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iPad in Business

Posted on July 23, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

We wrote some time ago about the uses of iPad and Apps for B2B solutions. It would seem, based on a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) that this has very much become the … Read More

Stat’s Round Up

Posted on July 6, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

June was busy month for mobile statistics with everyone from NPD, Nielsen, NetMarketShare and Flurry Analytics (to name but a few) releasing reports, heres a quick look at whats been going on: Flurry Analytics has released … Read More

App’s Retention

Posted on July 1, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

The busy chaps at Localytics (app analytics) have new data that suggests retention rates among app users is on the increase and especially on the iOS platform. This is good news for companies and developers alike … Read More

Best Time to Post?

Posted on June 29, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

We really love Infographic’s in KCO . . . we would post one everyday if we could 🙂 This is a great one from the guys at Raka Creative based on recent data from bitly (URL … Read More

Apple WWDC Stat’s

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

In usual fashion Apple kicked off it’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco with some useful (or self-promoting) impressive statistics . . . One of the most staggering statistics? there are now 400-million iTune … Read More

Food in a Flash Number 1

Posted on May 30, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

Our recently launched iPhone App ‘Food in a Flash’ developed for Zahra Publishing (EasyFood) in conjunction with The Irish Daily Mail is currently Number-2 in the Top 25 on the App Store and Number-1 in … Read More

New US App Statistics

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

The USofA have always been a bit better when it come to releasing statistics around smartphone and app usage . . . and the latest report from Nielsen makes for some interesting reading. With smartphone’s … Read More

1 Billion Angry Birds

Posted on May 10, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

We don’t normally write about apps that we have not built 🙂 but this one is certainly worth a mention . . . The mobile juggernaut game otherwise known as Angry Birds hit the astounding … Read More

Busy Bee’s

Posted on March 16, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

We have been busy bee’s of late launching a number of new websites, check out our most recent two: Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) Ireland’s only dedicated network for responsible business. Founded in 2000, … Read More

AR V’s QR

Posted on March 9, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

As interactive (social and marketing) media gathers pace the two (current) front runners are QR-Code and Augmented Reality. Here are two great examples of how QR-Code and Augmented Reality have been used with great effect . … Read More

FB Timeline for Business

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

FaceBook Timeline is now available for Companies, Business and Brands! The much talked about, hyped, debated, loved and lothed TimeLine view is now available for brand use. Among other things the Timeline feature offers greater … Read More

DMA Finalists

Posted on February 15, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

Digital Media Award 2012 Finalists . . . We are delighted to announce that two of our built Apps (in conjunction with Digital Reach Group / AdForce) have been nominated finalists for the Digital Media … Read More

Apple 3rd Biggest . . .

Posted on February 2, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

Apple has become the 3rd biggest phone manufacturer, taking the place of LG and nipping at the heals of Samsung at number 2 and Nokia at number 1. What’s more amazing is we have to … Read More

Mobile Marketing

Posted on January 26, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

Unless you have been living under a rock – You can’t go too far these days without people talking  about “Being Mobile” and “Mobile Marketing” . . . but what is it? Well It’s about … Read More

New KCO Support Desk

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

For 2012 we have new online support system for our clients. Powered by ZenDesk, it will help us deal with all support queries in a faster, transparent and more efficient manner, so simply . . … Read More

GoMo by Google

Posted on January 11, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

Great ‘Go Mobile’ campaign by Google called GoMo    

Inforgraphic: iPhone V Android

Posted on by Arekibo Admin

The clever chaps at Onavo Insights have worked up this very nice Inforgraphic on iPhone Vs Android for Social App usage . . .

Indo Article (Healthy Download)

Posted on January 5, 2012 by Arekibo Admin

Appealing Apps – Top Ten Healthy Downloads Independent Newspaper: Jan 3rd 2012 When it comes to boosting their fitness, health and well-being, an increasing number of us are going mobile. Here are our pick of the 10 … Read More

Top Tips – App Idea

Posted on December 30, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

At KCO we often get questions from potential clients who feel they have a great idea for an App and want to know ‘how much it costs, how long it takes and how to get … Read More

It’s been a AppyChristmas

Posted on December 28, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

It has been a very AppyChristmas for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android according to Flurry Analytics. It would seem People spent the best part of Christmas Day turning on their shiny new smartphones and downloading apps … Read More

Newsletter – Issue 6

Posted on December 5, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Our latest newsletter, issue 6 is now available to view at HERE  

Top Tips – Customer Comms

Posted on December 4, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Every now and then we will depart some of our (and tech-industy) wisdom through 4 Top Tips: This week – effective ways to improve Customer Communication on your website! 1. Keep key navigation simple May … Read More

EasyFood – App of the Year!

Posted on December 2, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Huge congratulations to the guy’s at EasyFood (Zahra Publishing) on winning App of the Year at this years Irish Magazine Awards 2011. The EasyFood App (developed by KCO) is also currently Number 5 in the … Read More

CCT.ie website goes live…

Posted on by Arekibo Admin

We are delighted to announce the launch of CCT.ie College of Computer Training is one of Ireland’s leading third-level independent colleges in the areas of Computing and Business studies, and boasts a comprehensive range of … Read More

Dynamic new look: Dynamo.ie

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Designed by the artistic team at Dynamo and built by the clever team at KCO we think the end result is fantastic and fresh KCO have worked with the guys at Dynamo on a number … Read More

KCO New Office Manager

Posted on October 24, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

KCO are delighted to announce the arrival of our newest team member Deirdre O’Reilly in the role of Office Manager. Deirdre brings to the team a wealth of experience in Business Management and Administration with … Read More

Unislim hits number 1 spot!

Posted on October 18, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Number 1 in iTunes for free downloads! Following on from being featured in TV3’s The Apprentice the Unislim app has climbed to the top of the iTunes chart for free applications. Download your copy now

Check out KCO.ie on TV!

Posted on October 17, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Yes that’s right, the KCO team put in an appearance on tonight’s Apprentice episode . . . it’s a good one . . . so be sure to check it out on TV3 at 9:00pm

Newsletter – Issue 3

Posted on October 15, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Third issue of the KCO newsletter is now available. In this issue we look at apps as tools featuring Invesco Online, John Player and Get Gutsy.

Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011 RIP

Posted on October 6, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Today the co-founder and visionary leader of Apple died peacefully at the age of 56. The man responsible for iconic products and concepts such as the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad and App Store to name … Read More

FT bypasses Apples iTunes

Posted on June 9, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Web based app allows publisher to deal direct with it’s readers The Financial Times  has launched an HTML5 Web app that enables readers to access content across tablets and smartphones. The browser based app will … Read More

Newsletter – Issue 2

Posted on March 24, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Strong APPetite for mobile The second edition of the KCO newsletter is now available for your viewing pleasure. In this issue: Strong APPetite for Mobile Why you need to go Mobile Time for a history … Read More

iPhone App Update for Goffs

Posted on March 18, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

We are delighted to announce the release of version 1.2 of the Goffs & DBS iPhone app update. The update includes an enhanced user interface plus brand new functionality including video and in-app bidding. Click … Read More

Five Apps I Couldn’t Live Without

Posted on March 14, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Francisco, our Managing Director gives us an overview of the five iPhone applications he simply couldn’t do without. 1. Guardian As a frequent visitor to the Guardian website it was always a no brainer that … Read More

Time to hit the refresh button?

Posted on March 9, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

As our industry matures many websites that were developed during the boom could do with a second look. We’ve compiled a quick check list to help you determine whether your website is one of them. … Read More

PRII Annual Conference 2011

Posted on February 23, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

We are delighted to announce the launch of a dedicated micro-site to promote the PRII Annual Conference 2011. The conference takes place on the 15th April at the Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. … Read More

Growtrade.ie Launches!

Posted on February 17, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Ireland’s new horticulture industry portal This new website, which is supported by Bord Bia, is the first result of a new project by Mediateam, publisher of Ireland’s leading gardening media The Irish Garden magazine and … Read More

The iPad Celebrates it’s 1st Birthday

Posted on January 28, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

It’s hard to believe the iPad was released only one year ago in the States (it was released in April ’10 in Ireland). To celebrate its Birthday those clever folks at OnSwipe have created this … Read More

Newsletter – Issue 1

Posted on January 26, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Year of the mobile! The first issue of our newsletter is now available at http://www.kco.ie/newsletter/issue1.html

The History of Social Media

Posted on January 25, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

We rather enjoyed this ‘info-graphic’ on the history of social media that was complied by OnlineSchools.org It gives a nice overview of the social media phenomenon over the past 30 years!

Quick Tip #1 – Google Places

Posted on January 18, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

You’ve probably noticed that when you search for a service on Google it often returns location based results before general search listings. These location based search results are delivered by Google Places which is a … Read More

Join us on Facebook

Posted on by Arekibo Admin

We’d never heard of this website until a recent trip to the cinema but you can now find us and millions of others at http://www.facebook.com/pages/KCO-Ltd-Programming-Design/102535333155417

Easy Food iPhone App update available

Posted on January 17, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

We have just released a new update (1.01) for the popular Easy Food iPhone App which has been in the Top 5 Lifestyle App’s for the past 5 weeks! Available now at the iTunes Store

Mobile Site Launched

Posted on January 10, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Hot on the heels of the launch of our new website I’m delighted to announce the release of our new mobile website. Our mobile website allows for an enhanced user experience on mobile devices including … Read More

We have a new website!

Posted on January 7, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website – www.kco.ie. On our redeveloped website you’ll find everything you need to know about KCO. From services and case studies to testimonials and … Read More

Why your website needs to go mobile

Posted on January 5, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

We’ve listed the 10 major reasons why we think a mobile offering is essential for businesses of all sizes: 1. Explosive growth A 2008 dotMobi study showed 150,000 mobile ready sites, the same 2010 study … Read More

Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Arekibo Admin

Everyone at KCO would like to wish you a very happy and peaceful New Year

Easy Food goes straight to Number 1

Posted on December 22, 2010 by Arekibo Admin

We’re delighted to report that the Easy Food iPhone app went straight to number one for paid apps (Lifestyle) in Apple’s app store. Download the app via iTunes or find out more with our case … Read More

New Easy Food iPhone App launched

Posted on December 21, 2010 by Arekibo Admin

The lovely people at Zahra Publishing and Easy Food Magazine set us the task of developing an iPhone app as an extension to their Number 1 selling magazine. The result – a very cool, multi-functional … Read More

New Appointment at KCO

Posted on October 18, 2010 by Arekibo Admin

KCO are delighted to welcome Francis Murray in the role of Project Director to the team. Francis will be heading up our sales/project/client management section and with over 15 years experience we are sure he … Read More

Things get a bit tasty at KCO!

Posted on September 1, 2010 by Arekibo Admin

KCO are delighted to announce the launch of www.bwgfoodservice.ie on behalf of BWG Foods Ltd. BWG Foodservice is one of Ireland’s leading wholesale groups. They provide everything the caterer needs – chilled, frozen, ambient, alcohol … Read More

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