Archive for category: Local Trade

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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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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2013 Project Recap

2013 Project Recap

In recent months, we have been working as a team to hone our research strategy, and exploring the possibilities for designing the BARTER system to have maximal positive impact. As part of the process of shaping these ideas, we have written and submitted several publications that describe the need for technological solutions that promote […]

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Latest Idea: BARTER Market Stall

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August 28, 2013

Design, Local Trade, Mobile, Research

Latest Idea: BARTER Market Stall

Every BARTER business member will have access to a BARTER market stall. The “BARTER market stall” gives small businesses the opportunity to promote their services, products in a shop window inspired display. The team are investigating ways to introduce payment mechanisms into the market stall, to give merchants the ability to […]

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First paper for BARTER accepted

First paper for BARTER accepted

Today our first paper (Designing a mobile service as a facilitator for capturing local trade data) for the BARTER project was accepted into the proceedings of Academic MindTrek2013, October 1-4, 2013, Tampere, FINLAND. We will be presenting the paper during the conference. Authors: Paul Coulton Adrian Gradinar Mark Lochrie Jon Whittle […]

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Introducing BARTER

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June 21, 2013

Local Trade, Prototype

Introducing BARTER

BARTER has spun out of a Catalyst launch pad called Local Trade: local wealth or can we all profit from being good? Local Trade is one of two Catalyst launch pads and aims to create a loyalty trading system which records trades and tracks the trading patterns within the system to […]

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