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App Insights

Getting the most from your app agency

Tom Melamed,

At Calvium, our mission is to create world-class apps that get people talking and leave our clients happy. The best apps – those that are the smoothest and easiest to use – appear almost effortless; so much so that it’s easy to underestimate the amount of work involved. Occasionally we…

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Measuring app ROI for your business

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

When it comes to apps, there’s a key question we get asked all the time: what is the ROI (Return on Investment)? If you’re spending a chunk of money, you want to know what you’re getting back. We’ve been working with Watertight Marketing for the last six months implementing their…

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App Insights Mobile Technology

Push messaging – powerhouse or pest?

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Getting customers to download your app is the first half of the engagement challenge. As many as 77% of users delete new apps three days after downloading; others bury them in homescreen app folders, never to be seen again. So how do you turn the tables and maintain engagement with…

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Apps that are totally nailing it

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

Let’s face it, there are a lot of apps out there. How do you separate the golden-app wheat from the shovel-ware chaff? You ask an expert, that’s how. We probed some of Calvium’s finest minds to find out which apps are floating their boats right now. Navigating the news Tom…

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Not only fun and games; how apps add innovation to business

Jo Reid,

The app economy is all well and good, but the world still needs physical, tangible products. Consider washing machines. On high-end models, design trends are moving away from mechanical dials and large switches in favour of digital displays and touchscreens. This move from the mechanical to the electronic presents new…

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What’s the real cost of your app going wrong?

Tom Melamed,

In the cut and thrust world of mobile, a broken app can mean a big problem. Most app stores, and certainly the duo of Android and iOS, have a rating system, and any problems often see users reaching for that uninstall button. As Digital Trends found: “While 79 percent of…

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Why outsource your app development?

Tom Melamed,

When you need a mobile application, do you turn to your in-house IT team? With 66% of IT budgets forecast to rise this year, and app development taking a portion of this rise, the chances are you have applications in development or are planning on it. App development is expected…

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How to Write an App Specification + FREE Template Download

Alumni: Charlie Harman,

As an app developer, we’re contacted on a daily basis by people with great ideas, looking for help to develop experiences or asking for quotes for their app. Here’s the problem: it’s impossible to give prices off the bat. The potential scope of an app build is vast and varied….

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Magic Moments – what they mean for heritage brands

Calvium Team,

You’re on a heritage tour of Bristol. Imagine walking across Queen’s Square, centre of the 1831 reform riots, and hearing the clamour of those riots – the cries of the mob, the struggle to keep order and the final charge of the 3rd Dragoon Guards. You jump at the sound…

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Key app features you haven’t thought of yet

Calvium Team,

It’s one thing to persuade your clients that they need an app to stay relevant in an increasingly mobile world; it’s another to make sure that the software they get is the crowd-pleaser they were expecting. What does a quality app need to survive in a crowded market? It is…

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