In August I’m signed up to cycle the London-Surrey 100 - a race along the olympic road race route. It’s 104 miles long and contains 800m of assent. It will probably take about 9 hours. My training has not been going to plan (for which read none). In fact, I don’t really have a proxy for what that sort of distance feels like. This web app shows 3 things: 1) how many days there...
Food safety ratings when you checkin on Foursquare
It uses the FSA’s open data API and attempts to match them to places on Foursquare, then uses the Pushover app for iphone and android to tell you the rating. More work is needed to improve the matching of places between Foursquare and the FSA API (due to differences in names - like ‘Ltd’ and differences in coverage). So no guarantee you will get an alert, but it seems to work...
Oyster Card backup script for ScraperWiki.com... →
TfL only allow access to the past eight weeks of Oyster Card travel. It’s always pained me I can’t look back on the last year (or ten years) and see where I’ve been. This script allows you to do a rolling backup of your travel history using a private Scraper Wiki Vault
Mapping Tube WIFI: Games Underground?
There are plenty of games and apps that make use of location to collect, check-in to or find things in the real world. They use GPS and geoIP to work out your location. But what if you wanted to build something on The Tube (London’s underground transit system)? An app that let you collect tube stations, told you their history or even a real life version of Mornington Crescent? No GPS, no...