I have no plans to make any money from this
site. If you want to make money from your idea this is not the place for you!
Do you have any ideas for web pages or desktop applications, large or small?
Web pages and small applications
If you have any ideas for an interactive web page or small program, feel free to
contact me. If I think I can help you, I'll have a go at writing the software with your feedback.
Since I have to pay for the web sites band width, I prefer to develop web pages
that do not need to upload or download large amounts of data. However, I will develop
a desktop application to do these data intensive tasks. The only real requirement is
that the program will be useful to other people. Since these programs are
relatively simple to make and have no real publication value, I will put them on
this site for anyone to use. What you get is a program or web page that does the job
you want it to do.
I have written larger applications, which I have then published in reasonable journals.
If you have a publishable idea then I will consider developing the program and
writing a joint paper. Sometimes an application can be published as both a methods
paper and a second paper where the application analysed some of the data. In this
case I expect to be first name on the methods paper and included on the second paper.
You and members of your group can be placed on both papers. If there will be only one
paper, then my place in the author list will be confirmed once it becomes evident
that the program works. I will put a time limit on the length of a project
(~2 years). This is mainly to stop a project from dragging on with no end point in
Things to note are
- I expect a proportion of ideas to fail and so will take a chance.
- If you feel your idea is very precious and think I may steal it, then perhaps you
should keep it to yourself.
- A good idea is only a small part of developing a publishable application.
- If the program uses a specific type of data, it's doubtful that I will have any,
so you would have to supply it.
Typically, I have written programs that work with sequencing (Sanger and
Illumina clonal) and SNP microarray data, however I have worked with other
types of data.
Examples of programs suggested by other people are:
- MethylViewer Nucleic Acids Research, impact factor: 7.836 (2011).
- CNViewer PLoS ONE, impact factor: 4.09 (2012).
- MS-prot Nature Methods, impact factor: 20.717 (2011).
- IBDelphi Human Mutation, impact factor: 5.956 (2011).
I try not to mess people about and consequently will not put up with people that
expect the world, while paying for nothing! Remember the cheapest rate for a freelance
programmer with no biological background is about £20/hr.
If I have not put you off, then you can contact me here.