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15 ways apps can improve employee engagement

Alumni: 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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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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Assumption Buster: Challenging 8 app myths

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Assumption Buster: Challenging 8 app myths

Alumni: 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 McLean,

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

Alumni: 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

Alumni: 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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