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“Wearable tech is top choice for most promising innovation”, say developers at this year’s jQuery UK

The majority of developers attending jQuery UK are spending more time on projects for mobile this year, and opt for wearable tech such as Apple Watch and Google Glass as top choice for most promising innovation. Developers attending this year’s jQuery UK conference in Oxford were asked what they thought was the most promising technology […]

Book Club – ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

Earlier this year, we started a book club at White October to bring together a group of people wanting to read books for their personal development, but needing motivation and peer support to get the most out of it. Our first book chosen was ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) by David Allen, hoping it would help […]

BIRDIE – A new photography conference from White October Events!

One-day photography conference, BIRDIE, is happening at Shoreditch Village Hall in London on Saturday 13 September 2014. Our sister company, White October Events, has added a brand new event to their lineup, to join the hugely successful jQuery UK and All Your Base conferences! BIRDIE is a new conference for photography enthusiasts. The idea came […]

Obesity combat app myPace wins Mobile & App Design Award

Following is the complete press release. June 2014 – myPace, an app which helps health professionals and their patients to tackle obesity, has won a coveted Mobile & App Design Award.  The Award was given in the Medical category and was announced on June 18 at an event at Boxpark in Shoreditch, London. Dave Fletcher, […]

White October helps Foyles enhance in-store shopping experience with new app

Foyles, on London’s Charing Cross Road, has always been a booklovers dream. You could spend months browsing through the 200,000 plus titles on the store’s shelves. But what if you’re looking for something specific? Needle in a haystack, right… and not all of us have the time to look. Foyles realise that. And that’s why, […]

A whole week of Digital Oxford? Don’t mind if we do

Digital Oxford Week, 12-16 May When we co-founded Digital Oxford a few years ago we were driven by the belief that Oxford has all the ingredients for one of the UK’s key digital hubs along the lines of Bristol, Manchester and Brighton.  It’s a world class centre for higher education and research; is commutable to […]

How Agile development helps build better products

Part of our How to Make Your Idea Work Better, While Spending Less of Your Budget Series. Providing you with: Key indicators that your project could benefit from Agile Methods An understanding of Agile How Agile creates better quality products with reduced risks   The problem with good ideas You’ve got an idea. Maybe it’s […]

BBC Oxford learns about the CABI Plantwise app for farmers

Want to know how mobile devices can help farmers in remote locations? Listen to this fascinating chat on BBC Oxford between presenter Kat Orman, our own Chris Jones and Holly Wright from global agriculture organisation CABI. They talk about the Plantwise app we have built for CABI which is helping to improve world food security […]