Meetup: $30 apps - living the life of a mac indie

Tue 11th Sep 2007 at 8 p.m.
13 Brunswick Square, Hove

Martin Redington, of MildMannered Industries, talks about life as a small independent software vendor, writing mac software for the consumer market.

MildMannered Industries developed MySync, a mac-to-mac syncing application, which was sold to MarkSpace inc. in 2006, and has recently released Iris - a multi-functional iSight Camera utility.

There will be home-made ginger cake and our sponser (sensible development) will be providing beer.

four blog entries

reminder: dConstruct, BarCamp, then Five Pound App

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.

living the life of a mac indie

Thu 13th Sep 2007

Tuesday was the 6th £5app meet. Martin ( 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...

Tycho Brahe
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.

Tycho Brahe at the Tin Drum

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.

Iris has been released

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!