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Technology

Dodge the Bullet app shows effects of gun violence in Toronto

The Coalition for Gun Control has released a new app highlighting how increasing gun violence has had an impact on Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America. Dodge the Bullet, created by local agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, uses geo-location...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

GIFs, Cinemagraphs & Ballerinas

The GIF turned 30 last year and yet this simplistic medium continues to evolve and amaze. At first GIF's, relegated to flashy, pixelated pop-up ads that made your eyes bleed, were shunned by any sophisticated designer. Now, advancements in mobile,...

Posted by: Phillip Powdrill
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Advertising

ENVY Advertising use hiking naturists to promote customisable new BBC app

Hiking naturists are the stars as BBC launch a comedic new campaign, from ENVY Advertising, for the broadcaster’s new app, BBC +. Designed to provide customisable content collections, the free app gives users more control over the information...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Code and Theory launch “One Night” Hotel app

Code and Theory and Standard International, the company behind The Standard hotels and the majority owner of the Bunkhouse Group, have launched One Night, the first third-party app for hotels designed by a hotel company. Following the success of...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

CHI&Partners, MPC and TalkTalk allow fans to invade The X Factor from home

Every year, one of the most exciting aspects of a new season of The X Factor (besides those hilarious opening rounds of course) is seeing what TalkTalk and their partners will have come up with for their annual interactive idents. This year, for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Rufus Leonard and The Share Centre make investing easy with new app

The Share Centre, the retail stockbroker, has launched a new app to give people all the support, guidance and information they need to make investing easy. The new app, created by Rufus Leonard, provides information on the top risers and fallers in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Pokémon Go Phenomenon: How advertisers and brands are getting involved

Location-based marketing is at something of a tipping point right now where it could honestly go either way, but the outrageous success of the recently released Pokémon Go AR smartphone game seems to suggest it could be about to really kick off...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Events

Two Weeks Till China Connect comes to Paris

2 weeks to go ! PARIS - April, 6-7 From April 6 to 7, leaders in tech, retail and more from China and Europe will descend upon Paris for the annual China Connect conference, the largest European gathering of experts on Chinese consumer trends and...

Posted by: China Connect
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Technology

Tech Tats: Meet the new biowearables

Body art for aesthetic appeal is a thing of the past. Say hello to the new Tech Tats; temporary tattoos that tell you your temperature, gives you statistics related to your health and prevent you from getting sick by warning you about serious health...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Advertising

Public Health England track our sugar intake with ingenious new app

A new app that tells parents and children how much sugar is in the food they eat has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) in a bid to combat obesity and encourage families to lead a healthier lifestyle. The new free Sugar Smart app forms part...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

National Trust & DigitasLBi engage with UK history in new app

In their first piece of creative activity since they were appointed as it's strategic agency last year (after a fiercely competitive pitch), DigitasLBi has launched a nifty new app for the National Trust, the independent charity which looks after...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

These Advertising Emojis are adsolutely marvellous

Emojis have become a niche market in and off themselves of late, with every minor property or release appearing to warrant its own batch of respective icons. So why has it taken this long for the advertising industry to get in on the action? The...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Supercharge Your Creative Studio With Team

Managing a creative studio isn’t easy. Studios and agencies who have survived the lean years are now facing the challenge of carefully navigating growth, if they’re to thrive. This improvement in the creative economy is great news, but...

Posted by: Thrive
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Technology

Google's guide to designing the perfect app

The great and powerful Google recently published a report advising app developers on how to maximise user experience through design. The report is titled “Mobile App UX Principles: Improving User Experience and Optimising Conversion,”...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

R2-D2 takes to the skies! Disney and Japan's All Nippon Airways have joined forces (pun obviously intended) to transform a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into the beloved droid R2-D2 from the Star Wars movies, as part of the Star Wars Celebration event,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Open Table rebrand promotes “Openness”

The Californian consultancy Tomorrow Partners has created a new brand identity for the restaurant reservation service Open Table, which will be rolling out globally, and focuses more on the dining experience than the act of booking it. The rebranding...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Entertainment

Could Fubar Radio be the future of online broadcasting?

UK radio is in surprisingly good shape. As the first electronic media mankind ever enjoyed, we might reasonably expect it to have been overtaken or eradicated by something more futuristic. In fact, listening figures are pretty robust and, although...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Instagram's Hyperlapse app is an instant success

Hyperlapse from Instagram is a brand new app (Instagram's second standalone app following the release of the Snapchat clone Bolt in July) currently available on iOS devices through the Apple App Store. The mind-bogglingly clever tool allows iPhone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

Snapseed: The Lowdown

In this article certified Photoshop expert Eric Renno, aka TipSquirrel takes us through some of the functions of a free mobile app, Snapseed. Over to you Eric: Snapseed has been around for a while and many readers may remember it as a desktop...

Posted by: Fotolia
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News

The only 'Authentic Weather' app you need!

I'm new to London. Having come from the sunny skies of Brisbane, this unpredictable weather has me constantly trying to guess what to wear and whether or not to pack my umbrella. I've tried various weather apps, but are either vastly inaccurate or...

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News

In Development: Watch The Teaser Trailer For Coffin Dodgers!

They say that death is everywhere, but for the inhabitants of Sunny Pines Retirement Village, he’s much closer. In fact, he’s just become a resident… We’re very excited to announce our second title for iOS and Android,...

Posted by: Milky Tea
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News

What the Blip? Is Independent Plus a media platform too far?

Ever get the feeling this whole digital hoopla is just being made up as we go along? Starting to suspect 'boffins' are just slinging out new widgets for a hungry world to scoop up and guzzle down, like mongrel hounds being thrown scotch eggs? Welcome...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The good book. The problem with a copywriter's portfolio.

by Magnus Shaw. Here's a problem which only came to my attention this week. Actually I think it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple of decades, but it only came into focus a couple of days ago. Because I write columns here and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers. The Dictator and the most extreme movie propaganda ever.

by Jessica Hazel Sacha Baron Cohen is not one to shy away from controversy. In fact, he has made a whole career out of it, pointing out the humour in all manner of taboo subjects and somehow not getting murdered by extremeists in the process. His...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

iCame, iSaw, iBought. Now I'm iHooked.

There may be "an app for just about anything", but have we gone a bit nuts over the iPhone? Boys with toys. A bit of a generalisation, as rhyming adages go, but one which I think is more true today than ever before. No matter how old I get (and...

Posted by: Creativepool

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