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Implementing AdMob in your hybrid iOS app (Apache Cordova)

Looking to monetise the hybrid iOS app that you built using a framework like Apache Cordova/PhoneGap? I’ll make the assumption that you aren’t all that familiar with Objective-C, but you’re happy to code away using frontend web technology. This poses an interesting question: How the hell do you integrate AdMob on iOS? Continue reading Implementing AdMob in your hybrid iOS app (Apache Cordova)

My DIY SEO success story – MySalaryCalculator

UPDATE 2013: This is actually more like a success, failure, then success story – teaching us all to NEVER rely solely on SE traffic. Read the updated version here.

Having just realised the last time I updated this blog was eight months ago, I feel the need to make a post; and what better way to do it than explaining my absence from it. Well folks, this is my story about MySalaryCalculator.co.uk – where quite a bit of my spare time has been spent for the past while.

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StaffsLocator – iPhone app for indoor and outdoor navigation

It’s been a long time coming, but finally I have got round to producing a video for the iPhone app that I developed in my Final Year Project at university – StaffsLocator.

I’ve had a number of academic enquiries about it over the past year, so I think it’s about time I published some information about it.

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How to get a job as a web developer

There is one golden rule to finding a career in web development: get experience.

Web development can be a rewarding career choice, although getting your foot in the door is not always easy, especially in the current climate. As a result of the weakened economy, it could be said that less opportunities have been available to people hoping to get into web development. Companies now require personnel that can hit the ground running, and that are well seasoned with web technologies, even for a junior role.

So, just how do you get the experience, if you don’t have experience?

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