Mobile workers can discover best places to work

November 20th, 2009 by Demian Turner

Thanks to Pam for the heads up about this new app in the app store, WorkSnug.

WorkSnug uses Augmented Reality to connect mobile workers to the nearest and best places to work in the city. We’ve visited and rated hundreds of workspaces, assessing noise levels, power provision, community feel, even the quality of the coffee. London has been launched first. San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Madrid and several other cities are on the way in the coming weeks

Covered recently in Web Worker Daily, check out the video to see the app in action.

Widget updates released

October 6th, 2009 by Demian Turner

We had a few reports of problems from users our Doris Dashboard widget.  In some cases, duplicates of new items were being created.  So we’ve releases updates for both our widget types:

For more info about how to access your Doris account through various widgets and other clients see our Integration page.

And while I’m at it, welcome to all the new users who signed up thanks to our mention in yesterday’s TUAW post – welcome guys and we hope you enjoy using Doris.

Brief outage last night

September 25th, 2009 by Demian Turner

Apologies to Doris users for a brief service interruption that occurred last night, the total downtime was around 3 hours from 23.00 GMT yesterday to 02.00 GMT today.

Our hosting provider had an emergency issue based on an urgent firmware upgrade required for its routers.  This is a rare occurrence and is not likely to happen again.  If it does we’ll move to another provider :-)

20 Free Downloads of Doris iPhone App – get your Promo Code

September 12th, 2009 by Demian Turner

Promo codes only work for users of the US AppStore – get them now, only 20 available.

Doris API Now Available

July 31st, 2009 by Demian Turner

Doris APIAs some of our techie users will have guessed, we’ve had an API (Application Programming Interface) for Doris working for some time now, that’s the reason you can use a range of clients (iPhone, Dashboard widget, Opera widget) to access and update your account data.

But starting today we’ve made the API publicly available, see for yourself by checking out the Doris API documentation.

What does this mean for all users?  It means you now have total control over your data and can use it exactly how you like.  With the help of a developer you can write custom programs to use Doris data in new and exciting ways.

What does this mean for developers?  It means you can now create Doris-based applications and/or integrate Doris with your existing development workflow.

We’re excited to see what ideas our users come up with and judging by the amount of requests over at Uservoice, I’m anticipating a healthy response.

If you have any questions, ideas or bug reports please drop us a line at the usual place.

Interviews with Doris Team

July 24th, 2009 by Demian Turner

This was a good week for interviews!  First I noticed in the referrals the Betavine interview was finally published.  It claims to be about me but really it’s about our team effort building the Doris widget for the Opera platform.  Then Macradar interviewed Dmitri –  read it in the Russian original if you can or try the translated version.

Doris widget featured in .NET magazine

July 3rd, 2009 by Demian Turner

Thanks to the guys over at .NET for featuring the Doris Opera Widget in the August 2009 issue.

Doris in .NET magazine

Doris spotted on AppWall – Twice!

June 10th, 2009 by Demian Turner

At the WWDC this week Apple stunned the crowds with a pulsating App Store hyperwall! The hyperwall represents the top 20k most popular apps, displayed across twenty edge-to-edge 30-inch Apple Cinema Displays. Each time an app is downloaded, it pulsates on the screen in near realtime.

Andrei, our man on the Objective C development front, spotted the few tiny pixels that made up Doris.  He even found Doris LITE!

Doris on the appwall

Doris wins second place in Betavine widget contest

June 4th, 2009 by Demian Turner

Betavine Widget Competition

We almost won, but second place is not too bad so we’re really happy with the Betavine results!

Two months ago we entered the Betavine competition which asked mobile developers to build widgets for devices based on the S60 platform using the Opera widget runtime.

You can check out the Doris mobile widget on our Integration page.

New Doris updates in AppStore

May 28th, 2009 by Demian Turner

Version 1.1.3 became available yesterday in the AppStore – please update to get important stability fixes and improvements in performance.

Both regular and LITE updates are available.