Echo: Revolutionising NHS Prescriptions

Echo: Revolutionising NHS Prescriptions

Like millions in the UK I rely on repeat prescriptions to keep me healthy. The NHS is marvellous but the repeat prescription service has always felt a little archaic. Little slips of green paper popped in a box or handed to your pharmacist and then a 24-48 hour waiting period before you can actually get ahold of the medication you need. The NHS Electronic Prescription Service launched in 2014 did seek to solve much of this. If both your GP and pharmacy supported it you could use their online service to order repeat prescriptions and collect them at your leisure.…

Fetch for  tv

Fetch for  tv

Since building Fetch, the thing I wanted most was improved AirPlay support. Apple did even better than that though an enabled developers to natively build apps using TVML or UIKit for the new Apple TV. From iOS → tvOS Fetch was a pre-existing app for both iPhone and iPad so moving things like the pre-existing PutioKit that connected to and mapped the Put.io API was easy. The trickiest part of porting to the Apple TV was figuring out what the interface was going to be. Interacting with an iPhone is a solitary, intimate experience. Small UI elements that can't be…

I just quit my job

I just quit my job

Last Monday I quit my job. Well, me and Paul both quit our jobs and we're going full time at Cocoon. I'm scared and excited at the same time but mostly everything feels pretty surreal right now. It's great to finally be able to talk about it all. Oh shit, is this actually happening? Whoa, big decision Oh yeah, this wasn't some rash decision. Let me backtrack a second and tell you about how we came to it. In 2012 I made a little SaaS app (for myself really) called FTPloy. I was lucky enough to be a finalist in…