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Install #IPA – An over-the-air IOS app installation service

February 20, 2018 Leave a comment

install-ipa – is a website that helps you install .IPA files on your iOS device by automatically creating the OTA Manifest file, and creating a email-installable link, or QR code.

It’s designed so that you can provide an easy-to-install link to demo your app to your client, without asking them to plug their iPhone into iTunes.

Or, from the tester’s perpective – If you’ve been sent an .ipa file from your developer, and want an easy way to install it on your phone, then you can use this site to easily install this app on your phone.

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#RoyalMail #PAF UK Postcode database

February 19, 2018 Leave a comment


This is the Royal Mail PAF database of 1,841,177 postcodes in the UK, which can be downloaded here


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50,000 Web Design Sales Leads for €5

February 19, 2018 Leave a comment


If you are a web design company, and are looking for leads, this is a great resource, – a database of over 50,000 websites and associated names and email addresses that have not been launched yet – but have been registered.

These people are typically people who have taken the time to register a domain name for their company, but have not yet found a suitable web design company to develop their website.

Want to read more?  check out

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Google #OAuth Login using #PhantomJS

February 19, 2018 Leave a comment


So here’s some handy code to use PhantomJS to perform a Google OAuth Login in a headless browser. The exact login url and username/password have been omitted from this example;‘……’, function (status) {

page.evaluate(function() {
var usernameField = “Email”;
var elUsername = document.getElementById(usernameField);
elUsername.value = ‘’;
var buttonId = “next”;
var elNext = document.getElementById(buttonId);;
var passwordId = “Passwd”;
var elPassword = document.getElementById(passwordId);
elPassword.value = “xxxxxxx”;
var btnNext = document.getElementById(“signIn”);;
page.onLoadFinished = function(){
var btnAllow = “submit_approve_access”;
var elAllow = document.getElementById(btnAllow);;

page.onLoadFinished = function(){
// Now you can continue processing.

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Clean up expired #S3 files in #AWS using C#

February 12, 2018 Leave a comment


If you use Amazon S3 to store temporary files, that are perhaps autogenerated, then emailed to customers, or are otherwise obsolete after a few hours, then it’s a good idea to delete them – to keep your storage costs low, and prevent any leaks of sensitive data later down the line.

Here is some C# code that reads all files in a specified bucket, and deletes files older than 12 hours old. – This example is hard-coded to the EU West Region (Ireland).

First, you need to install the NUGET package:

Install-package AWSSDK.S3

Then, create a class called S3, with the following code – I’ve ommited the keys, that you can get from IAM

using Amazon.S3;
using Amazon.S3.Transfer;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using Amazon.S3.Model;

namespace S3Cleanup
/// <summary>
/// Amazon S3 functionality
/// </summary>
public static class S3
private static readonly AmazonS3Config Cfg = new AmazonS3Config { RegionEndpoint = Amazon.RegionEndpoint.EUWest1 };
private static readonly AmazonS3Client S3Client = new AmazonS3Client(“xxxx”, “xxx”, Cfg);

public static IEnumerable<S3Object> ListBucket(string bucket)

var request = new ListObjectsRequest {BucketName = bucket};
var lS3 = new List<S3Object>();
var response = S3Client.ListObjects(request);
if (response.IsTruncated)
request.Marker = response.NextMarker;
request = null;
} while (request != null);
return lS3;

public static void DeleteObject(string bucket, S3Object s3Object)
var request = new DeleteObjectRequest { BucketName = bucket, Key = s3Object.Key };

public static string Upload(string bucket, byte[] data, string extension)
var ms = new MemoryStream(data);
var filename = Guid.NewGuid().ToString(“D”) + extension;
var fileTransferUtility = new TransferUtility(S3Client);
var fileTransferUtilityRequest = new TransferUtilityUploadRequest
BucketName = bucket,
InputStream = ms,
StorageClass = S3StorageClass.ReducedRedundancy,
Key = filename,
CannedACL = S3CannedACL.PublicRead
return “; + bucket + “/” + filename;

Then you can write come code in your Main() method to do the following:

if (args.Length == 0)
Console.WriteLine(“Pass bucket name as argument”);
var strBucketName = args[0];
var s3Objects = S3.ListBucket(strBucketName);
Console.WriteLine(“Found ” + s3Objects.Count() + ” objects in bucket”);
foreach (var s3object in s3Objects)
var age = DateTime.Now – s3object.LastModified;
if (age.TotalHours <= 12) continue;
Console.WriteLine(“Deleting ” + s3object.Key);
S3.DeleteObject(strBucketName, s3object);

Then, if you set that up as a scheduled task, you can delete your old S3 files, and keep your costs down.

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Create a Real #IOS App with no coding in two minutes.

February 11, 2018 Leave a comment

If you’ve got a mobile-friendly website, then you can also create an app for that website quickly and easily with – The video above shows just how simple it is to create a real iOS app that can run on your iPhone, you could share with your employees, or even submit to the iOS App store (* Although apple have strict quality guidelines, so you may not pass review)

The video above does gloss over the whole digital signing step – which is the toughest part of the process, and professional iOS developers struggle with this too. However, here are a few steps to create what’s known as an Ad-hoc provisioning profile used in the video above. This allows you to install the app on up to 100 iPhones / iPads without any review by Apple.

If you try to install an app that is not digitally signed, then you get an error message saying “Unable to download App, “” could not be downloaded at this time.”, and you get a darkened icon on the home screen called “CreateFreeApp”, that says “Unable to Install “” Please try again later.” if you click it.

You’ll need a developer account at apple, and I’m assuming you’ve got a Distribution certificate set up already – so go log in to , and select “Certificates, IDs & profiles” – Click Devices > All Then press the plus icon in the top right

Now, on your iphone, go to “” in the Safari browser. Press “Tap to Find UDID”, Press “Allow” then “Install”, “Install”, and your UDID will be displayed on-screen.

Going back to the Apple, enter in the Name of the Device “Dave’s iPhone”, and fill in the UDID in the box below. Press “Continue”.

Now, go to App IDs under Indentifiers on the left hand side, and press the Plus icon in the top right.

Enter the App ID Decription “Create Free App”, and select a wildcard App ID named:


Press Continue.

Select iOS provisioning profiles > All, then press the plus icon in the top right. Select Distribution > Ad Hoc then continue.

Select CreateFreeApp in the App ID box then continue.

Select your iOS Distribution Certifcate (Hoping you’ve already set this up!) then continue

Press Select All for the devices list, then press Continue

Enter a name for the profile, i.e. “Create Free App AdHoc” > Continue, then Download the mobileprovision file, and put it in a safe place, as you’ll need it later.

To create your p12 certificate, you will need to open the KeyChain Access utility on your Mac

Select “My Certificates” on the left hand side, and look down to find your “iPhone Distribution” certificate. Control-Click on the certificate, and select Export. Press Save, Enter a password, and again into the verify box, then press OK. You will need this password later, so don’t forget it!. Press “Allow”, and you should have a file on your desktop named Certificates.p12.

When creating an app on Create Free, you will need your mobileprovision file, the p12 certificate, and the password for the certificate, and the app will work on every device that you have obtained a UDID for.









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Create an #Android and #iOS app for #free with no coding

February 10, 2018 Leave a comment

We’ve just launched today – It let’s you create an Android and iOS app in under 2 minutes by just filling out a form. What does the app do?, it links to your website – but guess what – you can submit this to the Google Play Store, and iOS App Store, and make your online business instantly more discoverable.

The service is backed by Adobe’s Phonegap build, and apps are held securely and safely with Amazon S3 storage.


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