Integrated solutions Building websites with our clients is normally just part of a broader digital strategy. Many companies will need to consider how the website integrates with their social media channels, and how it can support their marketing activities and customer engagement. With modern technology, the possibilities are almost endless - but there are some common threads. Most organisations capture information about their users. For some it can be as simple as a name and email address being added to a mailing list. Other organisations store more information about their users - perhaps their purchase history, geographic location, or preferences. Exposing that information to other channels and services is a key part of ensuring that digital interactions are strong and relevant.
Following this year’s Drupal Camp North, you may remember how we were excited to tell you about an upcoming apprenticeship scheme. Well, the wheels are in motion - in fact, they’re full speed ahead, as this week we welcome some friendly faces to Upbeat - three enthusiastic candidates for our very own Drupal apprenticeship opportunity!
Solving problems It's for good reason that our company blurb describes us as "a UK digital agency who solve problems, build solutions and support you" rather than just "Drupal website builders". It's rare these days that the problems that we solve for our customers fit neatly inside the confines of the content management system (CMS) alone. There are often parts of the overall solution that go well beyond the website. For some clients it can be a need to integrate data into the CMS from other business systems, or to push data out into other systems such as customer relationship management (CRM) applications.
We’re really pleased to say that we have worked with MSD Animal Health for several years on a number of projects including MyPetOnline (which is a website dedicated to small animals which are Dog, Cat and Rabbit) and Healthy Horses, which is dedicated to the equine industry. The Healthy Horses website is actually based upon the same site structure as MyPetOnline, but had incorporated an existing design which had now become dated. We had the opportunity to work closer with the equine team to improve the look and feel as well as functionality of the site, to help the equine team to promote their services to horse owners in the best way possible.
Need helping making some changes to your current website? Is it time you updated your site based upon the latest insights, understanding of your visitor behaviours, or just need some new features and a design refresh? Or maybe you’ve found yourself in a sticky situation with your current website supplier?
The FSA wanted to create a web-based tool that would allow producers of smoked fish to better understand the risks regarding contamination of their product by Listeria. The ultimate project aim was to reduce the risk of Listeria in smoked fish through better education and information leading to changes in working practices to reduce and mitigate risk.
Drupal is a powerful content management system that allows you to create some pretty cool websites, it achieves this by allowing users to be able to create different entity types that allow them to interact with each other.
Here at Upbeat we're currently working on a new mobile application, using a combination of Phonegap, Ionic Framework and the ever-fantastic AngularJS. The app talks to a JSON API, which in turn gets its data from both a local data-store, and also a Drupal 7 site via the Services module, so our chosen toolset had to be flexible and easily extensible. ( Psst... If this stuff sounds interesting to you, we're hiring - get in touch! )
After a successful website re-launch in October 2014, Oxford Business Group (OBG) planned to extend their digital presence with the introduction of an iPad app. The application Hydrant developed is designed to showcase and provide access to OBG’s broad range of economic insights - on the move, wherever you may be.