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RNF Digital Innovation seek partners for BEAM platform following £250,000 grant award

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RNF Digital Innovation has secured £250,000 of funding to build upon their ground breaking iBeacon management platform.

The six-figure grant was secured from Innovate UK, to develop the BEAM platform, an iBeacon management system which enables businesses to manage the “user experience” as customers interact with sensory devices such as iBeacons through an online dashboard.

The BEAM platform offers a revolution in how companies or organisations connect with their customers.

It means that businesses or brands will be able to manage and direct relevant messages and content such as offers or promotions tailored to individual customers, as soon as those customers come into close contact with individual iBeacons. 

It will be made available to a wide range of sectors including retail, leisure, tourism and local authorities, where it can be used in museums, theme parks, resorts, town centres, libraries, hospitals and municipal buildings.

The £500,000 BEAM development project, which includes £250,000 match funding alongside the Innovate UK grant, will build upon RNF Digital Innovation’s existing iBeacon programmes which has seen them develop indoor navigation systems for Bestway Cash and Carry, one of the UK’s largest cash and carry operations.

RNF Digital Innovation has already signed up with a number of corporate partners, and is seeking further companies in target sectors to work with the BEAM platform, and will be rolling out its first trials within the next few months.

Rob Mannion, RNF Digital Innovation Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have secured this further funding from Innovate UK and with it we will be able to develop one of the most advanced iBeacon management platforms available.

“Whilst small fleets of beacons are easily managed, the control of large fleets of beacons is a far more complex process and can result in the consumer being bombarded with information of no relevance to them.

“The new BEAM platform will enable businesses to alert individual users to a whole array of offers and information completely relevant to them, their interests and individual purchasing preferences.

“It’s a really exciting new project and we look forward to making more announcements about the project once we have completed the initial trials in the next few months.”

SME Safety Wizard hits Apple’s top ten downloaded Business Apps

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1_iphone6plus_spacegrey_side2RNF Digital Innovation’s new Safety Wizard app, designed to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) meet their health and safety requirements, has proved an instant hit by entering into the UK’s top ten chart for business downloads. 

Only days after its release onto the Apple i-tunes store, the Safety Wizard has proved so popular its entered in at number 9 in the chart for the most downloaded UK business apps for Apple iOS devices.

The app has been downloaded over 1,200 times since it was first launched onto the Apple iOS platform earlier this week.

The free-to-download Safety Wizard app, drawn directly from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Toolbox guidance offers SMEs a solution to help navigate a vast array of health and safety information.

It’s the first time a Toolbox guidance app has been developed using HSE website based information and as a result will offer SMEs the opportunity to access a treasure trove of data at the touch of a button.

The Safety Wizard app gives the user access to straightforward advice on the most common health and safety hazards and shows how SMEs can take practical steps to control the risks in their workplace. There is advice on working environments and on the most common causes of accidents with helpful dos and don’ts. There are sections on the most common hazards such as electricity, gas, manual handling and harmful substances as well as simple risk assessment tools.

Rob Mannion, RNF Digital Innovation Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that the app has had such an immediate impact and charted so high in the official iOS charts.

“It’s the first time that HSE’s Toolbox guidance has been available in this format and offers the user access to a rich seam of information designed to address their workplace health and safety needs. “

“The iOS version of the app has been entirely funded by RNF Digital Innovation and it’s great to see our investment pay off with such a high level of user engagement.

“We are looking now to develop an Android version of the Safety Wizard app and are exploring various funding opportunities to enable us to make this available in the near future.”

The app can be downloaded here

Android version of the Bestway Cash and Carry shopping app launched

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unnamed_galaxys4_white_portraitRNF Digital Innovation’s ‘retail revolutionising’ app developed for the Bestway Group is now available for use on Android devices, only weeks after going live on Apple’s iOS platform.

The free app, which enables Bestway and Batley’s cash and carry customers to shop and order products on the move, was launched in December 2014.

Rob Mannion, RNF Digital Innovation Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to launch the Android version of the app to sit alongside the Apple iOS version, that we first developed for Bestway.

“When we first launched the iOS version, within weeks it featured in the UK top 10 business apps download chart.

“We hope that the Android version similarly grabs people’s attention and it will be interesting to see how popular the Android version is with the Bestway and Battleys customer base.”

 Salih Sheikh, Bestway Marketing Manager, said: “Bestway is leading the field in customer service technology. We are the only wholesaler with a fully functional, Omni-channel approach to marketing.

“RNF Digital Innovation is playing a big part in helping us to deliver market advantage and the enhancement of our customer experience through new technologies.”

The Bestway app features a product catalogue, a barcode scanner that identifies SKUs and adds them to baskets and a depot locator and can be downloaded here


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