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Monday, 14th December 2009

Guardian iPhone app. Released today, ad-free, £2.39 for the application, has an excellent offline mode. I helped build the backend web service, which is a Django app running on EC2.

# 1:29 pm / django, ec2, guardian, iphone, python

Going Nuts with CSS Transitions. Nat’s article for this year’s 24ways—adding special effects to images using CSS rotation, box shadows and the magical -webkit-transition property.

# 1:16 pm / 24-ways, animation, css, natalie-downe, rotation, transitions, webkit

Recently Google Translate announced the ability to hear translations into English spoken via text-to-speech (TTS). Looking at the Firebug Net panel for where this TTS data was coming from, I saw that the speech audio is in MP3 format and is queried via a simple HTTP GET (REST) request:

Weston Ruter

# 1:13 pm / google, google-translate, text-to-speech, translate, westonruter

2009 » December