Our Dopey Dinosaur and the Meteors app is now released on Android - go play!
Our Dopey Dinosaur and the Meteors app is now released on Android - go play!
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Buzz Interactive is a well established creative technology company based in Newquay, Cornwall. We have a seven-strong, specialist team of developers.
Buzz excel in the development of bespoke applications of all sizes and complexities, always cleverly designed with technical merit. Our client base is varied and nationally spread. We are usually selected for our original, enthusiastic but proven approach.
We deliver exceptional, engaging and robust solutions to help grow your business.
Here is a selection of our favourite iPhone and Android app projects, together with some of our best website design and games applications. All work that the team is rightly proud of and thoroughly enjoyed achieving in close collaboration with our clients.
We worked closely with Behaviour to develop this fully responsive mobile, tablet and touch optimised website, that dynamically alters content to show the optimum layout for whichever device it is viewed on. Built using the Orchard CMS.
This 'OPAL Bugs Count Pocket ID Guide' to common groups of invertebrates (bugs) found in the UK, has been developed as both an iPhone app and Android app.
The mobile app provides useful information and image reference and also allows people to take and email in photos of lesser known common bugs, together with their location details to Natural History Museum.
We worked in partnership with Imagemakers UK who designed the app.
The Cube iOS and Android app was built to accompany the ITV game show. Assets from the TV games' floor have been re-used unaltered and the environment is based on the original set plans making this an exact virtual representation of the actual Cube.
The game was developed in collaboration with Swipe Entertainment. The Cube ©2010 Objective Productions Limited. Under licence from All3Media International Ltd. Format created by Adam Adler. Voice of the Cube – Colin McFarlane.
Time Team Digital commissioned Buzz to create their brand new website (built with the Orchard CMS). It showcases a large archive of videos and special moments from the most memorable digs and also includes a full ecommerce shop and members only area. Social media including Live Twitter feed, Facebook and most watched video feeds feature on the Home page.
Created for the European Centre for Environment & Human Health, Ménière’s Monitor is an exciting venture into the world of health care. By taking a decentralised approach to data collection, participating in medical research is easier than ever before.
The Ménière’s Monitor mobile app (for iOS and Android) allows anyone from the Ménière’s community to submit daily information about their symptoms from their phone or tablet. The resulting compilation of data is always up to date and available to researchers at the ECEHH.
Find out more about this research and the people behind it.
This comprehensive tourist guide mobile app to Wales, is driven by webservices providing data for hundreds of attractions, activities, places to eat, towns & villages and places to stay. (Developed with NVG) The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
This multi-platform app introduces Dopey Dinosaur, a loveable character who first found worldwide fame in printed books in the 1980s. It features engaging 3D animation, beautiful illustrations and original music. It is enjoyable to play by both children and adults alike. There is also an accompanying website www.dopeydinosaur.com.
SwitchBlaze, the new iOS app, has existed as a concept in Paul's head for many years but it took the arrival of the multitouch iPhone to bring it to life.
The core game uses simple puzzle mechanics, fun physics, retro sound effects and compelling music to engage players in a risk/reward score challenge.
From left to right: Ryan Palmer - App Developer, Graham Axten - Game Developer, Paul Axten - Technical Director, Lindsey Axten - Project Director, Tom Pratt - App Developer, Nick Jackson - Senior Developer, Keith Raven - Senior Developer
Lindsey has a creative background and studied Graphic Design at Falmouth. Her career includes retail management, working in a school and elearning courseware delivery. Her focus at Buzz is on client care, communication and achieving measurable results, whilst keeping everyone happy!
Skills: Strong understanding of the technical and design aspects involved in a project, ensures work is delivered on time, on budget and to complete satisfaction.
Paul developed his first commercial website in 1996, having previously programmed for CD-ROM. Paul believes the real fun happens at the intersection between great design and creative use of data. This has lead to a career snaking through 3D graphics, e-learning, app development and gaming. Paul can't wait to do exciting things with augmented reality, VR, product customisation and e-commerce.
Throughout the last 12 years Nick has worked for a number of small and large companies in a variety of roles, including lead web developer for one of the largest independent phone retailers in the UK. When Nick is not programming you will often find him at zoos, safari parks or aquariums with his wife and two young children.
Graham has been interested in computers, programming and videogames since the release of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in the early 80's, and enjoys collecting games for various computers and consoles.
Skills: Unity 3D, C#, 6502 Assembly (!), devising game mechanics and user experience and engagement.
Tom’s background in the telecoms industry gives him a unique insight into the needs and expectations of technology consumers. When he’s not developing, he can be found in the garage working on a restoration project or out surfing the Cornish waves.
Skills: ASP.net and MVC, C#, SQL server, Mono for Android, Xamarin, Java, mathematician.
Ryan graduated as a sound recording engineer in 2013, where he combined his passion for music with software development to great effect whilst studying algorithmic composition and interactive media. He now spends most of his spare time in his home studio working with a range of artists, and is also a keen motorcyclist.
Skills: ASP.net and MVC, C#, Python, Xamarin, SQL server, Mono for Android, Orchard CMS, Max/MSP, Sound and Recording technology inc. ProTools, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere
"Myself and our web designer at National Trust have been under the excellent guidance of Lindsey and the team at Buzz for over 7 years. In that time Buzz have built us a brilliant website that meets the needs of our visitors perfectly. We started out with no knowledge in this area and with the close attention and superb communication of the team have successfully grown the website tailored precisely to the needs of our audience."
"I have worked with Buzz for several years and am always very pleased by the results and the working relationship. Buzz have adopted a lean structure with real in depth technical expertise, this enables them to deliver great work at competitive prices. We have asked them to complete several complex and data intense projects which have involved collaborating with our suppliers. These have run smoothly creating real value to our business and have been completed on time and to a high standard – all in all they are a great company to work and partner with"
"I like the new fresh feel to the site and am excited by the fact you've created a superb platform on which we can build better communication links with worldwide fans of the show and all those passionate about archaeology."
"Very well done and thank you very much for all your endeavours, creativity, and very business like approach.
It is a breath of fresh air to have a a web company who can deliver so well… the result is a good looking, clever and easy to use site that I am convinced will help us grow our business..."
"I would just like to express my greatest thanks for designing a 'user friendly' online shop on time and against a set of what we realise are challenging parameters.
We… have had nothing but praise for the easy 'user journey' …and look forward to being able to develop our site further into a powerful sales and marketing tool.
Thank you for all your help, expertise and patience!"
"I can’t say thank you enough for everything Buzz are doing and the support and professionalism you have given – we like to treat our customers the same way and it’s so refreshing to have it reciprocated. We love our app!."
"I’m extremely pleased with the new look and feel of our brand image and with our new website," said director Sue Bradbury.
Lindsey and Paul Axten at Buzz were a pleasure to work with – they listened to what we had to say and nothing was ever too much trouble."
"I like working with you all, I think you are very good at what you do and that’s hard to find."
"I have worked with Buzz Interactive on a number of projects over the last couple of years and I’m always impressed at how they manage to find a solution to the technical problems I throw at them. Not only do they answer the brief, they also actively recommend different approaches for consideration to enhance the final offering.
I have found Buzz easy to work with and they are happy integrating with our own team when required to share knowledge and understanding. They deliver on time and on budget and keep me informed of progress throughout."
"Since we decided to update our website, Buzz have given us nothing short of a first-class and thoroughly professional service. They were on hand whenever we needed assistance, gave us some really helpful feedback, and built the site on time and within budget.
Getting our website just how we wanted it wasn’t easy from our original specification and, despite a number of late amendments, Buzz never failed to deliver… A truly excellent company to work with – I would highly recommend them."
"We use Buzz mainly for their design and technology skills. They have consistently taken pride in what they deliver to us and are happy to make suggestions on how we can improve our marketing design and structure of our website.
In terms of speed, we are often quite time sensitive in terms of the work required and Buzz has continued to meet tight deadlines."
"In our business we deal with world class companies with high expectations of their suppliers. To be credible in this market place we needed a website which spoke of 'quality', 'professionalism' and 'imagination'.
Moreover, we needed our new website to be up and running in record time to meet a marketing deadline. Buzz delivered to this agenda – exceeding our expectations on timeline whilst responding flexibly and without hesitation to the various amendments which we threw their way. It was a pleasure working with the team at Buzz and I would have no hesitation recommending them to other businesses – big or small!"
"We’ve been really pleased with Buzz they’ve delivered everything and more which we requested for our new website including some pretty complex features. The project was also delivered to a tight timeline and budget!"
"Buzz Interactive have built two sites for us. I am particularly impressed with the flexibility and accessibility of layout of the Concorde Recruitment site which matches exactly our design requirements, The bespoke Search and Portfolio facilities also work just as we'd imagined them.
We had an easy working relationship throughout and they were always more than willing to take on board our suggestions and make changes. Buzz's technical expertise reassured us that we were in good hands and I'd have no hesitation in recommending them."
"Buzz took on the rather unenviable task of revamping our huge website. I needed it quickly and on budget. They came up with some great designs and nice little quirky ideas that always make websites stand out which I was delighted with.
I welcome this chance to commend Buzz because I have been receiving complements on the new website from colleagues and I feel guilty taking credit for it when in fact I handed over the brief to Buzz and then four weeks later I got what I asked for - in fact they were ready before we were. Buzz were the ultimate headache pill - taking away all the hassle and stress that can accompany such a project. Thanks guys."
Have a kid that likes to play with your Windows Phone device? Here’s a game they might like. Check out Dopey and the Meteors. You play as Dopey the Dinosaur who needs to escape the meteor shower. The game is based on Dopey Dinosaur books, which were created in the 1980s. The goal is to make your way through themed levels, avoiding the obstacles, and grabbing as much fruit as you can to keep Dopey’s energy up.
Ménière’s Disease is a rare condition of the inner ear that can lead to chronic vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. Affecting only 1 in 2000 people, there are large gaps in our understanding of how the disease is triggered and develops. Partnering with epidemiologist Dr Jessica Tyrrell, Cornish digital company, Buzz Interactive, are creating a tool to monitor the symptoms of Ménière’s and provide a greater insight into the factors that impact its symptoms.
Time Team fans from across the world are digging into the hit archeology series' archives, through a website developed by a Newquay-based IT company. Buzz Interactive was approached by Time Team creator and producer Tim Taylor to develop the newly-launched online platform – timeteamdigital.com. The website took about three months to build and showcases a large archive of videos and special moments from the programme's most memorable digs. It also has an e-commerce shop, a members-only area and live Twitter and Facebook feeds.
How easy was it for me to get WITHIN the game? Really easy! I was hooked after the first few games, and if I had an iPhone it would genuinely be a game I’d enjoy playing whilst on work breaks and travelling. I would definitely recommend this for literally anyone as it’s really easy to enjoy. If you get satisfaction from high score chasing then this game will be perfect for you.
Year 9 students from Fowey Community College are using their knowledge of mobile technology to create App concepts with Newquay-based development company Buzz Interactive. As part of a school IT project, the students were required to research the market and develop their own Apps for iPhones, iPads or Android phones.
A Cornish PR agency has celebrated its eleventh year in business with a new look and website. Since establishing in early 2000, Sue Bradbury PR (SBPR) has successfully worked with a range of different clients over the years including the Skills Funding Agency, the National Apprenticeship Service, Flambards, Truro High School and Western United Mines, owner of South Crofty.
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