Category Archives: Web technologies

Shortlisted for the London Design Awards with Let’s Talk FGM and Oxford Analytica.

We’re really proud to be shortlisted with our Clients for this award. The London Design Awards celebrate the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. Congratulations to the teams working on Let’s Talk FGM and Oxford Analytica. Here is an outline of both projects with links to the nomination. Feel free to give us […]

Put your money where your mouse is

“If you found this program useful, please consider making a donation.” You’ve probably seen those words quite a bit on software that you use.  I have too.  But it struck me a little while ago how much what we at White October do relies on hard work done by others for free in their spare […]

Connecting to Google’s Natural Language API with Python on App Engine.

Connecting to Google’s Natural Language API with Python on App Engine. Introduction As part of our recent White October Hack Day, I did something very basic using Google’s Natural Language API to extract a list of nouns from a sentence. The detail of what I used it for isn’t important here.  What is important is […]

Handling uploads with App Engine and webapp2

I’ve been developing a prototype with Google App Engine, webapp2 and Python for a few weeks now, and I’m really enjoying it. That said, some things have taken a bit more digging to work out.  This blog post is an attempt to explain one of those areas that I think could do with a bit […]

Upgraded CABI Plantwise app extends help to more farmers

The following is a press release. Global agricultural not-for-profit organisation CABI has worked with digital agency White October to rework and extend the features of its innovative library app for plant factsheets.  The Plantwise Factsheets Library app, now used in 34 countries, is an online mobile resource for CABI Plantwise, a global programme to increase […]

Buon viaggio! Hitachi Rail Italy goes live online

When Hitachi Rail needed a website for its new Italian subsidiary, the team called on us to get it rolling. The new site needed to be in line with Hitachi Rail’s corporate style in terms of look and feel, a task which required great attention to detail from our design team to ensure the new […]

New hires strengthen skills for White October

We’ve announced a series of recent appointments, continuing to strengthen our offering as a leading digital agency which attracts the best people. The six recruits have filled posts in digital development, design, account management and support and bring the total team to 30. Founder and MD Dave Fletcher says: “We are seeing a marked increase […]

Foyles are innovative winners at The Stationers’ Awards

Foyles Book Search is the first ever in-store mobile web inventory search with mapping. Users can see instantly whether a title is in stock, and follow a map to its location in the 8 floor bookstore.  Fast and accurate, it is capable of instantly searching and checking availability from the range of over 600,000 titles that […]