From adapting safety googles for bad weather to continuing to commute on two wheels – it seems there’s nothing that will stop some of our n0tice-ers from keeping on cycling.
Stories and pictures of intrepid cycling have been coming into the dedicated Keep Cycling noticeboard over the winter months – so it’s time to celebrate your efforts.
Just check out these to get a flavour of what’s been going on:
Photo by detailista: “Cycling into the sunrise. Bring on nights of pushing home into sunsets.
All that effort deserves some reward, so our delicious partners at Divine Chocolate have come up with something extra special this month.
As well as a prize for snapping and sharing the best view from wherever you’re cycling, all you London cyclists can also claim free chocolate on Keep Cycling Day which is Tuesday 5 March.
All you need to do is cycle up to the Divine pop up shop at Seven Dials in Covent Garden on day and chocolate rewards will be yours – just take your bike/helmet.
The pop up shop will be open for two weeks from the 25th of Feb but you’ll have to pedal there on the dedicated #keepcycling day to claim your prize.
But if you’re not near Covent Garden, don’t worry – there’s a lot of Divine goodies up for grabs wherever you are. To join in simply snap your favourite cycling view and help us to map the country’s top cycling route as follows:
Post it to the #keepcycling noticeboard at www.keepcycling.n0tice.com with Twitter or Instagram.
Make sure you turn location on and hashtag your post with #keepcycling, to see your pictures and reports pop up on this n0ticeboard, and feature in a guide that showcases the best of cycling this season.
If you’re out and about over the Easter Weekend, one of the newest noticeboards at n0tice.com is there to provide some inspiration to help you find out what’s happening near you – www.easterweekend.n0tice.com.
It uses the n0tice.com events functionality and has been personalised using the official Guardian logo, branding and background.
The Travel website this morning offers it readers the chance to share tips and also picks out some of the trips and events already featured on the www.easterweekend.n0tice.com board.
The resulting tips are automatically fed back into the page on the Travel website which has been re-styled into the usual Guardian page style as you can see in the image on the left.
Whatever you do this weekend, we wish all our n0tice-ers a Happy Easter!
A £1 million programme is being announced today to “understand and stimulate the development of a UK hyperlocal media sector”.
It is being led by Nesta and the Technology Strategy Board and the n0tice.com team is very pleased to be a hyperlocal partner in what must be the biggest UK initiative of its kind to identify the technologies, business models, content opportunities and challenges in this space.
Find out more about the Destination Local project here.
We are planning to release the n0tice API soon, and we need some partners who can help demonstrate what can be done with it.
One of the key principles guiding what we’re doing at n0tice is the idea that it’s a service, a public space that many people will use in many different ways. And if we get that right then the technology making that possible will be mostly invisible.
If you then take that idea to its extreme and strip back everything to its core what you have is open pipes and raw data.
We’re now working on how to expose what is flowing through the n0tice platform so that anyone can use it, add to it and make money with it.
If you would like to be part of the platform launch we would love to speak with you about it. Some things are documented, and some things are still changing. But there’s some fascinating stuff to play with here.
If you want to build something with us that we can then showcase for our launch then please drop me an email at email@example.com.
As a noticeboard owner, you can earn revenue by selling featured positions for classified listings or ‘offers’ as we call them, similar to the traditional yellow pages model.
You will earn 85% of the revenue generated on a noticeboard while n0tice retains 15%. There’s also options for using your earnings to support charities.
Posting an offer on a noticeboard is self-serve and free for n0tice participants. Offers can then be upgraded to a Featured placement for £1/day (or the equivalent base-level regional currency). Featured positioning includes both a visual enhancement and priority ranking on the page.
Payments are handled via PayPal which means we can support 25 different currencies around the world.
So, now in addition to already having custom design options, user moderation tools and site analytics, as a noticeboard owner, you will see a new ‘Revenue’ tab in the admin panel which tracks how much is earned.
Noticeboard owners have a pretty robust toolset now for running a community platform. The addition of an ad platform to the service should help make community management a self-sustaining activity for some and hopefully a profitable one for many.
There have also been several smaller features released over the last few weeks, too: geoRSS, media can be embedded with posts, multiple noticeboards per user, multiple admins per noticeboard, and more speed improvements.
You can also print your offer page to post on real world noticeboards…it includes a QR code and pull tabs with perforation lines for easy cutting.
There’s a photo of the printed offer page at the end of the presentation below which gives further details.