Hacks

I'm often playing and making things quickly. The general rule is I try to make something within less than a two-day period. Chircle was the product of a 36hr hackday, but sometimes I work more quickly. Demarco took two hours, and Yebay I put together as a joke in half an hour at Culture Hack East.

Before you look at these things, bear that in mind! These are sketches. Sometimes, just sometimes, these things turn into monsters though. Aframe is the product of a few afternoons hacking and that's turned into a fully-fledged company now.

Product Punt

Paid listings for Product Hunt

Teh Guardian

Introducing misspelling's, and typos' into theguardian.com

Story Jar

Inspire your kids by making up stories for them

Flounder

A friendly way to gather your startup’s audience

DMAURL

Get past the annoying anti-spam in Twitter that stops you sharing URLs in direct messages

Cryptographics

Hide information in a graphic

Attending

A one-day hack that turned into an event-organising tool

Hugbase

Making Crunchbase more useful by adding Datahug

Tentoring

Ten minute mentoring

Doacourse

Easy to create online courses

Richerlist

Enrich a mailing list of emails with more data to make it more useful.

Fundeer

Get sponsored to give your skills to Comic Relief charities.

The Last Laugh

Put a gift to Comic Relief in your will.

Mega Miles

Runners raise money by running long distances.

Linetime

Simple visualisations of history

Croft 6

A git-powered site for a small museum

Fence Subscriptions

A way of supporting a record label via monthly subscriptions

Topic Telly

Educational video content for Schools from Comic Relief

Dare Roulette

Get your mates to do stupid stuff for money.

Skit

Use Dropbox to create and manage a small website

Spotted

A mobile nature game

The Lockin

An experiment in reinvigorating the After Dark TV format for the digital age

YeBay

Shakespearean eBay anyone?

Tales you Win

Make it easier for artists to create locative art games

Ulyssize

A James Joyce Ulysses page generator

Kitty

How could we crowd-fund artistic residencies?

Storyland

User-contributed stories about Scotland made readable on mobile devices

Through the Lens of Demarco

An accessible archive of one man's photographic record of the Edinburgh Fringe

Loftify

Tackling the problem of poor home insulation for older people

Chircle

Charitable giving with your circle of friends

Wrangl

Visualise two sides of a debate

Twitter Backup

Download all your tweets as a JSON file

Mini Pub Crawl

Make it easy to arrange a multi-venue evening out with friends

Smoggle

An urban pollution game

Is it smoggy in London?

Mobile and web tool to find out about pollution levels

Phenomenal People

A quick experiment at a content site for Women of the World festival

New Homely

A little idea using a Pinterest scraper to build a site. Before Pinterest got BIG.

Mo' Monsters!

The precursor to my company More Monsters, lets you generate random monsters

Metcha

Mobile serendipity accelerator

Mixilist

Youtube app for online-and-offline parties

Screened

Data visualisation of all UK public film screenings per year

MicroJSONP

Microformats to JSONP? Useful? Don't know.

Spiro

Pat

A postcode to geo lookup Ruby gem.

Stefoto

Photographer portfolio app

FilmFlexicon

Rottentomatoes reviews for what's on FilmFlex tonight, on your mobile

CultureScraper

Given a URL, find the most likely "main image" on the page

CultureGrid Mobile

Simple mobile interface to CultureGrid's database of millions of cultural artefacts

LaserBlazer

Write words in the air using your mobile

Caboodle

Open source tool for creating mashup sites (like this one)

Sleepy

Cached REST API requests

GeoPilsen

British Council hack with the people of Plzn

DIYCouncil

Extending BCCDIY to every council in the UK

Geopinion

Geolocated consultation responses

Email Your Candidates

Send an email to the people standing for office, to ask them all the same question

Debillitated

Visualising the votes of MPs on the Digital Economy Act

Conversatives

Comedy hack using a proxy to swap words for their opposite on the Conservatives.com website

Ruby GEOAPI

Ruby interfave to GeoAPI

WPRipper

If your wordpress site died, scrape it back from the Google Cache using a sitemap.

Tweetlet

A pregnancy twitter service that would direct-message you child development information in the first person.

Twadio

A silent radio station

BCCDIY

A community-designed idea for what a council site could be like