Manchester digital agency Corporation Pop news

Xploro website goes live…

Xploro website goes live…

If you've been following us on Twitter or LinkedIn over the last three years then you'll have heard lots of talk of 'Xploro®'.

Six year's ago our MD's daughter, Issy, was diagnosed with Cancer. Now, aged 20, she’s cancer-free, but when she was ill nobody told her what to expect and that made her feel scared, anxious and alone. So for the last three years we've been building Xploro®, a mobile application that uses augmented reality, gameplay and artificial intelligence to deliver health information to patients, in a way which makes them feel empowered, engaged and informed, whilst having fun at the same time. 

We've funded the app's development with grants from Innovate UK, Nominet Trust and the NHS and we're planning to launch the app next year, following a six month trial at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. We'll be writing much more about Xploro® over the coming months but in the meantime keep up to date with all the news and developments by following the Xploro® Twitter account.

You can read more about Xploro on our new website dedicated to the project.

VisitAR launches on the Apple App Store

VisitAR launches on the Apple App Store

Our latest app, VisitAR, is now available on the Apple App Store.

VisitAR helps you navigate your way through the streets of Manchester, the UK’s second city, to the HQ of Corporation Pop.

But VisitAR isn’t just another mapping application. Using Apple’s ARKit you can view your current location in a 3D augmented reality map, projected on to any surface in the real world. The map shows your location in relation to Corporation Pop and allows you to easily make a visual connection between the streets around you and the models you see projected in the augmented reality scene. You can even check the realtime availability of parking spaces in car parks nearby.

At any point you can tap on Corporation Pop HQ. This transforms the map view in to a self-guided 3D augmented reality tour of our studio. Once inside, you can meet the Corporation Pop team and read each of our biographies by tapping on our avatars. If you want to arrange a meeting with us you just tap any of the phones in our virtual studio and if you want to view our showreel take a seat on the virtual sofa and watch it in glorious technicolour.

VisitAR is a prototype application designed to demonstrate how augmented reality can be used to enhance visitor experiences by making both the journey and the destination an engaging interactive experience. You can read more about how we made PopCity on our blog. If you have an iPhone 7 or later you can download VisitAR on the iTunes store.

Corporation Pop featured as Leading Mobile App Developer

Corporation Pop featured as Leading Mobile App Developer

With mobile app development as one of the largest growing industries all over the world, we believe that it's the quality of work we do and the way we interact with our clients that sets us apart. We are even more proud that Clutch, a nationally recognised ratings and reviews platform for IT services, sees us in the same way.

Recently, Clutch featured Corporation Pop in their ongoing coverage of the top mobile app development firms throughout the globe. There were multiple components that contributed to our placement in their rankings. Quantitatively, Corporation Pop was scored based on our market presence in the app development space, our established client base, and proven history of quality projects and work delivered.

Qualitatively, and perhaps even more significantly, Clutch analysts spoke firsthand with our clients to generate reviews on our behalf. The interviews are designed to get an accurate and personal understanding of our partnerships with our clients. So far, the feedback has been extremely positive. Here's what just a few of our clients had to say about us:

'Their design is premium and on point, but I think the user experience side of things is where they stand out.' Sam Bentley, CEO, UNILAD

'Creatively, the app built by Corporation Pop has pushed beyond what we imagined at first.' Janice White, Director, The Cogency

'They've gone the extra mile in obtaining resolutions to our problems, and have been very honest.' Jonathan Modley, Technical Project Manager, BBC

'I have a lot of confidence in Corporation Pop. Their team knows how I think, how I do things, and what I want.' Neil Fisher, CEO, Cyber Challenge Ventures

We always knew that our client partnerships were awesome, but to have the opportunity to receive that type of feedback from a third-party source has been very worthwhile for us at Corporation Pop. To read the full reviews, check out our Clutch profile.

Moving forward, we plan on continuing to be a top provider for our clients in the mobile app space. We’re excited to see how our work will help our presence grow on Clutch!

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.

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

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