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A-Z App Development Jargon Buster

A glossary of common app development terms explained

Our new team member Rob
10 minutes with Rob

Meet Rob. The latest edition to our team.

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How to look after our mental health while working from home

WFH. Social distancing. Furlough. These are some of the terms that have become the new normal in this strange time.

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Refactoring with Empathy

Is it just me or do the words ‘refactor’ and ‘rearchitect’ fill you with dread?

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Andy sitting in the Brightec office smiling as he thinks about leading a remote team
How I'm adapting to manage a remote team

Like many, I have been thrust into the completely new situation of leading our team remotely.

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Caz and Elle taking part in a standup in the Brightec office
What did you say?

Our Stand-Ups weren’t serving us as best they could, but its nothing a freshly brewed coffee couldn’t solve.

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Remote Team Activities

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

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Starting out in a new industry

Jonny is our latest junior developer, here’s his experience of working at Brightec so far…

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Why monitoring billable time is so important

Why we strongly think your agency should monitor billable time

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Brightec Christmas 2019
A year at Brightec

We look back at all of the exciting things 2019 has brought us.

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Mental Health in the Technology Sector
Raising awareness of mental health in the workplace
Rhys addresses the importance of raising mental health awareness in a male-dominated industry
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Onboarding the Brightec way
Staff engagement is vital, and first impressions matter
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MD Hub Awards
Awarded for Happiness

We're really excited that MDHub awarded Brightec an award for happiness.

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Superengaged at work
How to help your team thrive

A few simple things to help engage your team in their work.

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How Brightec actually invest in culture

Answering the question of how we "actually" do culture is critical to our growth.

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Caz at Brightec
Growth in 2019

Our big vision for this year was ‘Rhys plus one’. We did a little more...

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Brightec's Summer Get Together
The team proved once again that they’re outstanding in a field.
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Brightec 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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Andy
How we rebuilt our company strategy
When tough times hit your business, how do you bounce back?
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Brightec 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'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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Caz at Brightec
How to develop the digital career you want
Helping young people in our digital community is really important to us at Brightec.
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Andy at Brightec
How to choose a mobile app agency
With so many agencies out there, how do you find one you can trust?
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Brightec bags awards galore

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

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Mobile app developers at Brightec
The ‘finishing’ touches

How do you effectively deal with the completion of a project?

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Careers as a mobile app developer
How to start a career as a mobile app developer
Looking to take the plunge into mobile app development? Here are some things to consider.
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How we keep clients happy and returning
We’re proud of the close working relationships we have with our clients.
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Brightec Horizon Podcast
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
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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MD of App Development Company Brightec
Remote working and company culture
A good friend of ours recently tweeted about remote working, which reminded me that I’d been pondering writing a blog post on this subject for a while.
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Ten minutes with Dave
We welcome another hugely talented app developer and multi-instrumental musician to the team
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UX design blog post 1
Bad design is devaluing the UX industry
How to end the cycle of bad design decisions impacting UX
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Undergraduate placements at mobile app development agency, Brightec
Undergraduate placements at small companies
It's been a brilliant year at Brightec, so I wanted to share my thoughts on the value of placements at small companies.
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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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Why is design worth it?
We’ve recently had a few conversations here at Brightec about ‘why’ we do what we do. It's an important question that we often come back to time and time again, and the answer affects every area of our business.
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Mobile app development team at Brightec
What is brand consciousness and why is it important?
Having a brand is fine, but it’s nothing if it’s only a pdf in a folder.
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Coding Ideas
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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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
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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What does ‘Brightec’ mean?

We ventured deep into the countryside to find ourselves…

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Asset Prep
How to work best with your designers
The relationship between developer and designer is crucial in any development team. In this article, one of our developers gives his perspective on how they can work well together.
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Design sprint
User knows best
How to undertake effective user testing to help you deliver the best user experience.
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Meetup
Why we run a Meetup (and why you should too)
The main way we support and give back to our local developer community is by running Brighton Mobile Meetup, 
a monthly meetup for mobile & digital companies in Brighton. But, why?
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Design sprint
Research and development in focus
Getting the most out of regular team research and development time.
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Encouragement and Kudos and Brightec 3
Encouragement changes everything
How we learnt to praise each other honestly and openly to get the most out of our team.
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Daily Scrum Guidelines
Some simple and fun guidelines to help you get the most out of your team’s scrum meetings.
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Best practice in Issue Reporting
How to streamline and effectively manage your issue raising process
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R+D is over, what can I do for you?
Why you should keep researching and developing your research and development time.
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Affecting change -   Kaizen style
How a simple Kaizen sheet helped reinvent our work culture.
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Josh
Every kick-off needs a gut reaction
How and why we use gut reaction tests to start our kick-off workshops
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Agile Development v Fixed Price
What is Agile Development and why do we use it here at Brightec?
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Design culture
How to create a Design Culture
How we created and continue to nurture a Design Culture at Brightec.
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Brightec Open Studio - Creating Company Culture
Culture can make or break an organisation. Get it right and you, your staff and your customers will reap the benefits. Pop along to our Open Studio and explore our company culture, discovering how we create and maintain it.
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Coaching
Coaching for greatness
How we overcame our cynicism and built a coaching structure to help our staff (and eventually our company) to thrive.
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New office
Creating a productive and collaborative office space
How to create both a productive and collaborative office space to help your business thrive
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Aquaid
Supporting AquAid

We're delighted to partner with AquAid as they strive to make a difference to people's lives.

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Becoming a Brightecoid
What does it mean to work at Brightec? We had a good long think about just that.
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Planning for Kickoff workshops
Kickoff workshops are crucial for effective client engagement
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Why work
Responsible teams
How to foster an environment where staff take responsibility
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Why work
Why work for Brightec?
We’re always on the lookout for skilled employees. Maybe you’ll fit in here.
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Why blog?
Why do we put so much time, effort and resource into regularly producing blog posts?
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Giving great interviews
What kind of staff do we recruit and how do we interview them?
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Brightec's big day out
Last week we took an outing into the great outdoors to spend some time together.
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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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Agile Methodology and our clients - Part 2: User Stories
How can you successfully utilise User Stories within in agile framework?
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Agile Methodology and our clients - Part 1
Agile development methodology really helps to get the job done.
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3 Tips For Managing Email
Some simple tips on how to effectively manage your email inbox.
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