How Public Transport will Revolutionise Mobile Marketing in 2017

Personalisation is nothing new in mobile marketing – indeed the concepts of loyalty cards and targeted marketing pre-date digital technology altogether. But a new watershed in digital marketing could be coming in 2017, thanks to the public transport sector. Penrillian’s CEO, Joanne Thompson, [...]

January 12th, 2017|Blog|

Whom can you trust? Four Different Types of App Security

 You’ve either got, or you haven’t got app security, right? Well, no. The need for app security varies enormously, depending on the type of app, the needs and vulnerabilities of users, and the commercial drivers for the products. Sometimes, though, it helps [...]

December 9th, 2016|Blog|

How best to empower app developers to deliver secure software

‘Seek to be challenged’ is the best advice for secure developers! Charles’ academic research finds that what helps developers most is a change in attitude, not just a secure process or a magic bullet. For the past year I have been complementing [...]

November 10th, 2016|Blog|

Secure by default

What do we mean by Secure by Default?  Well, it’s a simple concept: in any system where security is paramount, the default and easiest option should be the most secure. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And we can find good examples around. [...]

October 11th, 2016|Blog|

Alternative Finance, and what it means

You may have heard the term ‘Alternative Finance’ recently, and wondered what it means. Alternative Finance is any kind of banking service where you’re not actually dealing with a bank. So for example, if you open a prepaid payment card account, and top [...]

September 9th, 2016|Blog|

Protecting those innovative business ideas and trademarks before it’s too late

While having a great idea or developing some wonderful new technology is one thing, protecting that idea and ensuring it isn’t stolen is quite another. A robust intellectual strategy is essential for any business which is seeking to bring new products and [...]

August 11th, 2016|Blog|

Account Based Ticketing

What Happens when Account Based Ticketing meets Apps? At the recent Transport Ticketing and Passenger Information conference, there was a good deal of discussion of Account Based Ticketing But what is that, and what does it mean in terms of users with [...]

June 21st, 2016|Blog|

The Internet of Unfriendly Things

The Internet of Things, or IoT for short. What does it mean? Well, it describes Things that are connected to the Internet, and people are getting very excited about it. It’s possible to do some really fun things with a Thing and [...]

March 7th, 2016|Blog|

The exciting migration from smart ticketing to EMV

There seems to be a consensus in the ticketing industry. Ultimately transport ticketing will be based on payment cards (and mobile devices with the same functionality) replacing tickets. But it’ll take a good time to happen. Transport for London (TfL) are the [...]

February 17th, 2016|Blog|

Why an electronic passport matters for our privacy

I sometimes wonder what is the point of the passport. After all, nowadays, it's perfectly possible for governments to store all the information they require about you and make it accessible anywhere in the world they like. So why not store your [...]

December 2nd, 2015|Blog|


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