Archive for April 2010
In an attempt to start building up a greater online presence for our business, we will be signing up with a variety of directory services.
We have just signed up for BT Tradespace, a free online directory service that allows businesses to add simple information. If you have found our main site there is not much point looking at the BT Tradespace page as there isnt much information on it. The link is: http://opalcreations.bttradespace.com/
Seeing as our online marketing services are now in high demand, we thought only necessary to have at least one employee fully trained to an industry recognised standard. Adam Watkins has taken the Google Analytics exam and is now qualified to Google’s strict standards for the next 18 months with a score of 89%! View a larger version of the certificate here.
We have upgraded our Reflux software to now include Paypal Website Payments Standard as a payment gateway in our very popular pizza takeaway website software. (more…)
This is a short guide for developers explaining how to access a visitor/users location based on their IP address. It works almost perfect in the US, and very well in the UK. Imagine being able to automatically identify where a user came from on your website, or even using this data to auto fill in a users address when they sign up to something on your website! Luckily this facility does not return house numbers (Yet). What this tutorial will do is at least provide an idea of a visitor’s exact city (in most cases). You also get the visitor’s approximated latitude and longitude, as well as his or her’s state/county, country, and country code. With my computer it got all but the county right, it thought my area in Swindon was Berkshire! The long/lat was about 400m out from my exact location. Thats quite good.