Development

App development, getting started. Do you really need one?

I’m often asked: “can you build me an app?” People tend to ask this question with an idea for an app in mind, that in a dream world would allow them to quit their day job and become CEO of a startup company. The standard answer is, of course, yes we can build you an app. What people tend not to recognise is that the development is rarely the complicated part of launching an app. What’s difficult about launching an app and making.

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Cheap, Fast and Quality – Been Told You Can Have Only Two?

At Purr, we offer supportive services to creatives, both freelancers and agencies. We have enjoyed great working relationships with a number of these truly skilled people and teams and grown right alongside them. Although, as we ourselves continue to grow, so too will our connectivity within the industry. Which is why we have just finished putting the finishing touches on our brochure giving a little overview of what it is like to work with us. If you want to take a peak,.

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70 Years and Only Growing Stronger

Do you know what ENIAC is? Well, it is something of particular interest this month as the 12th April this year marked the 70th birthday of something that has undeniably shaped the world we know today. We are referring to the birth of a highly skilled and current profession, programming. 70 years ago this month, a machine known as ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) ran the first code using modern conventions. Admittedly, when running computations for the Hydrogen bomb on a machine.

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Senior Citizen Coders, .Net WordPress and ISIS WordPress Sites

This week, we take a look at an 81 year old lady who’s had an app published on the iOS App store, a company that have built a compiler for WordPress using .NET and WordPress.com’s inaction against ISIS’ use of their blogging platform. It’s never too late to start coding! Most people associate coding with younger generations, imaginging the typical developer as a teenager sat in a hoody in front of a laptop. All signs point towards a growing new generation of.

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DeepCoder and The Beginning of the End

Microsoft has been a market leader in many different areas of technology for years. Whilst it’s often beaten by other behemoths in certain elements, there is one way in which they are definitely the market disrupters (and not just by removing a USB port or a headphone jack): their latest innovation, DeepCoder. DeepCoder is a form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that allows computers to write code themselves. The implications of such software, in a mature form, are often portrayed in apocalyptic movies.

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Want to Visualise a Site or APP? Start Prototyping with Invision

Why Prototyping is Useful When looking to make a serious strategic move in digital, whether it’s redevelopment or market entry, an important step is prototyping. This makes sure the idea you have is feasible and that you iron out usability kinks before moving on to the development stage, where changes are not so easily made. There is a stark contrast between emailing dozens of JPEG files to a client or colleages and sending them a link to an interactive prototype that they.

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jQuery and Why It May Be The Wrong Choice

jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library, so it may come as a surprise to some developers that it might not be the correct choice, and in many cases – it’s just not necessary. You could even say overkill. This graph demonstrates just how widely it is used. With the popularity of the web on mobile (as of 2014 it surpassed desktop browsing) you could see why it has become essential for a developer to also work on developing a mobile friendly and.

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8.5 WordPress Dev Improvements You Can Make Without Hiring Us!

Anyone with a website, WordPress or otherwise, will receive and most likely hates the typical web developer prospecting email. Everyone will have had one at one time or another, or several times a day if you are particularly “fortunate”. So this post is the antithesis of that email. I am not messaging saying I can offer you a service. Instead, today is about 8.5 things you, yes you, can do to your own WordPress website in order to improve it; all of which is.

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Responsive Emails Have Landed, Sort of…

My phone is the centre of my universe. It helps me when I’m lost. It holds my notes and reminders (essentially it’s my memory). When I wake up in the morning to the alarm on my phone the first thing I do is swipe the screen. If I have any push-notifications from my Gmail app, I browse any new emails I’ve received. As of September 30th, Gmail email clients have started to support media queries and embedded styles. Litmus has a ‘live.

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Hack Day October 2016

This week we held our latest hack day here at Purr. What’s a hack day? It’s when we let our coders out of their cages and give them free reign to explore anything developer-ish that advances their skills in one way or another. In the past, we’ve had sensible explorations like trying out OpenCart, which led to it becoming a platform we introduced to the PHP team. We have also had more amusing explorations such as building Doughnut Dash – an app.

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