Brokers, underwriters and risk managers will be able to access content from the industry’s top publications on the go

Slipcase app launch GR

News and thought leadership aggregator Slipcase has launched its free mobile app this week.

Available on both Apple and Android devices, the Slipcase app is a step forward for the platform servicing the commercial and specialty (re)insurance industry.

This development follows a £1m investment from Everlution Software last year. The information accumulator used to initially build its bespoke web platform – launched in January – which hosts pages for the industry’s top publications, and a growing panel of (re)insurers and brokers.

Slipcase managing director Alex Hearn said: “The growth we have seen on desktop and mobile optimised is very exciting, but the key message we have taken from our userbase is the need for a mobile app.

“Whatever your role in the industry, the app enables you to stay informed with relevant news and content on the way to your office, at your desk, when preparing for a meeting or carrying out research.”

This sentiment has been mirrored for those in the industry, with Hiscox chief underwriting officer Paul Lawrence encouraging his team to use the app: “Slipcase has evolved into a highly targeted platform for us to reach relevant audiences with our latest news and thought leadership. The mobile app offers an additional channel for (re)insurance professionals to stay informed with content relevant to their specific roles, and we are actively encouraging employees to download and use it.”

Slipcase digital media lead James Richards, previously from The Telegraph, added that mobile technology was not merely the realm of millennials but instead was an integral part of the lives of the majority: “Slipcase has embraced a trend that is second nature in our social lives yet only just emerging in our business lives; relevant news and content from across the web, based on personal preferences.”

The mobile app can be downloaded from the Apple Appstore and the Google Play site.