A mini-seminar among post-grads took place in DIT on 30th June to talk about the software application Arthron and where it fits in with current research.

There was an interesting split between the needs of researchers who just wanted to use the application and those that wanted to develop the software.

Both groups wanted a way to customize projects – so we’ll come up with some sort of project template format and an interface for creating and updating them.

Developers wanted a way to query the internal structure of the application. That exists but a robust developer API should be published rather than the ad hoc methods used at the moment.

The next big step is enabling real-time sharing of data – all the project data, not just the pretty stuff, so that collaborators came immediately take up where others leave off.