Archive for category: Mobile

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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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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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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Milestone #1 REACHED

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August 16, 2013

Android, Aplha, Design, Mobile

Milestone #1 REACHED

Yesterday we reached our first major milestone, delivering the first version of the mobile client to all the members of the team. This means that we can now go out and test the software amongst businesses and organisations in Lancaster. With the help from ESTA we hope to attract around […]

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