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App Insights

How apps can bring your location to life

Kieron Gurner,

Getting people interested and involved in public spaces, historic buildings and other open spaces can provide great opportunities for any business or organisation, but the cost, upkeep and management of campaigns can be off-putting. However, in our experience working with clients like the Tower of London and Tooting Common, we’ve found that a great long-term solution, is by creating an app.

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Collaborate, Prototype, and get your app Published

Calvium Team,

Collaboration can be a great way achieving innovation in app design, but finding the right opportunities to successfully collaborate can be difficult. However, there’s one form of collaboration that has worked well for our clients (and us) in the past, providing a quick, focussed period of design and development that gets the project done – App Sprints.

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People are Paying for Mobile Content

Calvium Team,

Mobile users are now readily paying for content that they could access for free on the web. It may seem strange, but it’s true – a combination of high-quality devices, one-click payments and an established culture of small purchases (through iTunes), have meant that mobile platforms are flourishing where the web previously failed.

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Do my customers really want an app?

Kieron Gurner,

You may be wondering whether an app for your organisation is worth the investment, and whether your existing or potential customers really want an app from you in the first place. As the app market is developing, people are less likely to download simple informational apps that tell them about your business – they’re looking for apps that are entertaining, useful and enjoyable.

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Apps for the Cultural Sector

Calvium Team,

The recent announcement of the new Digital R&D Fund for the Arts has given arts institutions in the UK a further opportunity to develop their digital offerings. There are six themes in the call for applicants : User generated content and social media; Digital distribution and exhibition; Mobile, location and games; Data and archives; Resources; and Education and learning.

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Mobile Strategy is now Mandatory

Calvium Team,

Business thinking should be shifting even more towards mobile strategies in the near future, with forecasts that 80% of all media will be consumed via mobile by 2020, according to Eric Hazan (of McKinsey and Company Consulting Firm)…

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The Case for “Popcorn” Apps

Calvium Team,

One of the trends that we are seeing as the app market matures is the move away from apps being blockbuster sellers in their own right to apps that enhance, augment or add value to a larger event or cause. Much as popcorn is a great treat to make your…

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