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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

Dazzle It mobile app launches on iOS and Android

Dazzle It mobile app launches on iOS and Android

Artwork by Sir Peter Blake, the Godfather of pop art renowned for designing the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album cover, can be ‘remixed’ with Dazzle It – an augmented reality app that we've developed to bring to life the amazing history of Dazzle Ships. You can read more about the app in our case study

Forced Entertainment 20 years on

Forced Entertainment 20 years on

The year is 1994 and 'The Internet' is a world whispered about, populated with MUDs, newsgroups and chat rooms. There is a new kid on the block called the World Wide Web and some 2500 or so brave pioneers have taken the publishing plunge and launched their own websites.

In that year we were commissioned to design the publicity for 'Speak Bitterness', a new show by Forced Entertainment, one of the UK's most exciting experimental theatre companies. That was the start of a close relationship with the company that continued for the rest of that decade as we delivered design services that, in their own way, were as ground breaking as the company's theatre practice.

Now, 20 years and over a billion websites later, we're delighted to be working with Forced Entertainment once again. This time round we've re-designed their website; a responsive site, which changes colour palette and image library on every visit. You can view the fruits of our labour at www.forcedentertainment.com

Poppy app to commemorate World War 1

Poppy app to commemorate World War 1

Few people can have failed to realise that 2014 marks the centenary of the start of World War 1. As part of the commemorations we have been commissioned by Lets Go Global to create a responsive web app that showcases work produced by the Poppy project. Poppy is running in libraries across Greater Manchester throughout 2014. Artists and members of the community work together to create poems, illustrations, music, video and audio based artwork that reflects their contemporary and conceptual view of the Great War.

When a piece of content is uploaded through the content management system a red or white poppy is created in the app. A red poppy represents stories about war whilst white ones reflect more peaceful themes. Clicking on a poppy reveals the content and a number of share options – each time a poppy is shared on social networks it grows in size. The movement of the poppies across the screen is controlled by an algorithm which ensures that the motion is fluid and organic, much like poppies moving in the wind. Ease of use was central to the development of the app and the responsive design works across all digital devices without the need to download. The app is built using javascript and the HTML5 canvas element.

Karen Shannon, Director, Lets Go Global had this to say: "Corporation Pop has been a pleasure to work with. We came to them with a vision of a creative app that exhibits people's artwork, with poppies that flourish and grow as they're viewed. We're really excited by the finished app, and the website. They're a fantastic way to explore the Poppy project, and a beautiful tribute to the First World War."

Have a play with the Poppy app and share content with your friends.

Earlier this year we developed the Poppy website where you can find more information about the project.

The Audience Agency website

The Audience Agency website

The Audience Agency is a new national not-for-profit consultancy working with cultural organisations to build audiences. It was formed from the merger of two regional agencies – All About Audiences and Audiences London Plus.

The agency required a new website which would clearly articulate the new organisation's positioning and reflect the shift from publicly funded body to a national consultancy offering a range of services to a broad group of stakeholders. The site would be a first point of contact, selling tool and quick snapshot of all that the agency offers to clients. The site also needed to encourage booking for events and services. 

We have built a fully responsive site which has a detailed national calendar of events that integrates with Eventbrite for ticket booking. An interactive map allows users to see agency representatives from their region.

Helen Palmer, Head of Marketing Strategy at The Audience Agency says, 'We selected Corporation Pop to develop our new website following a competitive tender process. It was very clear from the outset that they have a great understanding of the challenges of developing a user friendly business to business website that brings our very unique offer to life. Their creativity, ideas, project management and attention to detail made the process much easier than we were anticipating and we are delighted with the end result.'   
We're delighted with the end result too! Visit The Audience Agency website.

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