching Futurama…

Instead I’ve been working hard and I can now tell you that Headlines 1.01.0* (aka Version 1.1) is now available on the Ovi store! You can find it here: http://store.ovi.com/content/104566 Headlines 1.01.0As I mentioned in my last blog post Headlines is now available to everyone on the Ovi store. If you’ve previously purchased Headlines you…
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Update coming!

Headlines version 1.01.0 (aka Version 1.1) has been submitted to Ovi! I got some pretty great feedback on the new update to Headlines, and after a period of extensive testing I have submitted the update to Ovi for publishing. It will take a couple of days for the update to be published. Beta Testers! –…
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