Where oh where can my mobile site be…

Where oh where can my mobile site be…

Yes, we know, the Finda mobile site is missing and there’s a bunch of people who think we should have it. So do we as it happens which is why we are busy coding it… furiously. @medhatgayed is the lead developer on the project and is making awesome Python and Django magic happen.

Things are looking good for the mobile site: the URL structure will be the same for the mobi and live sites, the graphics have been done, we’ve integrated the Finda API (the awesome Finda API as it were) and we’re now busy making the HTML work.

Speaking of mobile HTML, @keranm (the Finda product manager) found this suitably awesome mobile template this morning: Mobile Boilerplate (check it out!) and we’re looking at using that as a base for the mobi site. We had a look and we concur with the good people who made Mobile Boilerplate, it IS awesome.

Also, the site says so, right here:

Why mobile boilerplate is awesome.

Why mobile boilerplate is awesome.

Can’t argue with that, the page says it right there in dark grey and off white.

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Release Night Time Lapse #1

Release Night Time Lapse #1

On the 26th of January 2011 we released what was possibly the biggest change to Finda since it was launched. We did a complete UI and branding overhaul and a massive amount of effort went into the release to ensure that everything went smoothly. Which it did! The January 2011 release was by far the smoothest to date and was a testament to the effort and dedication that the team put into getting every detail right.

To celebrate the auspicious occasion, the team put a little something together to document release night. I think this kind of thing will turn into a tradition pretty quickly!

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#1 coding Ninja trophy

#1 coding Ninja trophy

Awesome developers like awesome things and awesome coding demands recognition. For this purpose we created a No 1 coding Ninja floating trophy out of the container of the single most awesome substance known to man.

Some say it’s the stuff that makes the space shuttle fly at 28,000 km/h. Some say it’s what keeps the space station in the sky. Other’s say it’s the stuff that powers the Large Hadron Collider.

All we know is that its awesome factor is suitable for use by the Finda development team.

#1 coding Ninja trophy

#1 coding Ninja trophy

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