The addition of Cloud Foundry is a huge win for the Waterford-based company. Now you build your Apps as usual but deploy the server part to the extremely impressive Cloud Foundry infrastructure. It makes use of Cloud Foundry’s Node.js support and you can deploy with the FHC command line or in the browser-based Studio GUI.
I’ve been a big fan of FeedHenry for a long time and also a fan of Cloud Foundry since it launched. It’s like your two favourite people getting engaged. Now to find the time to build something using both!
Tea Time is a weekly staff meeting held at Twitter offices on Friday afternoons. Every Friday the company gets together, greets new hires, talk about what happened that week and take Q&A. Anyone in the company can talk about what they did that week.
Over the past couple of months, Twitter have expanded outside the office and hosted a series of events for developers in the Twitter ecosystem. There’s a lot going on in the ecosystem and it’s a chance to share the highlights with developers – including the latest developments with the platform, areas of demand within the ecosystem, and technical dives into integration opportunities for developers.
Thursday, February 23rd will see see Ireland hosting it’s first teatime event, Teatime Dublin. On the agenda will be a couple of talks by Irish startups who are currently working on interesting applications of the various Twitter API’s, followed by a Q&A with the platform team from Twitter San Francisco who will be joining the proceedings via the magic of SKYPE.
Its a great opportunity to meet other developers and also get a chance to put any tricky questions directly to the platform team.
You can sign up right here on twitter.com. Places are limited.
For updates and more information, keep an eye on web2ireland and also keep an eye out for the hashtag #twitterDT or tweet any questions or queries to @donal_cahalane
Vigill allows enterprise systems and humans to converse and self-serve in mobile applications. Vigill is a cloud platform that enables companies to connect, interact and self-service their customers through their mobile applications. At its core Vigill’s proposition involves presenting concise, time sensitive information, allowing the user to respond and/or perform a task quickly, efficiently and conveniently – leveraging the power of smartphones (alerting, authenticating, interacting, locating, and interacting).
To crack the market, Vigill will make it easy for developers to white-label integrate ‘conversation engines’ into their mobile apps – similar to the likes of Twilio or UrbanAirship.
We all know what unmitigated disasters Digg V3 and later were. In a world of Twitter and Facebook they kept thinking it was still 2007. When V3 launched I said that it should have been built around the popular stories on Twitter since that’s what people are really interested in, rather than the closed coven of Digg power-users. So I was thrilled to see the recent launch of NewsWhip which does exactly that.
The site is an aggregation of popular news based on sharing and RTs across Twitter and Facebook. So there is no gaming, no moderation, just a smart algorithm bubbling up the hot news right now. They give a score to a news story by measuring how many Tweets, Likes, Shares, and other interactions it gets.You can filter by the location you are interested in and various categories and sub-categories.
At the moment the front page is showing some stories on the possible return of Arrested Development. That makes me very happy indeed.
For a great snapshot of interesting news across the realtime web during the day, I think the guys have nailed it.
Later this year, .XXX domains will become available and obviously an important aspect of this is to ensure that unsuitable content is not accessible to minors. Paul Walsh’s MetaCert has been working on this problem for the past few years and has just signed a large deal with ICM Registry who will be selling the domains.
MetaCert has a range of cloud-based labeling technology and certification products which sites can use to show visitors information about their content, their malware scanning practices, how they treat consumers’ privacy, whether they offer free or paid-for content and more.
I’ll be installing one of their products on all my kids’ PCs and that’s the Firefox Add-On. It goes way beyond the built-in features of IE9 and will be available on all browsers soon.