Category Archives: technical

Announcing the release of the Android app

The Bomb Sight Android app is now available to download for free through the Google Play store. The app gives you access to the interactive map of the aggregate bomb census, showing bombs that fell between 7th October 1940 and … Continue reading

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On scaling from 40 visitors a day to 6 every second

When we launched the Bomb Sight website at the end of November, none of the project team had imagined quite how much interest there would be in the project. We were pleased when we saw some people starting to tweet about … Continue reading

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Technical overview of the Android mobile application

This blog post will walk through the overview of the technical architecture for the Stepping Into Time Android mobile app and the process we went through to define it. Because of the nature and rapid speed of development of mobile technologies, … Continue reading

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Choosing an Augmented Reality library for Android

A key part of the mobile app for the Stepping Into Time project is the augmented reality (AR) feature, giving users a way of exploring the area around them in addition to using map views. This blog post summarises the … Continue reading

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Sharing my experience of setting up a sustainable technical development infrastructure compliant with university standards

This week I have been working towards obtaining a virtual server/virtual machine on which we can develop our tools. The aim is to have an infrastructure which will be technically and financially sustainable following the completion of the project and … Continue reading

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OpenSource Technical Infrastructure: PostGIS, Geoserver and Django …

The technologies underpinning Stepping Into Time will take advantage of free or low cost computing resources and open-source software now prevalent in web and app development. The final technical infrastructure is being finalised but this post summarises the fundamental components. Server … Continue reading

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