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opencorporates map

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I helped Chris Taggart at opencorporates.com with the Isle of Man data, some other offshore jurisdictions and corporate entities/structures.

Pending tweaks but I have developed a visual front end to opencorporates.com to help demonstrate to officials, to track total progress with colour coded links and to help end users without English:

opencorporates map

 

 

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Written by iomgov

23 August 2011 at 15:09

Posted in News, Open Data, Services

Manx Telecom Twitter SMS updates

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Graeme Jones, Director, BCS Isle of Man and Graham Shimmin, Product Manager, Manx Telecom are pleased to confirm that, further to feedback from the January event, a contract has now been signed with Twitter.

There’s now an easy way to use Twitter without having to access the internet. Manx Telecom customers can send their ‘Tweets’ via an SMS text message – it’s the simplest and quickest way to update your Twitter profile. All you have to do is register for the Twitter via SMS service by texting ‘Register’ to 89887 or by logging in to your Twitter account and visiting the Mobile section of your Twitter profile.

Tweets are charged at standard SMS rates and you can send Tweets to your timeline by simply sending the message to 89887 (max 140 characters). ‘Mentions’ will be sent to you via SMS and you can Mention another user by simply adding their Twitter username – @manxtelecom, for example – to your Tweet. You can also use Twitter via SMS in the following ways:

Send a Direct Message to a user via SMS by sending ‘D username and your message’ to 89887 Ex. “D @manxtelecom hello”

Follow a user by sending follow username to 89887 Ex. “follow @manxtelecom”

Turn on notifications of a user so you receive every Tweet of theirs via SMS by sending On Username Ex. “On @manxtelecom”

Further commands can be found at http://www.manxtelecom.com/support/mobile/twitter-via-sms.aspx

Voirrey Barron, Manx Telecom’s Marketing Communications Manager, commented:

“We know many of our customers love using Twitter, and this new service is the easiest and quickest way to Tweet. It’s simple to register and within a few minutes you can be using SMS to update your profile.”

 

Written by iomgov

19 June 2011 at 00:44

Posted in Feedback, News, Services, Tools

Isle of Man Parking Map

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Google Maps (beta service):

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Written by iomgov

11 April 2011 at 21:50

Posted in Services

Search

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A lot of people prefer the Google search engine to the Microsoft Bing search engine and it is now available with the search.iomgov.com website address:

GOOGLE SEARCH

For example, I wanted to read a DED press release on a “tourism review” but the Isle of Man Government website search option (Microsoft Bing) did not include the page in the search results:

http://gov.im/Search.gov?search=tourism+review&dept=0

http://www.google.co.uk/cse?cx=015560506688128662105%3Ad5drwnuxyzw&ie=UTF-8&q=tourism+review&siteurl=www.google.co.uk%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D015560506688128662105%253Ad5drwnuxyzw

 

Written by iomgov

10 April 2011 at 23:03

Posted in Services

Ship Arrivals and Departures

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Written by iomgov

6 March 2011 at 23:18

Posted in Services

Fishing Licences

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Discussed the fishing licences with Zakir Hoosen from the software developer fuzzylogicsolutions.com:

  • fishing licence process
  • fishing clubs
  • the official online service
  • non-resident issues at weekends and public holidays
  • agent commission but credit card fees and variable terms and conditions with retailers

 

Written by iomgov

4 March 2011 at 22:28

Posted in Services

Isle of Man Mobile Apps: Airport Flight Status

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Andrew Gleave at Isle of Man based software developer Red Robot Studios developed a mobile app to check flights were on-time or estimated delays and any cancellations.

At a BCS Isle of Man event on mobile apps on 31st January 2011, he noted that by late 2010, the mobile app had been installed on more than 7000 Apple iPhones.

http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/ronaldsway/id374473927?mt=8

Isle of Man Airport Flight Status

Written by iomgov

29 January 2011 at 20:44

Posted in Services

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