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We take your vision and turn it into accessible digital products that streamline your business, and make life better for your people. People matter to us, and we’re proud to build connections that last – between our teams, our clients and their customers. We want a world where work facilitates happiness and improves the quality of our lives. And we’re showing the value of doing business with meaning and connection.

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Our team is a wonderful bunch. This series will give you an insight to the people behind the apps.

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Our new developer Ellie People
10 minutes with Ellie

From career changes to family pets, when our newest Developer finds something that interests her, she goes all in

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10 minutes with Rhys

This budding photographer never loses focus, whether chasing sunsets or revamping development processes within the team.

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A photo of Caz smiling People
10 minutes with Caz

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear dinosaur-print yoga leggings, and a bobble hat (indoors)

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Georgia smiling at her desk People
10 minutes with Georgia

Meet Georgia, our globe-trotting Head of Operations

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Nick smiling People
10 minutes with Nick

Don’t forget you’re in good company

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A head shot of Chris looking at a screen 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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Andy with his dog People
10 minutes with Andy

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

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Josh O'Riordan headshot People
10 minutes with Josh

No one could forget Josh, our Creative Director at Brightec.

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Our new team member Rob People
10 minutes with Rob

Meet Rob. The latest talented developer to join our team.

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Remote Team Activities

Remote working games and working from home activities for you and your team.

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Brightec Culture Culture
Brightec's Summer Get Together
The team proved once again that they’re outstanding in a field.
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Elle at Brightec People
10 minutes with Elle

Elle is a recent graduate with a natural flair for design.

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Brightec Culture Culture
Jobs at Brightec - come and work with us
We believe in bringing out the very best in our colleagues with a unique and collaborative culture.
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Jonny from Brightec People
10 minutes with Jonny
Meet our brilliant new Junior Developer with a passion for coding and capoeira
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Brightec's Energy Mobile App Report In Depth
Brightec Illuminates Mobile Tech for Energy Industry
Read our essential, in-depth report into engaging energy customers via mobile
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Brightec Culture Culture
Come and join the Brightec team!
We're on the lookout for a new Product Manager and Junior UI/UX Designer.
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Brightec Mobile App Reviews In Depth
Enterprise Apps: Four Top Analytics Tools
As a mobile app development company creating enterprise apps, we’ve used a number of different analytics tools over the years. And there are more than ever on the market...
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Brightec Culture Culture
Brightec's Budding STEM Students
It’s been a great few weeks for Brightec’s mission to inspire the next generation of inventors, developers, engineers and gamers.
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Code at Brightec iOS
Cross-platform vs native app development?
At Brightec, we’re specialists in native mobile apps. But is there ever a place for the cross-platform frameworks offered by the likes of React Native or Xamarin?
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Brightec bags awards galore

We’ve recently been recognised for six separate industry awards.

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Enterprise Apps Featured iOS
Enterprise Mobile App Development: 5 ways to plan for success
We offer insights into key issues to consider in the early stages of enterprise mobile app development.
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Brightec Horizon Podcast Culture
Brightec takes to the airwaves
We recently recorded a Horizon CIO podcast that showcases our customer-centric work with World of Books.
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Brightec brand collaboration Culture
Brightec brand collaboration
We recently helped our ecommerce friends further develop their brand identity.
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Brightec teams up with MakerClub
A chance for us to inspire the next generation of mini innovators
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Dave joins Brightec as IOS App Developer 1 People
10 minutes with Dave

As part of Brightec’s unspoken mission to create an entire team of musicians, Dave joined our merry band in 2018

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Bringing the Brightec story to life
It’s been an exciting week here in the office as we’ve opened our doors to film cameras for the first time.
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Coding Ideas Culture
We're hiring! Mobile app developer job at Brightec
Are you a mobile app developer looking for a new role? Then we'd love to hear from you.
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2017 Ideas Featured Image Culture
Brightec in 2017
It’s been a busy and exciting year for the Brightec team. As we deck the halls, munch mince pies and prepare for the Christmas break, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the best bits of the last 12 months.
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Mobile App Development Agency of the Year 1 Culture
Brightec wins Agency of the Year (Small) at the UK App Awards 2017
We were hoping that our expertise in mobile app development would earn us more trophies for the cabinet.
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Coding Design
Xcode : Setting up a Colour Style Guide for a project
How to set up a colour style guide for a project in Xcode.
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UXUI Design Design
Using Personas
We use personas as part of our design to keep the process user focused. For many clients, the persona is a new concept and they’re greeted with a mix of enthusiasm and scepticism. So what are they and how should you use them?
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The why and how of user research at Brightec 1 Design
The why and how of user research
Is user research a waste of time and money? We explore this issue.
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Teams featured People
Leicester v Chelsea - lessons we can learn
I’ve read countless posts since Monday night when Chelsea brilliantly ended Spurs’ title dreams
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Usability Testing
How we use Usability Testing as part of our design process
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iBeacons ideas main iOS
Turning an iPhone into an iBeacon
Want to experiment with iBeacons but can’t afford the technology? Perhaps an iPhone is the answer instead.
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Digital pharma ideas main Reviews
Digital Pharma Europe
A review of the recent Digital Pharma Europe 2016 conference
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TV App design basics 1 iOS
tvOS Focus Engine
At the heart of interactions on tvOS lies the Focus Engine.
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Apple TV Tech Talk London
Our highlights from the recent Apple TV Tech Talk event in London
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Four apps maximising UX on Apple TV
We took a look at how 4 different apps make use of new UX & UI opportunities on tvOS
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TEDx Brighton Reviewed
We attended the increasingly popular and influential TEDx Brighton event
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Interact 2015

Ed attended the UX conference Interact 2015 and penned his thoughts.

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10 minutes with Steve

With a career chronicle more varied than most and a love of Sci-fi, we’re honoured to have kept Steve grounded on planet Brightec since 2015

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Implications of WWDC 2015
What are the key implications for developers that came out of WWDC 2015?
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WWDC15 Reviews
In summary - WWDC 2015
It's that time of year again. So what did we learn from WWDC 2015?
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Straight out the box - Apple Watch
We got our hands on the much vaunted Apple Watch. Here’s our preliminary thoughts
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Wearable iOS
IBDesignable and IBInspectable with CoreGraphics
Working with CoreGraphics can be a developer's nightmare. It’s our bogey-man hiding under the bed.
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10 minutes with Alistair
We’ve recently sat down with our newest recruit (and definitely not an alien) Alistair.
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Apple Spring Forward Reviewed

‘Anyone want any cold pizza?’ Our thoughts on the Apple Spring Forward Event.

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Straight out the box - Amazon Fire Phone
We got our hands on the new Amazon Fire Phone and subjected it to an 'out of the box' review.
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PreferredMaxLayoutWidth
We explain one of the most confusing UILabel properties - preferredMaxLayoutWidth
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10 minutes with Jotham

Drum roll please. Our Head of Product quite likely never feels full, but Jotham is overflowing with ideas to turn your project visions into accessible digital products that people will love to use.

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Content delivery apps compared

What are the best content delivery platforms for applications?

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Objective-C code in a Swift project
Objective-C code is Shakespearean English and Swift is the latest London Cockney slang?
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One layout to rule them all
Remember those days, the good ol’ days; when there was just one device, with one screen and one resolution?
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Branching Strategy
This is the final post in the series - ‘Evolving the Dev Process’.
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Code Standards
What’s the difference between code standards and code style?
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Code Style expectations
How quickly can a developer start contributing good code?
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Why Continuous Integration?
This is the first of a four part series - ‘Evolving the development process’. Part 1 looks at CI (Continuous Integration).
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UICollectionView using horizontal and vertical scrolling with sticky rows and columns
A tableview which could be scrolled both horizontally and vertically?
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Review of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch
Would there be an ‘iWatch’? What would the iPhone 6 deliver?
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Code Style Guide

Is there really anything worse than someone else’s code?

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How we created a Custom Slider with marks for IOS
The problem came to light when we needed to set a number of marks on a music player...
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What Mobile App Trends Can We Expect to See in 2014?
What are the trends in this ever-growing app world and how might they affect the apps we use?
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iOS 7 Custom View Controller Transitions and Rotation

Custom iOS7 Transition
iOS 7 introduced a whole bunch of new APIs for developers to sink their teeth into but one of the standout APIs is the ability to create custom UIViewController transitions. Unfortunately it's also one of the most confusing.

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Simple multi pane in Android - Pt 2
In the second part of this article we look at how to add interactions to the split screen layout
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Simple multi pane in Android - Pt 1
A good way to utilise the space on tablet devices is to use multi-pane (split) layouts to present different parts of the app on one screen.
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Slow Android emulator?
When developing for Google Android it is important to test your apps properly on multiple devices.
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How to change the colour of a UITextField's placeholder text for iOS7 and still support iOS6
Working with UITextFields is generally quite easy, but how do we change colour?
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Review of the 2013 Brighton Marathon app & website
A short look at the app we built for the Brighton Marathon.
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Mobile apps & Samsung's Galaxy S4
What impact will this iPhone challenger have on the rapidly changing world of mobile apps?
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Fierce battle between iOS and Android in the UK
Apple and Google are, without doubt, two of the most powerful brands competing for the loyalty of UK consumers today.
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iPhone vs Android in the UK
A recent study concluded that nearly half of smartphones sold in the UK are Android devices
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