New website is up and undergoing testing

We put up our website during our visit to Wellington for TAK 2014. The website is now undergoing testing and we’re currently adding analytics to track usage of the website as well as doing general tweaking. A minor bug has been spotted, the bug involves the search bar does not show up when accessing the website via the iphone and other phones with smaller screens. We hope to iron that out as soon as time...
Statistics from our old Website

Statistics from our old Website

90 day Analytics from our old Cook Islands Maori Database site. The flat line indicates the publication of the new website. It will be interesting to see what happens from now on and whether there will be more people visiting our website after the upgrade

Keeping updated with the Project

So this was a request made by Paradise Isareka Nice about not missing any posts from our Facebook page since unfortunately Facebook decides what shows up on your feed. So how do you not miss anything from our page? The answer which is a workaround or a hack using an online service called blogtrottr, this will deliver our facebook posts directly to your email address. You can then click on the link to go onto Facebook and read the post. Here are the steps: Step 1 Go to https://blogtrottr.com/ Step 2 Fill in the form details as In web, enter this link https://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?format=rss20&id=169168063144786 In email, enter your email address In time, set how often you want to be updated See the example below Step 3 Check your email and click on the confirmation email. You should now be set up to get notified via email whenever we make a...
New version of the Cook Islands Maori Database coming soon

New version of the Cook Islands Maori Database coming soon

A new version of the Cook Islands Maori Database will be coming soon after 4 months of development. Ano Tisam the lead developer hopes to get a beta version of the database up and running by the end of the month. Although end-user functionality will be the same as in the previous version of the database there are some significant changes that have been made to the system. The new system now runs on the latest version of WordPress as opposed to the old version which is running on an outdated Joomla 1.5 version. The decision to move away from Joomla was due to the easy of use and the simplicity of integrating wordpress with mobile development. There are also some significant changes to the backend and one of things the project is excited about is the ability for other developers to tap into the websites API. This’ll open up the platform to other mobile or website developers to tap into our database platform so that they can build their own applications. Work on documenting this API will begin in the next month but the first use of the API will be in the development of a mobile application for the database. We’d like people to have access to the database available in the most convenient form and for an increasing number of people that means having the database available via mobile. The project hopes to release a paid offline version with the proceeds going to support the continued development of the project and a free online version of the database. Other developments to the database include the increase...
We’re in Wellington for TAK

We’re in Wellington for TAK

Lead Developer Ano Tisam is in New Zealand for the annual Taokotaianga or TAK for short. TAK is an annual gathering of Cook Islands students from all around New Zealand. This years event will be hosted in New Zealand by the Victoria University Wellington Cook Islands Association with teams from Auckland (AUCISA) and Waikato (WUCIA) taking part in this years event. The Cook Islands Maori Database Project is fortunate enough to be here thanks to the grant funding provided by ISIF.Asia. The Cook Islands Maori Database’s (CIMDB) project lead has been invited by organizers to the event to inspire, motivate and spur on creativity in Cook Islands students studying in New Zealand. The CIMDB project scheduled to do a presentation and run a workshop as part of the TAK programme on the 9th of July. The CIMDB project will be slotted into the Creative Industries theme area and will cover what the project is about, why it’s important as well as a workshop session where students/participants will get to come up with idea’s on how to solve some of the projects greatest challenges. The programme for this years TAK can be found here and you should keep an eye on this blog article as we post more updates as the event progresses including a short...