Tech Innovation for NGOs with Mobile Apps

Predicting the future by inventing it

We dedicate 15% of our team’s time to explore emerging technology and solve problems they’re passionate about. Bringing their wildest ideas to life and ensuring that when our partners have a problem, we’re in the right position to solve it.

Over 200 Apps, websites and custom software
Over 100 countries across the globe
Over 17 million downloads and users

Why work with the UK's most innovative app agency?

The world of apps is one of the fastest moving industries in the world. With mobile technology constantly updated and improved with new systems on a near daily-basis, brands (and sometimes even developers like ourselves) can struggle to keep up-to-date and ahead of tech trends.

By dedicating 15% of our time to explore emerging technology during Innovation Time projects, we ensure that our talented team is fully prepared to solve the problems our clients are facing, whether the solution is a mobile app, chatbot, Alexa Skill or beyond.

Volunteering Platform


It was clear that there was a need to use our innovation time to create something genuinely useful which would show the opportunity of tech in a crisis. We built a web application that allowed individuals to sign up as a volunteer or alternatively for organisations to sign up with volunteering opportunities.

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Natural Disasters Impact Mapping

Location Mapping

Natural Disasters Impact Mapping

Mapping the impact of natural disasters

Tapping into disaster-feeds all around the world, our suite of disaster preparedness apps have reached millions and gathered data on different types of hazards and dangers for years. With this incredible amount of data, I realised there was a huge opportunity to let anyone and everyone become more aware of their impact. That's where the Digital Impact Map comes in, providing a real-time visualisation of not only different disasters, but their specific dangers and areas all across the globe.

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Object Recognition

Mimicking human eyes to aid the visually impaired

How can we help improve the lives of those living with visual impairments? that was the challenge for Nikos, who spent his week of Innovation Time developing a prototype called SIMI (See.Me). Which turns mobile phone cameras into a platform that can mimic human eyes, SIMI not only recognises who and what's in front of you, but can also be controlled with voice and used to communicate with your contacts in case of an emergency.

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The future starts here

What’s your challenge? We’ve been exploring tech from augmented reality to machine learning and voice, send us your idea because the chances are we’re already working with the tech that can bring it to life.

Developing a chatbot for Slack

Artificial Intelligence

Developing a chatbot for Slack

Building a watermelon chatbot for Slack

We challenged Kev to take our brand mascot, Pip (a watermelon emoji pillow) and make her sentient. By developing a chatbot that our team could use on our internal communications channel; Slack. The chatbot answers FAQ's, updates you on meeting room availability and responds with different and personal messages depending on how rude you are to her.

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Augmented Reality game

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality game

Playing Jenga in augmented reality

Having a particular passion for game development, we challenged Ryan with taking a absolute classic; Jenga, and create a digital counterpart that uses augmented reality to let multiple players enjoy the game from their mobile devices.

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A few brands we're innovating with

Being experienced in the use of different technologies and platforms means that when a partner challenges us with their problem, we know which technologies offer the best solution, be it augmented reality, artificial intelligence, voice assistants or beyond.

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Emerging tech our team explore

Cube HQ gives our team access to a multitude of software and hardware to experiment with and support the projects and technology. From the latest mobile devices, wearable tech and even our 3D printer, the team have everything they need to develop mobile apps, chatbots, Alexa Skills and any other projects they’re dreaming of.

Virtual and augmented reality


From giant Jenga to models of mountains. We look at the ways augmented and virtual reality can be used to bring ideas to life and connect our software to actions in the real world.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Artificial Intelligence

Teaching and training our systems, the team explore AI and ways we can leverage machine learning to automate processes, manage data and create systems that think for themselves.

App development future technology


Our team deploy natural language processing to recognise the intent behind interactions with chatbots, exploring the role of bots in communicating with users of all shapes and sizes.

App development Alexa technology

Voice Assistants

We develop human-centric Alexa Skills and apps for other voice assistants. Harnessing conversational design to make technology more natural, and human to interact with.

Data visualisation

Data Visualisation

Using our custom APIs and backend software, the team look at ways of better visualising both big and small data to resonate with users and create more engaging platforms.

Internet of things and platform integration


We're obsessed with creating cross-platform systems that encompass a range of hardware and devices, from voice assistants to smart plugs and everything in-between.

Innovation that industries aspire to

This is why we do it. Seeing the impact that emerging technology and innovation can bring to the table. Our projects are all designed with the world’s biggest problems in mind, that’s why we set out to innovate industries and reach communities in a way that’s never been done before.

Charity and non-profit app development

Charity & NonProfit

Disaster preparedness app development

Disaster Preparedness

Health, fitness and wellness app development

Health & Fitness


Social Cause & Campaign

Retail and eCommerce app development

Retail & eCommerce

Education and training app development

Education & Training

Enterprise app development app development

Enterprise App Development

Pharma and healthcare app development

Pharma & Healthcare

Automobile and transportation app development

Automobile & Transport

Energy and utilities app development

Energy & Utilities

Our Innovation Time process

1. Identifying Problems

We have a backlog of ideas and issues that the team want to solve. Whether it's inspired by client work or by personal passions, our team pick projects they're devoted to and create an innovative solution that tackles the challenge.

2. Exploring Emerging Tech

Once we have our problem in mind, we roadmap potential solutions and different ways of using new and emerging technology. Connecting these platforms to the world's problems is how we set expectations for innovation projects from the get-go and make sure what we're developing can really make a difference.

3. Prototyping the Impossible

Having picked a problem and developed a potential solution, the team prototype their ideas and test them within the team. Gaining vital feedback and making iterations based on the different skill-sets our team can have to offer.

4. Inventing the Future

If we can we build a working prototype by the end of the project, this helps us to prove the concept that a potential solution can really solve the problem it aims to, that's when we start discussing the bigger picture and roadmap what we need to bring our idea to life and implement it in the real world.

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App Development Strategy

Digital Strategy

Discover and define which concepts and platforms can help your organisation to achieve its goals.

We’ll challenge your assumptions and provide insight and expertise that can completely change the way you see the role of digital in your industry.

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Mobile App Development

Mobile App Development

Unite technical back-end systems with intuitive front-end design to create digital products that users love.

Whether its app development on native Android and iOS, smart devices, web or more, we combine tech, data and design to build superior experiences that get engagement.

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UX & UI Design

Make usability a priority and create an intuitive experience that leaves a lasting impression on your users.

Utilise audience persona research to test ideas with your users in the real world. Positioning your mission at the centre of fluid and user-friendly design that will achieve your goals and then some.

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Alexa Skill Development

Alexa Skill Development

Create a voice skill that offers an entirely new way for your users to interact with your brand.

Collaborate with us to research your audience and find the most human and natural way for them to communicate with Alexa or other voice assistants, in a way that suits their individual needs.

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Project Management

Project Management

Make fast and informed decisions in every stage of your project, working with a team that cares as much as you do.

With a mixture of Agile and Waterfall project management methods, our PM team guide you through the product life cycle and are committed to ensuring the world’s best brands have the world’s best results.

Support & Maintenance

Launching your product is not the end, we help you to make iterative improvements and can support you 24/7.

Don’t worry about app crashes or software updates our team has seen the negative impact a flimsy app can have. This is why we offer 24/7 support to build platforms that can be relied on whenever your users need them the most.

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