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Ideascape

Charlie Harman,

If you’re near Cardiff next month (or simply fancy a trip to Wales), come and join us at Porth Teigr in Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, September 19th where we’ll be hosting Ideascape. This free, outdoor promenade event comes following a 6 month research project exploring ways of addressing local need and…

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Split narratives: How heritage apps challenge perception

Jo Morrison,

In history, perspective is everything. In H. E. Marshall’s classic Our Island Story, Oliver Cromwell is very much the Civil War hero, with King Charles I portrayed as a most unlikeable character. In Children of the New Forest, however, you’ll find four orphaned children whose house is burned down by…

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React Native or web-based apps: Which is better?

Jo Morrison,

App development demands choices. Are we building a downloadable app for iOS or Android – or a web-based app that can run on any device? This question isn’t solely about compatibility or user base (although they’re definitely factors to consider) – there are rumblings of disquiet from online commentators about…

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Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC: Key takeaways

Jo Morrison,

For those not in the know, Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC are the year’s definitive app tech events. The two biggest players in the industry set out their roadmaps, and – with virtually all app engineers designing for their operating systems – the rest of the industry follows. Last year,…

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WHITE PAPER: The Lost Palace: Optimising digital innovation for cultural heritage institutions

Jo Morrison,

‘The Lost Palace’ is a collaboration between Historic Royal Palaces, theatre makers Uninvited Guests, interaction designers Chomko & Rosier and us, creative technologists and app developers, Calvium. Using a combination of bespoke handheld devices, binaural 3D sound and haptic technology, visitors are led on an immersive adventure that allows them…

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How to write an app brief

Charlie Harman,

Any co-creational project starts with a brief. It’s the first detailed snapshot we (the developer) get of your needs, hopes and fears for your organisation’s app or experience, and it works as a springboard for further ideas and development. The more comprehensive the brief, the better the response will be…

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