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The evolution of software management techniques

Last week we’ve delved into the history of how complex software evolved. In this article, we’re going to talk about how management techniques have come in support and adapted to the changing needs of software development.

As technologies evolved, management paradigms also emerged organically as a response to the increasing complexity of software development. Project managers at important companies and startups alike, needed methods with which to better organize their teams in productive ways.

Software development approaches can be lumped into two main eras: predictive and adaptive. We will take the time in elaborating both of them, as they are … Read More

The evolution of complex software

Software used to be an enterprise-only business. Companies with huge capital were able to fund, research and build large mainframe computers on which to create software. Initially, programmers would have to load code into the mainframes by flicking switches or using punch-hole cards.

Stacks and stacks of paper that would reach the height of a normal human being contained a single program. The loading of the program was a tedious and time-consuming process.

For decades, software used to be written on mainframes by computer programmers at universities. That is, until the Rise of the Microcomputers (anyone … Read More

Client types we’ve encountered in 8+ years of developing mobile apps

People come in all shapes and sizes. Some are big, some are small. Some are calm and laid-back, others are neurotic and unsure of what they want. None of them are uninteresting if you know how, when and where to listen.

Because of the advancement of technology, nowadays anybody with an idea can transform it into a product. Throughout the years, we had thousands of leads who wanted us to give them an honest opinion and an estimate on their requirements. Wanting to create an app or a product, has now become mainstream. 

In the next … Read More

Dark Patterns: or how UX exploits the user | Trick questions & Fake new notifications

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PART VII

Today marks the end of our journey into the murky world of dark patterns. Even though dark patterns are continually evolving and emerging, today we’re gonna wrap up the series and learn about Trick questions and Fake new notifications.

Trick questions

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Most certainly, trick questions would be the Riddler’s (Batman villain) favorite dark pattern.

This type of dark pattern is purposefully crafted to confuse, by using different language artifices, such as intricate wording and double negatives in order to nudge the user into taking the desired action. … Read More

Dark Patterns: or how UX exploits the user | Roach motel and Sneak into basket

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PART VI

Today is our penultimate stop into the opaque and immoral world of dark patterns. Tune in to learn more about the Roach motel and Sneak into basket dark patterns.

Roach motel

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Nobody likes roaches. Not even roaches like roaches. They get through every nook and cranny and find their place inside any home, to the bewilderment of the owner.

As easy as they get in, as hard it is for them to be forced out – if quantified it would probably be almost inversely proportional. As some … Read More

Dark Patterns: or how UX exploits the user | Misdirection, Price Comparison Prevention & Privacy Zuckering

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PART V

Because it has been a while since our last post on Dark Patterns, today we’re continuing our journey into the realm of bad and unorthodox UX with three patterns: Misdirection, Price Comparison Prevention and Privacy Zuckering.

Misdirection

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Watch out for Ms. Direction or you’ll get fooled. She can easily hide the truth from you.

Wordplay aside, the misdirection dark pattern is a tactic used by services to divert the attention of the user from something important, confusing him or her with unclear choices or promoting other … Read More

Angajăm Backend Developer (Java) pentru produsul Appointfix

Fondată în 2011, Mobiversal este formată dintr-o echipă de oameni talentați cu abilități de business, tehnice, design și marketing. Pasiunea noastră este să construim aplicații mobile care să aibă un impact pozitiv în viața oamenilor. Pe lângă aplicațiile dezvoltate pentru clienți, am lansat și produse proprii care sunt vândute pe piața globală. 

Căutăm acum un Backend Developer pentru Appointfix. Este o oportunitate de a deveni parte dintr-o echipă/produs care ajută zeci de mii de prestatori de servicii/mici afaceri să își țină cu ușurință evidența programărilor cu clienții și să reducă numărul celor ce uită de programare. 

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Angajăm Digital Marketer pentru produsul Appointfix

Fondată în 2011, Mobiversal este formată dintr-o echipă de oameni talentați cu abilități de business, tehnice, design și marketing. Pasiunea noastră este să construim aplicații mobile care să aibă un impact pozitiv în viața oamenilor. Pe lângă aplicațiile dezvoltate pentru clienți, am lansat și produse proprii care sunt vândute pe piața globală. 

Căutăm acum un Digital Marketer pentru Appointfix. Este o oportunitate de a deveni parte dintr-o echipă/produs care ajută zeci de mii de prestatori de servicii/mici afaceri să își țină cu ușurință evidența programărilor cu clienții și să reducă numărul celor ce uită de programare. 

Avem in prezent … Read More

5 Reasons why Entrepreneurs from Israel Should Develop Their Mobile Apps in Romania

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Introduction

Nearshoring. The outsourcing of business processes to other companies or agencies in a country near yours. Being in the vicinity of the country you want to outsource your product or software provides a number of benefits, contrary to the more common approach of farshoring.

Farshoring deals with delegating processes to a foreign country situated at a considerable distance from yours. This can provide some benefits, such as finding the lowest cost for your work, but also provides a lot of negatives, such as lower quality of labor, major cultural differences, increased costs … Read More

Representing Romania: Mobiversal at the Tel-Aviv DLD Innovation Festival

Mobiversal participated in this year’s edition of the DLD Tel-Aviv Innovation Festival, courtesy of our government’s internationalization program for Romanian economic operators.

The arrival day for the Mobiversal team saw them officially registering on-site, then visiting the beautiful landscapes of Tel-Aviv, street art and of course the breathtaking sea.

A spectacular view from the Mediterranean shore

The festival

On the first day of the festival, Mobiversal took its place at its booth at 8 a.m. in the morning. The festival brought together people from all over the world, from Israelis to Asians, from Americans to Eastern Europeans.

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