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Mayfest: Nightwalk – Built using AppFurnace

Charlie Harman,

Tom Bailey in collaboration with Jez riley French Commissioned by Trust New Art Bristol and MAYK as part of Mayfest 2014, Nightwalk is the latest offering from producer Tom Bailey, in collaboration with Jez Riley French. Nightwalk is an immersive wander through the beautiful and historically fascinating Leigh Woods, found…

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iBeacon Live Documentary – a world first

Charlie Harman,

“Replacing the visual with the sensual and integrating interactive technology within vivid documentary storytelling… this is a blindfolded journey into the psychology of navigation.” This blurb from experimental documentary makers and  fellow Pervasive Media Studio residents, Anagram, describes their latest project, Door Into The Dark. Claiming the title of the…

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Celebrating the Tour de France in Cambridge with Cycle of Songs

Charlie Harman,

Calvium is extremely excited to be the chosen app developers working once again with Pilot Theatre and starting a new relationship with Historyworks to produce Cycle of Songs: an audio map of Cambridge devised by Helen Weinstein from her idea for a walking sound poem, funded by Arts Council England, a commission managed by…

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The Low Down on iBeacons and BLE Technology

Charlie Harman,

iBeacons & BLE technology seem to be everywhere at the moment. So what’s all the fuss about? Our blog will tell you what iBeacon & BLE technology involves and what Calvium has been using it for… The concept of a beacon has been present for years. Most simplistically, a beacon…

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Mobile apps as marketplaces

Kieron Gurner,

App technology and culture moves quickly, from the explosion of published apps in recent years, to the changing sales techniques employed by app publishers. Now a messaging app, WeChat, is experimenting with selling smartphones to its customers with resounding success.

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Mobile gaming becoming more popular

Kieron Gurner,

Mobile gaming is on the rise, with sales of games on Android and iOS fast becoming serious contenders to the handheld consoles already on the market. As device technology improves, and mobile technology becomes ever more ingrained in our lives, people might start wanting more interesting ways to interact with your organisation.

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How do people use tablets differently to smart phones?

Kieron Gurner,

Mobile activities are all about context. The place, time, situation and surroundings all play a role in the way people think about and use technology. Smart phones have had such a massive impact on our lives because they enable us, in previously computer-free environments. But in what kind of contexts are people using tablets?

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The value of free apps

Kieron Gurner,

The majority of the apps in the marketplace aren’t making the millions that Angry Birds has, but this doesn’t mean that these apps don’t have value. The best way to enter into app development is to consider the potential for marketing and a new form of engagement with your customers. The app market is notoriously over-populated now, and more apps are being added daily, so how do you make the most of publishing your app, if it’s not about the money?

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