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Tackling Payments in Mobile Apps

Tackling Payments in Mobile Apps

Handling payments within an application can be a daunting task. As a developer, you want to handle the user’s payment information securely. There are many options available to handle payments, but when selecting an implementation you need to consider your...

Solving Corporate Challenges through Simple Code

Solving Corporate Challenges through Simple Code

As developers, we often encounter challenges when tasked with introducing new features to an existing application, especially if the application had been built on an older technology stack.   One inevitable decision that we as developers have to make is whether...

Seeing the Member Experience in a “User-Experience” World

Seeing the Member Experience in a “User-Experience” World

In the world of product development, we are often always saying “user” _______. User-centered design, user analytics, user personas, user journeys, etc, etc.It’s a term that holds importance because it is a genuine focus on the end-user experience.  It’s also often...

Apple WWDC ’20: Key Takeaways for Mobile

Apple WWDC ’20: Key Takeaways for Mobile

WWDC, Apple’s worldwide developer conference, took place this year despite current events impacting the world. The event highlights almost all of the new software, hardware, and tools Apple users can look forward to in the upcoming year. Typically this conference is...

Supplementing Business Data with Public APIs

Supplementing Business Data with Public APIs

Many businesses have unique private data which, when surfaced correctly, can offer novel insight of their industry to customers or internal teams.   While this data already exists, it likely contains only the necessary fields to enable functions of the business...

Creating a Push Notification Server with Node.js

Creating a Push Notification Server with Node.js

At Shockoe we're used to integrating our clients' complicated backend systems into our apps, and this often includes push notifications. However, to get that initial proof that our app is playing nicely with GCM and APNS we'll sometimes rig up a sandbox server of our...

7 Tips for Utilizing Amazon Alexa to Engage with Customers

7 Tips for Utilizing Amazon Alexa to Engage with Customers

Amazon first released Alexa virtual assistant and smart speaker Echo in late 2014. An in-home virtual assistant is an impressive tool, but creating a seamless user experience with it can be a challenge. So how do companies overcome this challenge? What engagement can...

How to Engage Customers With QR Codes and Augmented Reality

How to Engage Customers With QR Codes and Augmented Reality

When one of our clients approached us with the idea of building an entirely new customer engagement app for their grocery stores, we were very excited. Their goal was to build a mobile application that customers could use to learn about products, find them in the...

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Business

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Business

Virtual reality and augmented reality are two of the most innovative technologies to gain mainstream traction over the past several years. These nascent media have taken content cues from the related fields of cinema and video gaming: that is to say that a significant...

How to Setup Configurations and Schemes in XCode

How to Setup Configurations and Schemes in XCode

The beginning of any new or existing iOS application development cycle should start off on the right foot. A solid foundation to support each environment level within the configuration of the XCode project is a great first step to the success of your application. This...

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