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Aipoly Vision versus Tap Tap See

Aipoly Vision and Tap Tap See do very similar things.

They are object recognise apps for visually impaired,  to help someone understand their surroundings. You only need to point your phone or iPad at the object and press a large on-screen button to turn on the artificial intelligence. Brilliant for visually impaired and sighted who can use the app but also help improve it.

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Allowance (iOS App)


 (iOS App), November 2009

This app is one that we have been working on for months. From the initial concept to its updates and maintenance. You can read all about it here at The Allowance App website.

We spent a long time planning and focusing exactly what people would need from an app like this and were constantly revisiting the design and implementation of it.

“Allowance App : Your Pocket Money, is an easy to use app that tracks how much allowance you are paying your child. It let’s you add allowance, or any other money (birthdays / gifts…) and also make a withdrawal.

There is a balance sheet so you can see how much they have left, and what they have spent their money on!”

The app was completely customised and has a unique interface, hopefully to make saving money fun for kids. It currently costs £2.99 and was featured on the Appvent calendar for free over the Christmas holidays.


AppsFire.com (über-jury for App Star Awards) International, Nov-Dec 2009
Selected to be one of the Judges of the App Star awards, and the winners were announced at the LeWeb 09 conference. Other jury members include Michael Arrington, Loic LeMeur and Robert Scoble among others. This was the first time this was run and was fun to be a part of!

Apps and Hats (App)

Apps and Hats (App), May 2009
I made this tabs based design app that loaded the webpages about the show, which taught me a lot about iPhone app design. It’s a free app to support the show.

The Apps and Hats app was to accompany the quirky iPhone app review show. This was made so folks could access the latest episodes, read the tweets from the twitter account and see images from the show.

You could also enter competitions and email to send review requests or let us know about your favorite app.


I have been wanting to update this app for a long time and have finally submitted a 2.0 version. I re-made the app, and it’s now looking slick on the retina devices. Although the show is no longer going, the app is still on the app store as a free app and I didn’t want something on the store that didn’t represent the apps I make. That’s why I decided to update it rather than just pull it because it’s an app that means a lot to me because of the affiliation with the show, but also it was the first proper app I made and is what has really given me the bug for making apps.


It’s still free and while people are still downloading it I’ll keep it on there. Oh – the logo doesn’t have gloss, it’s just looking that way at the moment while it’s waiting for review.

The show is currently taking a break but the app is still available for all the archived videos and photos.