Frank reward employees for switching off from work

Frank have launched an innovative new way to help employees switch off from the constant pressures of being ‘always on’ and help them achieve a better work/life balance by deterring them from looking at their mobile phones.   Frank have partnered with technology provider, Hold, to enable employees to switch off from work by putting their phone on hold, and will offer them rewards for doing so.  The Frank on Hold app will detect when an employee has used their smartphone and will reward them with points dependent on how…

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Canary Wharf Group Launches New App with HELPFUL to Encourage Widespread Reuse and Recycling Across the Estate

Canary Wharf Group has partnered with HELPFUL, the creators of the world’s first plastic recycling and rewarding app to simplify and incentivise reuse and recycling for consumers. In an industry first, piloted by Canary Wharf Group, the app will help those visiting and working on the Canary Wharf estate to correctly recycle their waste, make the switch to reusable products to avoid single-use plastic and collect rewards in a pioneering Estate-wide effort to drive behavioural change. As part of Canary Wharf Group’s continued campaign towards becoming a Plastic Free Commercial Centre with…

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Chevrolet’s Call Me Out App Aims to Curb Risky Driving

Chevrolet is launching a new smartphone app called Call Me Out to help remind new and experienced drivers to keep their eyes on the road and put their phones down while they are driving. According to a recent Research Now survey, 84 percent of people admit that distracted driving while handling a phone is dangerous, yet 90 percent of drivers have done it. Driven to change the behavior and the conversation, Chevrolet hosted a hackathon where teams of young people were challenged to propose ways to reduce distracted driving. The…

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New augmented reality app aims to increase milk bottle recycling

Shoppers can now scan Asda milk bottles to find out how to correctly recycle them With reducing plastic waste high on shoppers’ agendas, supermarket Asda and farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla have joined forces on a new augmented-reality app to help customers recycle more. The ‘Have You Herd?’ app, launching this week as part of National Recycling Week, uses an engaging augmented reality experience to inform shoppers about recycling their milk bottles correctly. An animated milk bottle character comes to life when shoppers hover the app in front of any Asda…

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Red Cross Introduces “Enter the Room” an AR Experience That Puts You at the Heart of War

Discover the story of a little girl living through war. Put yourself in her place, explore her room, feel her experience. All through Augmented Reality. The new app, “Enter the Room”, produced by the International Committee of the Red Cross invites each of us to live a unique experience. The global organization wants to raise awareness about the importance of humanitarian aid in conflict zones. “Enter the Room” was conceived and developed by the agency Nedd. It uses the “portal effect” which Nedd introduced last year, relying on Apple’s ARKit…

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