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).
We've got a busy lineup for this £5app.
Simon Willison and Natalie Downe will be talking about Wildlife Near You (http://www.wildlifenearyou.com/), which as part of a team of twelve they mostly built in a fort.
Then Jez Nicholson and Simon Harriyott will discuss Open Plaques (http://www.openplaques.org/) - a project:
> "... that aims to find and provide data about all the commemorative 'plaques' (often blue and round) that can be found across the UK and worldwide."
Steve Carpenter will talk about his latest
robots (not sure which one yet) and will hopefully demo his
iPhone-controlled Dalek (http://hackedgadgets.com/2010/03/02/iphone-controlled-dalek-robot/) and maybe his iPhone-controlled maze solver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWaOLWvJFqA).
After the main talks there will be some shorter show and tell sessions:
* Jamie Campbell, Go learn another language - a short talk about GO
* Chris will be talking about Scoresure Golf Pro (http://www.scoresure.co.uk/) - a tale of hardware hacking
* Ian was planning on talking about AI, but has been ill since returning from his travels so will do that another time
Official Website: http://fivepoundapp.com/meetup/22/
Added by lilspikey on February 24, 2010