13 Brunswick Square
Hove, England BN3 1EH

A meet-up for programmers, web developers and designers to discuss and showcase their "£5 apps" - lightweight software created by one or two people who take a simple idea and run with it.

The discussion will range from technical (what tools/languages were used during development) to business (building communities, spreading the word, costs and rewards).

This is the second £5 App Meet. Details of the first can be seen here: http://upcoming.org/event/163252/

In this meet-up we have two new speakers:

Alan Newman, http://sensibledevelopment.com

"The evolutionary tale of Sensible Development: From the spare room to the enterprise - 7 years of growth from learning Java in spare time, consulting, running off with The Guardian's fanbase, developing an online product, selling it, licensing it back, watching it
fly (and then crash), then the re-birth, whilst bringing up a family"

Raj Anand, http://kwiqq.com

"Story of Brighton based kwiqq.com How an inexperienced university graduate went from an idea to investment and clients in a few months. Raj explains what it took him to setup the business,
how he raised investment and marketed his product."

Both of these talks will have a slightly more business/community growing side - though that doesn't rule out technical questions.

Ian and John will be providing some beer and soft drinks. We might also stretch to a bit of cake if John has some free time for baking.

Official Website: http://ianozsvald.com/2007/04/16/%C2%A35-app-on-social-start-ups-2nd-event-tuesday-may-8th/

Added by lilspikey on April 12, 2007



Damn it, my wife is performing in a (rather good) short play at the same time :(


Ah, pity! But no problem of course, I'll fill you in on how the jobs-board idea goes and we'll catch up another time,


BREAKING NEWS - there will indeed be cake.

Managed to make a couple of ginger cakes - just hope there's enough to go around.