Category: Internet

PinoyTravel | Philippines Mobile and Online Bus Booking System

The PinoyTravel Android App
The PinoyTravel Android App
The PinoyTravel Android App

Now here’s a start-up project I think will add convenience to travel in the Philippines. Despite cheap airfares, buses are still the most utilised transport system in the country. Our bus system is still far behind compared to other countries. Passengers still have to visit and line up to bus stations in order to reserve or buy a ticket. PinoyTravel hopes to change that by offering online and mobile booking to some of the major bus companies in the country.

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Smart Introduces the Smart LTE Pocket WiFi

The Smart LTE Pocket Wifi device on-hand
The Smart LTE Pocket Wifi device on-hand

It took quite a while for Smart Inc to finally make Long Term Evolution (LTE) available to the masses when it was launched a month ago with a Plan 3500 which includes a dongle. No doubt Smart LTE is indeed fast as I’ve tried a year ago when we tested the Smart LTE in Boracay. With a whopping 40mps speed, it’s like speed heaven for anyone whose work or play depends on internet speed. But having a single dongle plugged in on a device can be limiting especially for me who carries several devices like smartphones and tablet. I guess its inevitable for Smart to introduce their Smart LTE Pocket WiFi which allows users to distribute their LTE connection to several devices.

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Kristn the Digital Go-To Girl from TV5

Screencap of the website Travel section

It would seem that girls, gadgets and being the guru in digital age goes together these days, like Siri for the iPhone or Andromeda from the same sci-fi show. Now, TV5 created an icon for their new lifestyle portal in the image of Kristn the Digital Go-To Girl. I got a sneak preview of this ambitious project that TV5 would hopefully make Filipinos turn to Kristn when making lifestyle choices from reviews, movies, gadgets, dining, travel and more.

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HTML5, CSS3, WordPress and Embracing the Responsive Web Design

Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design
Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design
Ironwulf En Route 2012 Responsive Design

I’ve been out of the loop from the Web Design Industry for a few years now. Prior to my photography and blogging, I was busy working as a web and graphic designer . If you followed Ironwulf.net En Route in its early years, all of the template designs were done by me from the ground up. The earlier versions even got local recognition as one of the Best Designed Filipino Blog in 2007 and internationally as part of the 45 Beautiful and Creative WordPress designs from SixRevisions in 2008. But changes in technology have transformed the landscape of Web Design, now we are not only designing for native desktop browsers but also multiple platforms like mobile devices or flat screen TVs to try to make them compatible. Gone are the days when our only worry is to make our designs look consistent in different browsers.

Keeping Up to Date

So I decided it was time to catch-up with what’s new. My site Ironwulf En Route has seen incremental design changes but the back-end still uses the old WordPress format with some updates to the code. And since WordPress 3.2 rolled out their Twenty Eleven Theme, they have improved support for HTML5 so I looked into learning that and boy I was a little overwhelmed. Little by little discovering the new Syntax used on the code and even CSS3. And don’t get me started with LESS/SASS which are CSS processors said to make life easier for developers which I have yet to delve into.

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