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  1. How has an evolving demographic within the travel industry influenced the need for mobile?

    We explore the rapidly changing consumer demographic within the UK cruise industry. With more and more smartphones and tablets being brought on board, are operators doing enough to give customers what they want by providing a connected mobile experience throughout their holiday?
  2. Is abandonment making basket cases out of online retailers?

    Basket abandonment is THE burning issue for online retailers, costing up to a staggering $3 trillion a year in potential sales. So what are the pressing issues fuelling this habit amongst consumers and what are retailers doing to capitalise on this missed opportunity?
  3. Accessibility on mobile: what do brands and developers need to do?

    Smartphones can be invaluable for disabled users. But many apps are not accessible to all. So what needs to change?
  4. Where next for the connected car?

    With many of the tech predictions for this year focused on the internet of things, we looked at something that has had computer networks in it for some time: the car. But it probably isn’t Apple’s CarPlay that will prove transformative: the real revolution will come later.
  5. Where is Windows Phone headed?

    ‘Nokia forks Android’ was a headline story from MWC. With a new Microsoft CEO and the (not yet final) acquisition by Microsoft of Nokia’s devices and services division, we decided to take a closer look at the Windows Phone ecosystem.
  6. How do you make money from mobile?

    In a rapidly changing landscape, where mobile is projected to overtake desktop browsing, we look at some of the options.
  7. 2013 – A Year in Mobile

    2013 has seen rapid and exciting changes in the digital sphere. To round off the year, we picked five trends which we’ll keep an eye on over the coming months.
  8. iBeacons set to revolutionise mobile?

    With Apple embracing iBeacons and trials underway in US stadiums and stores, we assess the underlying technology’s capabilities and pitfalls.
  9. Customers delight in new Domino’s Pizza Android app

    The long awaited new look Domino's Pizza Android app launches with an enhanced ordering experience.
  10. Myths of the near future: 3D printing debunked

    Disruptive, inspirational and innovative; we take a look behind the fears, hopes and headlines 3D printing is garnering.
  11. Kirin: cross platform development

    Kirin is an innovative, open-source solution for developing cross platform apps. We’ve been developing Kirin in-house since 2011 and are applying its benefits in our work for clients. Here we summarise recent activity with Kirin.
  12. What makes a good event app?

    As we’re in full swing of the summer events season we decided to look at what exactly makes a really great event app; whether it’s for a sporting or cultural event or business conference.