This was a challenge to create a web application in a single day. TechNews is a simple web app which displays articles from a number of RSS feeds including SitePoint, Treehouse and Coding Dojo. A cron job runs each day, finding the most up to date articles and adding them to a database.

Some of the technologies used:


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I’m creating the website for the Edinburgh based delivery startup, WheelPowered, who deliver gift hampers by bicycle. The hampers contain food, gifts and a city guide and are aimed at guests visiting the city. Customers will be individuals that let their properties (such as on Airbnb) or lettings agencies that want their guests to have something special when they arrive at their accommodation.

At present, the company only delivers within a 5 mile radius of the city center and so I have had to use a number of functions within the Google Maps API such as address autocomplete and distance to determine whether we can deliver to the customer. I have implemented functionality so that people can sign up to a mailing list and receive updates, as well as integrating Stripe payment services to allow users to place orders directly from the site.

Some of the technologies used for this project are:

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This front end web app lets users find technology-focused events within a specified distance from their address. It has a clean interface which is optimised for mobile devices, and makes use of multiple APIs including:

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I was commissioned by the Dunbar Community Woodland Group to improve their website. I used WordPress to make it easier for members of the group to add content, and gave the site a modern and simplistic feel, while ensuring it was uncluttered and easy to use.

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