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Quiz House: how influencers from MaturaToBzdura expanded their business thanks to a mobile app

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Emil Waszkowski
Case Study, Marketing
How to reach over million downloads of an application in 11 months, engage users, so they would create over 60% of product content and create a new form of cooperation between brands and influencers? Learn how MaturaToBzdura creators cleverly answered the requests of their viewers and created an additional way of monetising their channel.

What is blockchain and how can it change marketing?

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Emil Waszkowski
Blockchain, Marketing
What technology prompted Marck Zuckerberg to launch a team assigned only to its exploration? What solves both ad fraud, distrust towards brands and the problem with personal data management? The answer to all above questions is Blockchain!

Car Sharing and Transportation Trends

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Emil Waszkowski
Business
Development of technology and constantly growing purchasing power of Millennials, whose requirements towards products and services are completely different than those of the previous generations, affect most industries. It is no different in the case of transportation.

Why is it worth to start a trial project instead of conducting a RFP

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Emil Waszkowski
Business
While reading an Adweek article on choosing an advertising agency by performing trial projects instead of a traditional Request For Proposal I've noticed many similarities to how it's done in the IT industry. That is why I've decided to write an article about RFP's in IT and how to take a different approach when choosing a software house. Learn what can you gain and what risks can be avoided by following my advice.

Augmented Reality: current state, future and over 20 use cases

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Emil Waszkowski
Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality is, along with Artificial Intelligence, a technology bound to influence business the most in the coming years. Involvement of major companies, including FAMGA, large amount of smartphones supporting AR and intensive work on new Augmented Reality devices — all those phenomenons indicate that this technology is soon to reach mass business adaptation phase, which will mean tangible commercial benefits.

22 Frequently Asked Questions About Software Development

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Krzysztof Kozłowski
Project Management
Based on over ten years of experience and questions we receive from our clients, we wrote down a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). We hope that it will help you better understand the issues related to software development. For your convenience, we have divided the questions into three categories: process, costs and experience.

Future Mind's Summary of 2017

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Tomasz Woźniak
News
On the one hand, last year brought a lot of successes, on the other, many challenges which we had the opportunity to face. See what we've achieved over the last 12 months.

How To Build An IoT Product From Scratch

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Paweł Josiek
Case Study
We are pleased to present the result of our cooperation with Connected Boat — the IoT boat fleet management & marine telematics start-up and platform. See how the entire product development process looks like — from an idea to a working product.

Summary of 2017 in Technology and Predictions for 2018

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Emil Waszkowski
Business
It's a difficult task to spot technologies that bring real value to business and distinguish it from fleeting fads. In this article we'll help you separate valuable information from the noise. We summarised 2017 in technology - the most important successes, failures, trends and challenges. We also made predictions for 2018.

11 Rules of Effective Cooperation in IT Projects

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Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
You’ve prepared a product specification, you’ve chosen a software house and signed a contract — it’s time to start the cooperation. Setting cooperative objectives, expectations and rules at the beginning of a project will ensure that the supplier’s team will essentially become a part of your organisation, which is especially important in remote cooperation.

How to become a better developer

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Michał Skóra
Dev
You can find many online publications on improving as a developer. In fact, there are so many of them that it’s easy to think the subject has been sufficiently discussed. However, I would like to examine this issue from my point of view.

Don't ask for an estimation! Budgeting Agile Projects

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Paweł Josiek, Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
You start a pretty big IT project and you have to answer the questions coming from the board, investors and other stakeholders. One of which is undoubtedly: “How much will it cost?” Assuming that you have a precise project specification in the form of a set of screens, flow and a technical description (API documentation, cases and user scenarios), the exact project evaluation may take a team several hours, or even days, and it doesn’t mean that they made a correct estimate. This is caused by the nature of IT projects, which are usually extremely complex and depend on many factors. Experienced IT managers agree on this — you need a budget, not an estimation.

What Are Progressive Web Apps?

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Paweł Cała, Emil Waszkowski
Mobile
You read reviews and expert predictions, but you really don’t know what PWA is and how will it fit your business? Or maybe you hear about progressive applications for the first time? In this article we’ll explain what are they and how do they work. We will also describe the capabilities and limitations of PWA technology, indicate when it is appropriate to apply it and explain when you should seek other tech solutions.

Future Mind’s VP Paweł Josiek Analyses the New App Cost Survey

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Emil Waszkowski
Mobile
When it comes to developing an app, cost is often at the forefront of businesses’ minds. While apps offer powerful channels for engaging audiences, the cost to build a mobile app is often steep. Clutch, a leading B2B IT ratings, reviews, and research firm in Washington, DC, recently surveyed 102 app development companies from around the world to better understand app development cost. Using the survey data and analysis from app development experts, the final report offers insight for any business seeking to develop an app with a professional app development company.

How to Find a Reliable Software House — A 10-Point Checklist

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Paweł Josiek, Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
You’ve made a decision to outsource your digital product development, but you’re not sure how to choose the best service provider? Where to find one that will understand the product goals and vision, and make it easy to achieve business objectives? Here’s what to consider when choosing a partner that will help you create a reliable product without any risk.

How to Write a Brief for a Software House

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Paweł Josiek, Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
Finding an outsourcing company that completely meets your business needs is not that simple. But you need to know that to take on a project with a software house and cooperate effectively you have to define your goals and have a full product concept. Here you’ll find the information straight from the horse’s mouth on what a good software house will ask before starting the work.

Pros and Cons of In-House and Outsourcing Software Development

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Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
Do you want to launch a mobile or web software application that will be cost-effective, quickly implemented and of high quality? Are you wondering whether to outsource or create an internal development team? Read this article and learn the advantages and disadvantages of both solutions. Find out what works best for you.

RxJava Schedulers Cheat Sheet

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Michał Klimczak
Dev, Mobile
Rx programming is hard. It’s hard at the beginning and then it gets even harder. In Future Mind we have begun our journey with RxJava more than two years ago and even now we learn new things every day. I’ve seen many developers having difficulties with fully grasping relatively simple problems concerning reactive programming. One of those problems is proper reactive task scheduling.

Here's a Quick Way to Read NFC Tags Using CoreNFC

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Andrzej Puczyk
Mobile
Wireless exchange of information between an iPhone and any other connected devices using NFC tags is finally here. There are multiple use cases for 3rd-party apps, but what’s it all about? Let us show you where to start you NFC adventure.

10 Things To Do Before Developing a Mobile App

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Emil Waszkowski
Mobile, Startups
You’ve been thinking about a mobile application that fully addresses market needs? Want to build the product, but there’s one thing that stops you: you have no idea how to change the concept into a functional tool. Wondering where to start and what steps to take to create the application in the most effective way? Read on to learn the essentials before you ask a software house for help.

Fixed Price vs Time & Materials: How to Build a Risk-Free Product?

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Paweł Josiek, Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
Do you think about building a reliable product at a smallest risk possible and on a reasonable budget? Wondering if it’s even possible? In this article, you will find the answer on how to achieve this goal.
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