Linkalist
Building Better Apps
Linkalist
Building Better Apps
November 15, 2019
Web Animations
Bringing animations to linkalist web content
I've always been a bit suspicious of the use of animations on the web. This is a combination of a long history of terrible experiences with animations on the web and my experience…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
October 24, 2019
Customer Surveys
Now you can run surveys on your site
Here at linkalist, we are participating in an incubator as part of this process, the subject of surveys came up. Our go-to solution for surveys is SurveyMonkey which is a great…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
August 18, 2019
Should I Build an App?
Is it really worth building a Web or Mobile App for my business
It seems like everywhere we go lately, businesses are suggesting that we should install their app. In daily life, we probably interact with dozens if not hundreds of businesses…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
August 14, 2019
What is a Web Application?
How web applications work and how we can help you build one
The short answer is that a Web Application is a piece of software that uses web servers, the internet and your browser to complete tasks. A web application is different to a web
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
August 13, 2019
Linkalist View Configuration
Improving your single list app using more advanced view features
Following on from our previous article, now that you have a basic list working, it's time to make it a little more useful for your customers. So firstly, we're going to have a look…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
August 10, 2019
Build a Web App in 5 minutes
Getting started with Application Building in linkalist
This is the first in a series of articles about building an app with linkalist. The hardest part about building an app is figuring out where to start. This is where linkalist can…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
July 11, 2019
Where to Start?
How to get started with your startup’s web presence using linkalist.
That first step in your startup’s online presence can be difficult. We’ve all been there and it can be daunting to have to deal with the domain registrars, designers, hosting…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
June 5, 2019
Easy mapping with linkalist
Displaying linkalist data on Apple Maps
The ability to display content on maps is a key feature for many mobile apps and as such is not one that we can ignore on linkalist. So, we’ve been working on adding a new…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
May 9, 2019
Optimising Signup
Keeping the signup flow in the app
Signing up through an email address is always going to be a difficult user story but this is made especially tricky when app signup is concerned. This is because there is always a…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
May 7, 2019
Our App Store Escape
Lessons learned on AppStore options
I ended up proving the old adage about never releasing on a Friday last weekend when I got a bit over-enthusiastic about getting a demo application into the iOS App Store on a…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
May 2, 2019
Developing our First App
Using linkalist to build an online Dive Log
One way of getting linkalist in production is to start using it for our own apps. So that’s what we’ve been working on over the last while. The function of our first app is a…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
March 1, 2019
FontAwesome Buttons in iOS
Consistent iOS icon button design with minimum effort
FontAwesome is an incredibly useful tool for web design and we use it extensively to avoid the need to get icons designed on a regular basis. As such it is a key part of linkalist
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
February 26, 2019
Returning to the iOS SDK
Building a better experience for iOS
While it’s not entirely accurate to say that we’re starting from scratch on an iOS SDK, it’s been a while since we’ve done any work on it and it’s well past time that we…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
February 12, 2019
Refining Pricing
Tidying up our pricing template and developing an initial pricing strategy
Getting your pricing page looking well is an important detail on your application or service’s landing page. With tiered services, there is often quite a difficulty in presenting
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
February 8, 2019
A Simpler Landing Page
Refining our landing page design to present a clearer message
The linkalist landing page has been a fairly complex thing for a while and it is perhaps a little overwhelming for a first-time visitor. In particular, for a campaign page it is a…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
February 4, 2019
It's the little things
Bringing a few nice features to our publishing engine
While working on an A/B testing piece of work, I noticed an embarrassingly huge number of little snags with the publishing side of linkalist. So I figured it was time to tidy up…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
January 31, 2019
Introducing A/B testing
Measuring the effects of updating your content
Linkalist offers landing page functionality and in the best tradition of dog-fooding, we use this feature to present our own landing page and general product information pages. It
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
January 23, 2019
An Android SDK for linkalist
Building a better experience for your mobile users
While linkalist is designed to provide a good experience on the mobile web, there comes a point where your customers are going to want the convenience of a native client…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
November 28, 2018
Build Refactoring
Modernising the build infrastructure for linkalist
Like many side-projects, getting a system together for making a build has never been a priority for me. Generally, pulling the latest from Bitbucket and a bit of scripting has done…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
August 28, 2018
Input Improvements
Now that we’re working on putting together a consumer application with linkalist, it’s become apparent that we need some nicer ways of presenting some data entry controls as…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
July 30, 2018
Simplifying Location Editing
One of our test apps makes quite a lot of use of location data and up until now, it has always been quite clunky to edit this location data — the only way to do so being to…
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
June 24, 2018
Data Privacy and Consents
One thing about an unreleased side-project is that you can skip niceties like legal consents that get in your way. Like most engineers I generally see these things as a bit of a
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
June 21, 2018
What is Linkalist
Linkalist is at its core a Content Management System but it goes far beyond that. We support the basic CMS operations for managing lists of data but beyond that we allow our
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
June 6, 2018
Preparing to Launch
There seems to be about a million things to get done when launching something like linkalist and it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the magnitude of the work
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Linkalist
Building Better Apps
May 7, 2018
Making it Real
Getting linkalist to a point where it can be launched
For a long time, I’ve had a side project. It’s a system that I use to learn, to play with and most of all to retain some control of my professional destiny. It’s been a minor…
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