How our clients save money with design projects before committing to software development quotes

No-one likes to admit it, but the traditional consulting quote is a guessing game. A client says, “I want to build X. How much will it be?” No-one really knows what X is even with a 2-page feature list, but not all dev shops would want to say that after a first meeting. Instead, a sales team might want to manage client expectations and give a ballpark figure based on their experience, erring on the side of overestimating so that the company has a profit margin. Continue reading “How our clients save money with design projects before committing to software development quotes”

公司創辦人給實習生的話:我希望你在大學裡學過這些知識

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前言:去年暑假,Oursky 招募了一名來自美國的實習生 Xiuwen。Xiuwen 是很優秀的學生,在實習結束前,Xiuwen 反思了她在實習期間遇到過的瓶頸,還有提出了對大學課程內容如何協助學生投身新創公司時能快速上手的建議Continue reading “公司創辦人給實習生的話:我希望你在大學裡學過這些知識”

How we do exploratory tests before taking on third-party apps: Oursky’s Software QA-as-a-Service

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This piece on exploratory tests is Part 2 of what Oursky calls “code diagnostics”, a standalone service that takes a snapshot of a product’s code base and existing issues. You can also read our code diagnostics Part 1, which focuses on the code base review part of the service. Continue reading “How we do exploratory tests before taking on third-party apps: Oursky’s Software QA-as-a-Service”

人工智慧不是新鮮事,但現在獨立工程師也可以在開發 AI 產品參一腳了

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縱然很多機器學習 (Machine Learning, 簡稱 ML ) 演算法已存在超過十年,但想要簡單取得 ML / AI 程式庫或大型訓練資料集的時代才正要開始。自我和我的團隊從 2009 年起與客戶合作進行第一個 AI 開發項目,科技產業在人工智慧發展的漫漫長路上走了很久。 Continue reading “人工智慧不是新鮮事,但現在獨立工程師也可以在開發 AI 產品參一腳了”

Client Case Study: iOS Traditional Chinese Medicine App CheckCheckCin

Oursky's UI designs for the CheckCheckCin iOS app.

At the time, they helped me formulate a vague idea in my head. Oursky was able to help us translate an initial concept into a mature idea and product. — Cinci EC


As a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Cinci Leung (Cinci EC) wanted to build on her traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with modern technology. Continue reading “Client Case Study: iOS Traditional Chinese Medicine App CheckCheckCin”

精實專案管理:九年實戰經驗不藏私分享

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在創立 Oursky 的初期,專案經理( PMs ) 是由我們三位創辦人同時兼任的。當公司穩定成長的同時,我們跟其他公司一樣需要面對品質管理的問題。而當我們的團隊成長到超過 50 位成員,我們更要努力在「培育經驗相對較少的初級工程師」與「確保交付給客人的編碼和設計品質」之間取得平衡。 Continue reading “精實專案管理:九年實戰經驗不藏私分享”