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User feedback improves Habitapp
Mosscare Housing has released an enhanced version of their popular Reporting App ‘Habitapp’. The App has been improved following user suggestions and version 1.4 is now available to...




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South London event focuses on jobs for local people
Eleven Housing Associations across London have come together in collaboration with 3D Change to create the  South London Jobs Fair 2012  at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls. This...




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URENCO's fabulous new global intranet goes live on schedule
Unet, the new global intranet solution developed specifically for URENCO by Emerald, launched on December 16th 2011, on schedule and to positive feedback from users around the globe....




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Arena Housing Group live with Habitapp!
Arena Housing Group - the Liverpool based housing group with properties in Merseyside, Manchester and across Yorkshire has gone live with Habitapp, the iPhone App that allows reporting...




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Broxbourne Housing Association appoints Emerald
Following a competitive tender submission and presentation process Emerald was appointed to design and build the new website for Broxbourne Housing Association (BHA).   The plans for...




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URENCO iPhone App launched on schedule
URENCO's latest App  launched on schedule in October 2011 to very positive reviews from those who downloaded it on the first day.   Designed to appeal to the range of...




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Habitapp – iPhone app for social housing
Smart phone sales and usage are growing at a huge rate and there are hundreds of thousands of Apps across all platforms, some useful for business and others that are pure fun. Emerald's first App...




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URENCO iPhone App available for download soon
URENCO released their first mobile app for BlackBerry earlier in 2011 and following an exciting development project the iPhone app is almost ready for release and will be available following the...




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Moorlands Housing launch iPhone and Android app for CBL
Leek based Moorlands Housing has operated a Choice Based Lettings website since 2009, developed and supported by Emerald. October 2011 sees Moorlands extend their reach and ease of...




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New website enriches online presence of URENCO
The new website for URENCO went live at the end of March 2011 to fantastic internal reviews and plaudits. Featuring a totally remodelled CMS the site delivers a professional and modern looking...




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Interactive noticeboard proving popular with tenants
With the progression of digitalcommunication as a preferred method of accessing and receiving information, anda reduced emphasis on traditional printed materials by many tenants...




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Mosscare Housing embraces smart phone technology
Mosscare Housing is the first social housing landlord in Manchester to sign up to  Habitapp, the iPhone app reporting tool for social housing landlords .   Available for...




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Tamworth Borough Council promotes Heritage via iPhone App
iPhone and other smart phone apps are very much" of the moment" and Tamworth Borough Council is using one to promote it's history and heritage. The Tamworth Heritage Trail profiles the long and...




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BlackBerry App delights URENCO.
 URENCO has launched a mobile App operating on BlackBerry handsets. The App allows users to calculate SWU (Separative Work Unit) values, view details of URENCO's facilities and businesses,...




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Emerald creates a fun and educational resource for kids
KidZone is a new package from Emerald that provides a fantastically fun and educational resource for younger children within your customer group and beyond, and gives you the...




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Timebanking web portal increases community cohesion?
  www.mytimeyourtime.org.uk   Timebanking is a scheme which often operates in localised areas and allows members of the scheme to give or receive




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Tamworth Borough Council adopt Emerald's CBL system
In October 2009 Emerald was appointed by Tamworth Borough Council to build a CBL website, ready for a March 2010 launch.  The website which utilises all previous Emerald experience in the...




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SSHA launches integrated CBL website
South Staffordshire Housing Association launches integrated CBL website An integrated CBL solution was always the goal of South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA) when they invited...




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URENCO's new corporate website hits the mark
Richie Enrichment, the cute blue character who is at the heart of URENCO's schools projects, has managed to take pride of place on the home page of URENCO's corporate website.  He invites...




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Emerald designs Mosscare's style guide and new tenant sign up packs
Adaeze Chiwoko, Marketing and Innovation Officer at Mosscare Housing , was delighted with the opportunity to modernise the logo and develop a style guide for the company.  She saw...




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New Alternative Education website launched
A brand new website has beendesigned and developed by ourselves and Amersham based agency  Broadgate Communications . The main aim of the website,which was launched in...




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Arena Housing Group website launches
The last Friday in Septmber 2008 saw a new website launch for Arena Housing Group. With only a two month schedule to launch the new site both the teams at Emerald and Arena pulled out all the...




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A new look for an old hand
Mosscare Housing Limited, a Manchester based housing association decided that 2008 was the right time for an identity makeover.  A new identity was needed to deal with a housing...




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Hastoe Housing Group new website goes live
Following a four way pitch Emerald has been appointed  to build the new group website for Hastoe Housing Assoication. The website which is rich in functionality will enable: Greater...




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Arena Group appoints Emerald to build new website
The new website will consolidate the various elements of this leading social housing provider. After a rigorous tendering process Emerald have been appointed as preferred internet...




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Cottsway Annual Report - the best yet!
  "A big thank-you to you all for the best ever Annual Report - we are absolutely thrilled with it!! Michelle Wileman Head of Corporate Services, Cottsway Housing Association...




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Irwell Valley's new website is overflowing with interactivity
The new website for Irwell Valley is loaded with ways for tenants to communicate with their landlord on a range of topics.   Features inlcude: Online payment Online...




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Hexagon Housing refreshes Intranet
Following the success of the website project, Hexagon CEO Tom McCormack asked emerald to create a new version of their intranet, commenting that the Amethyst content management system is...




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Teachers Housing Association appoints Emerald to design website
Sian Llewellyn, CEO of the London based housing association chose to appoint Emerald as their IT supplier after having two meetings with Emerald MD Antony Dyson and viewing the Amethyst content...




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Arches Housing Association appoints Emerald for new web design project
Arches Housing Association in Sheffield has appointed Emerald to design and build a new website. The site will provide a professional internet presence for the organisation and will allow...




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Arawak Walton Annual Report 2007 - a resounding success
'The mosaic design was a resounding success with Board members!' Cym Dsouza Chief Executive, Arawak Walton Housing Association The Annual Report was loved by everyone at the AGM. Well done us!...




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Irwell Valley appoints Emerald for website redesign
Irwell Valley are an award winning forward-looking housing association with an exciting new agenda for the way in which housing is delivered. Chief Executive Tom Mannion laid out a vision of what...




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choose and move goes fully integrated
Emerald's latest Choice Based Lettings website launched in mid 2007 and can be found at www.chooseandmove.co.uk . Operated by whg in Walsall, www.chooseandmove.co.uk is a development of a...




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WCH launches new website
Worcester Community Housing  went live with their first website in early 2007 including the use of Readspeaker speech enabling software and a comprehensive three tier workflow...




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Hexagon Housing Association add a secure Board area to their website
Having designed and created a comprehensive content management system for the association their additional requirements have just gone live. Board members can now interact online. The latest...




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Security experts work with Emerald for relaunch
Honeycomb Solutions, security experts for day nurseries and schools, was launched at the end of 2007 with a new identity, a new website and a complete suite of promotional and corporate...




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Teachers' Housing Association get a makeover with new website launched in June
Top marks for high flying agency Our impressive design abilities have instilled sufficient confidence to bring about a refreshed version of their external communication leaflets and brochures....




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Emerald talk to NHF user group about Apps
Emerald’s Managing DirectorAntony Dyson, was invited to present to the attendees and members of the Eastof England Neighbourhood Management Group on Tuesday 21 st February,about the...




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We're expanding
Emerald is expanding again and we are looking for two key people to join our dedicated team. The two roles are in new business development, and website build/development.   The...




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New portal guarantees business continuity for Arena Housing Group
Let's be honest, we all hope for a trouble free and stress free working life – but most of us have seen, albeit very occasionally, how natural or man made events occur that are beyond...




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Northgate SX3 integration
As an exercise to demonstrate the suitability of Habitapp, Emerald was invited to integrate with SX3 using Northgate's Integrator module.   After a little trial and...




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New member of the team
Yesterday, March 19th, saw Simon Leach join the EmeraldApps team in a New Business Development role. Simon has a background in sales and account management of websites in the Manchester area...




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We've been developing new modules for the Housing App – Habitapp
As Habitapp continues to grow in popularity – there are now 8 housing associations signed up to a version of Habitapp – we are dedicating time to develop additional modules. The...




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New Communications App launched
Our latest smart phone app for the social housing sector went live at the start of May 2012. Viridian Housing , who is based in south London, launched a combined reporting and...




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B3Living presents a new name, new brand, new website
B3Living, formerly Broxbourne Housing Association, launched their new name and brand on June 11th 2012.  And following a development programme spanning several months, their new website...




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A new addition to the team!
Congratulations from the Emerald team to Dave and Paula on the birth of their son on Wednesday June 13th 2012. The little fellow is doing well and we are all looking forward to seeing pictures,...




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Habitapp CP – a ‘Cross platform App’ for Landlords
The team at Emerald has over 10 years’ experience of building websites and intranets for housing associations – you could say we know the main reasons why tenants contact their...




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Partnership brings benefits
Entitledto ,the company behind sector leading benefit calculators, and Emerald, suppliersof website, intranet and smart phone solutions to the housing sector, have...




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Ireland to get it’s own Interactive Noticeboard!
We will soon be launching anexciting new website based on the popular ‘Interactive Noticeboard’– which is currently employed by RHP, Hastoe and B3 Living....




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Bedroom Occupancy Calculator coming soon!
Did you know that from April 2013 Housing Benefit will be reduced for tenants with a spare room? Our self-service calculator App helps tenants find out if they are affected by the new...




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Smart phone apps – a great asset to promote tourism in your local area
Summer is here and whatbetter a time to explore the history of your local towns & villages!  Somany towns are alive with amazing historical and cultural features that...




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Derwent Living launches new Smart Phone App
A new communications App for tenants has been launched by Derby based ‘Derwent Living’.   The App, which was developed by ourselves and is based on the popular Habitapp,...




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URENCO goes mobile!
URENCO , one of the UK’s largest companies has launched a mobile version of its website.   The simplified version of their main website was designed and developed by...




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We are expanding!
Due to an increase in projects and new developments, we are looking to expand our team here at Emerald. We have vacancies available for a mid-level web designer/developer and a junior web...




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Entitledto’s Phil appears on Radio 4
Entitledto,  the benefitcalculator experts who are partnered with Emerald, have recently appeared onRadio 4’s Money Box Live....




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Suffolk Housing App goes live
Today 17/10/12 sees the launch of Suffolk Housing's mobile App. The App, built on HabitappCP features a range of modules including the Bedroom Occupancy calculator, allowing tenants to calculate...




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First Choice Homes Oldham App for iPhone and Android
Oldham based First Choice Homes, have launched the first ever Bedroom Occupancy Calculator smart phone App.  The App, which is free to download, is the result of a partnership...




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Derwent Living App download success
Derwent Living's  recently launched smartphone App, designed by Emerald, has had over 600 downloads since the end of August. Well done to Derwent Living!




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Emerald produce Edina’s new promotional materials
Along with a soon to belaunched new-look website, Power supply company Edina , approached us to re-design theirCompany Profile, as well as a series of promotional banners for the...




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New Edina website
Power supply company  Edina's  new website is now live. Please feel free to call us if you have any queries regarding website or smartphone App design and development on: 0161 274...




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Emerald to work with B3Living
We are very excited to beworking on a new micro-site for Hoddesdon based  B3Living . The site will focuson welfare & benefit topics and also include a benefits calculator, whichis...




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New clients for Emerald and Entitledto!
Together with our partners  Entitledto  – the benefit calculator experts – we have recently signed up several new clients to provide a series of benefit calculators, these...




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New resident portal, and enhanced intranet for Hastoe
We are delighted to be working with one of our longer term clients  Hastoe Housing  on both their resident portal and company intranet. The portal will enable residents to access:...




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Emerald help Edina to promote their brand at trade show
Another successful project has just been completed in partnership with one of our long-standing clients  Edina .  As one of the UK’s leading renewable power...




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New benefit micro-site launched by B3 Living
B3 Living has just launched a new  benefit portal  for their customers, giving helpful advice and support to those affected by the recent Welfare reforms. We were...




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Entitledto goes mobile friendly
We have been working with our partner company  Entitledto  to develop a mobile optimized version of their industry leading web based benefit calculators. Critically aware...




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Irwell Valley launches iHousing portal
The team at Emerald spent most of May installing the iHousing portal into  Irwell Valley’s website , allowing tenants to register online and gain instant access to a range of property...




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Buying to let this year? Let our App ‘HQN’ (Housing Quality Network) make it easier for you!
It’s finally summer… and along with the temperature, our excitement about new projects is also increasing.    At Emerald Apps, we have yet another...




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New resident portal for Hastoe
We are hugely excited to announce that one of our longer term clients,  Hastoe Housing , have launched their new resident portal. The portal, designed and developed by Emerald, is a...




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RHP excited to announce their new web app!
Richmond Housing Partnership  has today launched a dynamic new web app, which compliments their hugely popular website. The webapp, developed in-house at Emeraldapps is...




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Download the new HQN Buy to let App
If you are a landlord, or are thinking of becoming one, why not try our HQN Buy to Let App designed exclusively for the buy to let investor, amateur or investor? Try out the in-app calculator, and...