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Public Transport Access Points

The Department for Transport publishes a dataset of access points to public transport daily. The dataset includes public bus stops, rail stations, airports, taxi ranks, etc. Commonly referred to as …

AspNet Boilerplate

Application Frameworks

In a typical application, much of the required functionality is not directly related to the core business use case but is instead functionality common to most applications. This can include …

Cookies

Cookie Audits

A cookie is a small text file saved to the user’s device when accessing a website. It can store information that identifies the user’s preferences or past actions. To comply …

Custom Google Map

Custom Google Maps

Did you know you can create a custom google map complete with your own markers, images and areas? The result is a dynamic map you can send via email or …

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

The cloud is a term for accessing resources on the internet. To deploy a typical application requires web servers, database servers, file storage and email servers together with specialist staff …

JSON

What’s an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. Many third-party companies provide access to their specialist services via a published API. You can offer that service to your clients within the applications …

Blueprint

Alexa Blueprints

A range of blueprints is available which allows you to build simple skills quickly and easily without the need to deploy any files. Once created your skills can be shared …

Alexa Communications Setup

To use the Alexa drop-in, message and calls features it is necessary to pre-configure a few options using the Alexa app. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone. If …

Alexa Communications

Alexa capabilities include the ability to communicate with other users’ via calls, messages and, device drop-ins. To use any of these features requires a mobile phone number and pre-configuration before …

Routines List

Alexa Routines

Routines allow you to add your own Alexa commands which you can run by voice command, day/time schedule or another event trigger. Typical use is to automate smart home devices, …