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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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

Big Data development

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

enterprise mobile app developers

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

cloud backend for mobile apps

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

syncing Outlook and Google accounts

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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