3 Tools for Better Collaboration Between Designers and Developers: Sympli, Zeplin, and Avocode

Introduction

The development process is all about collaboration. On the one hand, some enthusiasts may be like an all-in-one guru but the result is rarely significant. On the other, quality product requires several specialists to take part. That’s why most of the mobile apps become the result of cooperation between software engineers, designers, and QA-specialists.

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EPUB reader development is now easier than ever with epuBear – our new EPUB SDK

E-book industry is thrusting nowadays that is why many software development companies are leaving no stones unturned in the field of e-reader production. As the interest in e-book development soars, we face the diversity of formats and as it stems from it – a variety of readers.

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Swift Development Nowadays

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This post is about the new trends iOS development is facing recently. SCAND has impressive experience in developing apps for Android and iOS platforms. Our Objective-C developers highly appreciate the efforts Apple puts to create new possibilities to facilitate the development.

The year 2014 is well-known as the year when Swift programming language officially came into existence. In 2015, it became open source. In September 2016 its 3.0 version was introduced to the programming society and very shortly, we are expecting to witness the new version of Swift (v.4.0). At least, that’s what Tim Cook and Ted Kremenek, Swift release manager, are talking about in the media.

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SkyHistory Wins FinancesOnline 2017 Great User Experience Award For Communications Software!

Skype chat history manager wins award

Sometimes to become successful means hard labor as it is given in the Latin proverb: ‘Per aspera ad astra’ or in other words, the way through difficulties to the stars. That’s basically the story of one of our products – SkyHistory.

For the first time it was released in 2011 as a Skype add-in and its operation as a Skype chat history manager was based on open API provided by Skype itself. Then Skype ceased the delivery of open API and our software engineers had to spend some time to create a robust fine working solution built around Skype.

In June 2016 SCAND relaunched SkyHistory with entirely new server architecture and code strings, nonetheless, performing the same functions as the ones released in 2011. Now, it is functioning as an independent product with its own API. Continue reading

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Agile DevOps Services

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The worlds of software development operations, testing, and business are rotating at high speed as we live in the fast-paced world. The ability to keep up with the innovations and speed delivery of the product means a competitive advantage for enterprises and companies. What if we tell you that to virtualize the services, get to market faster, meet the customers’ demand for better service you may accomplish by combining the two popular approaches: DevOps and Agile. These are the most efficient directions which help businesses stay ahead of the market, get higher employee engagement and the satisfaction of customers.

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Is the Mobile World Turning toward Android: iOS vs Android Development Statistics

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IOS software development is believed to be a better choice in terms of money and opportunities. However, recently, these ideas are becoming more a stereotype than a reality. The consequence is that Android platform has become the top rating platform in the mobile development world. Let us find out what brought these changes into life and what the Scand professional opinion on the matter is.

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What We Should Know about Blockchain Technology

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Blockchain is a buzzy technology. Many companies and business are curious about how it works and actively investigate how this technology could be used and what are the benefits. Blockchain is actively promoted to be well-fit for secure transactions and is based on the specific data structure. Before you make up your mind about using it, we’d better get to know how it is defined.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Happy Christmas and New Year holidays

At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and happy holiday season! We are deeply grateful and thankful to our partners and customers for striving to succeed together.

Thank you for your confidence and loyalty and let season’s holidays be sweet and simple for you and your families.

May peace, prosperity, and happiness be yours throughout Christmas and New Year!

 

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Digging into Social Networking Big Data Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions

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Big Data in Social Networking is gaining popularity nowadays with every new user joining world leading networks. Social networking paradigm is constantly shifting and the networks themselves are gaining more and more functionality into their structure.

The increasing amount of analytics brings to life novel approaches to the existing schemes of Big Data usage. That’s why social networking analytics is of utter importance nowadays and the data sets vary due to different types of modern social networks.

The rapid growth of Big Data international development is revolutionizing global business and our daily lives as well. Nowadays, we are witnessing the growing impact of such spheres like e-commerce and Advertising on the social networking world. At the same time, there are two main aspects of Big Data in Social Media that are worth paying attention to.

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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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