JavaScript Development Tools

on 11 Sep 2014 by

This week we talked to Razvan Tudosa, one of our new colleagues specialized in JavaScript, who took the time to answer some of our questions. He’s an eager learner, as most of the members of the Thinslices team are, and he gladly accepted to share some JavaScript development tools. What are the top ten things […]

Zamurai iOS app- the whiteboard for today’s mobile generation

on 09 Sep 2014 by

Business has gone mobile No surprise in that. Strong collaboration is welcomed in every project development process, as long as it helps the team members share their ideas, create clear structures, follow them and avoid misunderstandings. In his study, Jim Lundy, CEO and Founder of Aragon Research, concluded that “Traditional physical whiteboards are among the […]

Mobile product development resources. Part 20.

on 05 Sep 2014 by

Our weekly mobile development resources journey has reached its 20th post. Hope you enjoy the following news and launches.   ManiacDev shared an open source iOS library for creating line charts that animate between value changes. Check it out here. iOSDeveloperTips published an article about how one can create a custom control in Swift. Our own Node.js specialist shared […]

Tips from Bogdan: how to get around the Node.js web framework

on 04 Sep 2014 by

Each team is the soul of a company. And each member of the team brings added value to the project they’re involved in, by bringing in their own, personal approach. Bogdan Ursache, one of our Node.js developers, gave us some tips for better working with the Node.js framework. They include – building RESTful APIs and […]

3 apps for learning anything

on 01 Sep 2014 by

The Thinslices methodology is based on continuous learning. In any development process, it is important to focus on stimulating the mind with creative and innovative activities that can be performed during one’s spare time. This is why we’ve looked into some apps for learning, that can help any individuals, regardless of background or education, enrich […]

Mobile product development resources. Part 19.

on 29 Aug 2014 by

These are our mobile product development resources of the week: Is simplifying Swift asynchronous dispatch in GCD possible? It is now, and iOSDeveloperTips explains how. Aquent Gymnasium published three free and short online courses on Node.JS, Bootstrap 3.0 and improving time management. Our own Thinslices blog published an article about best practices in iOS app testing. We […]

iOS App Testing: Best Practices

on 28 Aug 2014 by

This week we talked to Andrei, one of our testers. At Thinslices, our colleagues perform both automated and manual tests. During the last decade, testing has become an almost vital part of any type of development, but it is of utmost importance in creating mobile apps, where users’ expectations are exceptionally high. Testing is somewhat […]

11 reasons why we quit Android

on 27 Aug 2014 by

No more Android apps We’ve recently decided that Android is no longer an option for our team of developers. We had been doing it for two years in a row and, without any exaggeration, it always caused more hassle than expected. To some people, the decision to quit Android development may seem counterintuitive – after […]

Roambi Analytics – your graphical business storyteller

on 26 Aug 2014 by

“Don’t shrink, rethink!” Managing or producing analytics material is a tough job, even for professionals accustomed with Excel graphs and statistics. For those of us who are less experienced in numbers, firmly getting a grasp of what a spreadsheet illustrates can be an even tougher job. We’ve all, at some point in our professional experience, tried to design […]

3 apps for learning how to code

on 25 Aug 2014 by

This week we have looked into some apps for people interested in learning how to program and code. The first one we have selected is designed to help children to learn basic coding skills. Adults can use the following two apps we will describe after focusing on the one we mentioned above. Hopscotch, Programming Designed […]

Mobile product development resources. Part 18.

on 22 Aug 2014 by

These are our mobile product development resources of the week: Mozilla Developer Network published a re-introduction to JavaScript, for those who are interested in finding out more about this programming language. We shortly recalled some tips from one of our testers. Tools, learning processes and expectations. GSM Arena announced that two decades have passed since the development […]

App of the week: Intercom

on 19 Aug 2014 by

  Lately, more and more companies have been focusing their attention on getting feedback from their customers. By including customers’ voice into business strategies, they get the chance to improve products and meet clients’ expectations. Look at Dropbox. They spent a big amount of time and money to remain in the public eye. They took […]

3 scheduling apps for iPhone

on 18 Aug 2014 by

Hours Tracker Hours Tracker is a mobile app for managing both your schedule and the money you make, by proactively using your time. Users must clock in at the beginning of their workdays and clock out at the end. CSV files are created in order to export data concerning hours. The info is then intuitively […]

Mobile product development resources. Part 17.

on 15 Aug 2014 by

These are this week’s mobile product development resources: Ole Begemann, one of the greatest iOS bloggers, explained that instance methods are curried functions in Swift. One of our colleagues, Ionut, explained that the first and most important rule in learning to develop for iOS devices is to use the right resources. Mac Rumors published an […]

ZenDay iOS app – a new level of time management

on 12 Aug 2014 by

If you want to become successful, there are some rules that you need to follow during your self-development process. Hard work and continuous learning are two of them. Given that people face disruptive factors every day, time management should be their top priority if they want to perfect themselves. Once they know how to manage […]

3 apps for managing documents

on 11 Aug 2014 by

Quickoffice Quickoffice is a mobile application that is easy to use with Google accounts. It lets users save documents in Google Drive. Files can be edited using the following editing programs: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Quickoffice has all the functionalities of Google Drive, in the sense that users can share documents and folders with other […]

Mobile product development resources. Part 16.

on 08 Aug 2014 by

This week’s mobile product development resources are the following: Mike Ash published an informative article about exploring Swift memory layout. Thanks to InfoWorld, we found out all the reasons for which one developer chose to shift from Java to Google Go. Sitepoint let us know what are the 10 absolutely necessary iPhone applications for people who […]

Tips from iOS developers: Time Profiler

on 07 Aug 2014 by

Profiling is a means of measuring the space (memory) or the time complexity of a program. By completing a profiling session, iOS developers are able to see which parts of the code are used most often or need improvements. Instead of wasting time on making random assumptions, iOS developers should spend the effort optimising the […]

Indeed Job Search

on 05 Aug 2014 by

Indeed Job Search is an iOS mobile application for job seekers. The app is free for download in the App Store, which makes it one of the most popular apps out there – close to 100 million individuals use it every month. The app is available for use in 28 languages and 50 countries, that […]

3 apps for Google Analytics

on 04 Aug 2014 by

With technology being around, increasingly more businesses use it in order to complete everyday tasks. Over the last years, customer relationship management has become extremely important for companies’ success. Therefore, a significant number of apps for business hit the market, including some for Google Analytics. By using apps for analytics, entrepreneurs get the chance to […]

Mobile product development resources. Part 15.

on 01 Aug 2014 by

This week’s mobile product development resources are the following: A couple of basic things about Scrum. How it’s applied inside a mobile development company and what it does for employees. Sitepoint published an insightful article on how to get started with Bookshelf.js. An informative podcast about the Swift programming language was launched earlier this week. […]

Why Sketch is great for UI design

on 31 Jul 2014 by

Developed by Bohemian Coding, Sketch is a tool centered around vector design. It’s new on the market and it’s getting plenty of credits from UI designers because it is an awesome alternative to Adobe’s Creative Suite. While Photoshop was created for photo editing and complex graphic designs, Sketch focuses strictly on user interface design. It […]

How to choose your technology stack

on 30 Jul 2014 by

Introduction A technology stack “comprises the layers of components or services that are used to provide a software solution or application.” It is a sum of APIs, platforms, operating systems, databases and components that are intertwined for the building of a product. A rather simple definition depicts it as “a set of code (and hardware) […]

Manage and run projects with Basecamp

on 29 Jul 2014 by

Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. It was launched in 2004 as 37signals’ first product. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages. Whether you’re a business owner, a project manager, or you are working on a project, Basecamp is the right way to go. Basecamp helps you better manage […]

Cool mobile app design. 3 apps for job searching

on 28 Jul 2014 by

This week we’ve looked into some mobile applications that can help job seekers find employment both easily and efficiently. Apploi Job Search Apploi Job Search by Innovative CV Corp helps users find openings in the following domains: retail hospitality service support The app lets users set up their resumes, their job applications and even upload […]

Mobile product development resources. Part 14.

on 25 Jul 2014 by

This week’s mobile product development resources: Tech Crunch debated a series of recent changes in the computer science education, that make the difference between IT and other engineering students. Most CS students graduate with a pack of theoretical knowledge, which makes them unprepared for a real-life job in development. Here are the 30 best Javascript libraries and tools, […]

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 […]

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