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Play More, Work Better: Gamification in Enterprises

By Faina Babintseva on November 13, 2014

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According to a recent report, 87 percent employees worldwide are not actively engaged in the workflow. Companies that do strive to attain greater staff member engagement and motivation, however, more than triple their business results compared to those who make no effort. How can you encourage employees to work more effectively and increase their involvement? Gamification is one of the ways to motivate your employees, but before talking about it, we first need to figure out what it is exactly.

10 Tips for Productive Collaboration with Outsource Development Teams

By Alexander Sumenko on November 6, 2014

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Outsourcing mobile apps or business automation projects can be unwieldy, because there are many, many factors that might become a headache: different time zones, dissimilar approaches to project management, use of unconventional tools and practices, and, above all, the notorious human factor. Nonetheless, after successfully completing many outsourced projects, we can confirm that outsourcing can be quite productive.

Three relatively simple things come to mind when thinking of what makes for effective and mutually beneficial client-developer relationships: trust, understanding, and cooperation. You may find useful the following ten tips on how to implement these principles and handle outsourcing more efficiently.

Mobilizing the Enterprise: Choosing between Custom Mobile Solutions and Ready-Made Apps

By Anna Orlova on October 23, 2014

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One of the reasons the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend has become so popular among businesses is that it boosts employees’ personal productivity. Having your company’s business apps always at hand on phones and tablets allows workers to stay connected to all the key data, contacts and tools when outside the office. Yet, if left uncontrolled, BYOD can be counterproductive and exposes organizations to risks in terms of security and access to confidential data.

Introducing Innovation in Cultural Institutions through the Use of
Mobile Technology

By Anna Orlova on October 9, 2014

Introducing innovation in cultural institutions through the use of mobile technology Introducing Innovation in Cultural Institutions through the Use of Mobile Technology

Annual school excursions and occasional public events are, of course, good business for galleries and museums, but if you aim to draw customers all year round, introducing mobile technology is the right strategy. The new thrilling and engaging ways to view art and science that augmented reality and indoor location-tagging technologies bring to visitors help to preserve and increase the overall competitiveness of cultural institutions.

6 Key Considerations
When Testing Mobile Apps

By Anna Orlova on October 2, 2014

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If you have ever visited the Quality Assurance section of our website, you will have noticed that functional testing, listed among several testing services, is included in all our project estimates. You might feel that while major mobile projects, for example iOS 8, do require preliminary testing before official release in order to ensure that users’ phones can at least connect to a carrier, most mobile apps seem to have not much to test.

Achieving Excellence in Healthcare with a Hospital Information System

By Anna Orlova on September 25, 2014

hospital information system Achieving Excellence in Healthcare with a Hospital Information System

Hospital information systems (HIS) have been in use for decades, yet medical institutions do not always make the most of them because they tend to favor optimizing just separate aspects of their business, such as finance or personnel management. For companies that are considering implementing HIS or that are looking for ways to boost the efficiency of an existing one, we offer the following overview of healthcare information system potential and provide recommendations on how to use the system to full advantage.

5 Reasons to Optimize
Your App for iOS 8

By Anna Orlova on September 10, 2014

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Whether your iOS app is generating income for you, mostly used as a company marketing tool that you manage, or just something you put together as a hobby – our impression is that without a doubt Apple’s latest iOS 8 mobile operating system release represents a must-do upgrade to your existing app offerings.

First-Timer Insights:
4 Mobile App-Launching Myths

By Anna Orlova on September 4, 2014

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If you’re considering turning your innovative idea into a novel app, you’ve more than likely been flooded with alleged horror stories of first-time app development disasters – which may tend to scare you away from taking your shot at publishing the next hit app of Flappy Bird proportions.

To help dispel the hoopla around first-time app dev crash & burn, we had a chat about common industry myths and misconceptions with Anna Andreevskaja and Svetlana Grachova, two of our app creator clients who just launched their mission, Taste A Movie.