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 »

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.

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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, which is what came out of the random word generator and also happened to be available as both a .com and a

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.