The world without outsourcing is hard to imagine today. What once started as an economic movement, dictated by the rapidly evolving nature of capitalism, became a cultural phenomenon that united our 7,917.5 miles in diameter planet more than anything in the history of our kind. Almost contradictory to the laws of human perception of one another, despite the rudiments of our tribal mentality, and regardless of all the xenophobic displays of the worst of us, we somehow managed to sustain an ethical work scheme that runs our world today.
This morning I stumbled upon a funny story on Instagram, it said: “imagine Instagram was gone. BOOM! You’re not a model anymore”. It’s about the fitness modeling trend that blew up a couple years ago on social media. There’s nothing wrong with being an instagram model or a facebook personality, just like there’s nothing wrong with being a youtuber; you can make a very decent living just doing that.
Recently, I’ve worked on a slogan for our 2018 website update. At Shakuro, we do websites and mobile apps. Mostly for clients, but also our own startups. While thinking of a cool slogan, I digressed into thinking what kind of apps are out there and why people bother buying and installing mobile apps.
Have you ever found yourself commuting and suddenly realizing you are driving with your brain on autopilot? Even though you are totally zoned out, you are not driving off a cliff, you obey the traffic law and you are safe. Is it because you’ve gone the same road 10,000 times? Partly so, but also, it’s the way your car and your body work together through a series of interactions and microinteractions.
The issue of finding the flawless way to keep tabs on the time and effort ratio in work is one of the milestones in company management. Developing a framework for tracking time honestly and transparently is a huge feather in a cap of an effective manager.
The 20th century became the most intense technological development period in the history of mankind. The first benefits of the marriage between science and mass production skyrocketed the industrial period of our world.
If you’ve ever looked through a software team line up, you’ve come across these job titles and perhaps wondered if a developer on your team is indeed good for your business development, or a software engineer is a key to success of your project as it contains a bunch of technical data that only an Engineer can handle. Or maybe for your application or a piece of software to have a reliable code, you need a coder? Let’s look into it.
Technology redefined the way our world operates. Digital technology, in particular, empowered all of us with the ability to contribute to the world’s progress. The internet has opened an unrestricted access to the highest highs and the lowest lows of human nature which made it the most diverse and polar way of communication between generations.
Digital product development unifies a number of disciplines, each being very specific in terms of the tooling used to build, deliver, and maintain the product whether it’s a piece of software, a website, or a mobile app. The technology changes over time and so does the set of tools and instruments used to unfold this technology.
Every time a new potential client contacts us with an idea of a mobile app or a web app project in hand, it is already a little success. However, it is far from being a win as it will take much more than just reaching out and replying to get the product going. All the precious time spent on the genuine effort to break down the product idea and estimate the terms & cost could be wasted unless the estimate presentation is spot on.
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When it comes to automated testing and build deployment of web and mobile apps, there are several well-established services of continuous integration. However, it’s Bitrise that got a lot of publicity in 2017 and stands all the good chances to gain more traction in 2018.
There are only a few application formats that might compete with social media in exposure and sustainability. Even though the market has been saturated with major players’ products that cover the bulk of user needs, there is always a slot for a wild card of a product that can blow up and shake up the industry.
With 2017 coming to an end, it’s fun to take a look at how things changed this year and see what we can expect from the UI/UX design industry in 2018. In a way, a year-long stretch is too much to keep up with in terms of the ever-changing trends, hype, and technological advances enabling us to even consider perfecting user experience. The pivotal changes might happen out of the blue in design and the beauty of it is you never know what’s next. So if there is UX design in 2018, how will it be any different? Let’s see.
If you are producing something and trying to make your living off of that, the first thing you do is let people know you are out there. At some point, that is not enough and that’s where a beautiful outdoor sign can help. But then, all signs are beautiful and you have to start over again. This was the case in the website industry. What used to be an optional perk, later became a staple, and today it’s a prerequisite.
As an outsourced design and development agency, we take pride in our ability to immediately respond to any type of request we received. At the same time, the logistics of this ability is exhausting and only relies on the dedication of certain individuals.