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BPPV Affects millions our app can help!

Do you suffer from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?

The BPPV Self Help app is a mobile app developed by Today’s New Idea to assist sufferers of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) undertake a programme of Brandt-Daroff exercises at home that as prescribed by their physician.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a surprisingly common medical condition that can cause dizziness and nausea. For some this is a nuisance for others the symptoms can be debilitating.

Our app can't treat BPPV but it can help you stick to your prescribed exercise regime.

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CipherBoB an introduction to cryptology

Have fun learning about and using some of the most important ciphers and codes used throughout history and satisfy your inner nerd in the process!

Have you ever been intrigued by secret codes and ciphers?

Have you ever wondered how messages were encrypted before computers existed?

Have you been fascinated by the story of the Enigma machine and wanted to know how it worked?

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Protalk by Klik2Learn

The Protalk app is an innovative iOS application that we developed as part of a collaborative Innovate UK project for a small Scottish start up called Klik2Learn.

The Protalk app uses advanced speech analysis algorithms and unique visuals to help non native English speakers improve their English pronunciation.

The app contains several thousand words and phrases with which the user can practice and perfect their pronunciation.

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Our consultation process

Today’s New Idea is a ‘not for profit’ technical consultancy established in 2010 to work with Scottish 'Not for profit', 'Healthcare' and 'Start up' businesses to innovate their products, services and processes through the application of software technologies. We pride ourselves on providing impartial advice, guidance and pragmatic software solutions that provide tangible benefits to our clients.

Over the years we have developed a four stage process that aims to answer the five key questions in any project must address before it commences.

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Canvassing on a shoestring (for techies)

A very technical discussion, including snippets of source code, of the major components used to create our interactive [Canvass planning] demo.

The article shows how to use a combination of Leaflet and OpenStreetMap to create a sophisticated and yet intuitive interactive geospatial search solution without using Google maps or Bing maps.

A very simple canvassing solution is used to showcase the technologies involved.

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The food Intolerance challenge

Everyone who has ever thought that what they were eating might be making them unwell or thought they might be intolerant to certain foods has faced the same challenge.

The intolerance challenge can be summarised simply as what did I eat or drink that made me feel unwell and when did I consume it. We summarise this as what caused what and when?

At first glance this may seem an easy question to answer but anyone who has ever researched or indeed suffers from food intolerances knows this is not the case.

Read on to find more.

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Map based canvass planning (on a shoestring!)

This interactive demonstration shows how freely available web services can be mashed together to create a fairly sophisticated front end for a canvass planning system.

This demonstration is inspired by work we undertook for a client during the Scottish Referendum on Independence campaign period and reflects some of the key lessons learned during that time.

The approach is targeted at ‘not for profit’ organisations and champions low cost or ‘free’ technologies.

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Referendum visualisation

This interactive demonstration shows how freely available javascript code libraries can be mashed together to create a ‘live’ visualisation of key business intelligence.

This demonstration was inspired by work we undertook for a client during the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign period (2014).

The demonstration has been updated to provide a window into the changing face of Scottish politics.

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