Why are we here?

Why are we here?

I have the pleasure of having worked in technology for at least three hundred years.

Some pretty exciting technologies with which to play have appeared on the horizon during my odyssey. From the Mosaic web browser and HTML version 1 hits of the early nineties, through some interesting search-engine software that used web services before they were called "web services", Java, .Net, LAMP and MEAN, to today's cross-platform presentation technologies Xamarin and React, the commoditisation via simple APIs of cognitive services such as machine learning and artificial intelligence ... to name but a few and do an injustice to many by omitting them. 

Death Of The Website

Death Of The Website

Everyone is talking about Chatbots at the moment. Big budget promotion means that the likes of Amazon Alexa and Google Home are starting to go mainstream. 

Some people are even saying that conversational interfaces powered by bots will replace all apps and websites. Their argument goes like this...

Cloud Connected Apps (Part 1)

Cloud Connected Apps (Part 1)

The architecture of software applications has evolved radically in the last 15 years. From purchasing expensive hardware for every application that a business runs, costing tens of thousands of pounds, to running virtual machines on a hypervisor, like VMWare.

 Today we have cloud platforms, including AWS from Amazon, Microsoft Azure and, more recently, Google Cloud. The cost of hosting and running applications and services in the Cloud is much lower than previous options. However this is not the only reason you should be thinking about using it.

The Mobile Opportunity for the Travel Sector

The Mobile Opportunity for the Travel Sector

In the seven years since Chelsea Apps Factory set up shop, mobile has transformed our lives, bringing with it new ways of working, playing, shopping and connecting. For the travel sector, mobile is ubiquitous, with consumers quoting their mobile device as their top travel accessory (75%) ahead of a loved one (38%) or their laptop or tablet (28%) (source Booking.com, 2016). It is no surprise, therefore, to learn that mobile tops the list of technology roll outs for hotel and travel operators in 2017.

Don’t Judge A Work Colleague By Their Book Choice. Learn From It.

Don’t Judge A Work Colleague By Their Book Choice. Learn From It.

As a book lover myself, I’m always curious about the titles lying around my colleagues’ desks when I walk around the office. Buried beneath the ubiquitous volumes about Lean, Agile or Scrum, I spotted some hidden gems that I wanted to learn more about.

In an attempt to map out the reading habits of CAF’s employees, I asked ten of my colleagues to tell me which of their recent reads had left a mark. The selection that follows, is as diverse and multidisciplinary as our teams.

Mobile App Security: 5 Ways To Protect Your Apps

Mobile App Security: 5 Ways To Protect Your Apps

In the wake of last week’s cyber attacks that targeted the UK’s NHS, as well as affecting over 100 other countries, IT security concerns have, once again, gone mainstream.

Not since the attacks on Three Mobile and Tesco Bank (which resulted in the loss of millions of pounds and large chunks of personal data) have there been such loud mutterings about Ransomware, cyber crime, bitcoins and SMB file transfers amongst the general public.

Pre-election this cannot be considered to be a ‘good thing’.

7 Years In Mobile

7 Years In Mobile

In 2010 when we started the Chelsea Apps Factory we had no idea what or how an apps company should be.  All you could be was an IOS developer and there was only one platform, so we started hiring developers for it.

At that stage we had to dream up the solution, design the app and then build, develop and launch the app to consumers. Our first ever project was an app for CNBC to use during the 2010 World Economic Summit which took place in Davos, taking live feeds of the news connecting delegates.

By 2011 things got more interesting:

We’ve moved!

After seven successful years of growth, Chelsea Apps Factory has started a new chapter in its history by moving the London HQ from Fulham to Farringdon.

Whilst SW London will always remain our spiritual home we are excited to start this next phase of growth - and our new premises provide the flexibility to deliver more projects for our clients, grow our teams and attract the best talent on the market.

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Situated above the iconic Smithfield market the space is not faceless and corporate but full of quirky character, in keeping with our company. Most importantly it’s light and airy with room for everyone on one floor. Great for collaboration and team communication.

Why not drop in for a cup of tea if you’re passing and we’ll give you the grand tour?

Our new address:

10 Lindsey Street,
London, EC1A 9HP
+44 20 3141 9800
contact@chelsea-apps.com

Empowering the deskless workforce

Empowering the deskless workforce

Ever since CAF started developing digital solutions in 2010 we have found that we can deliver solid returns on investment for enterprise customers who use our services to empower their deskless workforce. In this article we describe the opportunity, identify challenges and explain why and how CAF’s bespoke approach truly enables workforce empowerment. If you would like to hear more about what CAF can do to support your Mobile ambition, please reach out to us.