Category Archives: Web development

Hamilton are delighted to be BETT Award finalists.

Hamilton, working with White October, are shortlisted finalists in the Early Years Digital Content category for their work on the Celebrations Cross-Curricular Topic. In Celebrations, Hamilton’s NEW Topic for Reception, children learn about special celebrations in the community and in the wider world. Through a series of exciting activities, they discover the different ways we […]

Double gold for White October team

You’re quite right, yes, we’re really proud to be design winners – a double gold in fact – with Oxford Analytica’s Daily Brief and the Let’s Talk FGM app with Oxford Health. Congratulations to the teams working on both projects. The London Design Awards celebrate the creativity and courage of those who are leading the […]

Connecting to Google’s Natural Language API with Python on App Engine.

Connecting to Google’s Natural Language API with Python on App Engine. Introduction As part of our recent White October Hack Day, I did something very basic using Google’s Natural Language API to extract a list of nouns from a sentence. The detail of what I used it for isn’t important here.  What is important is […]

Handling uploads with App Engine and webapp2

I’ve been developing a prototype with Google App Engine, webapp2 and Python for a few weeks now, and I’m really enjoying it. That said, some things have taken a bit more digging to work out.  This blog post is an attempt to explain one of those areas that I think could do with a bit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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