Friday, 25 October 2013

Weekly Update - interest seems to be picking up

Hi again. Just a short post before we all dive off for a half-term week here in Exeter.

A couple more of our meetings with potential business clients seemed to go very well this week. At one of those meetings we hadn't even really gone to talk about RouteShoot as the main agenda item; but as soon as they heard that we had a smartphone app for capturing GPS-referenced video it became the first thing they wanted to hear. Needless to say we were delighted to oblige.

We have also this week come to the attention of the local UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) department - a government body that works with UK-based businesses to promote their expansion into international markets. It is early days yet, but this might help us to undertake more commercial activity outside the UK. So watch out if you are anywhere non-UK, we may be coming to a country near you soon.

Finally just a quick note to say we have updated our RouteShoot for Business website to cover RouteShoot for the Highways Industry. A little dry if you aren't working in the highways sector, but a jolly good read if you are. Please click here to visit the new web page.

Keep having those good weekends!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Weekly Update - Diagon Alley

After an extensive catch up last week, just a short post this...

As luck would have it, someone actually hosted an innovation workshop pretty locally to us - for a change. Always on the look out for new ideas we headed out to the Exeter Phoenix; the same place we saw the Damned a couple of weeks ago (see previous post).

This time we were in the daylight, so took the opportunity to shoot a little route. Below you can see Gandy Street in Exeter - allegedly the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter books.

One to share with the kids and the young-at-heart HP readers.

Have a good weekend everyone - we hope your weekend weather forecast is better than it is for us in the West Country.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Weekly update - or perhaps more appropriately - a catch up

Capt. Sensible and Dave Vanian
- not endorsing RouteShoot
Ok, so our weekly updates skipped a couple of weeks; but don’t worry we haven’t disappeared – it’s just that a couple of other things came up.Two weeks ago it was our love of music that got in the way. A gig at the Thekla in Bristol seeing 65daysofstatic (gosh it was hot in that boat), followed rapidly by another at the Phoenix in Exeter seeing The Damned meant we just didn’t have time for a Friday blog. Last week it was a client meeting which meant an 11 hour day out of the office, largely playing with the traffic near the M4/M5 junction. Such are the highs and lows of living in the West Country!

So, what has been happening? Well, there are a few pieces of exciting news, the main one being that the Premier Utility Services site is now up and running and over 100 users are actively using the system. They have uploaded over 8,000 videos already! This is a really brilliant demonstration of how quickly RouteShoot can be rolled out to a company’s workforce, how easy it is to use and how robust everything is. We have had hardly any support calls – even less than we anticipated to be honest. I know there has been a lot of effort put in by the guys at Premier too, so I think we need to pass a “well done” on to them as well.

We have also delivered the RouteShoot web and server-side software to a Shire County customer this week. This will manage the video data captured using another system, GeoVideo, which is supplied by our sister company Wilson Pym May Limited. GeoVideo is the forerunner to RouteShoot, developed by us before it was possible to get HD video and GPS from a smartphone. As an enhancement for them we have added features which will allow the GeoVideo files to be launched into a RouteShoot web page from ESRI’s ArcGIS - which is an essential piece of integration for this customer.

We are also very excited about one further international opportunity, and we have been skyping with some guys over in the Far East over the last couple of weeks. There is also a meeting lined up in the UK next week where we are getting to talk to some JV partners; so we get to demo to about 3 distinct companies all at the same time – result!

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend everybody.