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Digital Placemaking

White Paper: Digital Placemaking for Urban Development

Jo Morrison,

“The quality of spaces between buildings is now as important to us as the quality of the buildings themselves.” – City of London Corporation, 2015 Well-considered, attractive and useful public spaces can increase investment, property values, revenue, livelihood opportunities and much more. But how can developers and local authorities make the…

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Digital Placemaking Mobile Technology News

Calvium partners with Transport for London (TfL), Open Inclusion and Transport Systems Catapult following Innovate UK funding win

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Calvium is pleased to have won Innovate UK funding to develop a mobile wayfinding application to enable people with less visible impairments to navigate railway stations independently and with confidence. In partnership with Transport for London (TfL), Open Inclusion and Transport Systems Catapult we shall deliver a digital wayfinding solution…

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A white desk with various objects collected around the edges of the photo: smart phones, coffee mugs, tablets, pens, notepads and printed papers

App Insights

15 ways apps can improve employee engagement

Jade Evans,

Engaged workforces outperform their lower-engagement competitors by more than 200%—streaking ahead in terms of profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction, employee attendance and workplace safety. It’s no wonder, then 2/5 of businesses say employee engagement is their number one challenge. Employees are 87% less likely to leave their role if highly engaged,…

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App Insights

About time: Can apps help you focus?

Arthur Graham,

How can you make yourself 23% less likely to make errors at work? Simple: by putting your phone out of sight and out of reach. That’s what a Florida State University team found in their study on the effects digital devices have on our productivity and focus. Understanding that technology…

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iSanta: Could app tech streamline Santa's delivery process?

App Insights

iSanta: Could app tech streamline Santa’s delivery process?

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Even though he might now be in contravention of GDPR (article 4 of regulation 2016/679, in case you were curious), Father Christmas is an unmistakably analogue creation. With a wooden sleigh and flesh and blood reindeer held aloft by little more than a generous sprinkling of Christmas magic, he’s a…

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2018: The Year in Apps

App Insights

2018: The Year in Apps

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

A year in apps is a decade in most other industries. At this time of year, it’s therefore always interesting to sit back and take stock of our industry and where it’s headed. So what were our key moments in smartphone and app tech this year? January In Rotterdam, local…

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`Riot! 1831 in action

App Insights Heritage

How to promote and market your existing heritage app

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

If an app is never downloaded, does it really exist? Developing an app is an exciting time for any organisation – the strategic planning, the creative aspect, the designing, the testing, the refining. When you get the finished product on your device, it’s the culmination of a lot of time…

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