In the startup world, if you want to be a successful entrepreneur and create the next big app, you have to follow trends and explore success stories. The latest media explosion of the Clubhouse app has drawn our attention and stuck us to the topic.

We are 100% sure that you’ve already browsed info about what Clubhouse is or even have got an invitation to use it, but for those who are on their way, we provide a sneak peek into the mystery of the Clubhouse app. …

App builders (no-code and low-code platforms) broke into the app development market not so long ago. The rise of interest started in the 2010s. However, the idea of developing software without software developers has been discussed since at least 1982. James Martin published a book called Application Development Without Programmers. Today low-code and no-code platforms and tools all go under the terms app builder (sometimes app creator, drag-and-drop builder, DIY builder).

A low-code platform offers a method for creating software with minimal coding. However, low-code platforms are usually piloted by developers who add custom, hand-written code where required. …

Online food ordering and delivery skyrocketed in popularity in 2020 and there’s no sign of slowing down. With whole countries going into lockdowns and quarantines during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, families and single people don’t always have all the necessary ingredients to cook wholesome meals at home. Sometimes the lack of motivation also plays a role, since ordering food is one of few pleasures left under quarantine. Statistics says that more than 70% of Americans opt for online food delivery. And what’s great for your food delivery startup, apps are increasingly more popular among consumers than websites.

With thousands of apps being launched every day, is a mobile app a necessity or a luxury for my business? Is a mobile-friendly website enough for my business? Do I lose some opportunities without a mobile app? Why should I spend my money on developing a business application when it is practically the same thing as the website? Or is it not?

A History of Business Apps

First of all, let me remind you that the aim of any business is to get profit from selling goods or services. For this, it’s required to reach people that will buy them — no matter if they…

Due to the growing popularity of reactive approaches to software development, programmers are now turning with more and more interest to React JS — an open-source JavaScript library that solves the problem of fast visualization of a big dataflow and simplifies the creation of interactive user interfaces. When it is needed to display dynamic content, template engines are used. They work pretty simply: to the existing template a specific set of data is applied and some of the dataset representation is obtained. If data is changed, it has to be displayed in a representation. A programmer needs to write the…

Discovery phase of a software project: what is it and why is it important
Discovery phase of a software project: what is it and why is it important

What do you imagine when you hear the words “Discovery phase?”

Do you picture a team of people sitting around talking? Coffee, water and snacks everywhere. An almost university feel to the situation, as if everyone is only pretending to work.

Discovery phases often involve notebooks and Post-it Notes, a whiteboard, and a number of laptops and phones to make written and audio recordings.

Even when these sessions are done remotely, the visuals remain the same (except the teams are in two rooms, connected using video conferencing). And this process is the same the world over, whether this is the discovery phase for a new advertising campaign, or new software product.

Discovery phase: what does this mean?

Unless a patient is a data protection officer or lawyer, or intimately familiar with hospital and medical software, many mistakenly assume that data is shared frequently. Patients assume this happens between hospitals, physicians, nurses, insurance companies and other providers in the medical sector.

Considering we live in a highly-connected world of big data, patients can be forgiven for assuming everyone knows the same information and ‘computers talk to one another.’ Right now, in many cases, that isn’t the reality. Although we are now moving towards a more secure world of healthcare data sharing and interoperability.

When it comes to sharing…

In the early stages of a startups development, products that are shipped and updates implemented are often done in a hurry. Working fast is mission-critical.

Done is always preferable and more realistic than perfect. Most founders are if not embarrassed, then certainly never satisfied with their first or even tenth iteration of a product. The problem is, products shipped quickly often come with some bugs, and technical debt.

Like any kind of debt, when you’ve got too much of it, moving forward becomes a challenge. Problems are harder to fix. The customer experience suffers as a result. …

The digital universe is expanding. In 2012 we entered the Zettabyte Era. Social networks, mobile devices, data from wearable devices, business information are just a few types of sources that can generate huge amounts of data. The forecast for the volume of data created worldwide shows that in 2025 we will reach 163 zettabytes. In comparison, the total amount of digital information created by mankind in 2009 was half of a zettabyte.

However, big data technologies are not as much about volume, as about approaches, tools, data processing methods that help to extract from tons of digital “ore” a gram…

Today many companies try to facilitate the educational process through digital innovations. Let’s look at the reasons to invest in education technology startups and related challenges.

What EdTech investors put their money in?

Education has changed and continues to change. Today’s learning is not only lectures and textbooks, it uses a variety of resources and interaction methods, including video and audio materials, interactive exercises, eBooks, quizzes, streaming media and an array of other innovations which provides ample opportunities for EdTech startups. It’s not a surprise that the ranks of unicorn education startups are swelling.

Chinese giants like Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent generously invest in the industry. For example…


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