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Our favourite projects from TfL’s Access All Areas event 2019

Jo Morrison,

On 19th March 2019, Transport for London (TfL) hosted Access All Areas, London’s largest accessible transport event at the ExCeL London. It showcased the latest transport innovations geared towards accessibility, looking at roads and streets, train stations and public transport, design and services, and, of course, technology. The exhibition included…

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Man holding a sticky-note with the words "Block Chain" written on it, looking at computer screens in the background

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What’s a blockchain (and why the hype?)

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

‘Blockchain’ is like ‘post-modernism’: one of those words many of us think we should know but would be horrified to try and explain to friends. Here’s a secret: we feel the same. Which is why we asked Calvium Technical Director Ben Clayton to explain what blockchain is, what it’s for,…

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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

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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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Three people look at smart phones at a train station

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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?

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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

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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

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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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