I said on Tuesday that the next £5app meet would be in about a month for judging the 5K competition. So now we just need to figure out what the best date would be to avoid clashing with too many other events, so as many people are able to attend/enter as possible. Plus if anyone wants to suggest/volunteer a venue that'd be handy too ;^)
I'd in particular like to avoid clashing with FlashBrighton, so Tuesdays are ruled out. Wednesdays are obviously the Farm, so that leaves Mondays or Thursdays realistically (assuming Fridays are not a good evening for an event) - probably between the 6th-30th of April. Perhaps later in the month to allow for some more time?
I'm also still happy to change the rules to encourage a few more entries. I've already removed on constraint, that meant the app had to consist of a single file. Realistically having to base64 encode an image to embed it in a html file was probably asking a bit much...
Easter weekend is upon us and hopefully this means most people have a few days off work. So if you find yourself at a loss as to what to do, don't forget about the 5K App Competition. If you need a bit of inspiration check out these 4K games:
The 5K app competition went pretty well last Monday - thanks to everyone for coming along. In total there were twelve apps demoed.
Ian started proceedings with Brighton Job Doom - a twitter bot that posts summaries of listings from job boards. The idea being to track the effect of the recession (and hopeful rebound) on the job market in Brighton.
John then demoed the five 5k example apps (which weren't eligible for entry of course):
Dougie was next up with Where Are You a neat little mobile app that let you easily let your friends know where you are via GPS and SMS. Again though, demoing was foiled, but this time due to the subterranean location of the meet messing with GPS. However Dougie was prepared for such an eventuality with a movie of the app in action.
Finally Seb demoed his 3D Lunar Lander, complete with full history of how he took his original 2D moon lander clone and reduced it to 5K whilst also making it 3D.
Judging was decided via the highly scientific "volume of applause" method (as used in all good competitions) and Seb was declared the winner. Here's the Lunar Lander in action: