24Nov
Andrew addresses Glasgow University MBA Students

Andrew addresses Glasgow University MBA Students

On Friday 21st November the SwarmOnline Managing Director, Andrew Duncan, travelled across the city to speak to the Glasgow University MBA students.

He was invited to speak by Dr. Thomas Anker as part of a series of talks by successful business owners to the MBA students.

Andrew’s chosen topic was, “The right strategy isn’t binary”. It covered a brief history of SwarmOnline, how he found a gap in the market and the strategy he developed to grow the business.  

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17Nov
SwarmOnline at the Scottish Business Exhibition

SwarmOnline at the Scottish Business Exhibition

Exhibition attendee: “Hello, who is SwarmOnline and what do you do?”

SwarmOnline: “Hi there, we’re a technology company that specialise in bespoke web and mobile apps, which we build for lots of different businesses...” 

Multiply that conversation by 100 and you’ll understand what we were doing at the Scottish Business Exhibition on Thursday and Friday last week.

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14Oct
The evolution of the mobile device and what it means for businesses

The evolution of the mobile device and what it means for businesses

Just when we thought consumers were happy with the size of their phones, along came the Samsung Note & Galaxy devices, Blackberry passports and a giant iPhone! They symbolise an unforeseen change in the way consumers want to use their mobile. When handsets first came onto the scene they were too big for a pocket, then they became so small that they could be lost in a handbag, and now they can’t fit into pockets again. The speed of change has even been too quick for once indestructible phone manufacturers like Nokia and Blackberry.

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10Oct
App of the week | Post-it Plus

App of the week | Post-it Plus

It’s been a busy week at SwarmOnline (most weeks are) and we’re always on the look out for anything that can make our days more productive. Perhaps that’s why our newest app of the week is a top productivity tool. The app is called Post-it Plus and it’s a quite brilliant attempt at integrating the legendary Post-it notes into the modern age.

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08Oct
SwarmOnline “lets the art do the talking”

SwarmOnline “lets the art do the talking”

If you know anything about SwarmOnline, you’ll know we spend most of our time making cool apps for a wide variety of businesses. However, you may not know that we make cool websites too! Last week we launched the newly developed Rowan Gallery. website www.rowangallery.com

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03Oct
SwarmOnline at the Glasgow Business Awards

SwarmOnline at the Glasgow Business Awards

It’s been a crazy year at SwarmOnline – we’ve moved into our new office, added lots of new staff and been nominated for all sorts of awards. We must be doing something right! Last night we dusted off our suits (we don’t wear them often) to attend the Glasgow Business Awards. We were nominated for the Best Performing Business (1-10 employees) and our Managing Director was nominated for Young Business Person of the Year. Unfortunately, we didn’t win either award but it was a real privilege to be nominated along with some of the best businesses in the city.

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24Sep

App of the week | Bringing pedometers back

Hardly a day goes by in the SwarmOnline office without some chat about a new app on the market. Sometimes our attention is grabbed by something different and sometimes we like to see an old idea made much better. A prime example is this week’s app of the week – Breeze by Runkeeper.

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17Sep
SwarmOnline continue sponsorship of Team McCleary

SwarmOnline continue sponsorship of Team McCleary

We are delighted to announce that we have continued our sponsorship of Team McCleary curling team this year. The team, consisting of Ross McCleary, Ally Fraser, James Stark and Gavin Baird, posted a number of notable competition wins last year, including the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour and the Scottish Rink Championship Finals.

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10Sep
The Apple announcement we were waiting for

The Apple announcement we were waiting for

The most talked about event after the referendum happened last night – the Apple announcement – and households and offices around the world are sharing thoughts and opinions on the Apple Watch, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple pay and iOS 8. We’re already arguing about it but perhaps we should reserve judgment until we’ve actually used the new products. Until then, here’s a rundown of what new Apple products you’ll be able to get your hands on shortly…

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08Sep

Our team just got even bigger!

Last week we were welcoming a Marketing & Communications Director to our team. Today we’re delighted to welcome a further addition to the team – Suzanne Shek has joined as our new Digital Designer.

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04Sep
SwarmOnline feature in the August issue of Glasgow Business magazine

SwarmOnline feature in the August issue of Glasgow Business magazine

The August issue of Glasgow Business is here and what an issue! The referendum, naturally, dominates the headlines but we were more excited about seeing Swarm and our Managing Director, Andrew, take up several pages.

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03Sep

Why I decided to join SwarmOnline

I was initially hesitant when the opportunity arose to join the Swarm Online team. I was in a good job with a good company and was confident in my ability to progress within the business. However, sometimes an opportunity is too good to be ignored. Below are 5 reasons for why I said goodbye to a job I enjoyed to work for Swarm.

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02Sep

We’ve added to our team – again!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a Marketing and Communications Director to our experienced and growing team. Richard Graham brings with him excellent experience in Marketing and Communications and a good knowledge of the Scottish IT industry.

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29Aug

Anniversary of Ext Js 4 and future books

This month, two years ago saw the release of our first book – the Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook. Like any good cookbook it’s filled with easy to follow recipes helping you to create anything with Ext JS 4 from basic components to advanced web applications.

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19Aug

SwarmOnline are finalists in the Glasgow Business Awards

Let’s start the week with great news: We’re thrilled to announce that we’re finalists in two categories of the Glasgow Business Awards!

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12Aug

Access Value Credit Union on the go with the new mobile app!

If you’re a Value Credit Union member we’ve got great news for you: You can now access your account by app. It’s just two weeks since the launch of the app and we’re delighted that almost 25% of eligible members are already using it. The app makes it easier for Value Credit Union members to manage their accounts.

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01Aug

Creating a fantastic experience for website visitors and owners

Here at SwarmOnline we pride ourselves in Creating and Inspiring on Mobile & Web. Most of the time, this happens in the area of mobile and web applications, however we also create websites. This week we launched the new website of The Wade Gallery over in Elie, Fife.

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17Jun

The 2014 Scottish EDGE Pitching & Awards

Scottish Enterprise set up a temporary Dragon’s Den at the RBS campus in Edinburgh on Monday as the final round of the Scottish EDGE contest took place. The Dragons were made up of a panel of expert investors and business gurus who could offer grants up to £50,000 to businesses that impressed.

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19May

2014 Digital Tech Awards – SwarmOnline are Finalists!

We’re delighted to announce that we’re finalists in the Outstanding Performance in Business Growth (small company) and Best Newcomerat this year’s Scottish Digital Technology Awards, which take place in Glasgow in June.

 

Swarm started just over two years ago and in the last year things have gone from strength to strength. We’ve moved to funky and creative offices in the Digital Media Quarter of Glasgow, grown the team to 10 and built web and mobile software for some of the biggest brands on the planet!! What an achievement for a small team.

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17Mar
SwarmOnline’s Curling Sponsorship is a Sweeping Success

SwarmOnline’s Curling Sponsorship is a Sweeping Success

The Sochi Winter Olympics were certainly a successful one for Scottish Curling.  It has also been a successful year for Team McCleary who, with the support of SwarmOnline, have had the pleasure of competing against a number of the teams that graced our televisions screens throughout a gripping Winter Olympics.

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10Mar

SwarmOnline sponsoring Scotland JS 2014 and Scotch on the Rocks 2014

We are proud to announce that SwarmOnline will be sponsoring the upcoming Scotland JS and Scotch on the Rocks conferences in Edinburgh.

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05Sep

SwarmOnline sponsoring ModUXCon 2013

We are proud to announce that SwarmOnline will be sponsoring the upcoming ModUXCon in Amsterdam. The conference is a 3-day event that will focus on desktop and mobile web technology and features speakers from around the world, including our very own Andrew Duncan who will be presenting on the topic of Securing Client Side Data.

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20Mar

Launching Sencha Insights

This week we announce the official launch of Sencha Insights, with the first issue arriving in subscribers’ inboxes today. We’ve worked hard creating the website, promoting the launch and compiling the first issue and are excited to see it coming to a head, and looking forward to the future issues to come.

 

In the week running up to the first issue being released we have had close to 100 subscribers signing up and are delighted to see that number growing every day. We hope to continue this growth once the first issue is sent out and the word begins to spread.

What is Sencha Insights?

Sencha Insights is a curated newsletter focusing on Sencha and other related web technologies. We created Sencha Insights because we we felt that there was a lot of great content being produced and thought that it wasn’t always being seen by the community (ourselves included!). A place where this material was collected and distributed in an easy to consume way would be very beneficial to the community.

How can I subscribe?

You can subscribe to the newsletter by heading over to www.SenchaInsights.com and entering your email address in the form. Once you’ve confirmed your email address you will receive the newsletter every second Wednesday.

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17Feb

Announcing SwarmOnline’s New Website!

Today marks the day we launch SwarmOnline’s new website which has been in progress for the last month or two. The new website showcases SwarmOnline’s fantastic work on various mobile applications; applications; a technical book and several Open Source projects.

 

2013 is looking to be a very exciting year for SwarmOnline and we would like to thank all of our previous and current clients for making this possible. We have many new things in the pipeline and hope to be able to share these with you all very soon!

For now, enjoy the website and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to discuss your project or if you have any questions!

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28Sep

Cook up some Ext JS 4 recipes for free this weekend!

Packt Publishing are celebrating their 1000th book this week and are offering a free eBook for everyone! This includes the Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbookwhich we released last month!

 

You’ll need to hurry because the offer is only available from 28-30th September 2012.

Click http://bit.ly/RXnAMc to for more information and start building apps with Sencha’s Ext JS 4 Framework today!

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31Aug

Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook Released

It gives the two of us great pleasure to announce the release of our writing efforts over the past year.

 

Packed with over 100 easy to follow recipes which demonstrate, through real life examples, numerous features of Ext JS 4. This book will help you create anything from basic components to advanced web applications using Sencha’s unrivalled Ext JS framework.

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07Oct

Announcing: Sencha Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook

We are delighted to officially announce that the Ext JS 4 Web Application Development Cookbook is now available for pre-order from Packt Publishing.

Packed with over 130 easy to follow recipes which demonstrate, through real life examples, numerous features of Ext JS 4. This book will help you create anything from basic components to advanced web applications using Sencha’s unrivalled Ext JS framework.

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18Nov

Swarm Earn Top 10 Finish in Sencha Touch Mobile App Contest

In October, developers were invited to submit applications created using Sencha Touch. Three weeks later, a judging panel of Sencha community members and employees selected 10 finalists from the more than 200 entries coming from across the globe.

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