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Mobile Technology

Turning Estimote iBeacons Off and On

Calvium Team,

Sometimes with testing you have to go back to basics. Recently we have been having a bit of an experiment in simulating turning an iBeacon on and off. We had quite a bit of fun doing this so we thought we would share our discoveries with you.   Part of…

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Mobile Technology

Experimenting with iBeacons

Calvium Team,

Here at Calvium we have recently been working with iBeacons in iOS. (If you don’t know about iBeacon’s yet then have a read of our low down on iBeacons blog). We’ve found a lot of contradictory information on the Internet regarding how iOS 7.0 and iOS 7.1 is operated with…

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Soundscapes Landscapes: Onassis AppTrail

Charlie Harman,

By Charlie Harman   “Behind the reality of the city before you, another dimension lies concealed in rich sounds and images that will transform a simple city walk into an interactive artistic experience.” We have recently been working on an AppTrail for Onassis cultural center in Athens, Greece.  Soundscapes Landscapes offers…

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We’re nominated for a Bristol Post Business Award!

Charlie Harman,

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been nominated for a 2014 Bristol Post Business Award. 2014 sees the introduction of the new category, “Best Creative/Technological Business Award” which we are thrilled to nominated in. The awards will be handed out at a gala dinner on Wednesday, June 25…

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App Insights

Mayfest: Nightwalk – Built using AppFurnace

Charlie Harman,

Tom Bailey in collaboration with Jez riley French Commissioned by Trust New Art Bristol and MAYK as part of Mayfest 2014, Nightwalk is the latest offering from producer Tom Bailey, in collaboration with Jez Riley French. Nightwalk is an immersive wander through the beautiful and historically fascinating Leigh Woods, found…

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App Insights

iBeacon Live Documentary – a world first

Charlie Harman,

“Replacing the visual with the sensual and integrating interactive technology within vivid documentary storytelling… this is a blindfolded journey into the psychology of navigation.” This blurb from experimental documentary makers and  fellow Pervasive Media Studio residents, Anagram, describes their latest project, Door Into The Dark. Claiming the title of the…

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ControlZAPP – Control lighting from your smartphone!

Charlie Harman,

We have recently been working with DANLERS Limited to create an app which can allow a user to set up and control lighting within a space via their smartphone.   DANLERS Limited manufacture a vast range of energy-saving lighting controls and controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.ControlZAPP is the latest addition to their…

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Celebrating the Tour de France in Cambridge with Cycle of Songs

Charlie Harman,

Calvium is extremely excited to be the chosen app developers working once again with Pilot Theatre and starting a new relationship with Historyworks to produce Cycle of Songs: an audio map of Cambridge devised by Helen Weinstein from her idea for a walking sound poem, funded by Arts Council England, a commission managed by…

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App Insights

The Low Down on iBeacons and BLE Technology

Charlie Harman,

iBeacons & BLE technology seem to be everywhere at the moment. So what’s all the fuss about? Our blog will tell you what iBeacon & BLE technology involves and what Calvium has been using it for… The concept of a beacon has been present for years. Most simplistically, a beacon…

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