Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Siine presents at AppCircus San Francisco tonight

Siine CEO Ed Maklouf will present Siine Writer at the AppCircus San Francisco tonight (November 30).

The event is part of AppNation, which is taking place at the San Francisco Design Center.

Maklouf will present Siine Writer Pioneer Edition – the first icon-based keyboard the user can edit and personalise. Siine Writer, currently in Beta, is available for free for Android devices from Samsung Apps and the Android Market.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Between "WTF" and "profoundly important"

There aren’t that many things that are both “profoundly important” and “WTF” but we are pleased to announce that Siine Writer is among them – at least according to our feedback.

We are, of course, very pleased to get any feedback – it genuinely helps us to improve Siine Writer.

But these two comments about Siine Writer – the first from project management consultant Dr James Bayley and the second from Android Police - really pleased us.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Siine Writer runner up at AppCircus

Siine Writer Pioneer Edition was runner up at the AppCircus at TechHub in London yesterday.

Dozens of apps were submitted to the competition, with Siine Writer making the final ten, then losing out narrowly to Echo Echo, with Runtastic getting an honourable mention.

Judges at the event included The Next Web UK and media editor Paul Sawers, Vodafone principal manager developer marketing Sanj Matharu, Mobext UK MD Chris Bourke, Telefonica head of BlueVia marketing James Parton and NAVTEQ developer marketing manager Lauren Sarno.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Siine Writer is now available on Samsung Apps

Siine Writer launches today on the Samsung Apps marketplace, allowing millions of users to easily access this innovative keyboard for touchscreen devices.

In addition to a fully-fledged Qwerty keyboard, Siine Writer contains icons that users can edit and personalize, making communication more instinctive, more personal and more fun.

“We are really excited to have Siine Writer on Samsung Apps marketplace, as it gives us a strategic channel to reach new users. As the platform of a market leader and a pioneer in innovation, we think it is the perfect fit for Siine,” said Siine VP of Sales and Business Development Raphael Vergnaud.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The First English Dictionary of Slang

In the Siine office we have all kinds of wonderful books about languages. They’re for research – naturally - but some of them provide excellent entertainment too.

Take, for example, The First English Dictionary of Slang, a reprint of a tome first published in 1699 by an enigmatic author B.E Gent. It is a treasure trove of slang, some of which we think is ripe for re-introduction.

Is there a better word ever invented for “puny little fellow” than “Dandyprat”, for example? Or how about the wonderful “Jumble-gut-lane” a word used for “any very bad or rough road”?