Ideas & Insights
11 October 2019 10:02
A Valuable Tool in the Future of Software Software development has been vital in the evolution of the computer industry, with tech companies competing against each other to figure out whose software, services, developer frameworks and user experiences are the best. There are two emerging categories they are attempting to establish dominance in: augmented/virtual reality, and machine learning. There has been a great amount of focus on the prospects that augmented reality and virtual reality have for both gaming and productivity, including apps like Pokemon Go, Ikea Place, and Glasses by Warby Parker. All of these place virtual objects within the real world, having to track object positioning, motion tracking, scene rendering and, in some instances, lighting conditions. All these exciting visuals seem to have drowned out the exciting advancements in machine learning. From an engineering perspective, both are very impressive. However, machine learning is one of the most useful...
04 October 2019 9:57
Start-ups in Seattle have an edge: They're in Seattle. This is where some of the greats got their start: Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks... do I need to go on? So what is it about Seattle that makes this vibrant city an entrepreneur's dream come true? A frontier mind, homegrown talent and plenty of capital. According to FastCompany.com, "There is a frontier spirit and an edge to Seattle. In the northwest there’s this whole wagon-trail kind of frontier and that lives here definitely more than in San Francisco." In other startup hubs, such as Boston, most of the city's talent is coming from surrounding universities like Harvard and MIT. In Seattle, the talent comes from the big companies like Microsoft and Amazon, and these former employees are creating their own startups in Seattle. As for capital, according to FastCompany.com, California residents are realizing just how competitive their state is, so they're...
25 September 2019 7:51
When it comes to computers, micro apps are small admin applications. Meanwhile, in the world of smartphones, micro apps are small applications that are customer-oriented and fulfill very specific tasks. Using micro apps could be an ideal alternative for you. While the name itself ‘micro app’ might make you believe that it is a new invention, in reality applications of small size have always been a thing. The usage of mobile apps has been increasing. The world of mobile applications saw dramatic growth in the last few years. As the market keeps growing, innovation from the world of mobile app development is needed to sustain it. As a result, apps can now fulfill a number of tasks and are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. While the initial main goal of the mobile apps was to offer users a fast and easy experience on their mobile devices, nowadays companies focus more...
18 September 2019 7:48
The way software developers think of using, designing, and developing apps is taking a surprise turn.  Just about everyone using technology uses apps, whether they're checking up on their email, grabbing a ride to the grocery store, chatting with friends online, or checking the weather before heading out for the day. Needless to say, apps are great and they're helpful. But they're still headed for a change, and we're here to tell you how. What are Progressive Web Apps? Software engineers Alex Russell and Frances Berriman are the two responsible for coining the term "progressive web app" (PWA). According to Russell, a PAW is just a website "that took all the right vitamins." Before we can explain what that means exactly, let's sidestep for a moment and talk about regular apps. They're the ones you're already downloading and using, but maybe you don't know about the way they work, exactly. Apps are...