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App Insights

Push messaging – powerhouse or pest?

Charlie Harman,

Getting customers to download your app is the first half of the engagement challenge. As many as 77% of users delete new apps three days after downloading; others bury them in homescreen app folders, never to be seen again. So how do you turn the tables and maintain engagement with…

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App Insights

Apps that are totally nailing it

Charlie Harman,

Let’s face it, there are a lot of apps out there. How do you separate the golden-app wheat from the shovel-ware chaff? You ask an expert, that’s how. We probed some of Calvium’s finest minds to find out which apps are floating their boats right now. Navigating the news Tom…

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App Insights

Not only fun and games; how apps add innovation to business

Jo Reid,

The app economy is all well and good, but the world still needs physical, tangible products. Consider washing machines. On high-end models, design trends are moving away from mechanical dials and large switches in favour of digital displays and touchscreens. This move from the mechanical to the electronic presents new…

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App Insights

What’s the real cost of your app going wrong?

Tom Melamed,

In the cut and thrust world of mobile, a broken app can mean a big problem. Most app stores, and certainly the duo of Android and iOS, have a rating system, and any problems often see users reaching for that uninstall button. As Digital Trends found: “While 79 percent of…

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News

We’re Hiring: Technical Project Manager

Calvium Team,

We are looking for a super-organised and very personable individual with a technical understanding to help bring our often high-profile apps to life. At Calvium we are a mobile app specialist, we do a great job making wonderful apps and we are growing. We are now looking for someone special…

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App Insights

Why outsource your app development?

Tom Melamed,

When you need a mobile application, do you turn to your in-house IT team? With 66% of IT budgets forecast to rise this year, and app development taking a portion of this rise, the chances are you have applications in development or are planning on it. App development is expected…

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App Insights

How to Write an App Specification + FREE Template Download

Charlie Harman,

As an app developer, we’re contacted on a daily basis by people with great ideas, looking for help to develop experiences or asking for quotes for their app. Here’s the problem: it’s impossible to give prices off the bat. The potential scope of an app build is vast and varied….

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App Insights

Magic Moments – what they mean for heritage brands

Calvium Team,

You’re on a heritage tour of Bristol. Imagine walking across Queen’s Square, centre of the 1831 reform riots, and hearing the clamour of those riots – the cries of the mob, the struggle to keep order and the final charge of the 3rd Dragoon Guards. You jump at the sound…

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Mobile Technology

Password security – a thing of the past?

Tom Melamed,

Passwords. Key security measure or waste of time? The real answer is somewhere in between. For some apps, like banking, passwords are a necessary measure – but for mobile apps, there are great alternatives which take the hassle out of user verification. As computing moves from the desk to the…

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App Insights

Key app features you haven’t thought of yet

Calvium Team,

It’s one thing to persuade your clients that they need an app to stay relevant in an increasingly mobile world; it’s another to make sure that the software they get is the crowd-pleaser they were expecting. What does a quality app need to survive in a crowded market? It is…

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App Insights

How do I get people to download my app?

Calvium Team,

So, you have an app. It’s built, tested and fine-tuned for the needs of your business and the relationship you want to build with your customers. All you have to do now is encourage them to download it – after all, if an app isn’t downloaded, does it even exist?…

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App Insights

The blagger’s guide to talking about apps with authority

Tom Melamed,

Client: “I need an app, can you guys build one for me?” Agency account director: “Yes, absolutely” Agency account director (to staff): “Right, how do we build an app?” Sound familiar? Agency account directors and digital strategists get asked for apps all the time, and many end up saying “we…

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