Author Archives: Flavius Saracut

Oradea City Report won the first prize in contest run by Open Government Partnership Romania

Oradea City Report, the app we’ve built for Oradea City Hall recently entered the OGP Romania contest, in the section “Best app – Promoting open data”. The app has been voted online by 1997 people and landed on the first spot.

Yesterday, a jury formed by government and civil society representatives analyzed all apps that were part of the contest and decided to give Oradea City Report the award “Best app in Romania 2014”. The decision has been made based on the level transparency they bring and how much they improve the public services.

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The Government of Romania adhered … Read More

8 Key Steps For Streamlining The Localisation Of Your App Or Website

For some developers being just on a market is sufficient, but those who want to reach more markets with their products have to go through a localisation process. To find out more on the subject I spoke with Nancy Matis.

Nancy is currently manager of her own company based in Belgium, specialising in localisation, translation project management, consulting and training. She teaches Translation Project Management in several Universities and has just published the English version of her book on the subject: “How to manage your translation projects“. She was kind enough to give us some tips on the … Read More

Mobiversal Named Top European Mobile App Developer

Washington, DC-based research firm Clutch released an update to its research on Top UK Mobile App Developers and Top European Mobile App Developers. The research highlights firms with a strong focus on mobile app development and UX/UI work. Firms were selected based on a number of quantitative and qualitative factors including market presence, client list, industry recognition and client references.

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We’re happy that Mobiversal was recognized among the twelve firms with strong delivery teams in Europe (outside of the UK) and proven success delivering complex mobile solutions to clients. “It can be difficult for buyers to find the best mobile … Read More

Let’s build an awesome charting app for JIRA – Mobiversal Hackathon

Entrepreneurship and creativity are two things that are part of Mobiversal’s culture, and this could be easily seen at today’s Hackathon. At Mobiversal we love working for our customers but at the same time we want to launch our own products, the first one being Appointfix, with others soon to follow.

We want to build products that improve the way people work, products that have a very tangible positive impact on people’s lives.

Mobiversal Hackathons start in the morning from one or more ideas, we debate and then we start designing and coding it. By the end of the … Read More

A Look At How Mobile Apps Are Changing The French Retail Market

Europe is a big market when it comes to online retail, this year being expected to surpass €150 billion, 81.3% of which is concentrated in the three largest markets – the United Kingdom, Germany and France. App Annie and Kantar Retail did a study on the state of mobile apps for retailers in France, and examined what mobile apps are doing in a market home to some of the world’s largest retailers such as Carrefour, E.Leclerc, Intermarché, Auchan or Casino Group. Mobile retail sales in France are expected to grow by 106% in 2014, rising to 13.5% of online retail.… Read More

12 Free Android Phone Mockups: Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Nexus 5 (PSD, Ai)

We’ve posted recently a comprehensive list with iPhone 6 mockups but for those of you who work on Android apps, we’ve compiled a list with Android mockups: Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Nexus 5.

Real Samsung Galaxy S5 with a background – Psd format It features a smart object that allows you to replace the screen design with your own. We’ve used it to create an animated GIF for Appointfix, an app we’re about to launch soon. You can check it out here.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 front view in Shimmery White, Charcoal Black / Electric Blue or Read More

5 Ways Mobile Apps Improve Productivity for Field Workforce

Organizations are in a constant battle to improve field productivity, efficiency or customer service, and one way they are trying to achieve this is by mobilizing their workforce. Apps can help companies manage workforce better in many ways:

  • Workers in the field can receive real-time, accurate information, apps being integrated with backend systems such as ERP, CRM, work order management, billing, transaction processing, etc. Timely and contextually relevant information can be made available to the field at all times – even when devices don’t have an internet connection, thanks to caching and syncing.
  • Field workers can be dispatched using a
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5 Tips for Effective and Good-looking App Screenshots

There’s so much noise nowadays on the app market that we need to look very careful at every aspect when marketing an app and screenshots are a very important element to pay attention to. When users browse through the App Store or Google Play, immediately after the icon and app’s name, they get in contact with the screenshots. I believe we need to look at screenshots like looking at a landing page, so the screenshots should tell the user a visual story but I think is also very useful to use a short descriptive message on each screenshot. If … Read More

A Curated List with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Free Mockups (PSD, Ai)

If you’re working on a new landing page for your app or you want to create a presentation, here’s a curated list with iPhone 6 mockups.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus front view, all colors, layered Mockup PSD files. You can rotate or scale it.

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iPhone 6 front view, 3/4 view PSD files
iPhone 6 PSD Mockups on Behance
Three-quarter perspective iPhone 6 psd. Gray, silver, and gold a with smart layers.

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iPhone 6 angle view free mock-up

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iPhone 6, 4.7-inch PSD mockup in 3600×2700 px – black, white, and gold

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus flat vector mockup Read More

Senior executives at Marriott and Choice Hotels unveil the most used features in their hotel mobile apps

Three months ago we saw the results of a survey ran by Software Advice on 2,126 randomly selected U.S. travelers to find the most wanted features in a hotel’s mobile app. Travelers were highly interested in using interactive maps to help them find the hotel and other points of interest (36%), coupons and discounts (27%), features related to room service (23%), and a loyalty program dashboard (14%).

In order to have more light on this issue, I also wanted to hear what hoteliers have to say about the most used features in their mobile apps. So I reached out to … Read More