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Outsourced Software Development: Brazil x India

Brazil and India – besides Russia, China and South Africa – are part of the BRICS economic group, and both countries are already set as powerful nations, despite all their internal flaws and problems. In the mobile app development sector, there’s room for everyone, but we also understand that the outsourcing world is quickly changing. These are our insights about two major players on remote development work.

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Technical Business

20 Crash and Event Trackers for Your Application

Some time ago, we stumbled with this small story about an app that got some unforeseen problems:

“There was nothing different in that Friday. The application was running fine, apparently, so the company called it a day and left for the weekend. Little the developers knew that, as Monday came upon them, more than 4000 crashes happened during those two days!”

This “small” accident was just for illustrating why crash and event trackers are mandatory (true story, actually).

But what is an event and/or a crash tracker?

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Business

21 Best Directories for Finding Software Developers

Finding software developers isn’t trivial at all: sometimes, all you need is some directions from well-known sources. When we’re looking for great projects to collaborate, it’s the same thing. Throughout the last years, we’ve put together a list of directories that might ease the process of finding partners, which we wish had appeared in our research a long time ago:

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Opinion

The WWDC Keynote and Our Impressions

Last week, the Worldwide Developer Conference  was hosting the freshest features of Apple’s platforms, like iOS and OS X, along with technical lab sessions, Apple Design Awards and other meetings about the tech industry. The WWDC keynote presentation happened a few days ago and we’ve gathered here at our office to watch what the Cupertino company had to show to us.

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Business

Bridging the Gap with Remote Team Collaboration

Back in 2012, New York-based Foursquare opened a second office in San Francisco. The objective was to use the talent pool from the Silicon Valley, home for many venture capitalists and top coders. However, remote operations aren’t a given, as we could see many major companies falling back on this model – in the same period, Tumblr brought half of their new hires from the West Coast to New York, because of their loyalty with the Big Apple. A year later, Yahoo ordered their remote workers to go back in the office. And BestBuy’s CEO, Hubert Joly, also terminated the company’s Remote-Only Work Environment Program (ROWA), which encouraged productivity anywhere, anytime, as long as the job was done. In Foursquare’s case, the new office maneuver wasn’t a bad move, but they had yet to narrow the distance between employees working in the same project. So how did they do it?

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Business

Going offshore: outsourcing app development

All over the world, many praise the advantages of outsourcing app development overseas, while others had a really hard time in their offshore projects. The question here is how to deliver your product faster to the market, spending the least amount of money possible in the process. To try answering this, we’ve listed three advices about a few constants on the subject:

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Technical Opinion

Apple Watch Apps x iPhone Apps?

The first prototype of the Apple Watch was an iPhone with a Velcro strap, but the intention of the development team wasn’t to replicate the experience on your wrist. It was just a simulation, created for testing core functions of what Apple’s wearable could absorb from the smartphone. However, a great number of app developers didn’t catch the idea. They made apps as if the watch was a replacement for the iPhone and that was not the plan, at all.

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