Tuesday 1st Jul 2014

-Guest blog post by work experience student Melissa Groves.
-Photography by Chris from The Hatch (currently making a documentary with the Innovate Dementia team).

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Dementia is a major issue facing our society, with over 800,000 people living with the condition in the UK alone. Liverpool based design studio, Citrus Suite, decided it was time to take action and try to find a way to help people living with dementia and their carers.  I spoke with Citrus Suite directors about the new app that is currently in development, trying to find out a brief outline of the app and the ongoing design process.

Steve Donovan, Citrus Suite’s Creative Director, informed me that the features of the app are confidential right now but they are designing alongside people who have dementia of different stages, which is giving Citrus a better idea on app functionality.

“We are fortunate to be working with Innovate Dementia and a great group of people who are dealing with the effects of dementia on a daily basis. The co-creation sessions have been invaluable and will allow us to create a great app” Steve told me.

Citrus Suite’s Managing Director, Chris Morland said, “We’ve really tried to give the end users of the app a voice in the design process and have tried understand how technology can have a positive impact on their lives.”  

The Citrus directors explained that development is due to start soon. Citrus Suite are going to test the app with our team, as development proceeds, to see if any improvements can be made prior to release.

The app is coming this year, allowing people living with dementia and their support network the opportunity to trial this software.

Please contact Citrus Suite to find out more…
Hello@CitrusSuite.com

About Innovate Dementia

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ABOUT CITRUS SUITE

Citrus Suite is a creative design studio producing award winning mobile apps for globally known clients. We are making an impact, having seen THREE apps reach number one in various App Store charts in 2011 and 2012 (including US and UK).

We’re seriously good. But don’t just take our word for it, people seem to like the apps we’ve produced: ‘App of the Year 2012’ from Apps Magazine; ‘Best Gamification’ award win for an mHealth app commissioned by a major pharmaceutical firm; ‘The Drum Marketing Awards 2013‘ development duties on winning app; ‘Best App‘ at Digital Book Awards 2014 (in the category ‘Adult Non-Fiction’).

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Call us… +44 (0)151 345 1979

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Friday 23rd May 2014


Click here to download Coloring for Grown-Ups, published by Penguin Group USA.
From the authors of the darkly humorous Coloring for Grown-Ups book series comes a new way to procrastinate: The Coloring for Grown-Ups app, featuring a variety of offbeat coloring pages, mazes, and connect-the-dots from all three books, plus new, exclusive pages created just for the app. Design your own ironic holiday sweater, escape a toxic relationship, figure out who farted in the elevator, and more.

Use crayons, markers, and more, plus the ability to make your own colors, to fill in witty illustrations of modern adulthood, from the confusion of a one-night stand to the urge to look at your phone during a holiday meal. If you’re up for a challenge, you can also attempt to stay inside the lines in Drunk Mode. When you’re finished, share your hilarious handiwork online.

The Coloring for Grown-Ups app features:
· Dozens of coloring pages, mazes, and other activities from Coloring for Grown-Ups, the Coloring for Grown-Ups Holiday Fun Book, and the new Coloring for Grown-Ups College Companion
· Exclusive pages created just for this app
· A variety of nostalgic drawing tools for creating your masterpiece
· Drunk Mode, for when you’re tired of coloring sober
· Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and more

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Wednesday 15th Jan 2014

The Pocket Scavenger app has won the Digital Book Award 2014 for ‘Best App‘ in the category ‘Adult Non-Fiction’ much to our delight.

We are proud to have again worked with best selling author Keri Smith, Perigee Books and the amazing digital team at Penguin Books USA.  From New York City we have to single out fabulous Katherine & Meg for their great input and support during development.

Citrus Suite have never entered an app for an award but we’re grateful our perceptive publishers have. The latest award for ‘Best App‘ at The Digital Book Awards 2014 (category App – Adult Non-Fiction) will sit alongside recognition for ‘App of the Year 2012’ from Apps Magazine, honours for ‘Best Gamification’ for an mHealth app commissioned by a major pharmaceutical firm, and development duties on an app that won in ‘The Drum Marketing Awards 2013‘.

Working out of the Baltic Creative development in Liverpool, the Citrus Suite team who produced The Pocket Scavenger include experienced ex-video game developers Chris, Steve, Dom and Macca producing ground breaking interactive products since the late 1990s.

About The Digital Book Awards
The Digital Book World Conference, hosted each year in New York, highlights innovation, creativity and excellence in all aspects of digital book publishing. Award winners and finalists demonstrate fresh thinking, inspired design, and bold technology integration, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in this constantly evolving publishing arena.

 

About The Pocket Scavenger
From the depths of our imaginary world, to you.

Following the success of Wreck This App and This Is Not An App, The Pocket Scavenger (available for iOS and Android devices -please see  iTunes Store or Google Play) is the ultimate way to explore your environment. The app, developed in 2013 at the Citrus Suite studio in Liverpool, was released simultaneously with the book of the same name.

Within the app, published by Penguin Books US, users are instructed, to document a spectrum of quirky items.

Users can take pictures or record audio of all the things they scavenge on their journey – creating a logbook of weird and wonderful items.

The items are added to the user’s map where they can also see what others have been scavenging.

Pocket Scavenger is Citrus Suite’s forth project with Penguin USA (including Apps Magazine’s 2012 ‘App of the Year’ Chopsticks) and third project with Keri Smith (including Wreck This App and This is Not an App). Across iOS and Android a total of seven apps.

Pocket Scavenger is available to download at iTunes Store and Google Play (Android).

*Keri Smith is an author/illustrator turned guerilla artist. She has several bestselling books, including the phenomenal Wreck This Journal, This is Not a Book, How To Be An Explorer of the World, Mess and Finish this Book. Read more at her website HERE


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