Last month we mentioned a number of interesting projects happening in Ideas & Coffee. One of them was Sashiko Southwest, the ecommerce site designed around Joyce Perz delightful Sashiko interpretations of Southwest themes. We aren’t the only fans. Barbara Mummers built a quilt based in part on Joyce’s sashiko designs and it took First Prize and Judge’s Choice at the 2016 Eastern Long Island Quilt Show! Congratulations Joyce and Barbara!
The last few months has been fun watching lots of projects coming together at the Coworking Jellies and the WordPress work alongs. Here are a few of the things people are working on.
The Traveling Desk
Terry had the idea that most travel websites really didn’t provide a lot of help when you were trying to arrange a vacation to somewhere special, unusual, adventurous, and out of the major tourist scenes. If you want to spend a night in a hut in the middle of the rainforest, how do you arrange that? Eco Trip Match is the tool you need! Check it out at EcoTripMatch!
East meets West
Joyce created a marvelous blend of asian and southwestern culture in her website Sashiko Southwest. Using the techniques of Japanese sashiko stitching and the traditional southwestern designs she’s created patterns and kits for a wide range of beautiful products. Joyce has built a WordPress e-commerce site and blog and is becoming a WordPress expert.
Traveling seems to be a theme these days. Kendra of Zunguka has created a website to collect travel stories from around the world. It’s meant to be a repository of interesting tales of travel, and a way to get more personal information about a place. If you’re interested in reading interesting stories or adding to her collection please visit her website: Zunguka.org.
Andrew Stone of Twittelator fame and other iOS developers from the Cocoa Conspiracy group will be available Tuesday from 9am to 3pm to help other iOS app builders get their projects into shape to deploy. They’ll be snacks and lots of conversation and great information in the Apple developer’s world. Here’s what Andrew says is on the schedule so far:
Tuesday at http://ideasandcoffee.com CocoaConspiracy is providing free help to folks who show up w/ their apps. So far, we have:
• Abiquiu Art Studio Tour App v2.0
• A port of a crowd sourced whale watching android app to iOS
And I'm sure a few more will come through the door. A great day to teach and learn, meet future clients and participate in something new.
Please bring a potluck snack.
If you follow what happens with the Cocoa Conspiracy group you’ll have heard about a fascinating music app that’s been under development for Years! The developer of the technology brought it to the iOS developers group that meets here in Ideas & Coffee and over the last few months magic from the master code whisper and a team of experienced UX designers has turned the ideas into a iPad and iPhone app that’s just been released.
A company has formed around the product and it’s about to explode onto the music scene. Bandojo is an app that let’s you make pleasing music alone or in a group, even if you have no musical skills. It creeps up on you and teaches you musical principles while you’re having fun! If you have an iPhone, grab a copy. It’s less than the price of a Venti Latte and twice as much fun!