Meeting Enterprise Mobile Application Development Demand

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Our developers have been building desktop and web app enterprise solutions for the last 10 years and accumulated the needed experience how to make genially beneficial solutions which bring the competitive advantage to your business.
The urge in mobile enterprise solutions is critical nowadays as their deployment and management impacts productivity improves employees’ collaboration with each other and affects customers’ loyalty in the end. The surveys conducted by Adobe and Edelman Intelligence show that over 57% of employees of big corporations claim that mobile apps for collaboration and messages are critical to the company’s success. The need of quality enterprise mobile apps development is on rise than never as around of 70% of companies questioned claimed that their employees are equipped with 2 – 5 mobile enterprise apps in their daily routine of performing tasks, getting connected with each other and the customers. Continue reading

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Meet an efficient Realm Browser for Android

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Scand Mobile Development Team has been building mobile apps for almost 10 years already. Apart from the popular platforms: Android, iOS and WM we had a chance to work with some rare systems like Bada and Tizen. Having significant experience and more than 50 unique cases from our personal expertise in various developmental fields we are still craving for the best means to optimize, facilitate and make the development efficient for us and cost effective for our customers.

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MBaaS: Backendless as a means of rapid evolution of middle-size client-server application

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The division into client and server sides is quite well-known and these parts are united logically. Moreover, their development is completed in tight collaboration between the two teams: server part developers and the client part ones. They frequently meet to discuss the API, prepare the needed documents. Any changes in the client’s logic cause the API modification. This is the traditional approach to the creation of complex application and services that requires significant cash investment. The server development itself implies deep knowledge in programming languages, features of development environment, etc.

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New Outlook4Gmail website launch

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Recently our company has had many events to celebrate and activities to participate: International Corporate Volunteering Day, Scand’s Birthday and the launch of our product website: outlook4gmail.scand.com.

The life story of Outlook4Gmail has been eventful and successful and we are happy to admit that managed to develop a needy tool to synchronize Outlook and Google calendars and contacts. Continue reading

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J-GroupDesk module for HelpDesk systems endorses Golang as the best means to bring the needed functionality

J-GroupDesk module for HelpDesk systems
There are many examples of really good HelpDesk management systems and all of them are featuring the following characteristics:

  • Expanded functionality (the ability of such systems to absorb interaction with social networks, IP telephony or other mobile apps);
  • Automated requests/tickets handling (providing automated processing rules);
  • Modules management and data systematization.

During over 16 years of work in field of development of miscellaneous support systems, Scand development team has acquired a great experience in developing solid fast working and reliable modules for HelpDesk software and the one that is under discussion in this paper is the recent development: J-GroupDesk.
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A Scand Flag touch-based Elbrus

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Karen is a Java Developer at Scand. August 20, 2016; he effected an ascent of a mountain and placed a Scand flag on the very summit of it. The whole team is so proud of you!

Karen is keen on sports and programming and recently he has taken the mountain summit of 5642 meters that is located in the Russian Federation. Yes, it’s Elbrus. This mountain is one of the 7 highest summits in the world. We decided to have a small talk with him and get to know what does it mean to be a Java developer and how come he decided to climb a mountain?

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Top 5 Reasons to use SkyHistory for your Skype account

Make your Skype chat history trackable, scalable and easily manageable. Get this unique user experience with SkyHistory developed by Scand Ltd.

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Everybody heard of Skype and almost everybody is using it, so there is no need to explain how Skype helps us live smart and work efficiently. With its free calls and messages, the ability to stream business video conferencing and so on we could build up a more stable and reliable workflow. Anytime we could reach anybody wherever these people are.

SkyHistory was designed by Scand Ltd as an add-on to Skype over 4 years ago but with the time it grew into an independent product with its very unique features. This is not the first Microsoft-connected product developed by our company. The other one is Outlook4Gmail, a tool to sync Outlook and Google Contacts and Calendars. SkyHistory caters to the needs of the customers who use Skype a lot. It’s great for company heads or managers or employees working on a several projects and constantly getting tasks from their managers. Our product allows them tracking and marking all important conversations and it significantly facilitates the search.

Let’s dig into the main 5 ways to boost your business life using SkyHistory.

1. Unique navigation

All your chats are imported and highlighted in a separate window, they are categorized by the date and the inbuilt calendar features them on a daily or monthly basis. The other type of navigation is where groups and individuals you are communicating with are laid out chronologically.

  2. Easy tracking

SkyHistory allows performing the search by either:

– having all conversations being filtered according to some part of the message or

– organizing the search using the keywords, with the help of the search bar.

A great addition to SkyHistory user-friendly GUI is an opportunity to apply bookmarks to the important texts that you would like to have in front of your eyes and always pay attention to.

3. Portability

Your Skype conversation could be stored from now on anywhere you want (though Microsoft will keep saving them in its cloud, anyway) but you could make a difference. Write the way to your stick or disk and move your SkyHistory database to the portable device. Next time you access any kind of gadget with SkyHistory on it the database from your portable device will be updated and you will be able to keep working with it.

4. Security

SkyHistory creates and works with the database of its own and as it was mentioned above, its path could be directed to your stick or disk. To make the storage of your business chats even more secure you could encrypt the portable device they are streaming to. Scand Ltd respects your privacy and lets you stay secured, especially if your Skype texting could hold any sensitive information.

5.  Chat layout customization

The settings of SkyHistory give you an opportunity to play with the background color of the chats, the styles and the message type itself. Customize your chat history layout and have fun while doing business.

You deserve only quality communication with SkyHistory. Click here to download our tool. You can also purchase the version with additional functionality.

To get to know more, please click here or drop us a line by writing to skyhistory@scand.com.

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How to develop high-quality insurance software with impressive infographics

There is not a single sphere in the modern business world that could be active and profitable without the implementation of software. Many developers and software companies are spending time and efforts to come up with the idea of business software to optimize the workflow and be helpful in many ways.
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Scand Ltd has over 15 years of experience in developing high-quality business software for different industries. The present post reveals our expertise in making enterprise software for the insurance business sphere.

Our developers created fast and lightweight web-based software for the management and support of various insurance operations as well as provide a convenient tool to process data, with the graphical visualization included. The mentioned above functionality became possible to apply using the most convenient development means for such operations: React and Redux.

These options gave the team an opportunity to reduce the development time and improve the quality of the product, as the most of the errors could have been corrected already on the stage of its development with the help of ‘hot reloading’ and ‘time travel’. The project literally could have been returned to its previous state the corrected code was re-run without reloading the entire application.

To make the data flow between the system components effective and intuitive, making it easier to support the system in the whole and reduce the risks of mistreating the code by other developers Redux was used. The bundle of Node and Express used by our development team could handle a huge number of connections with high bandwidth simultaneously, as well as create needed CRUD functionality in the shortest possible time. For the framing facility MongoDB, a document-oriented database was used as it allowed working with data insurance business operations.

This software makes it possible for the unified insurance system to allow managing company resources management (clients, agents, and products based on customized policies) easily, delegating the permissions and responsibilities to a particular user stepwise using the template sets for insurance workflow process. It also helps to calculate all benefits and risks as well as experience their change depending on different parameters

Let’s take a look at the basic functionality of the product.

It supports:

  • – quick creation of initial requests;
  • – possibility to organize different workflows based on the country regulation;
  • – configurable Dashboard;
  • – history changes/revisions;
  • – statistics presented in charts and diagrams;
  • – customized reports generation;
  • – possibility to export reports in PDF, MS Word formats;
  • – easy mobile access to the information;
  • – single interface for all devices.

This software developed by Scand meets unique business needs and brings real value to it. With the help of our flawless code, your insurance ecosystem will drive growth by increasing the agents’ productivity and customers’ experience. This scalable and configurable soft could be beneficial for insurance business sphere of any country.

If you are interested in any Web-Application or other software development with similar functionality, please, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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TouchZ touches new bug tracking approach based on visualization

A handy open source library designed for iOS developers, testers and everyone interested in mobile app development. TouchZ optimizes time and efforts spent on testing and help app developers to get a better insight of how bugs occur. Our library is available for free and under the GPL license.

Cannot go to bed without checking the latest news on twitter or connecting with some friends through messenger or maybe raiding a new village in Clash of Clans? We have all that experience only due to the existence of mobile phones and what’s more important phone applications. But have you ever thought what it takes to release a new app and how much time is spent on the elimination of all possible bugs (doesn’t sound very realistic, right?).

It’s a well-known fact that world class mobile app developers put much effort into the process of testing their products. The facilities involved could be enormous. Just think about it: 15-20 testers working with one app using one type of device and the amount of different kinds of devices absorbed into the testing process could reach up to 50!

Our mobile dev team was driven by the idea that the testing process could be facilitated and they gathered one day and thought: ‘Why don’t we create something to track bugs that is easy to handle?’

The strong side of our TouchZ library is that it uses visualization approach. The bugs indicated or those that were failed to be indicated all could be saved in the forms of screenshots, showing what actually was happening on the screen of the gadget while this app had been tested.

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TouchZ is developed to be integrated into your iOS project and is ready to use. If the app is active and being tested, it evokes screenshots being taken automatically. This feature is on by any activity on the sensor screen of the gadget. It’s also easy to get access to the archive or TouchZ settings. Simply draw Z on the screen.

Any time during the app testing period it is possible to organize and send all or some of the screenshots to the developers of the app. It is possible through:

  • – email;
  • – cloud;
  • – sharing or export the archive with the shots to other programs. Pick the needed shots up and press ‘Share’.

The two really convincing reasons to use TouchZ are at the same time the main features of the project:

  • – Screenshots have additional information on the date when they were taken.
  • – Screenshots show your tap activity. There is an arrow showing the gesture performed.

How to integrate this iOS library into your project:

  1. Add line ‘pod ’TouchZ’ to Podfile in your project.
  2. Run ‘pod install’ from Terminal.
  3. Replace principalClassName argument (nil by default) with @‘TZApplication’ in main.m file of the project. This library is provided “AS IS” under the terms of the GPL. It requires iOS 8.0 or higher.

This library is provided “AS IS” under the terms of the GPL. It requires iOS 8.0 or higher.

Feel free to share your comments or ideas with us by dropping a line to touchz@scand.com

 

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Outlook4Gmail gives more control over your Outlook and Google accounts

Many of us use both Google and Outlook accounts and which are usually abundant with working contacts organized in groups and categories as well as many calendars and events. Some people have more than one Google account. Outlook4Gmail syncs your Outlook contacts and calendars with contacts and calendars from numerous Google accounts easily and quickly. Our soft is highly manageable as it goes as an add-in to your Outlook. It’s also practical as it represents a number of key features:

  • 1. Binds your Outlook contacts with the Google ones by synchronizing them. Syncing is performed one- or two-way interaction.

  • 2. Free version of Outlook4Gmail syncs only one Google and one Outlook account while 7-day trial and full versions of the tool performs simultaneous synchronization for numerous Google accounts with your Outlook account.

  • 3. Syncs Outlook and Google Calendars, which helps to boost your work life as now all your appointments and events are within the hand’s reach.

  • 4. With the opportunity of automatic frequent synchronization, all events and appointment from your numerous accounts will be synced and updated as often as you want them to.

The new version of Outlook4Gmail (4.6.1)  has an improved interface, easier synchronization patterns, and much better functionality.

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The new features added:

  • – added contacts synchronization from multiple Outlook folders with a Google account;

  • – implemented customization of synchronization rules for any Google account or Outlook folder;

  • – proxy settings customization;

  • – implemented ‘Bypass Phone Type’ option for contacts synchronization;

  • – ability to skip scanning of the public folders;

  • – non-standard font sizes and DPI settings support.

Scand Ltd. and its development team are happy to create helpful software and our goal is to make it even better. Outlook4Gmail 4.6.1 version is not the full stop for our progressive team as we are in the process of adding new essential features.

Outlook4Gmail has its limited version available for free, to get it, click here. A full commercial version with a year client support and free updates are also available. More information on our free and full versions you can find on Outlook4Gmail product page.

Stay tight, keep up with our new updates and follow Outlook4Gmail social network group.

Contact email to drop us a line: outlook4gmail@scand.com.

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