We produce bespoke software in Edinburgh, Scotland. We build dynamic websites in PHP (fully responsive for mobile) with Linux server and Devops support. We also produce native Android apps.
We specialise in crowd sourced data sets such as: events, resources, citizen surveys and more! We provide tools with an easy UX/UI to allow everyone to get involved, tools to prevent spam and abuse and tools to make sure the data set is kept up to date and accurate.
We develop custom software for clients, either freelance or contracted. We can also provide staff training or talks on varied technical and social topics.
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We use: PHP, Symfony, WordPress, PostgreSQL, MySQL/MariaDB, SQLite, HTML, CSS, SASS, JS, Java, Native Android, Git, Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, PHPUnit, Selenium, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Ansible, Docker, Vagrant, Cloud Hosting, AWS, API's.
In July 2012 we started this project to list the tech events in Scotland on an open platform where anyone can add events. This project is now the main listing site in Scotland and it is being picked up in England and Germany. It's Open Data is heavily re-used and events are posted to FaceBook, email lists and Slack channels.
We produced this mini site that presents information from sources like Open Tech Calendar and its own information, like a list of online communities in Scotland. As part of this we manage a community of people who organise tech events (both online and events around Scotland).
This is the software behind Edinburgh Sanctuary Guide and parts of Tech In Scotland. It allows the administrators to define the structure of the data set (fields, etc) and then allows anyone to add new items, suggest edits or report problems (all moderated). It supports managing data in different locales, and has tools to help keep the data up to date. It is available as Open Source or as a hosted version.
We developed the Android App from scratch to completion for Blipfoto, an Edinburgh based photo sharing community. We then redesigned and rebranded it for a product relaunch at CES, both times working closely with the team.
For the local City Of Sanctuary group we created a crowd-sourced directory of places of welcome in Edinburgh. This allows anyone to report problems, suggest edits or add new places (all moderated).
We developed the Android App from scratch to completion for Historic Scotland, as well as a data handling back end in PHP/ModX. This involved working closely with a project manager and iOS Developer.
Edinburgh Outdoors was launched in late 2012. This project with Edinburgh Council was funded by winning a NESTA competition. It took new Open Data from the council and presented it to users, with interactive and playful elements. We worked on a PHP/MySQL web application and an Android application, and worked with a designer and iOS developer on the project. The code was released Open Source and we have since used this code on another project with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.