Apps

I have been developing mobile apps for nearly 5 years, both in my spare time and as part of my work.

Android

Anipedia

Anipedia

This is the first application I have created with my Wife under the Panda Pair Software banner. Anipedia is a reference app for Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga) which uses the Anime News Network API as its data source. To help improve loading times and reduce the amount of data transferred I created a man-in-the-middle API to pull the required endpoints from the ANN API, strip out unnecessary data and condense multiple API calls into a single request.

The UI design is heavily influenced by Google's cards design used on the Google Play store and Google Now. The App has also been designed for use on multiple screen sizes, so users on tablets will get an experience tailored to the bigger screen size instead of just an inflated phone application.

 

RSS Alarm

RSS Alarm

RSS Alarm is an alarm clock with an emphasis on staying up-to-date. Wake up in the morning to the latest news via RSS feeds, read out by your phone. Rise to that podcast you've been meaning to listen to. You can even use a normal alarm tone if that's your style. Your RSS feeds are regularly updated, so you'll always wake up to the latest information.

RSS Alarm has a number of neat tricks up its sleeves, including:

  • The ability to import RSS feeds from Google Reader
  • Automatic importing of podcasts from Google Listen and other podcatchers
  • A soothing night clock that is easy on the eyes in the dark
  • An Ice Cream Sandwich-inspired interface, ready for any Android 2.2+ device
Get it on Google Play

Paid Version (£0.99)

Get it on Google Play

Free Version

My Shopper

My Shopper

The first app I ever realsed onto the Google Play store. My Shopper is an easy-to-use shopping list / grocery list application that allows a user to plan and organise their shopping trips. Each shopping trip is broken down into the stores the user needs to visit, with each store having its own shopping list. Store locations are also be available via Google Maps.

Get it on Google Play

Paid Version (£0.99)

Get it on Google Play

Free Version

 

Lucky Lines

Lucky Lines

Lucky Lines is the result of a challenge I set myself: to create an app and bring it to the marketplace overnight. The app itself is a lottery number picker, and currently supports the UK National Lottery and Euromillions.

The development process for this app was documented on my blog. (Part 1, Part 2)

Get it on Google Play

£0.50

 

Warships

Warships

A simple battleships clone created for a University Module in 2010. The module focussed on programming for mobile devices using Java, though any mobile platform was accepted. As a result, I created this game which gave me a module score of 75%.

Licensed under the Open Software License 3.0.

Download:

BlackBerry 10

The Guardian

The Guardian for Blackberry 10

As part of my work at Anoto (formerly DevelopIQ), I was the lead developer on a project to bring The Guardian's mobile news application to Blackberry 10. The app was created in the run-up to BlackBerry 10's launch in January 2013, and was designed to take advantage of BlackBerry 10's new User Experience features and the Guardian's Open Platform API.

At the time of handing over the project to a new development team, The Guardian for BlackBerry 10 had an average store rating of 4.5 out of 5 and had Built For Blackberry certification.

Get it on BlackBerry World

Free