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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..

Development   •  28.1.2018   •  5 minute read

Game Development – now and then

I’ve been programming since early 1990s. Fairly early on, I also started building different kinds of games: small quick action blasts, adventure games, car games, space shooters, brain quizzes, and so on. Truth to be told, many of them only reached proof-of-concept or prototype level, but there are e.g. several mobile games available in app stores that I’ve created. And..

Mobile development   •  18.11.2017   •  3 minute read

What made me love Kotlin

There is a new light past the horizon and it shines Here at Make Helsinki we’ve decided to give Kotlin a go just few weeks before Google announced they would make it an official Android language, together with Java. We would have kept with it anyway, but the announcement cemented it. So far I gave it a go with few..

Development   •  15.11.2016   •  2 minute read

Code monkeys – we want you!

Code monkey! Looking for new challenges? Look no further! Make Helsinki is looking for talented people to join our team to develop products to our customers in mobile and web. At the moment we are especially looking for experts in (iOS || Android || ((React || AngularJS) && Node.js)). Unity and hybrid apps are bubling under. We offer variety in..

Mobile development   •  1.9.2015   •  1 minute read

HelsinkiOS meetup at Make Helsinki

On August 26 we hosted the HelsinkiOS meetup at our office in Kamppi.  The office filled up quickly as we had over 40 iOS developers joining. The conversations kept going until late in the evening.  Our CEO Petteri Kolehmainen started the evening with a welcome and told shortly about Make Helsinki, the work we do for our customers, and the..