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A collection of useful information and advice.

Identifying opportunities for software in your business

In this article, we look at how to think about your goals, and your customers, to navigate the software options available.

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The Process of App development

So, you have an idea for a great app. But how do you turn that idea into something real? We'll walk through the process...

The low-code revolution - what it's about and why you should care

Low-code software development is fundamentally changing the way we build and deliver applications. Low-code platforms are making it easier…

How to overcome budget constraints

Budget constraints can be a challenge for any business, but they're particularly challenging for SMEs. You need to get your product right th

How emojis make user interfaces more engaging

Emojis have become more than just communication tools. They’re now an essential part of user experience and design, helping brands connect w

Stargazing at home with Mixed Reality

Mixed Reality combines the virtual and the real world, so that both world can interact with each other. It combines the best features from A

Sustainable Software Development

Websites, mobile apps, and web apps all contribute to carbon emissions. As software developers, we have the power to decrease the carbon emi

Mobile apps vs web apps

When looking at creating a new digital experience, there are lots of different platforms these days. We explore web apps vs mobile apps.

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Where digital transformation goes wrong

Digital transformation has been high on the agenda for most companies over the past few years - but there’s often too much inaction...

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Reacting to the Software Skills Gap

The cost of software developers over the past year has risen in an unprecedented way. The market has changed quickly over the past year…

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Case Study: Peer networking for modern business owners

We researched, designed, and delivered a unique mobile app that helps business owners to connect and support each other.

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Building on your development team

Stretched internal teams? Finding it hard to get new projects into the pipeline? You're not alone.

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Technology, made easy: what is web3?

Web3 is next revolution in the internet, and just as with Web2, it includes some different ways of how we’ll interact with websites.

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Case Study: Improving exam result accuracy with a software-based grading engine

With one of our clients taking on a new set of exams, they knew that we were the team to build them a bullet-proof grade calculation engine.

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Case Study: Showcasing Green Skills in engineering

We worked with Enginuity to showcase the green side of engineering.

Case Study: Web application to help get people into new careers

We created a responsive web application that utilised data science to help showcase career opportunities within a technical area.

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Case Study: Improving the maintainability of a core website

With branding and design already in place, we were tasked with helping to keep content across the site up to date.

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Case Study: Building an extensible platform for attracting businesses and residents

We were tasked with shaking up the online aspects of the scheme and delivering something which could scale and adapt over the coming years.

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Case Study: Delivering a new website well under budget and timescales

We were approached with helping an IT Consultancy to get their newly designed website delivered on time.

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Case Study: ECITB Connected Competence

We designed and developed a beautiful marketing website, along with a bespoke online application for a new initiative.

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Delivering early stage apps to test and learn

When it comes to building new apps, it's hugely important to get it in the hands of your target users as soon as possible. Even the most…

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Delivering software in a diverse tech landscape

Technology is getting more diverse by the day. Modern software requires bringing together multiple systems, and also require wiring up…

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How technology is improving learning engagement

We explore how new and evolving technologies have an impact on modern learning, specifically the effects on engagement.

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Testing for Digital Products

Testing can mean a lot of different things depending on who you ask. We explore the different types of testing you should be thinking about.

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The State of Software Development: It's Evolving

The software development industry is a fast-moving landscape, and it's continuously changing.

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Delivering projects within constraints

Project delivery is often a challenge and bound by many different constraints.

What digital aspects to think about when setting up a new company

From email and tools to digital marketing and websites, there is a lot to think about when setting up a modern company.

Scaling digital products and experiences

In this episode, we explore organisation, product and project scalability.

What's 2021 digital going to look like?

In this episode, we take a look at the future and the trends we see may see and the directions businesses may take with digital in 2021.

How prototypes can be used to reduce risk and improve products

Prototyping is a great way to reduce costs and risk when developing digital products and experiences.

Chatbots and the part they play in the future of digital

Chatbots are software applications that aim to understand what a human wants, and guides them to their desired outcome.

Building better digital products: Discovery

Discovery is an essential part of creating great digital products and experiences. Unfortunately, it isn't always well understood.

Football & Data Analysis

Jamie Cook joins us for a look at his long-running side project, where he uses data analytics to gain insight into football matches.

Design Thinking: Unlocking Innovation

Design thinking is a fantastic tool that can be applied to almost any team and industry to help drive innovation

Top web development trends in that companies need to look at today

As technology continues to advance at pace, we take a look at which trends are the best ones to get ahead of the curve with.

How much does app development cost?

When creating a custom app, it's difficult to know what cost to expect. We break down the everything that's involved.

Choosing a Software Agency

We’ve brought together the complete guide to choosing a great software partner for your next project.

AI for Internal Improvement

As AI continues to be a key part of the products and services we use every day, we explore how it’s also being used within companies.

The Business Impact of Covid-19

We chat about how Covid-19 pandemic has affected the outward-facing parts of companies, and how to deal with the new state of play.

Covid-19 & The New Digital World

Covid-19 has completely changed how the business and economic world operates, and a new reliance on digital has emerged.

Case Study: Tech Swindon Summit

TechSwindon is bringing together the tech community in November 2020. We needed to build something really special for this unique event.

Successful Websites

Websites are an essential part of any company, but there are key differences between those that are truly successful and those that aren’t.

The Power of Storytelling

As a tool for marketing and building a brand, there are few better than storytelling.

Case Study: Fast Jet Performance

Fast Jet Performance helps people understand their true potential. We delivered a refocussed experience to better fit the audience.

Accessibility in Everything

Even today, accessibility continues to be an afterthought. We look at how turning accessibility into becoming the forefront of product and…

Wellbeing Within a Company

With increasing stress and a lack of physical demand in the modern workplace, we take a look at what companies can do to help.

Case Study: The Platform Project

We helped a new youth-led digital agency to get off the ground by providing our technical expertise & guidance.

Benefits of keeping businesses up to date with new digital technologies

As companies will soon need to have technology as a central pillar, we explore the benefits of keeping up to date with digital technology.

Case Study: Checkflight

We were given the unique challenge of creating in-depth revision aids that would also be useful as a quick reference before flights.

What Makes Effective Learning Frameworks for a Business

We discuss what makes an effective learning framework in 2020, and how digital and technology can help to keep people engaged and enthused…

Combining Internal Teams With Agency Support

As projects get more diverse, there’s an increasing need to bring on agency support. We explore some ways that can help to get external…

Small Steps Toward Innovation

Join us as we discuss practical tips and advice on how to implement small steps toward innovation.

Digital Transformation - Small Steps to Success

Is digital transformation necessary? We hear plenty of stories each month about more traditional companies ending up in administration, and…

The Importance of Voice Search for Companies

Many of us own smart speakers, but often our interaction doesn’t go much beyond asking “what’s the weather like this week”. Over the past…

Websites as a Cornerstone

It’s hard to imagine having any kind of real presence as an organisation these days without a website in place. For many, getting the first…