I’m not sure who said it first but I definitely agree. My problem is that I’ve never really got on with point and shoot cameras and have been known to regularly inconvenience myself by lugging around my digital SLR camera and a couple of lenses when out and about.
The Kyan office has more than it’s fair share of Apple phone users (a company iPhone is one of the perks of working here) — On that basis it made sense to create a version of our homegrown intranet that works on the iPhone when our folk are away from the office. Duties fell to Phil and myself to bring this to fruition.
I’m really excited about my next project. It’s always hard to maintain high levels of enthusiasm for a long project until the end. For a little over a year I spent about 80-90% of my time here at Kyan in ‘Flash solitary confinement’ working very hard on a second generation pension modeller. Not the first time I’ve been involved with a Flash pension modelling development. I am an expert.
Whilst our old residence was beautifully hidden amongst the Surrey hills surrounding Cranleigh, it certainly wasn’t the most obvious place for potential clients to go looking for a cutting edge web agency. Even if it did proudly claim to be “England’s largest village”.
Now that Kyan has relocated to the busy town centre of Guildford we are up against a lot stiffer competition, with numerous other agencies now immediately surrounding us all competing to be top of the listing for terms like “Web design Guildford” and “Web development Guildford”.
Obviously we’re new in town so there’s a lot of work to be done, but a great place to start for any business that wants to show up in location based results is the free Google Local Business Centre (LBC).
Entry into Google’s LBC means that your business listing will show up in search results on google maps.
With the increasing popularity of location-aware mobile devices and desktop browsers utlising Google’s Location Services, optimising for local searches is more important than ever.
Of late I’ve been missing lots of comms from all over.
Eighteen months ago I signed up to Twitter to see what all the fuss was about – I very quickly decided I hated it. ‘I am doing this’, ‘I have just done that’ – why do I need to know this? Another form of communication that I had to keep tabs on. I already have IM, email and a mobile phone why would I choose to run another application to monitor something that I’m not interested in? BAH!
The touch screen controls really come into their own. Taking advantage of the multi-touch iPhone interface.
This is old skool war at it’s best.
With our new fanlged iPhones, today i did a little experiment. Using the free InstaMapper iPhone app, I recorded, every 2 minutes my GPS position. My iPhone didn’t move all afternoon … interesting … i’m putting this down to a Government conspiracy, that or my iPhone is lying to me. not sure which one yet.
Just for reference, i was sitting right under the green diamond