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Upgraded CABI Plantwise app extends help to more farmers

The following is a press release. Global agricultural not-for-profit organisation CABI has worked with digital agency White October to rework and extend the features of its innovative library app for plant factsheets.  The Plantwise Factsheets Library app, now used in 34 countries, is an online mobile resource for CABI Plantwise, a global programme to increase […]

Buon viaggio! Hitachi Rail Italy goes live online

When Hitachi Rail needed a website for its new Italian subsidiary, the team called on us to get it rolling. The new site needed to be in line with Hitachi Rail’s corporate style in terms of look and feel, a task which required great attention to detail from our design team to ensure the new […]

UX in the City: Takeaway Pack

Catching Rainbows with Porcupines UX in the City Takeaway Pack Thank you for taking the time to come and see our talk. Some topics are too big to cover in adequate detail in just one talk, so we created this ‘sensory pack’ to try and expand on an important subject and offer you more avenues […]

The Automated Project Manager

  Stephen Thomas gave a talk at the Digital PM Summit that mentioned Harvest as a way to help bring some creativity, flexibility, and innovation to your projects and work life. Here he shares his tips and insights. How long before the robots attack? One of the great things about working at White October is […]

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Last night concluded our mini film series of CODE Girl and CODE: Debugging the gender gap. My colleague, Sarah Plant and I decided to screen the films, as we’re strong advocates of women in tech and want to champion others to demand more from the industry when it comes to building a more inclusive and […]

What it means to be a designer at White October

People think being a web designer is only about making things look good. I often joke about that stereotype myself, but the reality is being a designer involves a lot more than that and can be really hard work, especially when you focus on UX. Recently a Project manager colleague told me that UX is […]

The tale of JSONModel and the type-hinted arrays

Lately, I’ve been working a lot with JSON (see Intro-to-jq), and this led me to the excellent Objective-C library, JSONModel. One thing I couldn’t find documented was how I could type-hint array properties so that I didn’t need to manually cast them to the type I knew JSONModel was producing.

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 […]