Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Back to Antarctica?

Seems our Antarctica Map is still in demand...

Here's a preview, which is running on DroneLab (it's one of our demo datasets, which shows how satellite data can be used in the application.

Data is from the LIMA project, total file size is around 192Mb, so quite small compared to the majority of datasets that we're throwing around from most drone applications.

Friday, 5 April 2013

The Coldest Journey App

Available to download now on both iOS and Windows Phone, The Coldest Journey app has been developed to connect you straight to the latest news from the Ice Team in Antarctica.

Featuring detailed maps, live GPS tracking and the latest metereological observations directly from the ice, the app also features photography, video and blog content from the expedition.

Here's what people are saying about the Windows Phone version of The Coldest Journey App:

One very well done app for one awesome journey! Tracking data, photos, blogs, twitter feeds...all in one place; beautifully presented! Works perfectly on my WP7.5 device.
The Coldest Journey iPhone App is also available from the App Store.

Both apps also feature the latest news from Twitter along with a page that tells you all about the expedition, as well as the all important 'donate' button that takes the end-user to a page about Seeing is Believing, a global initiative to help tackle avoidable blindness.

Here are the latest reviews for the iPhone version of the app:

Cool ★★★★★
by Hannahbannana787 - Version 1.1 - May 10, 2013 
Fascinating! Puts the challenge into perspective. -34 degrees. Yikes!

Love it ★★★★★
by Harriet83 - Version 1.1 - Apr 26, 2013 
Good luck guys. Love the app!

Brilliant ★★★★★
by Harry willerbt - Version 1.0 - Apr 26, 2013 
I love this app. The information is clear and immersive. The blog feeds from the ice really make me feel like I'm there! Keep up the good work guys. You can do it! 
Mister ★★★★★
by Kc burger - Version 1.0 - Apr 2, 2013

Great app, brings all the info, pics, data together in one place. Good luck with the journey.
Nice App!

Well crafted ★★★★★
by Saganfan99 - Version 1.0 - Apr 2, 2013

All the right info just where you need it. Works nicely on the big iPhone 5 screen. It would be nice if the photos could auto-rotate and enlarge to use the full screen. Great first release though!

Cool ★★★★★
by Dabawal - Version 1.0 - Mar 19, 2013

Slick App. Makes you feel like you're there, minus the frostbite!

We'll be continuing to update the app as the Ice Train makes it's way across the continent.

For more news about the expedition, or to make a donation to Seeing is Believing, visit http://www.thecoldestjourney.org »

Download The Coldest Journey App

The Coldest Journey app is available for iPhone & Windows Phone.

Tap (or click) on one of these badges to get yourself connected to the last great remaining polar challenge.

The Android version of The Coldest Journey will be coming soon!

LATEST NEWS :: The map is still available on the Coldest Journey website, but I'm afraid that the app has now been put "on ice".

The Coldest Journey iPhone app was featured in The Guardian's 20 best iPhone and iPad apps this week »

The Coldest Journey app was developed in collaboration with iOS & Android developers The App Chaps.

The Coldest Journey app for Android

The App Chaps are also in the middle of building an Android version of The Coldest Journey app.

If you're a "'droid head" and you'd like us to email you when the app is available for download then pop your email address in this box here:

We promise not to spam you, or use your email address for any nefarious purpose. We're not like that. We're decent chaps.


Monday, 28 January 2013

Welcome, one and all.

So, Ben Mawhinney has started a new business.

I'm going to do what I've always enjoyed the most, which is digital marketing.

So, welcome, to the temporary holding page for modeeight.com, which is what came out of the random word generator and also happened to be available as both a .com and a .co.uk

I've registered the company Mode Eight Ltd.

I've found some premises and I'll update my contact details as soon as I've got all of the necessary domain and email forwarding set up.

 Until then, watch this space.

 I predict exciting times ahead as we set sail on our new, digital adventure!

 p.s. The logo is, unfortunately, also only temporary - I used the lobster font because I know how much @stevekomodo loves the lobster. I'll get round to doing a proper brand exercise once I've sorted everything else out.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Ben Mawhinney likes websites that are all about...

This is why you should never rely on external services. When they stop supporting something all your links disappear.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Spotify is one of the best things in the world, ever.

Tinkering with Spotify this morning while the boy sleeps. Quite impressed that he can sleep through this...

****Ben's Awesome Playlist****

...and here's the live kitchen playlist that's playing right now (at the time of writing).

Ben's iPhone in the Kitchen

...et voila! I can add tracks to the playlist from my laptop and they queue to play on the iPhone. Premium accounts are awesome.

Follow me on Spotify

Friday, 8 October 2010

Ben Mawhinney Completes Great North Run, again!

...with a new personal best. Two minutes faster than last year, and in quite a lot of pain from my Kiteboarding injury. Still managed to enjoy the run more than last year. Which was nice.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Ben Mawhinney completes Coast to Coast, again!

This weekend (just gone), Ben Mawhinney completed the coast to coast again, this time from Walney Island (near Barrow in Furness) to Sunderland. Not as difficult as the Whitehaven to Tynemouth one, but cycling through Sunderland "city" centre leaves a lot to be desired. Not as bad as the miles of glass strewn North Shields cycle paths, but only because the Sunderland bit is much, much shorter (and thus, quicker). Tan Hill is great, but the descent on the third day isn't as cool as the Derwent Valley stuff. Good weekend though. Next time maybe we'll finish in Whitby?