This year has felt downright seminal since it started. Against the backdrop of a Mayan prophecy for the new social cycle, the Arab Spring, Occupy, the (sometimes unmentionable) triumphant Olympic Games and the ensuing breakdown of the Eurozone and who knows what else… things are also changing for us, albeit in significantly less dramatic ways.
URL: dharmafly.com/hpwebos-hackday/demo/ I went along with Andrea and Sym to The Guardian to join a hack day for HP’s new TouchPad tablet – an interesting alternative to the iPad that uses web standard technologies for creating native mobile applications. We won the competition(!) with a prototype app for exploring live web content, such as news, [...]
URLs: brightworks.me & tasket.dharmafly.com People like to help out with a good cause, but it can be difficult to find the time. What if, through the Web, we could gather enough people and bring them together to achieve something great? At Dharmafly, we’ve been hard at work creating an open source tool called “Tasket“, which [...]
URL: rewiredstate.org/projects/sms-centre-finder There are 61 million people in the UK and 10 million of them have never used the Web. How would you help someone to get online for the first time? The job of the Government’s UK Online Centres is to help bridge the digital divide, by providing places with free public Internet and [...]
URL: dharmafly.com/revolutionaries/ Last week saw an exciting event that brought together scientists, programmers and designers: “Science Hack Day“. Held at The Guardian in London, this was an up-all-night two days of web development, hardware building and invention, with the goal of prototyping new services and tools for science and scientists.