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James Lewis replied to David Jory's discussion Apps
"Couldn't resist a quick google! Throws up lots of interesting looking paths to explore... "
Aug 18
David Jory replied to David Jory's discussion Apps
"Thanks James, I will have a look at this in a bit more detail."
Aug 18
James Lewis replied to David Jory's discussion Apps
"These have been apps I've got from the Play Store so I would think it'd be an OK approach for Android - I steer well clear of Apple if I can!   ;) You can get App development Apps that might even allow this sort of approach very…"
Aug 18
David Jory replied to David Jory's discussion Apps
"Hi James, That's an interesting way of approaching the update issue.  I wonder if you would be able to get an app in to the App Store with that kind of approach?"
Aug 18
Profile IconDuncan Milroy and Robert Woodwart joined Digital Housing Hub - #digihousing
Aug 15
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"Millom Gets Digital"
Aug 11
James Lewis replied to David Jory's discussion Apps
"I've noticed a few apps I use (actually should say have used, I've then replaced with a bookmark on my home screen to claw back storage!) are essentially fancy re-directs to the mobile version site anyway, which removes any need for…"
Aug 11
Tom Potter replied to David Jory's discussion Apps
"Hey John, I'd be interested to know of any Organisations who have developed a Facebook app. Yes David I think it is simply linked to the financial constraints of these projects, in theory it would be far more straight forward to develop a…"
Aug 9
David Jory replied to David Jory's discussion Apps
"Hi Tom/John, Thanks for your feedback.  I just find it strange that as an individual I complete a lot of transactions using apps (banking, utilities etc.) and never open up the full website version on my mobile device.  I guess like Tom…"
Aug 9
John Popham replied to David Jory's discussion Apps
"I'd agree with Tom. And I know some are looking at, or may already have completed, developing Facebook apps."
Aug 9



Started by David Jory in Technology. Last reply by James Lewis Aug 18. 9 Replies

I've looked at the apps page on this site but the Google Play user reviews range massively from good to bad!  Can anyone recommend an app platform or provider they are currently using and happy with?  Also if you have a responsive website do you…Continue

LinkLiving launches low-cost WiFi for residents

Started by Craig Stephenson in General discussion. Last reply by Craig Stephenson Jul 8. 2 Replies to know how we did it - tech used, costs etc., happy to share.Continue


Started by Craig Stephenson in General discussion. Last reply by Craig Stephenson Jul 6. 6 Replies

Link Housing have launched Tech4All.  Still to add entry level devices - but you will get the idea:…Continue

Use of You Tube Videos to show tenants how to self serve online

Started by Helen O'Sullivan in Social media Apr 8. 0 Replies

Hi thereDoes anyone have any examples of you tube videos they have produced to show tenants how to access on line services (report a repair, pay rent online etc)Any details info greatly appreciatedthanksHelenContinue

internet connection in Rotherham

Started by Steve Ruffle in Strategy. Last reply by John Popham Apr 12. 3 Replies

We are interesting in finding out how many households in Rotherham have an internet connection. (also would be useful to know how many don’t and where the hotspots of digital exclusion are).Any body any ideas on signposting on who could help us find…Continue

Friends Connected - Interim Report from Golden Gates Housing Trust

Started by Caroline Wilson in General discussion. Last reply by Caroline Wilson Mar 7. 2 Replies

Have a look at this interim report from Golden Gates Housing Trust into their pilot project Friends Reconnected.  The project is looking to address digital exclusion amongst elderly people in Bewsey and Dallam. The project is providing free internet…Continue

Digital Profile Information

Started by Paul Ancill in General discussion Feb 17. 0 Replies

Hi, what digital profile information do you collect on your tenants?Obvious ones are:Email; mobile; internet access; social media accounts.What else do you acquire?ThanksPaulContinue

Digital Evolution 2015 - Was you there?

Started by Marcus Griffiths in General discussion Nov 30, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi All,I attended the fantastic Tinder Foundation, Digital Evolution 2015 event last week which i personally found a very informative event and uplifting. Highly recommended to any of you that didn't go for next year :)We donated 2 laptops to…Continue

Template agreement for tablet provision?

Started by Sara Hutchinson in General discussion. Last reply by Sara Hutchinson Nov 25, 2015. 4 Replies

Hello all,This is my first post but I'm hoping that someone might be able to assist. We are rolling out the provision of tablets to 100 residents and are almost ready to go. I am having trouble finding an agreement template between the HA and the…Continue

Barriers to Online Access

Started by Mark Pudge in General discussion. Last reply by Dave Williams Dec 8, 2015. 3 Replies

Hi All!This is my first post, and after spending a bit of time searching the net I haven't really found too much on this that is at least very specific.I would be interested to find out about what other organisations have been doing to tackle the…Continue

Blog Posts

LinkLiving launches low-cost WiFi for residents

Posted by Craig Stephenson on July 7, 2016 at 14:35 0 Comments

If anyone wants to know how we did this - tech used, costs etc, let me know.

Help us design a digital literacy plan

Posted by Samantha Taylor on May 13, 2016 at 10:30 0 Comments

If you're based in Leeds or the surrounding area, Leeds City Council and Tinder Foundation invite you to join them at a free event on Monday 23 May, to help co-design an ambitious digital literacy plan for the city.

In the Leeds City region 13% of adults have never been online before and they’re missing out…


Collecting older people's stories

Posted by John Popham on April 13, 2016 at 9:48 1 Comment

Morning all. I am doing a piece of work for the Centre for Ageing Better whereby I am collecting stories of older people (50+) whose lives have been enhanced by their adoption of new technologies. Could anyone here suggest people who might be prepared to speak to me, preferably for a video interview? I have a short timescale on this.

Many thanks

A Manifesto for a Networked Nation

Posted by Dave Williams on February 15, 2016 at 17:23 0 Comments

Thats the title of the paper Martha Lane-Fox wrote in July 2010 when she started RaceOnline2012 with great ideas and a huge target of 10.5 million people needing to learn new skills to become “digitally included”.

The then, and current Prime Minister, David Cameron gave before the paper was written,  the following statement;

“We need to encourage more people to go online and hence be able to access public information and services. In addition to the many benefits…


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