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Apps for Good (AfG) is a registered charity that partners with educators to deliver its app development course to young people between 8 and 18 years of age. Netguru is responsible for developing a platform that allows cooperation between teachers, students, and experts to facilitate technology teaching.
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5 Steps to Successful Android Testing

Okay, so you’ve decided to build a top-notch Android app. Great! The Android market is constantly growing, although it’s not easy to find success there. The first problem that you will face even before going to the market with your product is… testing. Which is an extremely difficult process, as the Android market is awfully fragmented. How to approach this and not fail even before your product’s debut on Google Play? Read our short guide on how to efficiently test and debug your Android application.
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There's the same problem with democracies all around the world: how to hold the politicians accountable? Promises are made before the elections, and hardly ever kept by politicians in office. Although in theory all activities of members of parliament are accessible, in practice a curious citizen will find it impossible to analyze them. Usually one would have to personally visit the archives, and manually search for the answer.
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Tracing Patterns that Might Hinder Performance

There is a pretty good chance you will encounter at least one unresponsive app or a slowly loading web page today. It’s 2017 already, and we want to do everything more quickly, yet we still experience annoying delays. How is that possible? Doesn’t our Internet connection improve every year? Doesn’t our browser perform better day by day? In this article, we will cover the latter.
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Apple is known for cutting off their support for old standards, devices and software versions. Recently, the rumours have confirmed - iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone jack anymore. All ports in the latest iteration of MacBooks got replaced with thinner and more modern USB-C type ports. Even the beloved MagSafe power connector was replaced with USB-C. This proves that Apple is not afraid of making big decisions. As the App Store is growing more than ever before, the set of abandoned, legacy iOS apps is getting bigger and bigger each year, which means that Apple will have to start maintaining it better.
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Invented by the founders of Trello, Glitch is said to be the friendly community where you can build a web app of your dreams. It holds out the promise of revolution in the way we develop software. The idea behind it is to give developers a hospitable and free environment to code, create apps, remix and modify them without a bulk of unnecessary coding tools that raise barriers to your creativity. With Glitch developers can create apps with ease and instantly deploy them. The platform is fairly new, with not so many users who have tested it so far, so we decided to give it a go and see how it delivers on its promises.
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Many of our partners are individuals with long experience in their sector and a great idea for disrupting the market they know thoroughly. With this kind of ventures, the key is to act efficiently, since the ventures are funded from private money and usually have not attracted an early stage institutional investor yet.
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London is Europe’s hub of innovation and commerce. According to the FT1000, 78 fastest-growing companies are based in the British capital. The tech scene is thriving in London, attracting both founders and investors who look for business opportunities. London has been a leader in technology and innovation thanks to its well-developed infrastructure and a long-standing top position on the financial markets. What lies behind London’s success? What is the London tech scene about? We asked Google about the most popular search queries in relation to tech in London to see what the average user associates it with and what they want to learn about.
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iOS Brief #23 - Swifty and Abstraction in Programming

Hi! Allow me to present you another edition of the iOS Brief! This time we are sharing another set of interesting links. Read about Swifty tips, abstraction in programming done right and automated code review tools.
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The summer is slowly approaching, and I bet you can’t wait to soak up in the sun on a nice, sandy beach or hike all the way up to the mountain peaks. This is what holiday is for, isn’t it? Maybe. But we’ve got an alternative lined up for those who want to sink into the world of Ruby on Rails instead. If you are an eager developer who seeks comprehensive knowledge of RoR programming, you’ve come to the right place.
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Speed is one of the most important things when it comes to conversion, retention and user experience in mobile apps.  According to a Google study, users regard a satisfactory load time as two seconds or less, and 53% of them will leave a mobile site if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. The stats are ruthless. Page speed is one of the ranking factors for Google mobile searches. Since more than half of overall web traffic comes from mobile, because of the long loading times, you can start losing your money. Whether it concerns you, or you want to raise this issue with your web development company or consulting partners, this article will help you spot the problems related to web app speed.
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A trip to IKEA is like going through all the future homes you want to have (but probably won’t, because let’s be honest - no one can keep their space that tidy and artfully arranged). It’s scenography, all the more convincing for its theatricality. You go through these tiny rooms that represent people’s lives and it’s easy to imagine yourself living there, smiling, enjoying time spent with your close ones. Why is this only true for the offline experience?
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There are around 2,200,000 apps in the App Store at the moment. Even though the top apps are only a tiny fraction of that number, it’s still quite a lot of applications. In such a crowded place, it’s really hard to compete for users’ attention, and even if we manage to reach users and make them download the app, it won’t be easy to keep them using our product on a daily basis. There are many ways to make your app great. Implementing a great design that provides delightful experience and usability is an absolute must. Still, the possibilities don’t end on design. There are a few other functionalities that everybody uses but may not be aware of. We made a list of 10 iOS features that will help your app become more visible and accessible to users. Enjoy!
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11 Node.js Podcasts that You Should Listen to

Are you a developer interested in Node.js? Want to learn more about the technology, what the latest trends are, and find out some opinions on the best practices? Or perhaps you’re just starting out in the world of Node.js and are looking for some great resources – past and present – to find out more. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.
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Kuingia, a product of an Irish startup, is a tool for sourcing information from media, research institutes, consultancy reports and social media channels. It collects stories in multiple languages and returns headlines and links in the query language.
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Campsited is a Dublin based startup that provides an easy way for campers and holiday seekers to find and book campsites, touring parks, and holiday parks. The app was designed with passion for camping, but hindered by a lack of an experienced, scalable development team. Campsited covers campsites in Ireland and the UK, and has just started it's expansion into continental Europe.
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Property Detective (PD) is a “big data” application that provides comprehensive information on the current and predictive quality of life in areas in which people consider living or investing. The London based startup gives customers answers to important questions about the area they want to live in: can I commute to work on a train? How high are the noise levels in the area? What kind of food is available at nearby grocery stores? What are the political demographics in this area? Are there plans for future development? And many answers to other questions.
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Since 2007 Lemonfrog AG specializes in building and running online marketplaces for services. Lemonfrog started with Babysitting24, a site matching babysitters with parents, and soon expanded to other marketplaces with websites: Petsitting24, Homeservice24, Tutor24, Seniorservice24, and more. Lemonfrog platforms operate in Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
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In the world where you can Google and find almost everything, good old books may seem to be a bit out-of-date… Especially technical ones! However, some of them are truly irreplaceable when it comes to all-embracing patterns, covering the basics, or even leading us step by step from the fundamental concepts to some highly-advanced details. Best books on Node.js are not exception.  
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As a professional and as a technologist, you always want to be up-to-date with the latest news from the field of business and tech. But how do you know what other representatives of the industry think about its current state? How do you make sure your opinions stay relevant in an industry that's constantly changing?
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