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Six Things to Consider Once You Start Thinking about GCP vs. AWS

Yes, here we go again: listings of ten characteristics, advantages or attributes, yadda, yadda, yadda. Even I am not a fan of these types of articles. I have recently been transferred from one company to another and as a result of it I had to switch almost all of my cloud work from AWS to GCP. I must say that it has been an exciting journey so far, so I decided to point out some things where these two platforms differ, and I hope that it might be useful to others. (more…)

Martin Beránek

Martin Beránek

DevOps Engineer

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How to Save on App Development

Development and maintenance of information systems is a big expense. In Ackee, we focus on the whole process of application creation from its specification through the design and development to the testing. That is why we know that the road from the idea to a finished app in the store can be complicated, long and expensive. So how to make sure that your application does not cost too much? (more…)

Marek Elznic

Marek Elznic

Project Manager

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Our Journey to Generated Projects

The Xcode project file has quite a complicated structure and it brings unnecessary complexity where something simpler could be used instead. Thus we were very intrigued to move to project generation. Project generation has a lot of benefits – not committing Xcode files means fewer merge conflicts (truth be told, merge conflicts have become quite rare now!) and also clearer project settings. Unless you are a wizard 🧙‍♂️, you probably cannot read a project file fluently (and even if you can, it is still very hard to get familiarized with it).

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Marek Fořt

Marek Fořt

iOS Developer

VIII. Report on the State of Ackee 2019

The seventh year has a tendency of being critical, however that does not apply for Ackee. The year 2019 was contrarily exceptionally successful: We started cooperation with world leader in sports reporting LiveSport, platform for electric carsharing WeShare by Volkswagen or the media group CME. All the teams were joined by incredibly talented and motivated people and last but not least, our turnover grew by 50% to 75 million CZK. Seven years of continuous growth is not just something self-evident and I am very pleased that we are still standing firmly on the ground. How was (not just) the past year and what is awaiting us? (more…)

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Who Will Solve Google reCaptcha?

How to fill up the inbox with spam? Create a contact form without captcha!

Did the form focused against bots Google reCaptcha step into your way? And did it ever stop you from automatically gathering information from a website? Captcha by Google can be worked around by machine, but there are only a couple options and not all of them are suitable or functional. There is, however, a solution and it might surprise you that it is not so surprising. So who will solve Google captcha?

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Tomáš Dvořák

Tomáš Dvořák

Frontend Developer

NSSpain 2019: A Conference Full of Wine and iOS

NSSpain is one of the most well-known iOS conferences in Europe – that had been proven by the fact the tickets had been sold out before even one single speaker was announced. This was my first time at any iOS conference, so I was extremely excited about this whole trip. The talks were divided into two days, 19th and 20th September, so it was a great getaway before the summer ends.

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Marek Fořt

Marek Fořt

iOS Developer

People Versus Developer: How to Improve User Rating of Applications?

You created an app, uploaded it to the store and you are waiting expectantly how people will react? In a time when users of the App Store and Google Play can choose among hundreds of thousands of applications, your ability to attract their attention and persuade them to download is critical. Apart from an interesting idea, precise execution and popularity of the product or service, there are seemingly little things that make a huge difference, such as user ratings. Let’s see on two real examples, how to improve the rating of an application and subsequently give it some competitive edge. (more…)

Marek Přibáň

Marek Přibáň

Project Manager