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Calvium celebrate lead developer’s Remote Developer of the Year shortlisting

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Published Date 13.02.2023

Calvium’s Julius Bangert has been shortlisted for Remote Developer of the Year, for his exceptional work on Calvium’s Place Experience Platform, and Open Bionic’s Side Kick app for Hero Arm users. This national award is a great accolade, especially with remote working now normalised. For Jules to be shortlisted is testimony to his skills and great impact on projects, as well as his contribution to our company.

Calvium is a multi-award winning digital innovation agency, delivering products and services that have a positive impact for people, place and the planet. We combine expertise in software engineering, research, experience design and mobile innovation to design and develop robust bespoke mobile, web apps and platforms that deliver business critical services and engaging customer experiences. 

“We’re really proud to have Jules on the team, he’s put so much into the company and the projects he’s involved with. We’re really pleased that his efforts on these two fantastic tools are not just acknowledged by us, but also by expert external judges, who have been looking at tough competition in a strong industry.“ Jo Reid, CEO, Calvium

Place Experience Platform

The Place Experience Platform (PEP) puts the power of digital placemaking directly into the hands of place marketers; to increase visitor engagement with their locations and boost local economies.

PEP combines the ability to create, deliver, update and analyse bespoke digital visitor experiences. It is an integrated system that gives clients the power of three digital place marketing and experience tools in one: an app for the public, content management system for place marketers, and an analytics dashboard to measure impact.

PEP is a great success, in production in 11 cities across Europe, and in development in another nine. It supported Calvium to become a finalist for ‘Innovation’ in the 2022 UK Digital Growth Awards, as well as be recognised as one of CreaTech’s Ones to Watch 2021.

Jules designed and developed the software architecture of the front-end app, which provides a unique experience for users when on location and encourages repeat visits. He also developed the CMS to be intuitive and simple when creating and managing app content – with a clean, accessible interface and versatile authoring tools. He has been the developer lead from inception.

“It looks fantastic! Thank you so much for this wonderful update – we are excited to continue working in the CMS with its new layout. These changes are very helpful. Thank you!”
Client feedback

Sidekick App 

The Open Bionics Hero Arm is an advanced, multi-grip prosthetic arm for adults and children. The SideKick app supports new users by making mastering the functions of the prosthetic arm an engaging process, showing progress and giving awards for achievements. Connected to the Hero Arm by Bluetooth, the app enables fun interactive exercises, arm customization, and enables physicians to record how a user’s muscles interact with the arm. 

Jules was core to the visual and gamification design, and created arm data simulations, so remote teams could continue development and testing without local Hero Arms, enabling efficient project delivery.  

Key skills

Jules has always been responsive to the evolving priorities of projects, technology and the company, and has excelled at the iterative build processes. His deep engagement with project briefs has uncovered new ideas and possibilities, expanding what is best for the client, project and end users. In addition to his dev skills, he excels as an all round member of the team – utilising his design skills when building interfaces, contributing to estimates and quotes for new features, building positive client relationships, line managing, and sharing his specialist knowledge and expertise across the business. 

Jules has been with Calvium since 2018 as a software developer, bringing his past experience in graphic design and web development. He has worked on many heritage and geo-located placemaking mobile applications, and is Calvium’s lead specialist in mapping for mobile apps. 

“It’s an honour to be shortlisted at the UK Dev Awards, and great to have the work acknowledged in this national platform. I enjoy working on projects that can benefit people, and look forward to continuing to make an impact.” Jules Bangert

Jules is part of Calvium’s 20-person team, based in the UK and Europe. Whether through consultancy, research, design, mobile technology software engineering, or all of the above, we work to bring innovative projects to life and positively impact people, place and planet. 

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