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See what we've been up to, what we like and have a little backstage pass.

David’s bit on the side

Ever thought that innocent Thai restaurant looks like the ideal lunch spot to get your noodle fix, but your friend is not so sure about the state of the pan used to fry your Pad Thai. David's new app should I eat there takes out all the guess-work, it all began at a friend's…

Five minutes with Joe

This week we grilled our longest standing Ocastar - Joe the Android Master who gave us a very cultural insight into his life, although he worries it makes him sound like a pretentious... Do you prefer Saturdays or Sundays and why? Both have their merits, but I think I would go with…

What the fika?! 🍰

Viktoria our Swedish Project Manager, kindly introduced us to fika - the key to slowing down in Sweden. The word derived from the Swedish word for coffee is a short event designed to take a pause from your day. In Sweden it's the law to have at least one daily fika, with…

Sum’more’ hours ☀️

I think we all agree that with spring here and summer just around the corner, we all want to make the most of the brighter evenings, with the office just minutes away from the sea front we'd be silly not to. David's lovely walk home At Ocasta we understand that…

Five minutes with Megan

Megan joined us earlier this month as our newest Project Manager, we caught up with her to find out everything from her love of Japanese rice, fear of snakes and obsession with running.  My favourite TV show is: Call the Midwife (or any other period drama, I am a big fan). On…

What’s new with review…

Yesterday saw the release of iOS 10.3, finally allowing you to reply to customer reviews! Reviews are no longer met with stone cold silence, you can now respond to all feedback good and bad. After you have replied users will be notified, giving them the chance to update their review. So…

Now Android can join the easyCar Club

On Monday we launched the UK’s leading peer-to-peer car and van rental service on Android, having already successfully launched the iPhone version it was time they joined the car sharing revolution! With 95% of cars spending their time stationary, it's a great way to save money and help the environment. Knowing more than…

We scooped the Overall Winner Award at Retail Systems 2016!

We had great fun picking up Technology Project of the Year and the Overall Winner across all the awards last night at The Retail Systems Awards for our work in-store with Virgin Media Retail using our Oplift platform. Great work from everyone at Virgin Media 👋 and the team at Ocasta HQ! Special…

Ocasticks – Sprint Poker Stickers for iMessage

Are you so agile you need story estimates on the go? Alongside the launch of iOS 10 we've shared Ocasticks - Sprint Poker Stickers for iMessage! Ocasticks lets you quickly get an estimate on a user story from your team mates. Send over a story for a speedy planning poker session and they simply reply…

We’re shortlisted for the Retail System Awards 2016

Wohoo! We've been double shortlisted for the 2016 Retail Systems Awards with our friends at Virgin Media for our suite of retail apps used in stores. We're both up for the In-store Innovation of the Year and Technology Project of the Year awards!