A decade ago, it wouldn’t have been possible to create an AR demo for your smartphone in a day or two. What’s more we were able to do this for both iOS and Android using AR for web. We used Google’s open-sourced AR on the Web, available for ARCore (Android) and ARKit (iOS) to create cross-platform AR experience for users who downloaded our custom web browser. Below is a quick overview of the ARKit and ARCore features that we leveraged to build a quick Christmas demo project. Continue reading “AR for Web to speed up cross-platform mobile MVP development”
While I was reflecting over my internship this summer, I started to think about the things I wish I had learned in school to maximize my learning experience as an intern. I spent a month at Oursky, where helped the company improve its JS documentation for Skygear by following their guides to build my own todo app. Continue reading “The CS Course I wish I had in uni”
The iPhone X is finally arriving on this week! Just from the outlook, you can tell there are many (breaking) changes with previous iPhones, which brings new challenges for design and development. Below we will summarize the key features to factor in to your latest iPhone UI / UX designs.
Let’s talk about the most obvious changes to the iPhone X and how you can prepare for them. Continue reading “iPhone X design updates developers need to know about”
After building your app, it is time to launch it on App Store for users to discover and download your product. We’ve jumped through Apple’s ever-changing regulations and process for app submissions for years, so we’re sharing the app submission content that we’ve been doing for ourselves and clients for years. This is our checklist for 2017 app submission content that needs to be prepared for Apple’s App Store. Continue reading “2017 Checklist for iOS App Submission”
Most people have heard of “crawl rate”, but what is it? Crawl rate is the frequency and speed at which Google bots – and other search engines – “crawl” your website looking for new content to index. Even though most people know being indexed is a good thing, many may not realize that crawl more about speed than frequency. A high crawl rate makes your website means it has a better chance of being properly indexed and discovered. Here are some pointers on how to improve your crawl rate.
Continue reading “10 Ways to Improve your Crawl Rate”
Why would anyone care about a barebones wireframe? Because basic layouts can help you demonstrate your competency to potential clients. Oursky’s working relationship with a client begins with understanding the problem they want to work and developing a user story. We share our early designs in the conversation to demonstrate our working style before they make their decision. This small investment builds trust with potential clients, helps secure contracts, and begins great working relationships.
The best part is, everyone can create a wireframe. Continue reading “Why Wireframes Win Over Clients”
Support it or not, the collection and selling of information has emerged as one of the most lucrative industries of the 21st century, accompanied by a growing violation of personal privacy. Naturally, then, using a secure messaging app has become a growing concern for consumers and businesses alike. Continue reading “How Secure is your Messaging App? 7 Questions and 4 Examples”
Work isn’t always easy. Everyone faces a road bump from time to time and we lose steam with our projects. Luckily many desktop and mobile apps are available to make our lives more productive and easier. The phrase “work smarter, not harder” is even backed by science!
Seeing as November 30th marks the social media campaign celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, we here at Oursky wanted to celebrate this global campaign by showcasing cool apps with female founders. Dating apps being as popular as they are nowadays (who would have though “swipe right” would become a household saying?), we suddenly asked ourselves how many were founded by women.
Because — let’s face it — the most successful apps like Tinder, Match or Badoo, were mostly founded by men and aren’t always what women are looking for.