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In this section we’ll tell a few tales that show the long-term value of training...
A5 Multimedia: joining the app revolution
A5 Multimedia is a digital design and development agency based in Wrexham, North Wales. The company has always specialised in custom web content management systems, with clients including the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
Director Aled Morris Brown is a long-standing fan of Apple technologies. When Apple released the iPhone and iPad with programmable app platforms, Aled saw a new era looming and a chance to develop apps for new and established clients – as well as creating in-house apps for commercial release.
Aled enrolled on an intensive 4-day iOS Development Course through Software Alliance Wales.
He comments: “It was exciting to work on a traditional computing platform where you have access to device hardware and to write in its native programming language. Web development is traditionally at least another layer removed from the hardware, so this was a very different skill.”
The company released its first iPhone app in late March 2012. The app, called the Dee Valley Tourist Guide, is a “personal tour guide in your pocket” containing photos, places of interest and local facilities organised through interactive GPS maps.
As well as selling in its own right, the app has become a showcase for the company’s development team – an effective way to kick-start a brand new service offering.
Aled concludes: “It would not have been possible to develop this kind of native app without taking the SAW training course. It’s allowed me to fulfil a significant personal goal of putting an app on the Apple iTunes store! And better still, the experience and knowledge gained will be used on future projects.”
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