purpleplanet – Software Solutions is looking to take on an OSX/Mobile App Junior Developer. This is not a full-time position. You will be working on a project basis, with a price agreed before each project commences.
We are preferably seeking someone who is still learning the ropes. We have a large, non-time critical project, which will allow you to significantly increase your development skills on a real project.
Don’t apply if you’re a company or third-party agency. We are looking for a junior with some basic experience, who needs an opportunity to develop their skills in an expanding role.
You should be able to work from home, to an agreed schedule, under your own supervision and be prepared to “check in” on a regular basis with updates.
Please contact us directly if interested. Be prepared to show your portfolio!
Google have announced they are launching a survey, to better understand the needs of visually impaired users of the internet.
They want to make Google products more accessible to the blind/visually impaired and deaf/blind and to fully understand the accessibility needs of users.
There has been controversy about this over the years, as visually impaired users have reported that some screen readers do not read everything on the page and there are many programmes that they do not read at all. Read More
purpleplanet note: The following article is reprinted from Mac Predictions.
As much as I love my iPad, and indeed all things Apple, I can’t help thinking that this is crazy-talk.
Sure, iPad is a great device for reading the odd e-mail and browsing the web, but when I hear people claiming it’s all they need on their business trips, it makes me wonder how much work they really do when they’re clocking up those frequent flyer miles.
iPad’s lack of a physical keyboard and Flash support are the two shortcomings most commonly cited as differentiating it from a laptop, but these are just the most superficial and obvious shortcomings (although I accept that for some, the absence of Flash is an advantage rather than a shortcoming). Read More
More and more and more and more of our conventional desktop applications are moving to the web. We are on the edge of the online age where the network really is the platform. Google Docs, calendars, wikis, social interaction and collaboration are becoming a day to day normal activity, not just for techies but the average computer user.
More and more files are being stored centrally in ‘the cloud’, so we can conveniently access them from anywhere. What effect will these changes make to the ways with which we interact with the data? Read More