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Using Fastlane to promote QA builds to beta

We’re trialling Fastlane at White October at the moment, and getting quite excited about it :-) Fastlane is a set of tools that take all the pain out of building, provisioning and shipping iOS apps. We’re using it as a streamlined and consistent way to produce iOS app builds that get shipped to QA (via […]

BBC Oxford reports on FGM app

Top news story on BBC Radio Oxford Drivetime yesterday was Oxford health visitor Joanne McEwan winning an award to build an app to help communicate with survivors of female genital mutilation. Joanne won the Mary Seacole Award, which is given to nurses, health visitors and midwives helping the black and minority communities. Joanne is working […]

Fidelis commissions online portfolio to launch new insurance model

Insurance and reinsurance provider Fidelis has commissioned White October to design and build its online showcase for innovative underwriting services. Fidelis has recently entered the insurance market with a model designed to ensure rapid and effective responses to insurance challenges while also optimising shareholder returns.  Fidelis Group CEO Richard Brindle explained the new approach when […]

Former Moshi Monsters CTO Chris Thorpe appointed Technical Director for White October

Oxford-based digital agency White October announces Chris Thorpe has joined the firm as Technical Director.  Co-founder of 3D printing content provider I Can Make and former CTO of Moshi Monsters, he takes on the role to steer White October into new areas of technical exploration and strengthen the firm’s digital capabilities. Dave Fletcher, White October […]

Filling the gap at White October

My name is Tomi and I worked at White October for a year between finishing my A Levels and starting my Computing degree. This blog post is a personal reflection of my gap year at White October. How it all started I first encountered White October when they accepted me for 1 week of work […]

White October app enables cloud connectivity among Delta-T data loggers

The following is a shortened press release.  The full release link is below. White October has developed a web application for Delta-T Devices’ new DeltaLINK-Cloud facility which enables users to easily visualise, interpret and share data from data loggers installed in a range of research and environmental monitoring projects. The web application takes large volumes […]

Debugging – down the rabbit hole (or not!)

We’ve all been there: Developer A: This feature should only have taken an hour to develop.  Next thing I knew, it was two days later and I’d still not solved this weird bug with method X. Developer B: Why didn’t you just stop using method X and start using method Y instead? Developer A is […]

How three cards could change your meetings for the better

Every Monday morning at White October we have an operations meeting where the management team, PM & AM team meet to review the status of projects across the agency. Since the start of the year, we have made time for a retrospective at the end of the meeting. In our last meeting of the year, […]