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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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Mobile apps as marketplaces

Kieron Gurner,

App technology and culture moves quickly, from the explosion of published apps in recent years, to the changing sales techniques employed by app publishers. Now a messaging app, WeChat, is experimenting with selling smartphones to its customers with resounding success.

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Verbal maps and human intelligence

Jo Reid,

It has been great to start work on the UCAN GO project.  The problem we are trying to solve is to raise the confidence of visually impaired people wanting to visit arts venues without special assistance. Our goal is to create an app that will help lead people around a…

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Verbal map to navigate inside theatres

Jo Reid,

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with UCAN Productions to research, prototype and develop an app to improve accessibility for theatre audiences with visually impairments. Essentially create a verbal map to navigate inside theatres. The research project is funded through the Digital Research and Development Fund for…

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Launch of the Belfast Soundwalks App, in association with Belfast Music Week

Jo Reid,

Launch of the Belfast Soundwalks App, in association with Belfast Music Week Staff and PhD students from the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with Belfast City Council, have been developing an app over the past 10 months for iPhone and Android smartphones.  Entitled ‘Belfast Soundwalks’,…

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Mobile gaming becoming more popular

Kieron Gurner,

Mobile gaming is on the rise, with sales of games on Android and iOS fast becoming serious contenders to the handheld consoles already on the market. As device technology improves, and mobile technology becomes ever more ingrained in our lives, people might start wanting more interesting ways to interact with your organisation.

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