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Dreamr has been Shortlisted in the Big Chip Awards 2016 with Corner App

Dreamr and Athletec have been shortlisted for Most Innovative Application of Technology in the Big Chip Awards 2016 for the Corner App. Big Chip, the UK’s longest running digital awards, and the biggest outside the capital, have rigorous judging standards meaning that they are well respected within the industry. Corner is the first complete boxing performance tracker. It comprises a complete Internet of Things solution, which uses unobtrusive wrist-worn sensors, fitting underneath the boxing gloves. The app provides a cutting-edge solution for elite athletes, and yet remains accessible to any athlete committed to improving their performance, making it the perfect training partner, and a unique link between the physical and digital worlds. CEO of Athletec, Charles Burr commented: “Athletec and Dreamr have worked extremely hard to harness this new technology to its best advantage and we are very proud of what our collaboration has achieved so far”. Mylo Kaye, Head of Digital said: “We are especially delighted to be shortlisted for an award based around innovation and technology, which are things we are so passionate about at Dreamr”.  Corner app launched at Las Vegas, International CES 2016, and will be available in the second half of the year. Mylo added:

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Corner  –  World first digital boxing trainer - Mylo Kaye

Corner is the first complete boxing performance tracker. It comprises a complete Internet of Things (IoT) solution which uses unobtrusive wrist-worn sensors, fitting underneath the boxing gloves. Dreamr’s app design and development team worked closely with clients Athletec through each stage of this innovative and cutting-edge project. Historically, in order to understand the quality of their performance, combat athletes have had no alternative but to rely on expensive video playback, with many cameras required to provide an adequate assessment. The high cost and setup requirements have meant that this technology has been far out-of-reach for the vast majority of gyms and athletes. Coach driven assessment to remember accurately every detail of a session is both unrealistic and ultimately imprecise. The English Institute of Sport reports coaches and athletes only recall 30% of performance correctly. In the sporting world where even tiny incremental nuances in performance can mean the difference between winning and losing, Corner has been designed to revolutionise this process. An onboard microprocessor determines key statistics from every punch thrown by a boxer, whether it be jab or a strong right hook, and delivers the feedback via Bluetooth to a smartphone app for both display and storage over time.

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Why I fired my boss

Five years ago I was working a regular job. It was partially enjoyable, I mean I didn’t not like it; otherwise, I wouldn’t have been there. I enjoyed the people, the environment was okay, and the pay meant I could enjoy things a little more than without a job. There came a time when I realised that it wasn’t for me, and I don’t mean that particular job. I mean working for someone, with some people. I didn’t fire the boss I used to work for; I fired every boss that I would ever work for. Let me explain. I have a such an active brain, when I was a kid I used to say to my Mum, ‘What can I do today?, ‘Mum, I’m bored’. And a whole other bunch of moaning that meant I was pretty mentally unfulfilled. Fast forward a few years, or two I found myself in my old job becoming tired, not only with University but also my job at the time. I would spend countless hours cracking jokes, surfing the net, and trying to keep my brain from drying up. (Or going insane). There was not one day where I decided let’s start a

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Dreamr – Personal Assistant – New Opening

Dreamr is looking for a personal assistant A new position within our company has been created, and we’re looking for a super-bright Personal Assistant to join our team. The position will be a brand-new opening so we would encourage you to make this job your own and put your personal stamp on it. In this role as Personal Assistant, you will work directly with our Co-Founder Mylo Kaye. You will be integral to the smooth running of our Co-Founder’s day to day schedule, and we anticipate this to be an exciting and demanding role. https://www.manchesterdigital.com/vacancy/personal-assistant-dreamr

Dreamr tackles Manchester’s hidden homeless

The recently featured article in the Manchester Evening News celebrated the work of Simply Be, Jacamo and Jack & Jones, Boohoo and, of course, my app development agency, Dreamr. Supported by Hollyoaks stars Jazmine Franks and Ashley Taylor Dawson, the latest Mustard Tree campaign to raise money for the Manchester homelessness brought in £70,000 worth of clothes to be modeled and sold at Ziferblat on Saturday, February 13 February. Collecting donations for Mustard Tree and supporting the homeless in Manchester, Dreamr Head of Business and Head of Aspiration, Jack & Lynne worked relentlessly to call upon Dreamr clients and associates to help reach the impressive £70,000 total. Mylo Kaye, Dreamr Co-Founder said, “I’m proud of not only our customers but the Dreamr team who pulled out all the stops in ensuring the Mustard Tree charity received a huge donation. Dreamr’s dedication to supporting local causes has meant our clients such as Sole Supplier, Cameo Launch also contributed. This will make an enormous difference to the ever growing issue of homelessness in Manchester, which year on year increases, despite Council budget cuts.”

Four day week and why you should adopt it

Four day week, is it productive? Four day week, what is it? When I started out in business a few years ago, I wanted teams of people working as much as possible to get more done. Unfourtnetly you can only get so much out of one person, never mind my 13 staff. Henry Ford first proposed the idea of a 8 hour day back in the 1900’s, his staff typically worked around 14 hours a day. He found, however that by working fewer hours, his staff were more focused and more productive. In 1926, Ford Motor company became one of the first businesses in the world to adopt a five-day, 40 hour week. Today, it’s the norm. An article in the New York Times times by CEO James Fried reported that his were more productive, healthier and motivated by working four days a week. With less time to work, there was less time to waste. They were more focused and determined at getting the job done. At Dreamr, my staff have extra long lunches, attend local events and on a Wednesday, they have dedicated time to learn new skills. They even use it to brush up on old ones or

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Three things that will make or break your business in 2016

The lessons that will make or break your business in 2016. Mylo Kaye, Head of Digital at Dreamr gives his take on Episode 13 of the den.  For more tips follow: www.mylokaye.com and www.dreamr.uk Three things that will make or break your business in 2016. from Dreamr

Dreamr

Dreamr A digital development & design agency which I own and run in Manchester. We have been running for over a year and employ 13 staff, made up of app developers and designers. The name derived from making our clients Dreams possible. Our team is made up of: Mylo Kaye – Dreamr Head of Digital and Co-Founder Jack Mason – Head of Business and Co-Founder Who are we? A digital App development and design agency based in Manchester which inspires brands with its creativity and innovation. We create beautiful apps, websites & branding in Manchester.

Dreamr in Manchester at Digital Skills Festival

Dreamr in Manchester visits Skills Fest Every year my team spends countless days and weeks preparing for the Digital Skills Festival Talent Day. Last year they created a huge box structure from cardboard boxes, stuck our faces to it and massive words; ‘Think Outside the Box”. It attracted lots of attention from visitors, students and other companies exhibiting. It was totally different from every other stand there and made us look pretty damn cool. We’re there again this year and I would encourage all students who are attending to come say hi to our new display, to know what it is you have to come see us. Dreamr Eventbrite link.  

Lynne Makinson-Walsh Joins Dreamr

Lynne Makinson-Walsh joins Dreamr as Head of Aspiration. Lynne Makinson-Walsh has joined Dreamr as Head of Aspiration. This rather unusual job title was chosen to encapsulate Lynne’s role in developing the vibrant Dreamr team in all aspects of their career and personal development. Dreamr’s clients will also reap the benefits as the app developers, graphic designers and web developers gain even more skills. Dreamr Director, Mylo Kaye said: “It gives me enormous pleasure to have Lynne working with us here at Dreamr. It’s something that I’ve wanted to happen for a long time, and now it’s a reality. Our commitment here at Dreamr to get the best out of people, combined with Lynne’s dedication to helping our team’s career development, and training will ensure that we’re creating an environment where each person can thrive both professional and personally.”   Read the full article.

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