NEWS DIGEST 14.06.2020: How to tackle coronavirus infection and be a top app promoter in one go

  Today’s news coverage comes from our official HEMNA Twitter feed. Bloomberg examines the experience of a slum in India and how its inhabitants coped with the COVID-19 crisis that has gripped the world in recent months. The Dharavi neighbourhood … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 14.06.2020: How to tackle coronavirus infection and be a top app promoter in one go

THE FUTURE OF PRIVATE HIRE: Online UK wide taxi bookings with guaranteed licensed drivers/operators

with James Sorolla (contributor) Today’s contributor, James, is a representative for the British-based online solutions enterprise, TriggerAppy Ltd, which focuses on the private hire sector. TriggerAppy produces software in cooperation with some of the country’s largest taxi hire firms and private hire despatch software providers. One partnership with Diplomat  saw the two technology companies combine TriggerAppy’s online advanced web booking capability with Diploma’s software to provide a seamless experience for the passenger as well as create decent cost savings for the companies involved. The software helps reassure passengers that the cabs they order will be fully-licensed, and therefore far safer to hail and ride, … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF PRIVATE HIRE: Online UK wide taxi bookings with guaranteed licensed drivers/operators

GIF MOMENT: Stick Texting

Today the Half-Eaten Mind brings you a special GIF image courtesy of Lilith Moon on Google +. The GIF was produced by StickTexting.com and shared by Lilith and Kamran V. Kleist. A person becomes annoyed at his friend’s over enthusiastic use of smileys and gets his revenge in spectacular stickman style. The Stick Texting iPhone app gives users fully animated stick figures for text and emails using your iPhone or iPad. The detailed and clear animations help you express yourself, your thoughts and your moods with a firm punch. The smileys won’t know what hit them. The animation was created by … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: Stick Texting

FLAPPY BIRD: Developer says he “got lucky”

with Huzaifah Jearally (idea contributor) & Arjun Shah (Flappy Bird fan/review assistant) Flappy Bird is the new game that is causing a whole generation of phones to be dashed to pieces against walls as more and more people try to guide a tiny bird past pipes without causing a collision. Yet the developer behind the runaway success has admitted that he just got lucky, according to technology news site Tech Crunch. The game, which is influenced by the 8-bit graphical technology associated with hit old-school games like the 1980s Super Mario series, was the brainchild of a Vietnamese ‘indie developer’ named Ha … Continue reading FLAPPY BIRD: Developer says he “got lucky”