Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Posts about app

  • Custom presets in Adobe Lightroom for mobile

    Adobe has, at last, added the possibility to add custom presets in the mobile version of Lightroom.

  • I have a 16Gb iPhone, with comparatively few apps installed. 70% of these 16Gb are filled with data for these apps, although only 6% are music stored for offline listening, and only 2% are photos. From the apps, the main offender is Facebook, which currently needs 571.6Mb to tell me what’s going on. One has to…

  • Store your design assets in one place with Lingo

    The new Lingo app (from The Noun Project) allows you to collate and manage your design assets in one place.

  • My First App

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

  • 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…

  • 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”.

  • If the terms of a piece of software prove not to be to your liking, then don’t use it. No-one is forcing you to send messages over Facebook; there are many other options available to you.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • iPhone and AirTunes

    How I’ve hooked up my iPhone, laptop and stereo system to have a 50Gb wireless audio system at home.

  • An American company offers a service to send individual, custom postcards from your mobile phone or web browser via traditional mail.