On Saturday the 9th we launched our new Geo Location Event Finder App - LOCO - for Android on Google Play (iOS version coming soon). Why do one launch event when you can do 7 in the one evening! To highlight some of the under the radar goodness happening these days in Derry the LOCO team decided to show case a selection of events in a number of venues that are found off the beaten track.
Where better to start off the event than in Derry's last remaining Independent Record store (We are lucky to still have one) Cool Discs.
Ulster GAA and Comhaltas have launched a new mobile phone app to promote their cultural games, events and activities. The ‘GaelGo’ app is now available to download for free on all smart devices from www.gaelgoapp.com
GaelGo has been funded by DCAL as part of a project to promote the creative industries in Northern Ireland, which included the development of two apps one for Ulster GAA and Comhaltas and the second for the Ulster Historical Foundation.
Today I had to get a Drupal development environment set up quickly on a Macbook Pro. As a dedicated Linux user for my development machines I wanted to get an environment I was happy with up as quickly as possible. Quickstart is a great project that gives me a PHP development environment, Drush, Git and other useful tools to facilitate building Drupal websites.
The easiest way for me was to install VirtualBox on my Mac and then install Quickstart to get up and running with Drupal on a Mac.
Google+ is Google’s much talked about and hyped new social networking site. It could be loosely described as a mixture of Facebook, Twitter and a blog but with the option to send updates to pre-arranged groups (circles).
This has the advantage of selecting content for specified groups - something that facebook regulars have been yearning for. Those pictures of you 'worse for wear' on that night out can be put up on a friends only circle keeping your work colleagues & family out of that particular loop.
Recently we've begun working with Drupal 7 on an e-commerce site and obviously I suppose we decided that Drupal Commerce was the way to go. On previous Drupal 6 sites we've used Ubercart and whilst we really liked using it thought that the fact that Commerce uses entities for its content types made more sense from a developers point of view. With entities we dont get the overhead of fields/funtionality that we don't necessarily need i.e.
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BT48.com, along with Student Francis Byrne & Grafton Recruitment won the Northern Ireland Steps to Creativity Project 2010 Award at the Steps to Creativity Programme, part of the Showcase Conference at University of Ulster, Magee Campus. Steps to Creativity helped 10 traditional companies around Northern Ireland to identify a digital creative project related to their business activity which would benefit from exposure to creative sector expertise. Each business received mentoring from a creative industries professional to help with the project. Full time support from a creative industry student, paid by the programme, was also provided to implement the digital project within an eight-week period from July to September 2010. The programme was funded through the Arts Council for Northern Ireland’s creative industries innovation fund and managed by the Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Centre (NORIBIC).