Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

April 2014

The App Business

Mobile app development company, London, UK - iPhone, Android & Windows developers

Supercharge your Workflow in Sketch

Learn Sketch 3

A Practical Guide to Web App Success - Free Book Online

Customer.io

Send email based on what people do or don’t do in your app

Small screen productivity - Matt Gemmell

jquery.typer.js

AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Docker

You can now have Elastic Beanstalk provision, monitor and load balance Docker images.

The Best Hires Are Right Under Your Nose - Use This System to Never Miss Them Again

Scaling a team with aggressive referral recruiting: http://t.co/0wg7hll7xu

How to get a job in the tech industry

Another splendid article by @riklomas - wish it was around when I was in uni…

How to get a job in the tech industry https://t.co/dEiJqLHfi2

Reposted https://twitter.com/755859 post on Twitter
I had no idea you can just switch on the new Twitter web profile style. Use the "Get it now" button here: https://t.co/U1Cp83vps4
In reply to Matt Gemmell Matt Gemmell’s post on Twitter
I had no idea you can just switch on the new Twitter web profile style. Use the "Get it now" button here: https://about.twitter.com/products/new-profiles

Fun discovery yesterday: my car is 4G.

I have a Three SIM card for data from which it creates a wifi hotspot, displays live traffic updates, plays Spotify, etc.

Driving along the M25 I notice a little ‘4G’ icon appear. Sadly I was a little too busy driving to use it.

Hassle

Cleaners in London. Flat £10ph fee.

mtodd/geoip · GitHub

Ruby C binding to Maxmind GeoIP Library

In reply to https://twitter.com/19541265 post on Twitter
@barryf Hah, at least you don't have an American double who uses your email for all his Republican/Christian/anti-gay/pro-gun mailing lists!

@danbartlett Eugh. At least railway job spam isn’t offensive hate-filled bile. Mark as spam and complain to their ISP.

In reply to https://twitter.com/7556272 post on Twitter

@boffbowsh @andrewscrivener Something about stoking the furnace, entering the tunnel, blowing my whistle and giving the old girl a shunt.

I’ve somehow been subscribed to a civil engineering recruitment postal list from Hays. We hire Rails engineers but not actual railway ones!

@YammerSupport Is there a way to mark all my unread messages as read? I’ve got 99+ and most are stale.

Firebase - Build Realtime Apps

“A powerful API to store and sync data in realtime.”

Benjamin Black — Success

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

“out of sight, out of mind.” how the hamburger menu halved engagement: http://t.co/e6HLoQjbkZ

ht/ @moxmas

Spark Central

Social media (Twitter) customer support

10 Ways to Pretend You Know UX (When You Don't)

Form an orderly queue!

Async queueing of sync calls in JS/Node.js

Third life: Flickr co-founder pulls unlikely success from gaming failure. Again

In reply to https://twitter.com/23260761 post on Twitter
If it's possible to have a 'best side effect you've ever heard of' this is mine. http://instagram.com/p/miamRqFYDH/

Learn Ruby with the Neo Ruby Koans

RubyMonk - Interactive Ruby tutorials

Names of the Year

12-oz/pliny · GitHub

moment/moment · GitHub

sketch-measure

Measure tools for sketch.app

Poole for Jekyll

Example templates, pages, posts, and styles for Jekyll

When the Product Backlog Runs Out - MindTheProduct

slick - the last carousel you'll ever need

In reply to https://twitter.com/6830602 post on Twitter
@barryf I understand your excitement, I'll just be glad to be able to watch on-demand video without buffering all the time!

@tomgiddings And me — in HD too.

In reply to https://twitter.com/6830602 post on Twitter
@barryf We're holding our breath for June!

@tomgiddings The Openreach site still says “coming soon” but BT accepted my order early. Worth checking in May. I shouldn’t be this excited.

Yes! BT has accepted my order for its FTTC broadband, now available in Virginia Water. I’ll soon be improving on my 2Mbit/s to ~40Mbit/s.

Yes! BT has accepted my order for its FTTC broadband, now available in Virginia Water. I’ll soon be improving on my 2Mbit/s to ~40Mbit/s.

Update (2014-04-22): Up-and-running, but only after a cocked-up cabinet activation by an incompetent Openreach engineer that left me without broadband at home for 8 days.

Blueprints

Blueprint: Responsive Full Width Tabs

App Showcase with Grid Overlay

For demonstrating a mobile app

Nifty Modal Window Effects