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2018: The Year in Apps

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2018: The Year in Apps

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

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How to promote and market your existing heritage app

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

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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App predictions and app legacies: A Calvium history

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App predictions and app legacies: A Calvium history

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

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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Personalisation in apps - building your heritage app simply and ethically

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Personalisation in apps; building your heritage app simply and ethically

Kieron Gurner,

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has made data collection and personalised experiences synonymous with data misuse and election-rigging – but in app technology, personalisation doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Personalisation offers users and visitors options for how they’d like their content to look, and lets them choose what they…

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