Hoda, a local children’s arts charity, is looking for help developing Rock OperatoR, a location based game that uses iPhones and maps to guide groups around Holyrood Park. The game leads users on a geological trail of discovery around Arthur’s Seat, beginning and ending at Dynamic Earth.
The position requires basic iPhone dev skills, including experience with the maps functions and integrating multimedia and video.
Conrad Molleson, Artistic Director at Hoda, confirmed that the position will be paid, and that the app is just one element of a bigger plan:
If a student were to take it on it would be in the region of £500. A supervisor would be paid according to experience. We currently have an ECA student working on the Flash version and Heriot Watt have offered the use of their iPhones. We also have an engineering student from Leeds who’s looking at the GPS app development. Ultimately, we’re hoping for a ‘soft’ launch at Dynamic Earth for mid September.
As a bonus, Hoda has a talented team of artists providing compelling artwork for the app, as you can see in the preview video below. Interested? Send your CV to info[at]hoda.org.uk.