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React Native or web-based apps: Which is better?

Jo Morrison,

App development demands choices. Are we building a downloadable app for iOS or Android – or a web-based app that can run on any device? This question isn’t solely about compatibility or user base (although they’re definitely factors to consider) – there are rumblings of disquiet from online commentators about…

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Apps and sustainability: Utility apps for the greater good

Jo Morrison,

Businesses the world over currently face a huge number of challenges: the impact of Brexit and other political upheavals, changes in demography and sociology, and an increased focus – from the media and consumers alike – on ethics. But there’s one single issue that affects us all on a far…

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Digital chewing gum: what it is and how we avoid it

Kieron Gurner,

Picture the scene. You’re walking down a cobbled street, surrounded by beautifully preserved buildings taking in the stonework, the history, lost in a world of sights and sounds. With every step you’re more and more immersed in the beauty, the depth, the history, and then… squelch. You look down and…

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Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC: Key takeaways

Jo Morrison,

For those not in the know, Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC are the year’s definitive app tech events. The two biggest players in the industry set out their roadmaps, and – with virtually all app engineers designing for their operating systems – the rest of the industry follows. Last year,…

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Industry 4.0: How the IoT has revolutionised manufacturing

Charlie Harman,

“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together”, says British industrial engineer Sir James Dyson. “It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” When it comes to these three key pillars of engineering design, few innovations have proved as revolutionary as The…

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Defining Digital Placemaking for Porth Teigr

Louise Hobson,

We’re excited to be embarking on a new R&D Digital Placemaking project in Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay – one of Europe’s most significant waterfront development projects led by igloo and the Welsh Government. Physical spaces can no longer be separated from their digital dimensions – cities have become hybrid spaces…

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Digital placemaking for the arts

Jo Morrison,

Art in its purely physical sense, be it octopus murals or favela painting, has been a feature of successful placemaking even before the term was coined. And art has been blurring the lines between the physical landscape and the technological one for decades, in the same way that digital technology…

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WHITE PAPER: The Lost Palace: Optimising digital innovation for cultural heritage institutions

Jo Morrison,

‘The Lost Palace’ is a collaboration between Historic Royal Palaces, theatre makers Uninvited Guests, interaction designers Chomko & Rosier and us, creative technologists and app developers, Calvium. Using a combination of bespoke handheld devices, binaural 3D sound and haptic technology, visitors are led on an immersive adventure that allows them…

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Matthew Tyler-Jones

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Interview: National Trust user experience expert Matthew Tyler-Jones

Charlie Harman,

Matthew Tyler-Jones is a National Trust consultant, specialising in visitor experiences. He’s also a PhD researcher at Southampton University, working with digital augmentations to visitor experiences and specialising in narrative techniques drawn from computer gaming. He blogs, at Meme Technology, and he’ll be speaking at the Academy of Marketing’s E-marketing…

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Smartphones: rumours of their death are greatly exaggerated

Calvium Team,

There’s no doubt that ‘death of the smartphone’ makes a good story – since the Stone Age, tales of birth and death have excited us far more than those of growth and stability. Now of course, hyperbole is rewarded with clicks, leaving tech journalists under pressure to draw dramatic conclusions…

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