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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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Assumption Buster: Challenging 8 app myths

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Assumption Buster: Challenging 8 app myths

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Some myths just don’t die. Goldfish don’t have short memories. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space. Sherlock Holmes never said ‘Elementary, my dear Watson’. Apps are similarly clouded by misconceptions. People often come to us with incorrect assumptions about mobile tech, which we’re keen to clear…

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Security in apps: How do we keep our data safe?

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Security in apps: How do we keep our data safe?

Matt Votsikas,

Earlier this month, Facebook reported a massive data breach that compromised the personal data of 14 million users; the breach has been traced back to a group of Facebook and Instagram spammers who were familiar with the company’s internal investigation and security policies. The incident is one of many recent…

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Calvium gains ISO Certification and Rolls-Royce Accreditation

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

We’re pleased to announce that Calvium has recently been awarded three certifications in recognition of our information security and quality management; ISO 27001 (System Security Management System), ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and Rolls-Royce Approved Supplier.  ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of an information…

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Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Digital Placemaking Heritage

Democratisation and collaboration, opportunity and challenge: Technology’s role in the museum of tomorrow

Jo Morrison,

How can digital technology be used to open up and foster collaboration within museum projects? That’s the question Museums+Tech 2018’s speakers sought to answer at this event, hosted by the Museum Computer Group at London’s National Gallery. The intersection of technology, heritage, collaboration and democratisation is where we spend a lot…

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App predictions and app legacies: A Calvium history

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App predictions and app legacies: A Calvium history

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

While Calvium has been banging the drum for digital placemaking for the last few years, we’ve been studying the relationship between people, place and technology for much, much longer. Looking back at our earliest publications, it’s reassuring to see that we’ve always been talking about the connection between people, place…

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It's all about the tech - What's so compelling about apps from Calvium’s perspective

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“It’s all about the tech” – What’s so compelling about apps from Calvium’s perspective

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Just like painting or writing, app development is a creative process. Armed only with a client brief and our imaginations, expertise and tools, Calvium creates app experiences. Each one unique, each one requiring its own approach. App development to us is a combination of technology, storytelling, user experience, creativity, collaboration…

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Riot! 1831 is back - What's new

Digital Placemaking

Riot! 1831 is back: What’s new?

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

In the last few years, there has been an explosion in immersive, location-based experiences. From the monumental success of Pokémon GO to more cerebral experience like our own Lost Palace of Whitehall – a piece of audio theatre that brings to life the history of a Royal Palace that no…

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Digital Placemaking

Digital placemaking for public engagement

Jo Morrison,

Public engagement is a huge part of digital placemaking – and of British government policy around planning and development. The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published in July 2018, emphasises the importance of meaningful community engagement in delivering healthy, inclusive and safe places where people want to live and…

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