It's The Little Things Which Make An App


I've been a big fan of Ovo Energy since switching to them last year. They email me a PDF statement, pay me 3% interest on any overpayments, and have their call centre waiting times displayed prominently on their homepage. So, when they announced their new app, I was expecting something a little bit special. And […] Read More

The OAuth / App Anti-Pattern


OAuth was designed to combat an anti-pattern. Typing your username and password into a third party site is bad idea. A really bad idea. I mean, you may think it's a bad idea to give your bank details to a Nigerian prince but that's just peanuts compared to giving away your password to an untrusted […] Read More

Android App - Vodafone UK USSD Commands


This is a really geeky app! You know USSD? They're the codes you can type in to your phone to send messages back and forth to the networks.  You've probably seen something like *#147# to display the last caller. My second app presents a series of buttons which call the USSD commands - so you […] Read More

NESTA - What's App


Last night I went to the NESTA's "What's App?" discussion.  You can watch the event at NESTA's website. Here at @nesta_uk for What's App a look at the emerging app economy. — Terence Eden ⏻ (@edent) March 22, 2010 It was an excellent panel - despite being a bit stale, pale and male. But I […] Read More