Android app release

Release a beta version of RateWings on the google play store for android users. Don’t expect much more than a skinning of the existing web based app, but hopefully this’ll get it on peoples screens and get some more ratings rolling in.

Google Play Store App for Android

Now to re-learn how to write iPhone apps in swift

My Ratings

Visible changes: Added Facebook logins and ability to track your own ratings, i.e. search for “Mine”. Also fixed the browser location detection functionality.


Non visible changes: Moved DB to RDS. Using ansible to deploy site. https enabled. Allauth installed. blue-green deployment advanced – not quite perfect.

Hello World

Started this project maybe a year ago and am just getting to a blog now, so let’s catch up shall we?

Early 2013: Registered the domain and began playing with different technologies for the website including flask and then django

Early 2014: Settled on django as the technology to run the site and got it into what I’d call an “Alpha/Prototype” state

April 2014: We submitted ourselves to the Manchester Young professionals Start-Up challenge contest but didn’t even make the semi-finals

May 2014: The website is live: – and we’ve got 67 ratings from the efforts of friends and family

Today: Added a blog to the site 🙂

What’s next == good question… stay tuned