Due to popular demand I have now added an RSS feed to this site.
I fancied a new homepage that featured the best of the net at any given time.
This site pulls in content, videos & cat gifs from a range of sites
A cross browser plugin to stop the dark knight rises spoilers from runing your fun.
Someone asked me to create an olympics blocker, so I did.
Find out which ladies have been getting all excited by 50 Shades of Grey.
Catch them in the mood and introduce yourself as 'Christian' on Twitter or Facebook..
This is a mashup of public facebook posts and tweets of women talking about reading 50 shades of grey.
"Half way between genius and creepy"
Scrape the web - save playlists and songs you come across while you browse so they are always easy to find and play.
Tomahklet currently supports over 35 sites (and growing).
Ubelly commisioned me to make a Windows Kinect game for Future of Web Design London 2012.
The game tests designers on their typeface knowledge and they have to spot helvetica from arial.
The hack uses the Kinect for Windows on Windows 8 consumer preview. With the skeletal data being piped to IE10 via WebSockets. This shows off not only the kinect but also IE10's support for HTML5 features such as WebSockets
EMI approached We Make Awesome Sh to provide a custom skin of Search Instagram to enable Professor Green's fans to interact with your pictures on his site. His fans just need to share a tour photo on instagram using #professorgreen. These photos then are displayed on Professor Green's site.
I was commissioned by ShareMyPlaylists to create their new iOS app for both iPhone and iPad.
This is a phonegap app using a custom plugin to use libspotify to allow the user to play songs from spotify directly in the app itself.
We created a simple search instagram hack to celebrate May 4th, Star Wars Day.
A service tracking your 'this is my jam' jams. With a beat matched looping stop frame animation of me eating what was my jam. 'Hilarious'. Uses Toma.hk to play the tracks.
A klout style ranking on your musical tastes
A simple embeddable music player, to embed any song to any website, using a range of sources for the songs.
A simple service to show what people are currently watching on tv (powered by zeebox)
A film recommendation site. You enter a film, it recommends other films.
Can you spot the cat among the pigeons. Stop bots from spamming your site... Ladies and gents, I introduce to you, Catcha
With some help from some of the guys at Tomahawk, I created Toma.hk, a music service for people to share music worldwide. Hooking into the desktop tomahawk client when available.
EMI approached me to build a website to release to the public an online video of a rehearsal to celebrate K25.
Within 40 minutes the campaign had been completed, and the site generated a lot of buzz including #1 trending on Twitter worldwide.
At Barcamp Bournemouth, Adam Howard and I made an arduino hack that displayed tweets on an 8 by 8 LED matrix. It displayed tweets containing a specific hashtag is a custom typeface that I created, "Lawrence Sans". Once this was completed we then connected it up to a real time website. Where people could turn each LED on and off.
This made that people could draw on our LED board from their website all around the world. This got people from all over the place drawing, you guessed it, penises.
We won the hack competition :)
The typeface I created "Lawrence Sans" is available on github and some kind gentleman, Brandon Hawkes, created an actual downloadable font (ttf) of it. I definitely need to use this font on this site.
True (WPP) approached me to build a KFC store locator app for iPhone & Android.
I have to admit, I do love my kentucky fried chicken...
I have created an app for Spotify called Suggestify.
Suggestify recommends songs based on the current song being played and creates a custom radio.
I was commissioned to build a mobile app for nervous parents. This involved building a backend admin system with a full API and an iPhone app for consumers.
The iPhone app uses PhoneGap, iAds and in app payments.
I created the mobile app for ArtSpotter, an interactive art map.
Read about the app here:
At Music Hack Day London, Paul King & I created a browser based HTML5 canvas multiplayer kinect 'dance' game. Two players can play at the same time. They dance to score points.
Playing around with HTML5 canvas. Created a site that takes your current location and gathers weather information, then displays it in an animated HTML5 canvas.
A mobile friendly, flash free, html5 compatible, responsively designed site. Buzzword bingo full house! *only when browser doesn't support flash
A facebook tab showing the latest photos shared on Instagram for the Australian Tourism board.
Some super simple customisable buttons using only css.
Here I use various services online to pair up user accounts across multiple systems. Do you find it spooky?
Playing around with the Audio API
Together with a few other people we looked into facial recognition technology in regards to the London riots. It would appear that it caused a stir amongst the media (within the first 24 hours)
Using Face.com's API and Facebook I was able to obtain a percentage accuracy for facial matches for friends of facebook users and cross reference them against the photos released by the police.
It didn't work accurately, it wasn't really meant to. It was more about looking into the possibilities of facial recognition and services such as Face.com
- Can technology identify looters? - BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
- Will The London Riots Be The Turning Point For Facial Recognition As A Crime-Fighting Tool? - Forbes
- 'London Riots Facial Recognition' Vigilantes Abandon Their Project - Forbes
- Face recognition technology fails to find UK rioters - New Scientist
- A New Google Group Uses Facial Recognition Technology To Out Looters - Business Insider
- Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters - TechCrunch
- London Riots: Google Group created to use facial recognition software for identifying rioters - geek.com
- And many more...
An instagram slideshow for the Diesel Black Gold fashion show.
A Chrome extension to add quick view functionality to Google+
A cool instagram viewer
Instant whois for simple domain availability checker.
Creative Social approached me to go into collaboration with them for a simple Instagram visualization for the World's Biggest Advertising Awards, Cannes Lions.
An animal symptom checker for vet advice and clear guidelines.
A quick reminder about Twitter app authentication. Don't get me wrong. I love what the guys have done with the World's Most Exclusive Website. And to be totally honest, I am jealous that they got their first. But they didn't need to do an auto tweet...
You really need to see it.!
Safari 5.1 introduced a new full screen API. Use this bookmarklet to make any site go full screen
Everyone loves bunting! I created a bunting bookmarklet in commemoration of the Royal Wedding
A countdown app for the rapture 21/05/2011 - The End of The World!
A mobile app enabling of sharing photos around you.
See and show what is going on around you.
This is simply a prototype for an idea of people asking questions to other people around them.
Instagram + Cats = The very nexus of the internet.
Firefox 3.6 introduced an accelerometer to the web. I created a game to showcase this new feature.
A css cheatsheet for mobile web app development
A jQuery plugin to add a background video to any page.
A jQuery plugin to add various types of shadows to elements.
Here are links to the demos:
Turn the text inside any element to generate a centaur
A jQuery plugin to replace click events with hover events. More a proof of concept.
A localised micro site for Marmalade on Toast. Taking your current location, it calculates the position of the sun / moon in the sky based on sunrise and sunset time and the current wind speed.
Can you find the Easter Egg?
From 2009 until the first half of 2011 I was lead developer at Marmalade on Toast a digital marketing agency in Winchester, UK.