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.
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.
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.
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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As we begin a new decade, it is good to reflect on the one we have left behind. Over the last 10 years Shortcut has had the privilege to consult our customers on the design and development of over 200 mobile apps, and we are ready to help you set your Mobile App Resolutions for 2020.
The Android platform offers the ability to completely customise components that are not available in the prebuilt widgets and layouts or modify some existing components to meet our needs. However, making apps more accessible with complex UI requires some additional effort and sometimes nearly impossible. Fortunately, the Android team are continuously working to help us resolve some of these constraints by adding new classes and support libraries to the platform, such as
There is a dichotomy in big companies where some people want change, while others want to keep things mostly as they are. Some people strive to find the next business opportunities and improve the user experience for their end users. Others find comfort in seeing that their numbers still seem solid.
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Being experts on mobile app, our partners and clients often ask us about the market shares of iOS and Android. There seems to be a general consensus about the percentage of users on each platform, but we wanted to have a look at some actual facts. Based on looking into analytics data for popular Norwegian apps used by more than 2.5 million Norwegians, here is what we discovered.