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How to use gamification global trend to improve your UX?

What is gamification?   Gamification is a trend in User Experience management that started being applied by businesses in the 1970s. While there is no single definition, what gamification is essentially inducing experiences characteristic to games in otherwise a non-gameful...
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UX – influence of psychology on designing websites and applications

Theoretically, we all know that psychological activities are exclusively related to human beings and relationships. With the development of technology, which is a huge part of our lives, researchers go beyond stereotypical areas. Today's human communication is much more often done...
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6 trends in user interface for 2020

Changes are fast in the world today. But how we do see change can depend, as it can either be a risk or an opportunity. It is beneficial to those who adapt to change in time, or even set the new trends (or to be precise, succeed in widely marketing the new trend). But it brings losses...
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Applover’s new process book

Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential - Winston Churchill once said. By planning, we understand the well-organized process, which is of the utmost importance when it comes to software development projects.    That's why at Applover we do our best to...
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How to choose a software development company for an IT project

Choosing the right software development partner is a critical factor in ensuring the success of your project. How do you decide what software development company to collaborate with since there are so many of them on the market offering all kinds of services? What are the key aspects...
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Introducing Bench by Applover – our tool for dev team subscription

Bench by Applover is an IT system that will enable multi-faceted examination of skills, experience, personality traits, and soft skills in potential, outsourced developers. It aggregates data on candidates' profiles, which complements the original psychological research of a given...
Read more
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Roles in the software development project

To develop a successful website, app, or any other software product, you'll need a team of experienced specialists. However, sometimes people think that it is enough to have the skills of a programmer who knows the technology and is experienced in working on similar projects. The...
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Applover’s 4th birthday – an interview with CEO, Radek Bułat

This year we celebrate the 4th birthday of Applover. We have decided to give you a little bit of insight into our story. How did it all start? What are our plans for the future? And what tips do we have for those who are thinking about starting their IT career? Applover's CEO, Radek...
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How to start a software development project?

Starting a project requires the involvement of both - the development team and the client. However, very often, the initial stages of the software project are treated very carelessly. It's a big mistake. They aim to clarify the goals, establish the rules of cooperation, and precisely...
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The state of outsourcing services in the post-pandemic landscape

At Applover, we have been offering outsourcing services for almost 5 years now. Looking at the current market situation we wanted to come out with our knowledge to support other companies that may be in a more difficult situation due to the pandemic. That is why we decided to show...
Read more
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How to recruit new talents to join your team using interactive video?

Interactive video as a tool supporting your recruitment process. The recruitment process is difficult nowadays - everyone knows it. It takes a lot of time, costs a lot, and you’re still not sure whether you hired a person who is the right fit for your company’s culture and...
Read more
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10 reasons to work with remote developers

Lately, remote work became everyday life for most of us. As we mentioned in our previous blog post, many companies were forced to switch from an onsite working mode to a fully remote one overnight. It all happened due to the pandemic COVID-19. Reorganizing the whole office, along...
Read more
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Remote work at Applover

As I mentioned in my latest article on Medium - nobody expected that on such a large scale, so quickly one virus will spread all over the World. The Pandemic Covid-19 forced us to change our everyday routines, habits, and rituals. It didn't leave room for special planning in terms...
Read more
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What questions you should ask when outsourcing IT?

While outsourcing IT is getting more and more popular, there are questions to ask about how to do it properly.   Data about outsourcing from McKinsey Global Institute show that every year in the United States, over 300,000 jobs get outsourced. Business owners were asked...
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How to effectively manage a remote development team?

What's the outsourcing definition, and why many companies around the world decide to cooperate with remote development teams?   Let's imagine a situation where you and your team decide that the best thing you can do to make your company thrive is to build an app or a tool...
Read more
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The pros and cons of outsourcing

Work ethos and office culture are changing all around the World. Not that long ago, working outside of an office was more of a perk rather than a standard that it is becoming today. It is getting more and more popular, especially among software developers. Companies are leaning more...
Read more
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New year, new me

People We planned to hire few more people and grow our team to around 50 specialist. Right now our 46 employees work from our Wrocław office. The original Applover HQ became too crowded so we started expanding our office space. By the end of December we’ve acquired additional...
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Applover is a Deloitte’s Rising Star

We had some reason to celebrate when we learned that Deloitte has acknowledged us as a #13 Tech company in Rising Star Category in it’s 2019 Ranking! We took this as an opportunity to look back on what we have achieved over these past 4 years and what is yet to come. From a...
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Applover Hackathon

At Applover we love a good challenge - and what is more challenging than a problem and only a few hours to solve it with software? With several major Hackathons behind our belt we made the next logical step and organized one ourselves. We set up a jar in our office kitchen and asked...
Read more
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Kotlin DSL for Android DateTime API

At Applover we strive to always have the newest and best solutions in our toolset. We keep a close eye on promising libraries and frameworks that can help us with our software development. That’s why we endeavour to be among the first to adopt novel products in our daily work. Sometimes,...
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UX / UI Trendbook for 2019 – Free download

This year might be groundbreaking in UX and UI design. Thanks to rapidly developing display technology, designers now have tools at their hand they never had before. Hyper-realistic renderings of Metallic colors, the introduction of Instant Apps, and shift in a design process from...
Read more
Read more
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Outsourcing IT – how it works?

Hiring and training an IT employee can be very expensive and time consuming. Temporary staff don’t always live up to the standard. But there is a way to reduce costs of labour as well as increasing your efficiency - Outsourcing your IT staff.   There is a lot of upside...
Read more
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WHAT ARE ANDROID INSTANT APPS

Android Instant App is a new feature available for developers since may 2017 but only now getting some real traction. After media giants like BuzzFeed, The New York Times, or video streaming service - Vimeo used the feature, more and more brands are seeing the advantages of fast,...
Read more
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WRAPPING UP 2018

The holiday season and new year just around the corner. It’s time to reflect and summarize the past 12 months. We must say that 2018 was a very good year for Applover, not only we were able to meet our goals financial-wise, but we were able to grow our team! Here are just a few...
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CYBERSECURITY

With the rise of cyber attacks, and ongoing digitalization of everyday life we should focus more and more on cybersecurity. It might sound like an IT specialization but if you are active online you should know the basics of computer security. Especially if you own a website you might...
Read more
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HACKATHON BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGE

Last week we took part in one of the biggest stationary hackathons in the world - HackYeah. We do like a challenge, and competing against almost two and a half thousand developers from Poland and all around Europe is as good a challenge as it gets. Applover sent out few teams, that...
Read more
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BLOCKCHAIN IN SERVICE OF RAINFOREST

Do good, better This summer during a meetup in New York our project manager and co-founder, Piotr Myszczyński met Kevin, head of North America business development at OST. During a casual conversation Piotr and Kevin observed that a lot of projects on the OST platform need skilled...
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WHAT ARE SMART CONTRACTS?

Imagine you are trying to buy a house. You have all the assets needed for the transaction, the seller has all the proper documents. But you need a third party to clear the transaction and make the deal. A Bank or a broker who will check and enforce all the terms of the contract. This...
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USE CASE: FOOTSTEPS

Building business on the mobile app brings us a few questions, among others, how can we make money on our application. AS Piotr Sędzik, CEO of Footsteps said: „It is the first question that we have to answer. If you don’t have a business plan in Your mind from the beginning,...
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5 TOOLS FOR PMs

We have all been there. Working for a year for a software company with a “junior developer” sticker on your shoulder. You’d love the promotion? What you need to do is make yourself work faster and more efficient. How to do it properly? Start using those amazing dev’s tools.   SKETCH Sketch...
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KOTLIN – Why Your startup should give it a try?

What is Kotlin anyway?   Kotlin is a small island near Saint Petersburg, Russia. As it happens there is a Jetbrains office not that far from it. Jetbrains, being developers of both IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio, have always been involved in both Java and Android communities....
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WHAT’S IMPORTANT FOR RECRUITMENT

Since January 2016 our team has grown up significantly. From 4 members to a team of more than 20 developers, project managers, designers and testers. This required a lot of recruiting, but we’ve had not much knowledge about recruitment and employer – employee relation at that...
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CASE STUDY: LOTTIE

Lotte Reiniger was a pioneer of silhouette animation in film. Her namesake which also happens to be the matter of this post is also a huge breakthrough in animation. Lottie by Airbnb is an open-source Android, iOS and React Native library that focuses on making it easier to add...
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Interview with Patryk Tokarek, the CEO and the Founder of iNeoSyte

Let me introduce Patryk Tokarek, the CEO and the Founder of iNeoSyte! We wrote something about the app before, but now we asked Patryk to answer us a few questions about his product, what has he achived and what are his future plans. Enjoy! GET OUR REPORT ON THE STATE OF OUTSOURCING...
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HACKATHON BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGE

Last week we took part in one of the biggest stationary hackathons in the world - HackYeah. We do like a challenge, and competing against almost two and a half thousand developers from Poland and all around Europe is as good a challenge as it gets. Applover sent out few teams, that...
Read more
Read more
picture

BLOCKCHAIN IN SERVICE OF RAINFOREST

Do good, better This summer during a meetup in New York our project manager and co-founder, Piotr Myszczyński met Kevin, head of North America business development at OST. During a casual conversation Piotr and Kevin observed that a lot of projects on the OST platform need skilled...
Read more
Read more
picture

WHAT ARE SMART CONTRACTS?

Imagine you are trying to buy a house. You have all the assets needed for the transaction, the seller has all the proper documents. But you need a third party to clear the transaction and make the deal. A Bank or a broker who will check and enforce all the terms of the contract. This...
Read more
Read more
picture

How to use gamification global trend to improve your UX?

What is gamification?   Gamification is a trend in User Experience management that started being applied by businesses in the 1970s. While there is no single definition, what gamification is essentially inducing experiences characteristic to games in otherwise a non-gameful...
Read more
Read more
picture

UX – influence of psychology on designing websites and applications

Theoretically, we all know that psychological activities are exclusively related to human beings and relationships. With the development of technology, which is a huge part of our lives, researchers go beyond stereotypical areas. Today\'s human communication is much more often done...
Read more
Read more
picture

6 trends in user interface for 2020

Changes are fast in the world today. But how we do see change can depend, as it can either be a risk or an opportunity. It is beneficial to those who adapt to change in time, or even set the new trends (or to be precise, succeed in widely marketing the new trend). But it brings losses...
Read more
Read more
picture

New year, new me

People We planned to hire few more people and grow our team to around 50 specialist. Right now our 46 employees work from our Wrocław office. The original Applover HQ became too crowded so we started expanding our office space. By the end of December we’ve acquired additional...
Read more
Read more
picture

Applover is a Deloitte’s Rising Star

We had some reason to celebrate when we learned that Deloitte has acknowledged us as a #13 Tech company in Rising Star Category in it’s 2019 Ranking! We took this as an opportunity to look back on what we have achieved over these past 4 years and what is yet to come. From a...
Read more
Read more
picture

UX / UI Trendbook for 2019 – Free download

This year might be groundbreaking in UX and UI design. Thanks to rapidly developing display technology, designers now have tools at their hand they never had before. Hyper-realistic renderings of Metallic colors, the introduction of Instant Apps, and shift in a design process from...
Read more
Read more
picture

Outsourcing IT – how it works?

Hiring and training an IT employee can be very expensive and time consuming. Temporary staff don’t always live up to the standard. But there is a way to reduce costs of labour as well as increasing your efficiency - Outsourcing your IT staff.   There is a lot of upside...
Read more
Read more
picture

Kotlin DSL for Android DateTime API

At Applover we strive to always have the newest and best solutions in our toolset. We keep a close eye on promising libraries and frameworks that can help us with our software development. That’s why we endeavour to be among the first to adopt novel products in our daily work. Sometimes,...
Read more
Read more
picture

UX / UI Trendbook for 2019 – Free download

This year might be groundbreaking in UX and UI design. Thanks to rapidly developing display technology, designers now have tools at their hand they never had before. Hyper-realistic renderings of Metallic colors, the introduction of Instant Apps, and shift in a design process from...
Read more
Read more
picture

Outsourcing IT – how it works?

Hiring and training an IT employee can be very expensive and time consuming. Temporary staff don’t always live up to the standard. But there is a way to reduce costs of labour as well as increasing your efficiency - Outsourcing your IT staff.   There is a lot of upside...
Read more
Read more
picture

WHAT ARE ANDROID INSTANT APPS

Android Instant App is a new feature available for developers since may 2017 but only now getting some real traction. After media giants like BuzzFeed, The New York Times, or video streaming service - Vimeo used the feature, more and more brands are seeing the advantages of fast,...
Read more
Read more
picture

CYBERSECURITY

With the rise of cyber attacks, and ongoing digitalization of everyday life we should focus more and more on cybersecurity. It might sound like an IT specialization but if you are active online you should know the basics of computer security. Especially if you own a website you might...
Read more
Read more
picture

HACKATHON BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGE

Last week we took part in one of the biggest stationary hackathons in the world - HackYeah. We do like a challenge, and competing against almost two and a half thousand developers from Poland and all around Europe is as good a challenge as it gets. Applover sent out few teams, that...
Read more
Read more
picture

BLOCKCHAIN IN SERVICE OF RAINFOREST

Do good, better This summer during a meetup in New York our project manager and co-founder, Piotr Myszczyński met Kevin, head of North America business development at OST. During a casual conversation Piotr and Kevin observed that a lot of projects on the OST platform need skilled...
Read more
Read more
picture

KOTLIN – Why Your startup should give it a try?

What is Kotlin anyway?   Kotlin is a small island near Saint Petersburg, Russia. As it happens there is a Jetbrains office not that far from it. Jetbrains, being developers of both IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio, have always been involved in both Java and Android communities....
Read more
Read more
picture

Introducing Bench by Applover – our tool for dev team subscription

Bench by Applover is an IT system that will enable multi-faceted examination of skills, experience, personality traits, and soft skills in potential, outsourced developers. It aggregates data on candidates\' profiles, which complements the original psychological research of a given...
Read more
Read more
picture

The state of outsourcing services in the post-pandemic landscape

At Applover, we have been offering outsourcing services for almost 5 years now. Looking at the current market situation we wanted to come out with our knowledge to support other companies that may be in a more difficult situation due to the pandemic. That is why we decided to show...
Read more
Read more
picture

10 reasons to work with remote developers

Lately, remote work became everyday life for most of us. As we mentioned in our previous blog post, many companies were forced to switch from an onsite working mode to a fully remote one overnight. It all happened due to the pandemic COVID-19. Reorganizing the whole office, along...
Read more
Read more
picture

What questions you should ask when outsourcing IT?

While outsourcing IT is getting more and more popular, there are questions to ask about how to do it properly.   Data about outsourcing from McKinsey Global Institute show that every year in the United States, over 300,000 jobs get outsourced. Business owners were asked...
Read more
Read more
picture

How to effectively manage a remote development team?

What\'s the outsourcing definition, and why many companies around the world decide to cooperate with remote development teams?   Let\'s imagine a situation where you and your team decide that the best thing you can do to make your company thrive is to build an app or a tool...
Read more
Read more
picture

The pros and cons of outsourcing

Work ethos and office culture are changing all around the World. Not that long ago, working outside of an office was more of a perk rather than a standard that it is becoming today. It is getting more and more popular, especially among software developers. Companies are leaning more...
Read more
Read more
picture

Applover’s 4th birthday – an interview with CEO, Radek Bułat

This year we celebrate the 4th birthday of Applover. We have decided to give you a little bit of insight into our story. How did it all start? What are our plans for the future? And what tips do we have for those who are thinking about starting their IT career? Applover\'s CEO, Radek...
Read more
Read more
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How to recruit new talents to join your team using interactive video?

Interactive video as a tool supporting your recruitment process. The recruitment process is difficult nowadays - everyone knows it. It takes a lot of time, costs a lot, and you’re still not sure whether you hired a person who is the right fit for your company’s culture and...
Read more
Read more
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Remote work at Applover

As I mentioned in my latest article on Medium - nobody expected that on such a large scale, so quickly one virus will spread all over the World. The Pandemic Covid-19 forced us to change our everyday routines, habits, and rituals. It didn\'t leave room for special planning in terms...
Read more
Read more
picture

Applover Hackathon

At Applover we love a good challenge - and what is more challenging than a problem and only a few hours to solve it with software? With several major Hackathons behind our belt we made the next logical step and organized one ourselves. We set up a jar in our office kitchen and asked...
Read more
Read more
picture

Outsourcing IT – how it works?

Hiring and training an IT employee can be very expensive and time consuming. Temporary staff don’t always live up to the standard. But there is a way to reduce costs of labour as well as increasing your efficiency - Outsourcing your IT staff.   There is a lot of upside...
Read more
Read more
picture

WRAPPING UP 2018

The holiday season and new year just around the corner. It’s time to reflect and summarize the past 12 months. We must say that 2018 was a very good year for Applover, not only we were able to meet our goals financial-wise, but we were able to grow our team! Here are just a few...
Read more
Read more
picture

5 TOOLS FOR PMs

We have all been there. Working for a year for a software company with a “junior developer” sticker on your shoulder. You’d love the promotion? What you need to do is make yourself work faster and more efficient. How to do it properly? Start using those amazing dev’s tools.   SKETCH Sketch...
Read more
Read more
picture

WHAT’S IMPORTANT FOR RECRUITMENT

Since January 2016 our team has grown up significantly. From 4 members to a team of more than 20 developers, project managers, designers and testers. This required a lot of recruiting, but we’ve had not much knowledge about recruitment and employer – employee relation at that...
Read more
Read more
picture

Interview with Patryk Tokarek, the CEO and the Founder of iNeoSyte

Let me introduce Patryk Tokarek, the CEO and the Founder of iNeoSyte! We wrote something about the app before, but now we asked Patryk to answer us a few questions about his product, what has he achived and what are his future plans. Enjoy! GET OUR REPORT ON THE STATE OF OUTSOURCING...
Read more
Read more
picture

Kotlin DSL for Android DateTime API

At Applover we strive to always have the newest and best solutions in our toolset. We keep a close eye on promising libraries and frameworks that can help us with our software development. That’s why we endeavour to be among the first to adopt novel products in our daily work. Sometimes,...
Read more
Read more
picture

UX / UI Trendbook for 2019 – Free download

This year might be groundbreaking in UX and UI design. Thanks to rapidly developing display technology, designers now have tools at their hand they never had before. Hyper-realistic renderings of Metallic colors, the introduction of Instant Apps, and shift in a design process from...
Read more
Read more
picture

Outsourcing IT – how it works?

Hiring and training an IT employee can be very expensive and time consuming. Temporary staff don’t always live up to the standard. But there is a way to reduce costs of labour as well as increasing your efficiency - Outsourcing your IT staff.   There is a lot of upside...
Read more
Read more
picture

Applover’s new process book

Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential - Winston Churchill once said. By planning, we understand the well-organized process, which is of the utmost importance when it comes to software development projects.    That\'s why at Applover we do our best to...
Read more
Read more
picture

How to choose a software development company for an IT project

Choosing the right software development partner is a critical factor in ensuring the success of your project. How do you decide what software development company to collaborate with since there are so many of them on the market offering all kinds of services? What are the key aspects...
Read more
Read more
picture

Roles in the software development project

To develop a successful website, app, or any other software product, you\'ll need a team of experienced specialists. However, sometimes people think that it is enough to have the skills of a programmer who knows the technology and is experienced in working on similar projects. The...
Read more
Read more
picture

USE CASE: FOOTSTEPS

Building business on the mobile app brings us a few questions, among others, how can we make money on our application. AS Piotr Sędzik, CEO of Footsteps said: „It is the first question that we have to answer. If you don’t have a business plan in Your mind from the beginning,...
Read more
Read more
picture

CASE STUDY: LOTTIE

Lotte Reiniger was a pioneer of silhouette animation in film. Her namesake which also happens to be the matter of this post is also a huge breakthrough in animation. Lottie by Airbnb is an open-source Android, iOS and React Native library that focuses on making it easier to add...
Read more
Read more
picture

How to start a software development project?

Starting a project requires the involvement of both - the development team and the client. However, very often, the initial stages of the software project are treated very carelessly. It\'s a big mistake. They aim to clarify the goals, establish the rules of cooperation, and precisely...
Read more
Read more
picture

UX / UI Trendbook for 2019 – Free download

This year might be groundbreaking in UX and UI design. Thanks to rapidly developing display technology, designers now have tools at their hand they never had before. Hyper-realistic renderings of Metallic colors, the introduction of Instant Apps, and shift in a design process from...
Read more
Read more
picture

Outsourcing IT – how it works?

Hiring and training an IT employee can be very expensive and time consuming. Temporary staff don’t always live up to the standard. But there is a way to reduce costs of labour as well as increasing your efficiency - Outsourcing your IT staff.   There is a lot of upside...
Read more
Read more
picture

CYBERSECURITY

With the rise of cyber attacks, and ongoing digitalization of everyday life we should focus more and more on cybersecurity. It might sound like an IT specialization but if you are active online you should know the basics of computer security. Especially if you own a website you might...
Read more
Read more
picture

HACKATHON BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGE

Last week we took part in one of the biggest stationary hackathons in the world - HackYeah. We do like a challenge, and competing against almost two and a half thousand developers from Poland and all around Europe is as good a challenge as it gets. Applover sent out few teams, that...
Read more
Read more
picture

BLOCKCHAIN IN SERVICE OF RAINFOREST

Do good, better This summer during a meetup in New York our project manager and co-founder, Piotr Myszczyński met Kevin, head of North America business development at OST. During a casual conversation Piotr and Kevin observed that a lot of projects on the OST platform need skilled...
Read more
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The state of outsourcing services in the post-pandemic landscape

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The pros and cons of outsourcing

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What questions you should ask when outsourcing IT?