DialToSave app

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Apps

DialToSave has been providing discount international calls for UK consumers since 2002. Earlier this year we completed a simple Android app to allow smartphone users to quickly and easily make cheap rate calls using the DialToSave service. TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS – Simple and intuitive interface designed by Bearded Hen. – Easily browse international phone rates for […]

“Kiosk mode” – how to lock down Android devices to one app for demos, shows and more…

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Apps

There are a number of ways to lock the user into an app – but Android currently doesn’t make it easy. The most basic solution is to place the phone or tablet in a physical housing which prevents buttons being pressed and hides the status and navigation bars, but trying to source such a housing […]

Rugged Android PDAs or tablets

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Apps

So what’s the big deal? Android phones and tablets are disposably cheap and with Gorilla glass are already pretty tough. So why do businesses still ask for rugged devices when they’re wildly more expensive than non-rugged varieties and the hardware’s often lower specification than the phone in your pocket. We’ve recently worked with a couple […]

Android interface for detection device

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Apps

Just finished Phase 1 work on an Android interface for a detection device commonly used in the building industry. The device currently logs scan results every second and holds these locally for Bluetooth download to a PC at a later date. But of course if it’s got Bluetooth, we can access all that data on […]

Swift Credit

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Apps

What if you want to monitor the movements of your staff (with their knowledge of course)? Swift Credit are a credit-control and debt collection agency that employ bailiffs to collect debts all over the country. They want to be sure the bailiffs are making the visits they’re supposed to be and/or whether they’ve been delayed. […]

NFC read / write

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Apps

NFC tags create great opportunities for reading and storing small amounts of data and/or instructing a smartphone about the identity or status of an object. There are many different types and capacities of NFC chips to suit different uses but all can be placed in various ways: tags, stickers, patches, bracelets, lanyards or embedded in […]

Utilities process monitoring

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Apps

We all know utilities providers (gas, water, electricity etc.) are forever digging up the road but how do they keep track of all those groundworks? Increasingly it’s with mobile apps… Working with another software developer, Bearded Hen have created a suite of Android apps for several well-known utility companies. These assign works to operators in […]

Daikin Service

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Apps

Daikin, the market leading manufacturers of air conditioning units, had already created an iOS diagnostic app for use by its field service engineers. They came to Bearded Hen to create an Android version as they lacked the expertise in-house. Daikin chose to create native apps to give a quick, fluid and responsive experience with all […]

Safety Management

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Apps

A tablet app designed for gathering the results of health and safety inspections in industrial environments. These results along with photographic evidence are uploaded to a central repository to keep full and permanent records of all inspections. Health and safety is an essential part of modern manufacturing and industry, and this app has reduced the […]

Specialist TV channel for a major car manufacturer

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Apps

Working with one of the UK’s top advertising agencies, we’ve created an Android interface for searching, browsing and sharing video content for a trail-blazing specialist internet TV channel, belonging to one of the world’s major car manufacturers. Whilst our client handled the redesign of the entire video-streaming back-end and an upgraded website for this new […]