Blogs about ‘Custom Technology’

Localisation of Mobile Apps

May 28th, 2024 by Ishan Geeganage
mobile app localisation

Mobile app localisation allows content within your mobile app to be translated into the user’s language, but it isn’t just that; it’s about adapting every aspect of your app to fit a user’s cultural norms. This process is crucial for organisations aiming for global reach, ensuring that an app is accessible and appealing to a … Read More

Why We Use Laravel for Web Application Development

December 15th, 2023 by Jimmy Bui
Laravel developer

What is the Laravel framework? Laravel is an open-source PHP framework that offers a wide range of features for web application development. PHP is a programming language used by a very large portion of websites across the globe, including all WordPress websites. Laravel provides an elegant syntax and a set of tools for common programming … Read More

The Art of Navigation

October 24th, 2023 by Heather Maloney
web and app navigation system design banner

Web and Application Navigation System design; arguably the most important element of websites and apps The navigation component of digital assets such as websites, web applications, mobile apps, kiosk applications, is more art than science.  Navigation is arguably the most important part of a website or application, because it is through the navigation that the … Read More

WordPress and Elementor Customisations

October 25th, 2022 by Pavithra Kameswaran
Customising WordPress and Elementor Websites

What is Elementor? Elementor is a page builder solution that can be installed within WordPress, to provide efficiencies with regard to the build of a WordPress Website.  The efficiencies are mainly with regard to implementing mobile responsiveness, and quickly implementing modern looking site elements.  Elementor continually provides new user interface elements which are relatively quick … Read More

3 Tech Concepts to understand before you create your app idea

July 19th, 2022 by Heather Maloney
3 tech concepts to understand before you build an app

You know what you want to create, and you know the people that are crying out for your app idea. Before you start down the path of building the next killer app, first let’s look at 3 tech concepts that you really need to understand. The Cloud. Your app idea may or may not need … Read More

9 Reasons to Use Website Animation in your Web Application or Website (and when not to)

April 26th, 2022 by Jimmy Bui
website animation

Website Animation “Website animation” refers to movement of content onscreen, but is distinguished from video / movie content. There are many useful applications for animation in your website or web application.  Some of the most common animations you will see in modern websites and web applications include: ACTIVITY INDICATORS Waiting for a screen to refresh … Read More

Construction of a Native Mobile User Interface

April 5th, 2022 by Ishan Geeganage
building the interface of an Android mobile app

More 6.64 billion people across the globe are using smart phones (and the apps on them). The majority of people use mobile applications for banking, searching for and ordering from restaurants, health, news, email and engaging on social media platforms. A mobile user interface is the graphical and usually touch-sensitive display on a mobile device, … Read More

Spot the Odd One Out & User Interface Design

January 30th, 2022 by Heather Maloney
user interface design when building a mobile app or kiosk application

Do you remember playing the game “Spot the Odd One Out” when you were a kid? I used to love that game (yep, there’s a reason I ended up working in information technology) and it turns out that this is an important skill when working on user interface design for software and mobile apps. As … Read More

Why is the Development of Custom Technology so Complex?

September 14th, 2021 by Heather Maloney

Or maybe you are asking, “why doesn’t the IT team, or the company from whom I bought my software, get it right the first time?” The fact is, custom technology really is complex. You’d think that with the number of years we all have under our belts, creating custom solutions to run in web browsers … Read More

Custom Technology or Packaged Solution – which path should I take?

March 14th, 2021 by Heather Maloney

Contactpoint has always operated in the custom technology space, helping our clients with ideas for unique technology solutions to marketplace challenges, to make those ideas a reality. We are currently in the middle of building some significant pieces of custom tech, and we have just finished the complete re-build of a custom solution for Deaths … Read More

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