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Funding for our Patient's Virtual Guide

Funding for our Patient's Virtual Guide

We're delighted to announce that we've just received funding from TITCH (Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health) which will enable us to work closely with the NHS on the development of our innovative 'Patient's Virtual Guide' mobile application. We're keeping details under wraps for now but the aim of the app is to help reduce the anxiety experienced by children when faced with a stay in hospital. 

The funding will allow us to develop some early stage prototypes and, in conjunction with our research partners Sutherland Labs, enable us to conduct user needs research and testing at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. This will really help reinforce our business case and provide a solid bedrock for us to then seek further funding to take the project to market.

More news on this as the project develops.

We're working with Future PLC on an exciting VR project…

We're working with Future PLC on an exciting VR project…

We're very excited to announce that we've been appointed by Future PLC to help them engage their clients through the creation of a 3D virtual reality (VR) experience.

The project will bring to life Future's position in 3D, leveraging its expertise as an innovative media organisation with a portfolio spanning world-leading technology, gaming and entertainment brands including TechRadar, T3, PC Gamer, GamesRadar+ and Creative Bloq. 

We'll be using the Samsung Gear VR platform to take users on an immersive journey into the world of Future, from technology and gaming to film, music, design and photography. Creating a 3D virtual environment rather than simply using a 360 video allows for much greater immersion and versatility in terms of what we can do. It will add the wow factor too.

Needless to say, we’re very excited to be working with one of the world’s most innovative media companies on a project that uses emerging technology to reinforce their brand proposition in a truly unique way. More news on this ground-breaking project in the early Autumn when the project will go live. Watch this space!

Wish us luck!

Wish us luck!

We're at the Big Chip Awards tonight and hoping to bring home awards for Best Use of Mobile and Best User Experience but we're up against some stiff competition. 

Our DazzleIt app for 1418 Now is nominated in the Best Use of Mobile category whilst our Course Finder app for Study Group competes for Best User Experience. Keep an eye on our twitter feed between 9 and 11pm this evening to see how we get on.

Good luck to all our fellow nominees. The full shortlist can be viewed on the Big Chip Awards website.

UPDATE: We're delighted to announce that we won Best User Experience for Course Finder at last night's Big Chip Awards

Say 'hi' to our new hires!

Say 'hi' to our new hires!

After three successive years of more than 20% growth we've expanded again with three new hires, including an appointment to our senior management team.

Jess Bolton joins us as Client Services Director with a brief to develop relationships with both new and existing clients. She brings over 10 years experience, most recently at MMP Global where she was Digital Account Director having previously worked at Building Blocks as Client Services Consultant. She has a wealth of experience delivering successful projects for global clients across a wide range of technologies and platforms and is passionate about creating engaging experiences that put the customer at the heart of the journey.

Tim Saunders joins as an App Developer and will work on a range of native and web games and applications specialising in Javascript and HTML5. Tim has spent the last four years freelancing from his home in Portugal building web-based games for clients including The BBC, Cartoon Network, Sony, ITV and Samsung. Prior to that he spent 9 years working on AAA games for companies including Sony and Monumental. 

Liam Duncan joins as a Games Developer and will work on games and applications primarily built using Unity 3D. Prior to joining Corporation Pop he was Lead Developer at Clicks and Links where he worked on a range of Serious Games for business applications.

The new hires will help us to consolidate our position as one of the north's leading interactive agencies, specialising in serious games, advergames, web applications and 3D virtual environments.

You can find out what makes Jess, Tim and Liam tick on our People page.

Date : 17.05.16