We briefly mentioned the new mobile application Pokin, which won the 16th AppParade on our blog a month ago. Now the time has come to look at it in more detail. The attractive exterior hides a relatively sophisticated technology, which we developed in Ackee from scratch and thus became pioneers in this area of its kind.
The effort of most suppliers is to bind a client to further cooperation. Some try this through the quality of provided services (e.g. us), some by selecting the technologies that do not allow switching to another supplier, some by strict contractual terms. What to be careful about in the case of mobile applications?
In today’s article we give you an insight into our infrastructure. Why? Because we are proud of it and like to boast about it to the entire world. We will also be pleased if this article becomes an inspiration to others who might now be solving similar problems.
Virtualization has been a widely used principle in the IT infrastructure for some time, the latest trend an even greater isolation of individual services. This is done by containers, and the most distinctive tool for their management includes Docker. But where does Docker place the containers? What do providers of IBM Bluemix infrastructure and Amazon Web Services offer? This is discussed in the following article.
One of the disciplines, which we have truly mastered at Ackee is the development of white-label applications. These are applications which differ only in a few variables, appearance, and part of the content. They are great for applications suitable for frequent replication thanks to the same structure (applications for new festival every year, etc.). In addition to our own products App4Fest and App4Conf, we have worked on a number of similar startups. When developing a mobile application, the programmer needs to make the work as easy as possible while keeping the code clean and uncluttered.
The creation of user interface in iOS is always a passionate topic among developers. These are divided into two groups: First are those who love creating GUI in Interface Builder, and then those who hate it. For the 5 years I have been working on this platform, I exchanged memberships in these clubs several times to find out that nothing is black and white and everything has its pros and cons. So that you don’t have to go through this, I wrote this article, which is kind of a thorough summary of my remarks regarding these technologies.
Clients sometimes ask me why they should have a mobile application for their service or to promote their business, since they already have a mobile or responsive website, or why they should create an application when they can create a mobile web. There are several reasons, but I will mention the most important one right at the beginning.