How stones in a Fjord inspired an F-16 pilot to make an app

Some of the greatest ideas come from people who can’t build it themselves. In these instances, finding and collaborating with the right partner is critical to bring the idea to life. This is the story of how Rolf Liland, a former F-16 pilot and parachute instructor found inspiration to build an app and what steps he took to realise his idea in under two years. iOS Download.

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We're on the verge of a new app revolution

As I sit here writing this article, I’m listening to an album by Jon Hopkins that Apple Music recommended to me. The lights in my apartment have dimmed slightly, as the sun is setting soon. My watch is telling me that I haven't moved that much today, so after writing this, I guess I'll head out for a walk, and watch that sunset. Tomorrow, as I run down the stairs, I’ll check my phone to find the quickest route to work. But my phone might as well recommend me using your service on my way to work. If you had something I needed or wanted, and you were able to help me out in seconds, how could I resist?

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How my family car was replaced with an app

Unless car insurance payments, EU control, engine failure, and semi-regular vehicle investments awaken immense joy and happiness in you, I’d advise you to keep reading about how the Bilkollektivet app replaced my family car. 

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How openness, transparency + a dash of humour helped us find a new normal

 


This article was originally published in “Human Times,” a free online news summary service, read by thousands of HR professionals worldwide..

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How Remote Healthcare Systems might change everything

The Corona-virus outbreak is significantly impacting people who regularly seek medical attention due to chronic diseases and other illnesses. Dignio's remote care solution is the solution our healthcare system needs.

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Shortcut supporting Simula to create an app for the Norwegian Institute for Public Health!

So the cat is finally out of the bag: during some hectic days we have been helping Simula create an app for the Norwegian Institute for Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet/FHI) to reduce the time required to track the spread of the Coronavirus in Norway. This app could increase the speed in tracking the spread of the virus as well as actually reducing the spread when it's released.

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Mobile payment schemes leave husbands at a disadvantage

 

The 10th of February was when I started the “30 card-less days challenge”, wherein I under no circumstance could pay for goods or services using a physical card issued by banks like DNB, or fintechs like Revolut. Instead, I would have to rely on my iPhone, Apple Watch, and NFC technology to ensure I could continue living a normal life.

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Running gRPC on Google Cloud Run

Developed by Google, gRPC is a high performance, open-source universal RPC framework that uses HTTP/2 and protocol buffers. Google Cloud Run is a managed compute platform that enables you to run stateless containers on Google Cloud.

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Shortcut & Cutters – Cutting time, costs and hair

An efficient hairdressing chain wants an efficient app

In June of 2019 Shortcut was invited by Cutters, the Nordic region’s fastest growing hairdressing chain, to help build an app for their customers. The Cutters service prides itself on efficiency, quality and price with their 15 minute haircuts for a set price, in stark contrast to other haircutters where the customer has to plan (and pay) a lot more. As they wanted us to help them to further cut time, costs and hair, our work started by trying to understand how an app could augment the customer journey by analyzing the existing customer journey.

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Mindsets that will improve your life as a software developer

When distilled, it often sums down to these two statements:

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