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Mobile development   •  3.10.2019   •  1 minute read

Apple’s new rules for signing in to apps

Do you have an app in the App Store for iPhone or iPad? Is your app using third party login mechanisms, like Facebook or Google? If so, it’s most likely that your app needs to be updated by next spring! Apple recently released their own anonymous and private way to login to apps, “Sign in with Apple”.  Apple has updated..

Our culture   •  19.9.2019   •  2 minute read

Balance and vacation

I love my job. But more than that I love vacation. Vacation to me means balance. Balance to the normal day-to-day grind. No work emails or messages, no shop-talk, no visiting the office. I’ve tried to live with the mantra of balance for a while now and I think it’s something that I learned from my father. I don’t live..

Make Helsinki   •  28.6.2019   •  1 minute read

The blog is back

Perhaps you have noticed that it’s been a while since our last blog post. Anyway, now we think it is a good time to continue with our blog articles, since our website is updated with new content in both Finnish and English. What are your first thoughts about the websites? Is there some content missing or something that is unclear?..

Service design   •  15.6.2018   •  6 minute read

Our beloved UI tools

UI without the UX? How dare you? When talking about user interface design it’s natural that the discussion also goes to user experience design. And it’s understandable. You can’t have the one without the other if you wan’t to build a good product or a service. But I’d like to separate those two for just a while. I know I..

Mobile development   •  28.3.2018   •  4 minute read

Distributing applications, the past and present

For small developers, getting your creations to the hands of users around the world was for long expensive, hard or just impossible. In the last ten years, application distribution models have evolved hugely. But let me start by looking back more than 20 years. Back then It was a great white winter day, sometime around 1997, when I had finally..

Mobile development   •  18.3.2018   •  2 minute read

The One Thing I Hate About Kotlin

== true I love Kotlin. It’s an amazing language. I wrote it a love letter once. But… There is one thing about it that sucks. Null is not true. Null is not false. For example, this fails to compile if (nullableBoolean) { doStuff() } If you want to get that to work you need to compare it to true. if..