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Native Apps: Top 5 Mobile Accessibility Features

Mobile app accessibility is not about designing and developing for one impairment or condition. It is about creating an app that inclusively meets various needs, incorporating all the main pillars of accessibility. These pillars are vision, hearing and cognitive features, including physical and motor settings.

Benefits of Native Apps: Mobile Accessibility Solutions

With one in four people in the UK living with a disability, it's more important than ever to prioritise accessibility and create a more inclusive world for all. Let’s explore the importance of mobile accessibility and how native mobile apps can help overcome the sometimes seemingly daunting challenges of making mobile apps more inclusive.

A Brief History of No Code Apps

What is no-code? How has it developed and why does everyone seem to talk about them these days? What makes native no-code apps such as App Rail special? In this post, we will share with you a brief history of no-code platforms, highlighting some of the tools that have shaped the development of the no-code movement to what it is today.

No time to waste - Digital Health Rewired 2023

We attended The 2023 Digital Health Rewired Conference on the 15th March 2023. The event brought together healthcare professionals, policymakers, NHS IT leaders, suppliers, start ups and those who want to contribute to the successful digital transformation of the UK health and social care sector.

What is a Proof of Value?

Proof of Value (PoV) is a concept that is rapidly gaining popularity among companies that are looking to purchase new software.

Why Shadow IT is a cause for concern

"Shadow IT", refers to the use of technology and software by employees within a company without the knowledge or approval of the IT department.

Best in class security with Native Apps

Native apps are incredibly popular, and for good reason. They offer the best security out of any mobile development platform, making them a great choice for businesses who need to protect sensitive data.

Feature: Purpose Strings

App Rail helps you to protect user privacy and provide the required information for App Review by making it simple for App creators to explain their need to access to sensitive user or device data with purpose strings for iOS.

How is the DTAC used by NHS Trusts?

The Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) provides a set of criteria that NHS Trusts must adhere to when assessing how they use digital technologies, including cyber security strategies, licensing and data management.

No-code Apps for iOS and iPadOS

No-code development is a form of programming that allows users to create applications and websites without writing any code. This makes it an ideal choice for businesses that have iPads or iPhones, as it can help them save time and money while still creating powerful applications.

Recap: No-code and the NHS

No-code technology has the potential to revolutionize the way that healthcare providers work, making it easier and faster for them to provide services.

Why is it important to make accessible Apps?

Accessible Apps on iOS can provide a variety of benefits for users, particularly those with disabilities.

Create No-Code Apps from Flowcharts

Nocode platforms are great way to create apps from flowcharts. They provide a user-friendly interface that allows users to quickly and easily build an app from scratch without any coding knowledge.

Increasing ROI in your Design System

A design system is a set of reusable components and guidelines. Once implemented as a component library aligned with a style guide they allow product teams to reduce the amount of time needed to build consistent user experiences.

What is a native app?

What is a native app? Should you build one? Native apps are fast, secure and offer a great user experience, but normally require you to build one version for each platform. With App Rail you can create platform specific Apps without the overhead of traditional development.

Why should you replace your intranet with mobile Apps?

In an ever-evolving digital world, businesses are increasingly embracing mobile technology to help them stay ahead of the competition.

Case Study: Encouraging New Golfers with Golf Ireland and App Rail

Golf Ireland developed the Get Into Golf app with App Rail to help encourage more people into the game, increase membership and boost beginners’ confidence.

It’s crucial that we empower NHS staff to innovate

Look at any NHS Trust’s digital strategy and it’s likely to highlight the importance of empowering employees and unlocking innovation. But what does this mean in practice and how can Trusts get it right?

The benefits of Design Thinking to app development

In our last blog we asked the question, what is Design Thinking and how does it work alongside no-code? Here we continue with the theme of Design Thinking, looking at the benefits of using this methodology when developing apps, and how we’ve used it with our customers.

How does no-code support design thinking?

Design thinking is a methodology that puts users at the heart of product development. It takes a creative approach that involves an element of spontaneity, as decisions are made as you go, not plotted out in full at the start of the project.

How can no-code apps help police departments meet their goals?

Regional police departments are investing more resources and money into their digital strategies and setting some bold goals on how to implement digital solutions. So how can no-code help?

Case Study: Anonymous concern reporting for the NHS

Find out how UHCW NHS Trust created SpeakUp – a tool that gives NHS staff the chance to raise concerns quickly, easily and in confidence – using App Rail.

Six ways that no-code is improving sustainable innovation in the NHS

Sustainable innovation is all about developing tech that delivers long lasting value for money, and is easy to justify and maintain. In NHS Trusts, the relationship between innovation and IT can get in the way of achieving these aims.

How does DTAC impact innovation in the NHS?

The NHS is a highly regulated organisation that prioritises transparency and compliance in everything it does. Nowhere is this more important than in digital development, where issues of security, privacy and risk management are especially critical.

How can no-code platforms help NHS trusts?

No-code software development is shaking up the process of app-building. Put simply, it offers an approach where you can build apps with little or no coding involved.

How to increase ROI for Enterprise Apps

It's not uncommon for enterprise mobile app projects to have low ROI. Here are some tips on how to increase the ROI of your next project.