My First App

Experiences building my first ever phone app, using Cordova and jQuery to deliver content from a WordPress installation.

My First App
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Google Translate App

Mind: blown. The app isn’t anywhere near as snappy or as accurate as the “fun” promotional video would suggest, but it does optically recognize text in a foreign language of your choice and translate it live for you on your smart phone screen. The translations are a bit hit-and-miss, but if this kind of technology is already available for free…

Google Translate App

Google Photo Sphere

Google View is an online community for sharing spherical interactive images, and Google has released an accompanying smartphone app to go with it called “Photo Sphere".

Google Photo Sphere

Photo sharing

The latest version of the mobile phone app from Flickr, released yesterday, helps me to continue to prune my photo sharing accounts elsewhere.

Photo sharing

Cutting out the chaff

In order to help me retain focus on project work, documentation and online authoring, I have found iA Writer, a text editor by Information Architects, really useful. As creator Oliver Reichenstein said in a recent article, authors - especially those writing for online publication – often spend far too much time formatting their text instead of just writing.

Cutting out the chaff