Web development

Go skimming iphone app is live - whatwasithinkingGoSkimming, the new iPhone app by Cumbria Tourism has been released on the iTunes App Store last week. This the first iPhone app I have worked on with New Vision Group and Buzz Interactive. And best of all – its free!

About the app:

Stone skimming is a worldwide pastime, although depending on where you come from it could be called skipping rocks, baking pancakes, letting the frogs out, letting the ducks out or making white-caps. Whatever you might call it, the rules and fun factor are the same wherever you’re playing… and now that could be anywhere with the Golakes Go Skimming app.

The aim of the game is to choose the right stone and throw it across the water. Your iPhone / iPod Touch becomes your stone – the trick is in the action you use to swing your device to get the most hops.

Features:

  • Four lakes for you to choose from: Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater and Wastwater (voted Britain’s best view) with high resolution water effects
  • Unique skimming mechanic for both left- and right-handed players
  • Music by the Cumbrian musician Jamie Sims

Read on for the storyboard design and the download link! Continue Reading

Web development

The brilliant minds behind WordPress have released version 2.8.5 last night, dealing mostly with security issues.

The main fixes of WordPress 2.8.5 are:

  • Trackback Denial-of-Service attack fix
  • Removal of areas within the code where php code in variables was evaluated
  • Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins
  • Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old plugins

It is strongly recommended to upgrade as soon as you can, either via your WP admin panel or download WordPress 2.8.5 directly from here.