The Big Pedal
The event took on a virtual bike race format, with schools competing over 15 days to be the fastest finisher over a virtual route around the UK. School staff entered data about people cycling to school on each day of the event, and our system logged these cycling journeys, converting them into virtual finishing times for each daily stage.
We designed and built the website and online system for running and administrating the event, including tasks such as:
- Registering schools to take part
- Collecting data
- Calculating live results
- Reporting live statistics
- Analysing data and generating final reports
The event, run this March, was a resounding success, generating over 600,000 journeys to school by bike, in just 3 weeks – an average of 40,000 people cycling to school every day!
Gooify makes it easy to keep up with your favourite sources of imagery on the web.
We built this web application primarily to help us keep track of the various places around the web where we often find visual inspiration. We maintain a collection of things that inspire us, and are constantly on the lookout for new material, so we wanted a quick, visual way to view new content on our favourite sites.
Gooify is our answer. It takes the URL of a website or RSS feed, and if the site publishes it's content via RSS, and with images (most blogs and many other sites do both), Gooify will suck out those images and show them to you in an easy to view grid. We call it Gooification.
This app is still a work-in-progress, and we've been so busy working on other things that we haven't opened up much of it's functionality to users yet, so watch this space.
Really Simple Lists
Really Simple Lists is a simple, web-based list-making and collaboration tool.
For some of the projects that we get involved with, a full-featured project management application is overkill, so we decided to make this stripped-down list-making tool to serve our own requirements. It's features are simple:
- Make lists
- Add items
- Add dates
- Assign items to people
- Tick items off when they're done
Having used it for a while, we decided to open it up on an invite-only basis so that we can keep a close eye on usage. If you'd like to try it out, you can find out how to get an invite over at the website.
Really Simple™ Slideshow
Really Simple™ Slideshow is a jQuery plugin for creating image slideshows.
We were working on a project that required a slideshow with lots of images—potentially hundreds—and didn't want to load all of these images each time a visitor hit the page.
This plugin loads images as and when they're required by the slideshow, so the less time a visitor spends on the page, the fewer images they'll load. This means faster loading pages for visitors, and lower bandwidth requirements for the website owner.
It's open-source and free to use under the MIT license for both commercial and non-commercial use.