The St Andrews Local Exchange Trading Scheme, launched in 2011, allows its members to trade their skills/goods/services locally using a virtual currency 'Saints'. The aim of this project, funded by Transition St Andrews, was to create an online application, which would act as a trading and administration platform for the scheme as pen-and-paper administration was proving more and more complex as the scheme grew.
The resulting web application allows complete management of the scheme, whether it is trading by users, communication between users, advertising and searching for goods and services or administration and reporting by the scheme administrators. The web app works both on a desktop and on mobile phones. By using extremely efficient development processes, it was possible to deliver all the required functionality, while minimising both the development and ongoing maintenance costs.
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