A few months ago, we decided to make a small revolution in our stack – to change the dependency manager from Cocoapods to Carthage. This decision, however, gave us one big disadvantage: it became necessary to build all the dependencies before development. The amount of time developers spend on building all of the dependencies is very high, therefore it is necessary to reduce it. So let us begin, and see how we can accomplish that.
In January 2018 we hosted a Fake news themed hackathon at our place in Karlín. We organized this nearly 24-hours-long meeting together with Endowment Fund for Independent Journalism and Open Society Fund, so that the programmers could cooperate with data analysts, designers and journalist to enrich their own projects.
You might have read my previous series of blogs on React Native. And I feel sad, that it remained a bit misunderstood. By all means, React Native is an interesting technology; I just meant to point out its weaknesses and a way it’s being misused by the agencies around us. And as we see now after a while, according to AirBnB and Udacity who stopped using react for their app development, I was right.
All we wanted for our 5th birthday was to spread happiness all around, so we had set an open call for non-profit organisations. We wanted to create an app that would support selected non-profit organisation on a long-term basis. And the winning project was Muzzle Bear from a Centre for Children with Hearing Impairment Tamtam.
Last months on the internet could have been easily described by the meme above. Every company and site has its’ own chatbot and maybe you want it too. But the question is; do you really need it?
We have succeeded in the Ethereum Foundation grant competition and now we are looking forward to an interesting work for crypto world. The Ethereum Foundation founded by the one and only Vitalik Buretin, the creator of the Ethereum cryptocurrency, supports the development of Ethereum. Ethereum is currently the second most valuable cryptocurrency after Bitcoin, and soon we will be developing an universal tool to serve all iOS mobile applications.
My summer at Ackee was all about a mobile application for one of the biggest logistics company. In a nutshell: a big company, large stores, storekeepers, trucks, drivers, pallets and all the rest that comes to your minds when thinking of transport. Not excluding the massive amount of administration, of course. Drivers obviously love the administrative work, because after driving, loading the goods, sending messages with codes, waiting in traffic jams, finding a parking space in the center of Prague (which also includes fighting over it with another driver) and finally unloading the truck, there is nothing more enjoyable than using the remaining time to do the paperwork. If this sounds like a sarcasm to you, you are right. A truck driver’s job is very hard and stressful, even without the paperwork and the duty of putting all the details down one by one.
During app development at Ackee, we create quite a lot of static websites using React. When using Google Storage Buckets behind Cloudflare’s CDN, you will probably run into a few problems with the React Router, limited Bucket’s webserver, and https settings. Cloudflare also needs custom settings to serve the React app properly.