Apsmart acquired by Thomson Reuters

Today, I am thrilled to announce that Apsmart has been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.

Thomson Reuters is intensely focused on serving the needs of professional customers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets. And as mobile becomes increasingly important to how professionals work and consume information, we’re uniquely positioned to help deliver Thomson Reuters expert-enriched content, news and solutions through the interfaces customers want on the mobile devices they use.

We’re very excited about the opportunity to apply our diverse mix of skills to the large Thomson Reuters customer base and look forward to help drive the strategy and creation of significant new experiences in mobile across the organisation.

A heartfelt thank you to our customers, board members, advisors and incredible employees across the years for helping us build such value in the business.

Sincerely,

Rahul

Founder & CEO Apsmart Ltd ‘09 to ‘12

Multilanguage support when dealing with String comparisons

We’ve just come across something quite unexpected.

Unless the language support is specifically set to Turkish, the Turkish character ‘ı’ displays a non-obvious behaviour in computing. It’s capitalisation is rendered as ‘I’, which happens to be the same than the capitalisation for the Latin ‘i’ character when the language is set to a Latin alphabet variation. If the language is set to Turkish, the capitalisation if the Latin character ‘i’ is ‘İ’, which doesn’t exist in the Latin character set… as opposed to ‘I’.

This obscure behaviour has an interesting consequence when dealing with string comparisons. For example, comparing ‘Yarın’ and ‘Yarin’ in lower case, will yell different results… but if we compare upper(‘Yarın’) with upper(‘Yarin’), they will be interpreted as the same string if the underlying language is NOT set to Turkish…

There… something to think during the bank holiday.

And if more info is needed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dotted_and_dotless_I#In_computing

It’s all about babies now. And jamon!

It’s all about babies now. And jamon!

And on the same subject… This is how an AWS disruption looks like.

Geeky time (2)

Some snapshots of other cool representations. Again, the video can be found at http://vimeo.com/38433762

David’s Geeky Time:
Prototype for using Google Motion Charts to monitor the behaviour of a number of data sourcing/processing nodes and their traffic, and how certain data sources get automatically stopped/reconnected based on certain logic rules.

Crisps covered in milk or white chocolate. Tastes like innovation. High-five!

(We had a chat about high-fives yesterday. Some felt that if offered, you were under an obligation to reciprocate. You couldn’t ‘leave someone hanging’. Oh please. There is always an inherent risk in any socio-physical interaction and if you’re going to try a recent import to the ‘language’ you’ve got to expect that sometimes it won’t work out.)

The appside in association with UKTI and the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network have published as list of the 50 most innovative British apps.
We’ve been involved in 3  - Shazam Player, Fanatix and our own MPme - and we reckon that’s not bad going. Smiley face.

Here’s the report.

The appside in association with UKTI and the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network have published as list of the 50 most innovative British apps.

We’ve been involved in 3  - Shazam Player, Fanatix and our own MPme - and we reckon that’s not bad going. Smiley face.

Here’s the report.

Deepak, Steve and Marco diligently working away in our new office earlier today. So much more space!

Deepak, Steve and Marco diligently working away in our new office earlier today. So much more space!

Yo Dawg! I’ve heard you like Apsmart and I’ve heard you like sauna. So we’ve put Apsmart in your sauna hat!
Happy Birthday Yaroslav!

Yo Dawg! I’ve heard you like Apsmart and I’ve heard you like sauna. So we’ve put Apsmart in your sauna hat!

Happy Birthday Yaroslav!