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DING! research done

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December 1, 2014

Research

DING! research done

Its been a long and winding road over the last year and a bit, we hope BARTER has had a positive effect to all those that encountered it either first hand whilst shopping or listening to one of us speak at conferences. But first we would really like to thank […]

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It’s all a bit loopy!

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October 1, 2014

Design, Prototype, Research

It’s all a bit loopy!

No not us, the work we have completed, published, tested and now releasing. Get to grips with inter-trading and check out the loop demonstration tool. The loops help citizens better understand how money flows through the local economy.

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BARTER goes Open Source

BARTER goes Open Source

We have finally hit that stage in the project where we are starting to release the project code to the open source community. You can find all code on the Mobile Radicals GitHub page. We are slowly adding new commits each week leading up to the conclusion of the research […]

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The high street bounces back with BARTER

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March 28, 2014

Media, Partnership

The high street bounces back with BARTER

One in five shops in the North West have closed as people desert the high street – but in Lancaster, a new project aims to reverse this alarming trend. Lancaster University’s BARTER project funded by EPSRC, aims to get people to spend in local shops instead of online, so that […]

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Deployment 1.0

Deployment 1.0

Friday saw the first day, when the BARTER team took to the streets of Lancaster to inform the first wave of businesses about the project and their possible involvement in BARTER. Alongside the latest traders already signed up to BARTER from The Borough to Simply Flower by Nicola, including BayWebDesigns, Dancewell, Samaria, Complete Homeopathy and The […]

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Using your BARTER card

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January 29, 2014

Design, Media, Mobile, Partnership, Research

Using your BARTER card

So now you know what it is, we thought it might be useful to tell you how to use it from the customers point of view.

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So what’s BARTER all about?

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January 28, 2014

Design, Media, Mobile, Partnership, Research

So what’s BARTER all about?

You may have heard about this “BARTER” system in Lancaster lately (if you haven’t then we need to do our job better!). Well if you were curious to know what BARTER is all about, we put together this short video to introduce the project in a more visual way. Over […]

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BARTER mobile app walkthrough

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January 9, 2014

Android, Design, Mobile

BARTER mobile app walkthrough

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Web and Mobile: what’s the difference

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January 8, 2014

Android, Design, Media, Mobile

Web and Mobile: what’s the difference

At BARTER we have tried really hard to design and develop the two systems to look and feel the same (with the exception of NFC where not possible) We have come up with two different design solutions to record a transaction from the ‘tapping’ of an NFC card to sorting […]

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BARTER mobile terminal: barcode transaction & upload

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January 4, 2014

Android, Mobile

BARTER mobile terminal: barcode transaction & upload

This is a demo of the latest version of the mobile terminal from the BARTER project. the video demonstrates how to perform a barcode transaction (this is where the customer is using a barcode as their method of identity) and upload the transactions to the server.

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