Green Light Safety App Shortlisted For Road Safety Award 2015

The Green Light Safety mobile app game Ventutec designed and developed on behalf of Safer Roads Partnership has been shortlisted for FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety, Education and Training Initiative of the Year 2015 award.

The Green Light Safety app is designed to encourage young drivers and passengers to learn about the issues affecting road safety and tests your knowledge following the Green Light Safety workshop.

The Green Light Safety app is an initiative to support Safer Roads mission of reducing casualties and collisions on the road, particularly among young drivers and passengers who are over represented in collision statistics.

Having worked with the Safer Roads team on market research and target audience defining the Ventutec team set to work designing the game graphics.   The apps game play was specifically designed and built to reflect the most common safety issues.

The feedback we’ve received from the app has been fantastic and we are very proud to have been shortlisted for the Young Driver Road Safety award.

You can view more or download the app from the Safer Roads Partnership website: http://www.greenlightsafety.org.uk/

Ventutec help national blood cancer charity launch new mobile site

As the retained digital agency for national blood cancer support charity Leukaemia CARE, we are delighted to have designed and developed a new mobile website to further increase the charity’s digital presence.

The new mobile version of the website, which is optimised for smartphones and tablets, has been built to display the same valuable information as the desktop website, but navigation and information is displayed for quicker accessibility on smaller screen sizes.

Following research into the way people access the charity’s information online, Leukaemia CARE recognised the need to introduce a mobile-friendly version of their website to improve user experience, presenting information and support as patients and carers wanted it.

Matt Lloyd, Director at Ventutec said: ‘Mobile website accessibility is a growing trend. Mobile friendly websites are now recognised within search results and users expect a seamless user experience across multiple devices.  Leukaemia CARE’s reaction to the needs of their audience highlights the quality of care and service they provide.”

Whilst the Leukaemia CARE desktop website is ‘responsive’, meaning that the pages automatically resize to the size of the device, users were required to manoeuvre around smaller screens to access the information they wanted.  The dedicated mobile version detects users accessing the site on a smartphone or tablet and now displays a specifically designed site.  Users can call the 24-hour CARE line, directly from the homepage, as well as find a local support group, request free cancer information, book onto a patient conference, sign up to a fundraising event and make a donation.

Kayla Maryon, Communications Manager at Leukaemia CARE said: “ The new mobile website is part of a broader strategy to expand our online content. The internet is one of the first places many people turn to when they, or a loved one, is diagnosed with a blood cancer.”

It’s the seal of approval for Bluseal doors app

Bluseal Doors is the sole distributor in the U.K. and Ireland of Repro hygienic doors. To increase the efficiency and accuracy of customer orders Bluseal, with our design and development help have launched their own app, now available on Google Play.

The design used the companies branding to create a professional, constant image.  Developed by our team the app aids site engineers and supervisors to accurately calculate the width and height of door orders.

 

All users now need to do is enter door details and hit “Calculate” to get clear opening, structural opening and overall frame dimensions for their requirements. Users can even e-mail the results to Bluseal’s technical team for checking.

Take a look at the app on Google Play

Worcester’s More Music Station, Youthcomm Radio Launch Mobile App

Thanks to the first glimpse of sunshine everyone seems to be happier and a little bit more upbeat. To add to this we are pleased to announce the launch of Youthcomm Radio App, now available to download on Android or Apple devices.  Providing the perfect music to accompany those sunny days and nights.

With growing listener figures Muff Murfin, Youthcomm Radio director wanted to make it even easier for Youthcomm listeners to tune in. He said “An App was the next logical step for our loyal listeners’

We at Ventutec have built the App to be very easy to use. Just clicking the ‘play’ icon instantly streams live on air programmes from anywhere around the world.

Youthcomm Mobile App

The App is completely free to download and is available on both IOS and Android.

Radio via an App is all about bringing the music to the listener when they want it and we are happy we could achieve this for Youthcomm Radio. The team here at Ventutec have really enjoyed working on the App and look forward to hearing about the growing number of listeners.

To download the Youthcomm Radio App visit:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ventutec.youthcomm

Iphone: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/youthcomm/id835226777?mt=8

HomeCare App using NFC technology goes live

We were lucky enough to be selected to develop a fantastic home care mobile application for QuikPlan Ltd, providers of award winning software programs within the domiciliary care market.

Making use of NFC (Near Field Communication) technology within mobile phones together with NFC stickers the QuikPlan app provides care workers with what QuikPlan describe as a mobile briefcase. The app provides carers with all the tools they need to stay organised and in touch during their home visits. Read more…

Secret Celebrity Crushes & Celebalike

Deborah Meaden, Gordon Ramsay and David Mitchell yesterday emerged as Britain’s biggest secret sex symbols.

A study of 2,000 people revealed the celebrity crushes kept under wraps, with business dragon Deborah the most secretly lusted-for woman in the country.

While power and a strong personality have its pull, the fiery Gordon Ramsay proved the man most women would like to cook up a storm with.

The research into people we fancy without really knowing why showed funny man James Corden tickles many women in the right place – he featured second in the list of most-fancied celebs.

While many women would like a private peep show with David Mitchell, the actor finished as the third most secretly desired man in Britain.

The study, which was conducted by iPhone app Celebalike which shows people the celebrity they resemble most, found the controversial Piers Morgan in 4th for the men.

Yesterday, a Celebalike spokesman said: “We’re flooded with images of people that conform to traditional ‘Hollywood’ notions of beauty, but it isn’t always about looks.

“The results show many Brits have a secret celebrity crush that they would be less keen to voice or feel others wouldn’t agree with them about.

“That shows that there’s more to attraction and it seems a strong personality or authority plays a part, with Deborah Meaden and Gordon Ramsay proving popular.”

And while the Angelina Jolie and Cheryl Cole may be hailed for their mainstream beauty, the country’s men listed Dawn French, Princess Beatrice and Fern Britton among the people they harbour a secret soft spot for.

The Celebalike app works using a complex algorithm through a computer program that performs high-performance face identification and facial feature recognition.

And it means men may be able to find their own Deborah Meaden – the dragon has been matched nearly 80,000 times since the app launched.

While, according to the app results, there are also 73,527 James Corden look-alikes out there and 24,444 Piers Morgan doppelgangers.

Three quarters of Brits admit that they are attracted to a celebrity that wouldn’t really be classed as good-looking in the traditional sense.

And six in ten people have a crush on a celebrity that they think other people wouldn’t be able to understand.

In fact, a quarter of Brits have been attracted to a celebrity without really knowing what it is about them that they like so much.

The Celebalike spokesman added: “Of course the Brads and Angelinas of this world are always going to be held up as sex symbols, but many people have a soft spot for people who don’t conform to the traditional stereotypes.

“It’s reassuring to see that we aren’t always consumed by the perfect images of celebrity and that those people that are a bit more ‘real’ are still able to win our hearts.

“Unfortunately for most of us, we can’t emulate the standard of beauty shown to us in the media, but the celebrities on this list are a lot more down to earth in their appearance, and that’s reflected by the number of Celebalike matches people like Deborah Meaden have.”

 

TOP 10 STRANGE CELEBRITY CRUSHES

  1. Deborah Meaden
  2. Dawn French
  3. Princess Beatrice
  4. Fern Britton
  5. Natalie Cassidy
  6. Anne Robinson
  7. Delia Smith
  8. Anne Widdecombe
  9. Camilla Parker Bowles
  10. Susan Boyle

 

  1. Gordon Ramsay
  2. James Corden
  3. David Mitchell
  4. Piers Morgan
  5. Eddie Izzard
  6. James May
  7. Rupert Grint
  8. Chris Moyles
  9. Boris Johnson
  10. Justin Lee Collins

Celebalike for Android now avaliable

The wait is over, our popular Celebalike App is now available for Andriod.

With huge success amongst iPhone users, appearing on TV shows such as ‘A League Of Their Own’ and ‘That Sunday Night Show’, we hope that Android users can now have the same fun and enjoyment with Celebalike, finding out who their Celebrity lookalikes are. Let’s hope you get matched with Brad or Angelina to brighten up your day.

 

You can download Celebalike for Android now from Google Play or search for ‘Celebalike’ on the app store.