A selection of cross-platform iOS/Android app projects

Piota School Apps


We worked for two years for Piota helping develop over a hundred apps for UK and international schools. Each app is based upon a template that is delivered within a continuous integration framework and is fed with data from a custom designed CMS backend. The app is free to download and is aimed at parents to enhance a schools’ parental engagement. The school can quickly and easily send messages, notifications and alerts directly to parents’ devices. It is also an ideal reference point for parents, hosting information for events, term dates, news, contacts and more. Forms and surveys can be filled in and submitted in the app. Schools can publish text, images, PDFs, video and audio media to the app and edit the content dynamically in their own securely-accessed CMS system. The app is multi-lingual and Piota supply these apps to schools in many different countries and in many different languages. Work consisted of UX & graphic design and programming. You can find many of these apps by searching the Apple App Store or Google Play Store with the keyword “Piota”. The example shown is for Westonbirt School, an independent boarding school based in Gloucestershire . You can see the Android version here and the iOS version here.


Me & Mine Health App


This is an app designed to help keep track of and make sense of an individual's or a family's healthcare, using a proprietary medical recommendation engine based upon NHS guidelines. The app covers all ages from birth to old age, from childhood vaccinations, through screening tests for conditions such as cancer and heart disease, and on to routine tests to monitor a range of medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. Tests and vaccinations are alerted to the user when due and a full history of results can be recorded. Additional features are: medical information on all tests, vaccinations and conditions as supplied by NHS Choices; customised medical contacts list; the ability to create a custom family member icon from either importing a photo from the users gallery or taking a new photo. Developed for digital agency Hallway Studios, we contributed mobile programming, UX design and art direction on the project. It is currently not live in the app store.

CLIENT: Cload Consulting / Hallway Studios

British School of Beijing


Working with The British School of Beijing we created an iPhone and iPad app of their published print brochure "The Essentials Guide to Beijing". The guide is intended as a general introduction to anyone wanting to move to Beijing, but more specifically for anyone looking to send their children to an English speaking school. The app contains almost 400 pages of information including: several hundred photos; integrated maps of the Beijing campuses; and a location-based Augmented Reality module to find popular locations whilst in Beijing. The app is predominantly in English, but also includes some information in Mandarin. It is currently not live in the app store.

CLIENT: The British School of Beijing

Box Yourself Kids App


This is a kids iPad app developed for a Norwegian TV and media company. The app uses fun graphics, sound effects and videos to show ways of making character designs from art tools and plain cardboard boxes.  Presenter of the TV show is Norwegian artist and celebrity Oistein. Using graphics supplied to us by the client we provided sound effects and programming of the app. The app was released in to the Norwegian Apple App Store.

CLIENT: Earthtree Media