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Tales From the Code Crypt:
The Frightening Story of How Azoft Rescued a Fledgling Mobile App Project

By Alexander Sumenko on July 10, 2014

Why you need to consider more than cost when choosing a developer

There is certainly no shortage of blog posts buried within the internet advising NOT to make price the main factor in the search for a solid, reliable app development partner. And the reasons for this are hardly scarce, either: hidden costs arising out of the shadows during the course of implementation; time spent deciphering cryptic language barrier issues to ensure proper understanding of objectives; questionable quality, etc. Yet, nonetheless, many companies today still continue digging their own graves by choosing less expensive developers solely because they are… inexpensive, shall we say?

6 Tasty Android L Treats for the Developer’s Sweet Tooth

By Anna Orlova on June 30, 2014

“The Next Sweet Thing”: 6 Tasty Android L Treats Whether it stands for ‘Lollipop’ or ‘Lemon Pie’ – or whatever “The Next Sweet Thing” is going to be – ‘L’ is introducing sweeping enhancements in both design and performance to the Android mobile platform. Although the official release is still several months away, the L Developer Preview, in typical fashion, allows for experimentation with new features while as well presenting challenges of compatibility with previous Android versions.

Strengthen Your Luxury Brand Image:
5 Distinguishing App Features

By Alexandra Seremina on June 26, 2014
Strengthening Designer Brand Image: 5 Key App Features for Fashion Labels More recently, luxury fashion labels are now developing mobile applications in order to satisfy the their customers’ passion for digital – and increase brand loyalty at the same time.

Apple’s HomeKit: Has the Secure & Reliable Smart Home Arrived?

By Anna Orlova on June 11, 2014
Apple’s HomeKit: Has the Secure & Reliable Smart Home Arrived?

Control, convenience, and peace of mind are the three major benefits consumers gain from the use of “smart home” systems – the not-so-new technology that allows for the remote management of home lighting, heating, security and appliances using a mobile device or computer. Just imagine: you're just about to board the plane to go on vacation, and you suddenly realize that you’ve forgotten to turn off the oven. No problem, you can turn it off right from your phone. Wait, no need... your smart system already turned it off for you when you left the house, along with the HDTV in the living room.

That’s what the “smart home” concept is all about.

Developer’s Recap: 10 Most Important Things Apple Unveiled at WWDC 2014

By Alexey Minaev on June 4, 2014
Azoft Developer's Insights: 10 Things to Take Away from WWDC 2014 No new fabulous design concepts this time, but many new / updated features and frameworks that seem to make developers' lives easier and probably more fun. Not to mention, a new programming language has been announced that promises to make our lives more, well, interesting.

Telcos Gain Valuable Insight with
“Big Data”

By Anna Orlova on May 23, 2014
Big Data’s Valuable Insights Help Telcos Have you ever received a retail coupon that reflected a recent purchase, or been sent a special offer via SMS from an establishment as you walked by it? Most likely you have, and the precision of retail advertising is no surprise these days. Typically, such deep knowledge of a customer is derived from phone call and billing records, purchase history, payment records, GPS, etc. – or in other words, thorough the analysis of “Big Data”.

Avoiding Costly Changes in Development Projects

By Michael Sidorov on May 15, 2014

How to Avoid Scope Creep in Large-Scale Development ProjectsPhoto: revionics.com

When you’re developing to accomplish complex, enterprise-level projects, the area of project estimation can become quite challenging due to one overriding factor: specific requirements not visible from the first sight. Having successfully delivered many complex IT, telecom and financial-related development projects, Azoft has demonstrated the efficiency of its project management team.

Web Technologies: Opportunities in the Online Retail Marketplace

By Anna Orlova on May 8, 2014
Web Technologies: Opportunities in the Online Retail Marketplace Choosing the right technologies to improve customer experience and simplify the buying process can alone determine the success or failure of a business. Web commerce technologies perfectly and substantially complement offline “brick-and-mortar” retail sales: a website is open 24/7, it reaches customers worldwide, and it delivers customer service efficiently – which are a few of the more commonly known benefits. Yet, there are still many more advantages that web technologies can offer to retail businesses. Let’s take a look...