Smartphone applications: What is The Peoples Collection Wales?

People’s Collection Wales is an innovative bilingual digital platform to collect, interpret and display the story of Wales. The website is free to use and represents an innovative approach to collecting, interpreting and discussing Wales’s cultural heritage in an online environment. Led by Wales’s national heritage institutions, it brings together a wide range of partners…

Smartphone apps: What is Sighter?

Sighter is a relatively new application that’s is quite innovative as it capitalises on the trend towards ‘gamification’ in mobile applications. Essentially, gamification aims to make applications more fun and engaging by building into their functionality an element of game entertainment in order to encourage or ‘provoke’ the user into a certain behaviour or action.…

QR codes. Dead or alive?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone over the past 3-4 years, the chances are that you have come across QR codes in some place or other. These are the ugly (some say beautiful!) little (sometimes large!) black and white chequered patterned squares that appear in our magazines, on advertisements in our supermarkets and just…