What we’ve been up to lately (September 2012)
We think we’ve been fairly busy lately, so here’s a summary covering some of the things we’ve been up to –
- Released Android and iPhone apps (Food Hygiene – for ScoresOnTheDoors.org.uk). The Android release is now all native (so quite responsive and fast); both have new graphics and an improved method of searching. (See the iTunes or Play stores). (PhoneGap, Java, GeoSpatial searching). We’re working on improvements to the iOS variant (better iPhone 5 support), and monitoring the feedback for each.
- Integrated an existing LAMP application with Investec – allowing the user’s to submit lease / funding proposals (SOAP, XML. PHP5)
- Busy refactoring an online shop (to improve the mobile experience and enhance administration) (PHP5, MySQL)
- Updates to the ScoresOnTheDoors website (improve performance, improve business feedback processing, improve data quality, improve the search experience)
- Refactoring various applications to support PHP 5.4 which we’ve now moved to internally.
- Migrated two Linux servers (either updating to Debian Squeeze, or to new hardware – for example for the Norton Owners Club )
- Deployed some performance improvements/enhancements for WordPress based sites we support which use Varnish (E.g. Anorak.co.uk). The cache-hit ratio is now about 90-95% – which is greatly helping responsiveness and server load. (WordPress, Varnish, Linux, MySQL)