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Waterstones app wins Best Retail/Shopping app of the year

The UK App Awards announced the 2020 winners via Twitter on Thursday 12th November and Brightec were popping the virtual champagne to hear our Waterstones app was named Best Retail/Shopping app of the year.

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How will VR revolutionise software development?

Steve explores the role virtual reality could play in future software development

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Ecommerce App Pillar Contact Form

The Complete Guide To Developing And Launching An E-Commerce App

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Why should you turn your notifications off?

When lockdown started, I used to think that the main risk to the productivity of my working day would be interruptions from my kids...

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Best games to play remotely during lockdown

At Brightec we are colleagues but we are also friends. We value our connection as a team and whilst another lockdown means we can’t meet socially, or share lunch times in the same way, it hasn’t beaten our spirit. Feeling connected is key.

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Build a Mobile App from scratch

I’ve been building mobile apps professionally for two years now, however I’ve only recently built an iOS app from scratch as a side project. This blog post is a summary of what I’ve learned and resources I used, I hope it will help or inspire you to get started on your own app.

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Latest Posts

iOS
How to customise the Braintree dropin UI in React Native

React Native is a solid, tangible solution to develop an application at speed as 90-95% of the code will be shared across platforms.

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How to set the context for productive meetings

Meetings can easily be seen as a necessary evil, something as an individual you have to endure whilst as an organisation you have to initiate.

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Creating a zoomable image view in Swift

There’s nothing like the perfect image to make your app shine. But what if you want your app users to actually engage and interact with an image? Maybe they want to zoom in, pan around, really get to grips with the pixels?

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How can we make online meetings more engaging?

A team that eats together, stays together…. And we’re doing the best we can.

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Caz at her desk Culture
How can we make online meetings more engaging?

A team that eats together, stays together…. And we’re doing the best we can.

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People
10 minutes with Chris

Meet our Technical Director Chris. He'll hate that we've written an entire blog about him.

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People
10 minutes with Chris

Meet our Technical Director Chris. He'll hate that we've written an entire blog about him.

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Rhys working on a laptop iOS
Firebase App Distribution vs Testflight

Perhaps the most important part of software development is acquiring feedback from users. There are multiple efficient ways to do this for mobile app development. Two of the most prevalent are Firebase App Distribution and Testflight. Here are the pros and cons of each and what we use them for.

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Finding focus through self study

Like many organisations, Brightec were introduced to a new word earlier this year - ‘furlough’.

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10 minutes with Andy

Brightec wouldn’t exist without Andy, and his garden shed

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