Scrum methodology- a personal approach

on 24 Jul 2014 by

There’s always an awesome team behind a great functionable product. The idea of removing waste from the system should be fundamental to every mobile development process. Scrum’s techniques help companies keep track of the product management and development practices, so they can make improvements during the working course. Since Agile projects are three times more […]

What you would actually pay for creating a mobile product

on 23 Jul 2014 by

Finding out what you have to pay for developing a mobile application isn’t as easy as you may think. In most cases, a straightforward answer is difficult because clients usually come up with the idea and a mobile development company must take care of the rest of the work. This, indirectly, means that an impressive […]

Fitbit – Get in shape with this mobile app for fitness

on 22 Jul 2014 by

Success comes at a cost. Entrepreneurs often give up on leading healthy lifestyles in order to attend to more important activities. Conference calls, industry events, project and team management efforts, you name it. Fortunately, staying in shape is made easier nowadays, with the help of a mobile app for fitness. Surely, anyone’s heard about Runkeeper […]

3 apps for spelling

on 21 Jul 2014 by

Teaching children how to spell can be a rather tedious activity. The 3 apps for spelling we have selected for this Monday help parents start saving time, by proactively supporting their kids turn into little fellows who master language proficiency. All three apps are designed for iOS devices. Alpha Writer Alpha writer by Montessorium teaches kids […]

Mobile product development resources

on 18 Jul 2014 by

This week’s mobile product development resources: Mobile Orchard published an insightful article about ten tips on hiring an app designer. Recruiters and development companies should to take into account the candidate’s portfolio, previous employers, experience, testing and copyright. Inside Mobile Apps talked about how more than 80% of the apps that currently exist in the App Store are […]

Why should front-end developers try WebStorm?

on 17 Jul 2014 by

This week we had a little talk with Alin, one of our front-end developers. He clearly is one of those guys whose work is led by devotion. One of the main reasons for which he enjoys his job at Thinslices has to do with the company’s way of implementing things. He claims that, aside from […]

Take control of your digital identity with citizenme!

on 16 Jul 2014 by

https://www.facebook.com/ctznme Internet users started to be more concerned about their own data. Even if companies like Facebook don’t charge individuals for using their platform, it doesn’t mean they don’t get money out of that. Selling clients’ data to other firms is an old profitable tactic. This is proof for those targeted advertising campaigns that invade […]

Financial apps for iPhone| Mint

on 15 Jul 2014 by

Refresh your budget Mint is a mobile application for tracking financial statuses. While paying isn’t supported by the app, tracing the journey of users’ money is simple, because Mint combines information from bank accounts, credit cards and even brokerage. The app provides free financial consultancy and is free to download in the App Store. Mint […]

3 apps for productivity

on 14 Jul 2014 by

Busy schedules are difficult to manage, particularly these days, when the world is on the run. We’ve put together a list of 3 productivity apps that can help you make the most of your day. Sociidot Sociidot – Life Coach, Goal Achievement & Personal Development is a mobile application for both productivity and for roadmapping one’s […]

Mobile product development resources

on 11 Jul 2014 by

This week’s mobile product development resources: ChaiOne teached us the role of wireframing in mobile application design. PonyFoo wrote a comprehensive introduction and review that can assist in making a choice between Gulp, Grunt or npm. The Sencha Blog published an interesting training tip, about how to use custom fonts with Sencha Architect. SmartBear showed us […]

How GIT works

on 10 Jul 2014 by

This week we talked to Iulian, one of our Web/PHP developers. Iulian is a rather recent colleague of ours, having been adopted by the Thinslices family almost 2 months ago. Being an experienced developer, he has, in the past, worked for other mobile development companies. He was once part of a team that was comprised […]

Beta Testing

on 09 Jul 2014 by

Imagine you’re an entrepreneur. You come up with a revolutionary idea. And that idea is called Glycemion, a mobile application for measuring blood sugar without the use of an invasive method. The app calculates a user’s most probable glycemic index easily, with the help of the foods you’ve ingested and the calories that are consumed […]

Dial My Meeting app makes conference calling easy

on 08 Jul 2014 by

Many entrepreneurs find themselves in the situation where they must attend teleconference meetings. It is annoying and time-consuming to search for phone numbers and codes in order to join conference calls, especially while driving. Not to mention that flipping back and forth between your calendar screens in order to type all the numbers every time […]

3 apps for signing documents on the go

on 07 Jul 2014 by

In a busy world, electronic signature or e-signature became a mandatory move. Signing contracts has always been a challenging experience for the majority of entrepreneurs. Organizing meetings to amend documents, doing transactions and storing the paperwork has most certainly led to a high-priced process. During the last few years, companies started developing mobile apps, so […]

Mobile product development resources

on 04 Jul 2014 by

This week’s mobile product development resources: A resourceful article about how to learn more on Optionals in Swift. Although it was launched only three weeks ago, Swift already got developers wanting to learn more about its basics. In the same sense, RayWenderlich published a simple tutorial on how to make a game like Candy Crush using […]

Tips from the elephants: maximizing the PHP framework

on 03 Jul 2014 by

One of our PHP developers, Andrei, took us through some of the tools that he and the web development team use at Thinslices, in order to maximise and fluidise the programming process. Tools that make the difference a. Working with Symfony, the PHP framework for web projects Symfony was chosen as the most suitable option by […]

Why are clickable prototypes so important to us?

on 02 Jul 2014 by

At Thinslices we design mobile products and develop mobile applications. Our experience in this field has taught us that every new project idea requires complex analysis in order to be validated. Before starting the product development process, we do prototyping. In the broadest sense, you might think of pencil sketches, storyboards, wireframes and mockups. These […]

Perch – Small Business

on 01 Jul 2014 by

In a world where money holds the power to rule people’s lives, most entrepreneurs are interested in discovering their competition, before deciding to spend any more financial resources on a newborn business. One useful tool can be the well-known Topsy, that gained popularity with a web application fit for examining social searches, social trends and […]

3 mobile apps for language learning

on 30 Jun 2014 by

This week we’ve thought about writing something for the eager learners: 3 mobile apps for language learning. 1. Duolingo Probably the most well-known app for iOS devices for language learning, Duolingo was constructed on 2 ideas. It was designed both for people who are interested in studying, speaking and writing in a foreign language, and for individuals […]

Mobile product development resources

on 27 Jun 2014 by

Designers will love this: how to create a 404 Error Page in Adobe Illustrator. Node.Js command-line tools for front-end development, on adobe.com SmashingMagazine teaches you how to tackle CSS-driven Internationalization. Again, about node.js: how to proxy requests. Tired of your old database setup? Try migrating to ExtraDB Cluster in EC2.

How do iOS elephants work?

on 25 Jun 2014 by

When it comes to mobile apps, users have different opinions. These might be shaded by their affinity for a type of smartphone, their preference for a mobile operating system, or the loyalty to a certain brand. There are many opinions out there about which mobile Operating System is better: iOS or Android. Right now, let’s […]

The phases of building a mobile product

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Building a mobile product is, undoubtedly, a costly and complex process. Analysing the market, deciding for the type of app you will build, estimating the budget and, finally, the execution – they all are lengthy steps that can sometimes discourage the product owner. However, they all are equally important; neglecting some can prejudice the others […]

Get your job done with Remember the Milk app

on 24 Jun 2014 by

Source: www.my4hrworkweek.com Staying organized is a an essential part of both personal and professional life. There are many tools and mobile applications out there that were created to help people systematize their tasks, make to-do lists and get reminders, such as: Schedule Planner Pro, Reminder App, Any.do, Wunderlist. After taking a closer look on the […]

3 apps for entrepreneurs

on 23 Jun 2014 by

We know entrepreneurs have a hard time managing the triple Ts: time, tasks and teams. We’ve selected 3 of the mobile apps for business that we’ve considered most useful and easy to use. They are all free to download in the App Store. Toggl Timer Toggl is a time-tracking iPhone and iPad app that enhances […]

Bizzabo – a fresh mobile app for business and event organizing

on 10 Jun 2014 by

Simple event management with the help of mobile apps Planning an event can prove to be a complicated matter if there aren’t simple ways to communicate between organizers and attendees. Luckily, nowadays there are mobile apps even for this. Some of the most useful applications we’ve encountered are the following: Evernote, Eventbrite, Superevent and Bizzabo. […]

3 apps for styling hair

on 09 Jun 2014 by

Want to get a haircut but you’re unsure whether it may suit you or not? Or maybe you’d like to try a different hair color but you haven’t had the opportunity to see how your complexion would get along with the tone. No matter the case, we’ve selected three mobile apps for hair styling, that […]

Mobile product development resources

on 06 Jun 2014 by

This week’s articles we liked are about jQuery, design made responsive and extending functionalities for Adobe.   One article we especially liked is about developing Adobe Fireworks extensions in very little time. We know how important responsive design is for developing a mobile app, so here are a number of resources we like: Webflow, Edge […]

Tips from the Elephants. Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3.

on 05 Jun 2014 by

This week we talked to Razvan Savel, one of our testers. Razvan is one of those individuals that are extremely keen on what they do for a living. He immensely enjoys test automation and he joined Thinslices especially because he had the opportunity to do what he liked. He is a certified tester and he […]

Mobile Strategies | Mobile-After: Pros & Cons

on 04 Jun 2014 by

We are mobile Nowadays, almost half of European adults own a mobile phone that can run the most sophisticated mobile apps. More than 90% of Americans own a mobile phone and 54% of them already own a smartphone, according to recent 2014 statistics. What’s even more surprising is the fact that 34% of all users […]

Meet the new social app, Networkr!

on 03 Jun 2014 by

Nowadays, networking is really important. Human interaction has its advantages in personal and professional life. When it comes to business, meeting entrepreneurs, socializing and sharing ideas is a must. These kind of connections are also mandatory in the running of a startup. We all know that LinkedIn is the perfect social network for building professional […]

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