So, Apple are to install CarPlay in a huge list of car manufacturer’s vehicles. With sixty-million cars produced worldwide every year, even 10 percent of the market would see Apple’s sales take another gigantic leap upwards - no one else can compete with that surely? But this isn’t just an inbuilt phone with some music, as we all know. It brings a fully-fledged computer into every corner of your life.
To those who create for the web this also opens up yet another market. Apps, so far, have been predominantly lifestyle devices and games with huge [ ... ]
Innovation and creativity are essential…
...a great tag-line from Cheltenham’s Design Festival’s website launched this week.
Look around and you will find design everywhere. It touches every part of your life whether you like it or not, nothing is more appreciated than something that works well through great design. Take the tablet concept, laughed off by many when the iPad was first launched just 3 years ago. It has since become one of the world’s fastest growth products with over two-hundred million being sold to date just from [ ... ]
News that Facebook is to buy WhatsApp should come as a ‘no brainer’ and personally I’m surprised that this hasn’t happened sooner. The $16 billion price tag (plus $3 billion extra stock later) is considered by some to be vastly inflated, but in reality, to me anyway, it seems to be a pretty good deal.
Whilst many apps have no real retail price and rely on secondary advertising to provide a baseline revenue stream, WhatsApp with its $1 annual subscription currently makes almost half a billion dollars a year before the staff even arrive at the [ ... ]
Predicting the future isn’t always an easy job. I certainly can’t look at my palm, read tealeaves or stroke a glass ball and guarantee myself a perfect life. But occasionally I can see a drift in the market where someone with a bit of courage is hedging their bets. I remember ten years ago thinking, wouldn’t it be cool to have a mobile phone on your wrist?’ I junked my further involvement as I didn’t have any access to Samsung’s R&D budget, but it’s nice to ponder.
Here at 16 Interactive we have the luxury of getting a peek at a trend’s [ ... ]
Due to expansion, we're looking for another front end web developer to join our talented team in Cheltenham. We're a friendly bunch so if you'd like to join us, or know someone who may, then have a look at our careers page for more information. There's the opportunity to work on some exciting and varied projects across all market sectors, and we're looking for someone who is really interested in the industry and motivated to consistently do a fantastic job and help us keep our brilliant clients happy.
Front End Web Developer job additional [ ... ]
This week we've spent a lot of time working on wireframes and designs for a new and exciting range of cleaning products for one of our clients. It’s predominantly an information site about the products and why they’re so good and safe for use around the home, ultra-efficient, totally refillable and they also smell really good! It will be really interesting when we also start to see the products on the shelves of major supermarkets nationwide.
Another web design project we’re working on at the moment is for a cookery school. The client has had [ ... ]
It’s been a busy week at 16 Interactive. We've been updating iPad apps for Hartpury College and we've also started development on another fully responsive ecommerce site. This means lots of planning as the deadlines are all tight and that’s on top of all the other projects we've currently got lined up and scheduled in. We’re also looking forward to continue to work with Cheltenham Design Festival on a new site for promoting their events at the upcoming festival. [ ... ]