Thu 6th Sep 2007
Just a reminder for all those people busy with dConstruct and BarCamp, that Tuesday the 11th is £5app night. Ian and I (John) will be at dConstruct and Ian at BarCamp, so we'll probably remind just about everyone we see.
If you do want to go don't forget to signup on upcoming - just helps us judge numbers properly.
As usual there will be beer and homemade ginger cake.
Thu 13th Sep 2007
Tuesday was the 6th £5app meet. Martin (http://www.mildmanneredindustries.com/) talked about his experiences developing Mac shareware. He talked about some of the early software he wrote, including MySync (which was bought outright by Mark Space). Then he went on to discuss the new application in development, currently called "Iris", which is "photo booth on steroids".
Probably fairly fittingly (given it was dConstruct only a few days ago) Martin was keen to emphasise that adding polish and really considering the user experience was particularly important for mac developers to consider.
After a break for ginger cake and beer (provided by Sensible Development), there were a few announcements:
Then to close things off Neil talked about the painting of Tycho Brahe (the astronomer, not the one from Penny Arcade) he had brought along, after recently finishing it. Anyone who lost his nose in a duel over "who was the better mathematician" is definitely worth talking about...
image on flickr
Anyway, thanks to everyone for coming along. The next meetup will be on the 9th of October. You can sign up on upcoming. More details will be posted soon.
Thu 20th Sep 2007
For anyone who missed seeing Shardcore's Tycho Brahe on the 11th you now have the chance to see Tycho until the end of November at the Tin Drum in Kemptown.
Tue 27th Nov 2007
Just thought I'd point out that Martin has now released Iris his "PhotoBooth on steroids" Cocoa app, which lets you:
- Take Snapshots
- Make Movies
- Record TimeLapse Movies
- Detect unwelcome visitors, with Motion Detection, and Email Alerting
- Broadcast your video over the web, with Iris's built in WebCam
- Browse your snapshots and movies in Iris's built-in Gallery. Send them by email, upload them to Flickr, or export them to view on your iPod, Apple TV, or iPhone.
Martin talked about developing Iris (and Mac software in general) and it's good to see he's released his creation into the wild. Well done Martin!