Elements of App Launch Strategy

There’s no way around it. You can have the best app in the world, but the way a product is brought to market determines its success. We understand that small companies have limited budgets, and therefore need product development to be cost effective and done right the first time. That’s why when it comes to launching an app into the …

Rails 5 Changes

What’s new in Rails 5?

With the brazenness and controversy that has always surrounded it, Ruby on Rails 5 made it’s debut. David Heinemeier Hansson, the founder of the powerful web development framework  made the introduction at this year’s RailsConf. Rails has dramatically increased the speed of web development, but has fallen under criticism for not following peer endorsed architectural principles. DHH, as David Heinemeier …

Built to be Rugged

Rug·ged adjective (of ground or terrain): Having a broken, rocky, uneven surface. “That is a rugged mountain face.” Synonyms: rough, bumpy, stony, ragged, craggy, uneven, chiseled. (of a manufactured object, i.e. a machine): Strongly made and capable of withstanding extra rough use or handling. “Military gear is built to be rugged in all types of environments.” Synonyms: strong, tough, sturdy, …

Critical Thinking and Curiosity Grow Your Business

8 Brilliant Ways to Develop Critical Thinking and Curiosity to Grow Your Business

Curiosity and critical thinking are essential business skills for our fast changing modern world. They are also identified as important traits of the genius possessed by thought-leaders from our past. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs were all curious and critical thinkers. They each developed disruptive innovation. Not only were they thinking about the who, what, when, where, …

Successful App Development

Successful Apps: How Uber, WhatsApp and Waze Cracked the Codes

You might have a top notch idea for an app. It might also be well designed and developed. But what really makes a product stand out in a crowded marketplace? How can your company set your app apart in a way that entices millions of users to download and actively use it? We asked these questions and looked to three …

Reliability and Resilience

The Difference Between Reliable and Resilient Software

And why it matters Digital product objectives and priorities differ from company to company, but one thing remains: everyone wants their apps to work. As the user, you want to be able to do things easily and conveniently. As a product owner or provider of a service, you want your customers to be able to do what they need to do when …

13 Apps to Make Your Car Smarter

13 Apps to Make Your Car Smarter

Advances in computers, smartphones, wireless communications and cloud computing are converging. This technology explosion is changing the world we live in, forcing entire industries to evolve or die. The advent of technologically smart vehicles means that automakers have try to keep pace with tech development companies. The smart vehicle market is expected to be worth $274 billion by 2017, according to Strategy Analytics, and global …

Open Source VS Proprietary Software

The Battle: Open-Source Versus Proprietary Software

Open Source Software Rules the World A recent study indicates that eighty percent (80%) of businesses embrace open source software over closed-sourced proprietary software. Price used to be the most important reason businesses selected open source, but that is rapidly changing. Open source provides stronger security than proprietary software and offers better quality. Eight out of ten companies today choose open source based on …

resiliency as a component of antifragility

Resiliency as a Component of Antifragility

Software is inherently error-prone and those errors can lead to failure of an entire enterprise system. We have seen in recent months multiple “bugs” that threatened to take down the entire internet. According to software architect Roger Sessions, the primary cause of software project failures is complexity. Network downtime is costly. An Infonetics survey of 205 medium and large businesses …

Shuffle App Development

10 Ways to Protect Your Identity on Your Phone

Introducing Shuffle, an app that provides you with multiple disposable phone numbers and email aliases on a mobile device, managed with the tap of a button. Shuffle is a handy mobile app for the smartphone that lets you create disposable phone numbers and email aliases to help protect your personal information. You can use the phone numbers to call, text, …