Cinema chain Cineworld have put in some serious work into their mobile site over the past few months concentrating heavily on exploiting latest technology to improve usability.
The updated site fits nicely on the iPhone screen, automatically finds your local cinema and suggests others nearby.
After selecting a film you can click on a time to book tickets through the mobile site.
The improvement in using the mobile site over the normal site on the iPhone is huge and finding film times for your local cinema is much faster.
Google will be phasing out support for Microsofts eight year old browser starting in March. This is great news for anyone who has to develop for IE6 and for users who haven't found the benefits of a modern browser.
Full details from Google:
We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.
Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.
Starting this week, users on these older browsers will see a message in Google Docs and the Google Sites editor explaining this change and asking them to upgrade their browser. We will also alert you again closer to March 1 to remind you of this change.
In 2009, the Google Apps team delivered more than 100 improvements to enhance your product experience. We are aiming to beat that in 2010 and continue to deliver the best and most innovative collaboration products for businesses.
Thank you for your continued support!
The Google Apps team"
Welcome to my latest blog series on investions! This series of posts will focus on the useless and strange inventions I think up. The first today is the Tie Freshener.
I wear a tie for work most days and am constantly spraying myself with after shave when going to see clients. It got me thinking of how I could smell nice all day.
All ties have a little opening at the bottom that serve no real purpose. The Tie Freshener would be like a normal air freshener but would smell of your favourite aftershave (though if you wanted to smell of forest green that could also be available). It would clip on to the bottom of your tie and the smell would last for say a week.
You could make your own Tie Freshener with a car freshener shoved up the end of your tie.
Welcome to ImAFish X - or the 10th version of our popular community. ImAFish has gone through its biggest makeover ever! Planning started in August and a huge amount of work has been put in to get us to this stage.
ImAFish is a mash up of open source systems and scripts as well as a few specifically written modules.
As it is now ImAFish uses the following components:
Forum - Our forum hasn't changed in 4 years now, its still on a modded version of PHPBB 2.
Blog/Articles - Our two main content areas are powered by Wordpress we have been using it over a year now and there is no better blogging platform.
Home/Media - All the other pages of the site are now powered by Drupal. Up to ImAFish 9 the majority of the pages were powered by our own content management system but since Drupal can provide features at a rate that far proceeds our own development speeds it seemed an obvious choice.
Hosting - Our hosts Switchweb have been very accommodating to our growth as usual.
Without the huge contributions people put into these open source scripts ImAFish wouldn't be as popular and successful as it is today.
There may be a few teething problems however these should be fixed over the next couple of weeks. A few areas may still be on ImAFish 9 however they should be migrated soon.
A big thanks to all our supporters over the last 10 versions and 5 years.