Total Car Check and Open Data

When I first started Total Car Check, I knew that data would play a large part in the success of the organisation. There has been a big push over the past few years from this government to try and release as much data as possible in an open format, this…

Developing a hybrid phone app with Monaca and Phonegap

Background What was the problem? We needed a phone app for our commercial application. Our web stack is built on ASP.net MVC and we use C# on the backend. Xamarin - Not right for us Naturally there has been alot of buzz around Xamarin, so I gave it a…

Don't call it a Start-up

I've come to the conclusion that the word/phrase 'Start-up' is now totally without useful meaning. This has probably been true for a while, but I constantly see its use abused, conflated and inverted. Wikipedia actually has a pretty decent stab at what it really means: Startup: a company, a…

Tips for a .Net start-up

Over the past two years I've been standing on the shoulders of giants (read: stealing code/ hiding my sources) in order to create and launch my start-up (oh how I hate calling it a start-up). So, if you use .Net and you'd like my opinion on some of the best…