Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Surrey Police

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I’ve been working hard on a Titanium Mobile project this year for Multizone Ltd.

A series of apps really, a utility app in essence to help bridge public engagement with local policing activities.

Map Screenshot

Utilising Public API data sources and open information networks, the app which will be available through the app store soon, we are waiting for approval from Apple.
Key features include:
  • Nearest Police Station Finder
  • Local Call to your Police Station
  • Vote on Local priorities
  • Reply to Police Tweets from your local area
  • Realtime Map of Police interventions
  • Charts and Graphs of Crime Statistics
  • List and Bios for all local Safety Neighbourhood Teams
The key to this app is that it is part of a pair, the other half was developed and deployed to the police officers on the beat in Runnymede, who end up  sending an update at the time of an incident, their app is an easy to use single click solution, which helps populate the data within this app.
This version and release has been targeted specifically to the Runnymede area within Surrey, although some aspects will work wherever you are in the country.
We intend to release android and blackberry verisons soon too.
The app was built using the Titanium Appcelerator Mobile Development Platform a javascript driven set of API’s that talk to the devices native sensors and User Interface. The main benefit of using this platform is the ability to deploy to android and iOS and soon blackberry, all without the hassle of having to learn specific languages for each platform.
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Going Social: oAuth Presentation Links

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Resource links for the London Titanium presentation on Weds 29th June.

Ketan Majmudar is @ketan on twitter

All photos from presentation by myself

The  SCI-FI-LONDON App is available from Apple’s AppStore.

For more information on the Surrey Police app – please look at

2010 – starting out in the new year

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I had intended to draft a post over Christmas, but as usual the inevitable drama of visits and unwinding from a very hectic 2009 accelerated time.

As I type this, a lot has happenned and it makes me wonder about the pace of development we have all set ourselves, that and perception of time. What are we expecting in society and how much are we compelled to innovate.

The iPad was announced, Haiti sufferred a horrendous earthquake and pretty much the while of January has been spent developing and working on an intense project.

I’m currently travelling to London, building this post using an iPhone. The smartphone I resisted, but secretly desired, has been in my hands for little over 2 months now. It’s changed my whole mobile digital life. For all of its faults it remains an over used piece of digital communication and entertainment and for all its faults excels in usability and usefulness.

Key of all is that it syncs with all my Mac contacts and emails with little effort on my part, and has a whole host of useful and well designed applications that keep me plugged into the social media and my digital workflow. Apps for Basecamp, Podcasting, Blogging, Gaming, Music, Searching . The screen size and intuitiveness, plus its UI make it a hard device to top.

It was either the iPhone or an N900, but for usability and headache relief, I opted finally for the iPhone.