May 24, 2013
Open Merchant Account Ltd develops mobile apps and software that transmits data across the Internet.
Our applications do not share personal information with third parties nor does it store any information about you.
May 11, 2013
As part of Voluntary Arts Week, our company, in conjunction with Digital Derry and Voluntary Arts Ireland produced a conceptual visualisation of tweets collected over a six-week period pertaining to the arts, and specifically the arts in Northern Ireland.
Not only is the artwork generated dynamically based on the tweets collected, so to is the audio sound track, which is generated on-the-fly based on the tweets displayed.
This artwork is entitled “TweetArt”, and can be seen on the Voluntary Arts Week website at this url:
April 25, 2013
Although this Blog is generally just about apps produced by our company, I thought I’d take a moment out to mention quite a development in the App world.
BlackBerry and Skype have finally produced a prototype app that works on BlackBerry Q10 devices, and as you see in the image opposite, also for BlackBerry Dev Alpha C devices too.
It is marked as a preview, and I’m sure the finished version will be much better, since my enthusiasm was quite muted after a few minutes of using the app.
Firstly, the start up time is very slow. It seems to take for ever to initialize, and even the splash screen animation seemed to hang.
The keyboard was unresponsive on the normal login, and using the Microsoft login was awkward. (Two logins? – why?)
When trying to scroll my list of contacts, the app crashed with some Android error message. I guess this isn’t a native app.
And currently my phone is sitting with a “Process System.apps is not responding” error message.
Anyway, great to see progress, but I can see why this app is not available for general market release.
April 23, 2013
Our webcam app for Kindle fire, launched today, allows you to view your pets, family, or home from your Kindle fire tablet.
The app requires Windows Software to be installed on your PC in order to connect your webcam to your Kindle Fire over the internet. That software can be downloaded free from http://www.mobilewebcam.co.uk
You should always set a password when broadcasting, so that your video is kept private.
The app can be downloaded from Amazon at
Versions for Palm and Windows Phone are also available for download.
This app is now also available for Barnes & Noble Nook at
April 17, 2013
The first in the series of our football apps have been ported to Windows Phone 7. The app is for the Italian “Serie A” league, and is localised into both English and Italian.
Technically; the app was designed in Silverlight, using the Silverlight Toolkit. It uses an XML caching proxy in the back-end to retrieve XML from data sources, and then cache them at an intermediary server.
We plan to have the rest of the football apps series live on the Windows App Store before the 31st of May.
April 15, 2013
Allsvenskan is an app for the Swedish football league, and is the 13th app in our football league series. With this app, you can view Swedish football teams, upcoming match fixtures, and past matches.
We would welcome a native Swedish speaker to review the translations used for this app, please do get in contact with us, if you think you can help.
This app is available for all Blackberry devices including BlackBerry 10 and Playbook, at the following url: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25641998
This app is now available for Nokia Symbian at http://store.nokia.com/content/359422
April 11, 2013
Today, a number of updates for BlackBerry 10 Apps have been updated with important fixes, and if you have any of these apps installed, you should apply these updates as soon as you get them:
The update fixes a bug in jQuery Mobile on BlackBerry 10, and is described in our technical blog here: http://bit.ly/bb10jqm
Upgrades are now available for:
- Game Search
- Ligue 1
- La Liga
- Serie A
- Primeira Liga Portugal
- BBC TV
- Super League Greece
April 9, 2013
Released today on BlackBerry AppWorld is our new app based on our soccer league series. This is the first app approved for a football league outside of Europe, although Liga MX (Mexico) is in the pipeline.
This version is available now for all BlackBerry phones including BB Z10 and BB Q10 and PlayBook
You can download the app from your phone, or online from BlackBerry App World App Store: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25660457/
This is the 12th app in our football league series:
- English Premier League
- Scottish Premier League
- Serie A/B
- Ligue 1
- La Liga
- Superleague Greece
- Eredivisie / Jupiler League
- Süper Lig
- Primeira Liga
- Major League Soccer
March 28, 2013
My Beauty World is a project developed by Open Merchant Account Ltd for an Irish Client, that brings together an App for iPhone, Android, and a Website to provide beauticians, stylists, make-up artists and beauty bloggers a means to promote their services and beauty products via this multi-channel offering.
The content for the apps, and website is all controlled through an in-house developed CMS system, that allows admin staff and business users the ability to update the apps and website in real-time.
This project was delivered on time and under-budget to the client, furthermore, source code, and full IP rights were passed to the client. As you will notice, the application is published under the client’s name, not ours, giving them full control over their apps and website.
A quote from the client; “”When I first brought my idea to Fiach all I had was a vision for what I wanted my website and app to look like. I had no understanding of how to get there and what was required. With much guidance Fiach walked me through the requirements, gave me options and developed my understanding. I thought I was getting a software engineer instead I received a valued adviser, patient teacher and an end product that matched my original vision. For that Fiach forever has my thanks and gratitude.”
Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mybeauty_world.app
iPhone App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mybeauty-world/id585967281?ls=1&mt=8
If you are learning the C++ programming language at school or at college, then you might want to try out the code snippets you are learning by typing them into your iPhone or iPad. This handy little app lets you do this.
You can simply type in a C++ program into your phone, and press run, to see the output in seconds. A great way to learn about loops, if statements, functions and classes.
This app is released in English only, but will be available in other languages shortly.
This app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store at this url: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/c++/id624129260?ls=1&mt=8
*Update*: This app is now also available for Windows Phone at: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/c/0b12603a-6d3c-4462-9c99-58ab0be3319a