Nowadays, people can run the world via their mobile phones. We can communicate with friends, perform task management, financial operations, order or buy things, and so on. Nearly every aspect of our lives is becoming easier and more convenient. From this perspective, the unstoppable growth of the digital banking system inspires me the most. People are ready to give financial institutions or branchless banks their money without visiting the official branch.
Have you ever googled “Uber invite codes”? There will be thousands of results with suggestions on how to use this invite codes, how to receive extra bonuses, how to ride for free forever. There are even YouTube how-to videos about it. These invite codes help Uber to become popular. People are searching for these codes on forums, asking friends, trying to brute-force it. In other words, people are promoting the Uber brand.
It is not another design article. It is just a confession about my pain. My personal belief is that everything in the design must be logical. No matter if you create the UI for the application or you are designing a chair. Designers need to understand that good design is not the one which hits the eye with colors, textures, or sizes. The best design is one that makes users’ life easier.
The moment an idea sneaks in the startuppers’ head, it occupies every free space it can. One doesn’t want to evaluate it. One just wants to deliver it on. The entrepreneurs who are led by such a vision are great. They can find thousands of ways to release it. Sometimes it seems like they are out of this world. They don’t see any blockers, only a target. You might have experienced such inspiration yourself while working with startuppers.
When we hear or read of failure, we usually remember our hard times or even some painful situations. Our unconscious fear of fatality raises in our minds. But we also know that failures happen, and if we learn from them, we gain experience. We learn from doing and become wiser by overcoming failures. The tricky thing is that we will rather see opportunities for growth and improvements from somebody else’s mistakes.
Despite widespread misconceptions, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is not only about communication and manipulations. And definitely not about the picks-up and sexual seduction. Never mind the Internet which is full of such articles and interpretations of NLP. NLP as a system was born in the 1970s. Richard Bandler and John Grinder wanted to know how people can become professionals in an unknown area in a short period. They start to work with world-famous experts such as Virginia Satir, Milton Erickson, and Fritz Perls.
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” — Booker T. Washington Reading the personal success stories of well-known people is enjoyable, interesting, and so inspiring. However, there are two points that readers need to keep in mind while reading. The first one is that you will never know the real conditions and pitfalls the person have had to achieve that success.
IT outsourcing (as a part of an outsourcing definition) is the use of external service providers to deliver effectively IT-enabled business process, application service and infrastructure solutions for business outcomes. According to the latest statistics in 2018, the global outsourcing market amounted up to $85.6 billion. The amount is impressive, but in 2014 it was much higher — $104.6 billion. Why do businesses decide to hire outsourcing companies? Companies all over the world outsource various business operations.
Outsourcing is a rather popular approach for the software industry. Companies start to use it because they want to solve some internal issues. They want to reduce the cost, increase the speed of producing, and use intellectual property. Every outsourcing company has its own approach to project management. Most of them have project managers or scrum masters on the board. These positions are responsible for the process of development. Is project management enough for the successful business model of software development company?
One of the biggest mistakes of software engineers on the implementation stage is a lack of understanding of the specific issue they face or lack of will to find the right solution. Moreover, there always exists a narrowly focused knowledge. Thus, the way-out they pick when some issue arises usually do not solve all the existing problems. Before starting any application, it is crucial to define the goal and answer these questions:
What is the difference between a designer and an artist? What is the primary goal of design? How can you recognize outstanding design? My mind is getting around the answers to these questions. I am passionate about the design in all its appearances. Everything like the graphic, industrial, interior, and product design excite the imagination. Art and design are close terms. They are so close that people tend to mix them up.
There hardly exists a sphere of human activities untouched by mobile applications. Apps fit the swift pace of life entirely. We get used to the level of comfort mobile services provide anywhere and at any time. Finances, payments, and banking domains follow the tendency. Among many apps Dashdevs has developed together with clients for 8 years, there were a mean bunch of projects from the fintech domain. If you want to create a fintech mobile app from scratch and eager to know some hints, this article may happen helpful for you.
“Startup” has become a usual word for us. Everybody knows what it means, but this word had no official definition for a long period of time. Commonly when we talk about a startup, we often think about a young company with innovative ideas and the will to scale. At most of the cases, such companies have a few investors ready to help them to grow up. Angel investors always chase the future “unicorn” — a company with a valuation of more than $1 billion.
My very first budgeting tool was MS Excel. It was a really convenient solution 12 years ago. I created my budget items and planned my expenses per month. Every evening I put some numbers in this document. These actions helped me to understand my expending performance. Using this information, I could improve it and save money for my big goals. Basically, with that spreadsheet, I started to understand my financial behavior and work with it.
Many applications use charts to simplify perception of numeric information for a user. It is a straightforward and user-friendly solution. Nowadays we can not imagine any monitoring, health or trade application without this graphic element. Designers adore charts too. There is so much space for creativity and self-expression when using these visual elements. So many different kinds of animation can be implemented. Charts are used in every second app (mobile and web).
Each company wants to obtain loyal customers and real evangelists of the product. In order to create these tight bound relationships, they make a lot of efforts on marketing, advertising and sale process in general. The emergence of the mobile devices had changed the rules of the game. Now the Company can have personal direct approach to the customer. The era of Loyalty program applications has begun. During a few recent years, it has been a ‘must have’ thing for key players of the markets.