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Whisky Galore

Bon Accord app

What do you do when somebody asks for a dram and you have more than 400 malt whiskies to offer?

You ask fuzzylime to make you an app, of course.

Visitors to the award-winning Bon Accord pub in Glasgow's North Street can now peruse the vast selection of malts from the comfort of their bar stool by using the new Bon Accord whisky app.

As well as showing you all the whiskies available it also shows you the strength, the price per dram and helps you out with some tasting notes too.

And you don't need to worry about forgetting which drams you love as you can add them to favourites.

You can even plan your evening's drinks before you go out - you even know how much money to bring!

The app is available for Apple and Android devices.

You can download the Apple app here.

You can download the Android app here.

What will you try first?

Slàinte mhath!

Master of all trades

Trades House of Glasgow

Hope you all made use of the extra hour of sleep at the weekend and are fully refreshed this Monday morning. No? Well we would recommend you get the coffee on!

We've been back working with the team at The Trades House of Glasgow to redesign and redevelop their website.

The Trades House has been helping the people of Glasgow since 1605. Today, the Trades House of Glasgow is a charity, supporting those in need by using the skills and commitment of the 14 incorporated crafts (each a charity in their own right), developing many educational projects and working alongside other partnerships.

From Hammermen to Bonnetmakers and Dyers the history of the crafts is enticing and it is fascinating to see the good work they still do today.

The Trades House manages funds in excess of £18 million and donations of more than £750,000 are awarded annually to deserving causes and individuals across the West of Scotland.

The building itself is the second oldest building in Glasgow still used for its original purpose (can you guess the oldest?) and it really is fascinating - why not book on a tour?

We've loved finding out more - why not take a look and see what you can discover?

Power of imagery

ID Campbell website

We always get quite excited when we work on a project involving wonderful photography or artwork and that was definitely the case for our latest website launch.

While we always say that great images make our job a lot easier, it is not entirely true. When we are working with artists it is so important that the art stands out, rather than the website, that we work very hard to make sure that all the important parts of a website are easily accessible while allowing the art to speak for itself.

We think this works really well on the responsive website we have just launched for artist I.D. Campbell. Iain is a Glasgow-based portrait painter and is an Affiliate Artist of the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts.

His work is very powerful and emotive and we hope that the website captures this and ensures that the power of the images is not compromised.

Why not take a look at Iain's work and see what you think?

It's wine o'clock somewhere

Vinos Latinos website

Much of the south of Glasgow woke up after the holiday weekend to no water - and I don't just mean it wasn't raining for once.

Fortunately at fuzzylime we have been hard at work (along with Sam at Forbes Creative) in the world of wine, not water (although if you need a hand with your website Scottish Water we are available).

Obviously we are not advocating wine for breakfast - even if there is no water to make your morning cuppa. Drink responsibly and all that.

The website we have been working on celebrates unique wines from South America, particularly Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Owner Carla set up the business to import wines from her homeland, Uruguay, in 2006 and over the past couple of years she has expanded to include Argentina and Chile. This required a new name - Vinos Latinos - and lovely bright branding from Forbes Creative.

We built the website around the branding so it is really bright and cheerful and welcoming while still being clean and uncluttered.

If you are fed up with predictable wine lists filled with pinot grigio and chardonnay then it's maybe time to recommend Vinos Latinos to your eating place of choice! The website showcases all the different wines and estates that Vinos Latinos can supply to make for a more adventurous wine list.

Why not have a look and see if there is anything that takes your fancy - who doesn't need to be tempted by the bright sunshine of South America on a cold September day.


Moving on up

Electric Furniture apps

One of our favourite things here at fuzzylime is the fact that no two projects are the same. But, every so often, we get to do something that’s totally different.

This was one of those projects. We’ve previously built quite a few apps for clients – normally to integrate with websites that we’ve also put together for them.

This time, though, we were asked to do something new. We were put in touch with a team who were building furniture that moved – press a button, it would raise itself, another and it would lower.

The unit itself had a bit of bluetooth kit in it – and we were asked if we could make an app that would make the clever up-and-down stuff as easy as hitting a button on your phone.

We were happy to rise to the challenge, looking at the code that had been written for a demo app by the bluetooth unit’s makers to produce something that was more user-friendly and straightforward. Rewriting this also allowed us to make it work across iPhones and Android devices, sharing a lot of the behind-the-scenes code for these to keep things as streamlined as possible.

So, although you might not come across this app in your day-to-day life, bear in mind that it’s just one illustration of the type of thing we can do – you only need to ask!