Verify if a point is Land or Water in Google Maps

Inspired by this question on StackOverflow "Verify if a point is Land or Water in Google Maps" I decided to see if the question was solvable quickly and easily. This being the API economy.. surely Google has an API to solve this question? It does... in the form of Google Elevation API. Here are the end … Continue reading Verify if a point is Land or Water in Google Maps

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Nugget post : using Angular JS with Mustache Templating

In a recent consolidation exersize, 6PM has decided to follow the design trend of using Google's Material Design in it's front-ends, and we now encourage the use of Angular JS to power these front-ends. It would seem that Angular Material (https://material.angularjs.org/latest/) is a perfect fit for this type of scenario. In many respects, it is... … Continue reading Nugget post : using Angular JS with Mustache Templating

Nugget Post: Pouchdb-find regex example

Here's an example of using the excellent pouchdb-find plugin's (https://github.com/nolanlawson/pouchdb-find) regex features. I couldn't really find a good example in the documentation, but looking at the source code we come up with something like this: https://gist.github.com/dvas0004/a67f1093bc323d7556ed Note that the $regex command cannot be run on an indexed field, so this will be a slow query … Continue reading Nugget Post: Pouchdb-find regex example

SL4A + Python 4 Android : Bluetooth and Webviews example

Most of the other non-native frameworks that I've used so far are often very good, but lack low-level connectivity modules such as bluetooth (though they pretty much do anything else...). So while hunting around for what I might be able to use for developing a bluetooth app, I ran across SL4A - scripting language for … Continue reading SL4A + Python 4 Android : Bluetooth and Webviews example

Got 15 minutes? Easy webRTC android app in 3 steps!

WebRTC is an exciting feature in newer browsers. It allows you to transfer any data between two peers. In conjunction with HTML5 elements like the <video> tag, it enables browser-to-browser audio and video conference calls ... with no extra plugins or help needed, it all lives in your browser. You can check out a demo here: http://www.webrtc.org/demo The … Continue reading Got 15 minutes? Easy webRTC android app in 3 steps!

Playing around with the SB1, HTML and Javascript

Seems i'm on an HTML5 / Javascript streak this week. I've been testing and checking out the capabilities of the SB1 device from motorola. This nifty device comes packed with HTML5 and javacript, from rhoelements (previously known as rhodes), and can do quite a bit of things....Looking forward to building a production app with this … Continue reading Playing around with the SB1, HTML and Javascript

Android : Developing HTML5 apps part 1

As promised in my previous blog post, in the following series of articles I will try to document the highs and lows of an android HTML5 application. Development is still ogoing, in fact the app is morphing from a simple RSS reader to something like a "web content explorer app"... the latest version includes the … Continue reading Android : Developing HTML5 apps part 1