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During the next few days the city of Umag is the centre of the ICT industry. WinDays13, the biggest IT conference in the region, is being held there from April 22nd till 26th. Two of our experts, Merlin Rebrović and Luka Abrus, are among the prominent 127 lecturers that will be introducing the conference participants to new trends in the mobile industry.
From 10th to 12th of April, London became the UX capital of the world. The best people in the field gathered around for inspiring talks and intensive workshops. Covering all the talks during the three days of UX London conference would fill a small book, but luckily they were all centered around a few themes and some surprising discoveries. Mind you, these are all my personal impressions, so someone else might have different experiences. Read more
Diamonds are girl’s best friend. And so are mobile apps. Especially ones which will make you feel like a princess just by using it. Diamond in the Rough is one such iPhone app and we’ve just launched it for our client.
Diamond in the Rough is one of the world’s leading natural, rough diamond jewelry brand. Their product line is made of diamond rings, but not the classical diamond you might find in most of the jewelry stores – these diamonds are in their untouched form, showing out the inherent beauty of these precious gemstones.
Make me feel good!
We’re never satisfied with simple, purely informational applications. Sure, the apps we make should provide basic information about our client’s products, but the app is sucessful as long as you really want to use it. The idea for Diamond in the Rough app was to give you the feeling of wearing one of those rings before actually buying them.
If you want to see how any diamond ring from their offering would fit you, all you have to do is:
* download the free Diamond in the Rough app
* click on “Try on a Ring”
* choose whichever ring you want – they’re all nicely sorted into several styles
* and take a photo of your hand with the ring on it!
The photos you take can be saved to your photo roll or shared with your friends on Facebook or Twitter!
Once you’re satisfied with the ring, you can use the app to find out more about rough diamonds – like that the Diamonds in the Rough team examines thousands of rough diamonds to find just a handful of ones naturally perfected or that each ring is hancrafted uniquely around the specific shape and color of the rough diamond. The app also showcases some extraordinary pieces and if you’re soon about to get married, maybe you’ll want to check out the bridal collection – some of the nicest and pretiest rings we ever saw are there.
If you really want to see how you’d look with a rough diamond ring, download Diamond in the Rough app now and check it out!
P.S. Our QA team really tested the app thoroughly. Click here to see how.
It’s the end of the year, and the holiday season is the right time to for the review of the year 2012. Fortunately, there are no parallels with the eponymous disaster movie title – we ended up with 43 employees, stable growth, positive result, and on the rising trajectory with a clear vision of where we want to be in 3 years.
There is always something happening in Five Minutes. The beginning of December was a time for another internal hackathon. The spirits were still high from our first one and we wanted to use that before holidays. Read more
One of the most lasting and joyful games for us weren’t classic FPS, RPG or platform arcades – there’s only so many ways to play it and the worst of all, they have the end of the game. That’s why we love playing those brain puzzles and when we got a chance to actually work on one, we took that opportunity and now we’re presenting you the result: The Fit Brains Trainer.
Our partner in this project, Vivity Labs, has a lot of experience in this field; more than 75 million brain games have been played across their Fit Brains network. So, what is this all about?
Exciting times ahead! We’re in search for 6 mobile developers. As we’ve worked hard throughout the summer and autumn, winter is coming with new projects, new clients and new markets. So we’re in search of real talent, no matter the years of experience and jobs so far. What is important are superb programming skills and drive to learn and develop iOS and Android apps.
If we need to talk about technologies, here they are: Objective-C for iOS development, Java for Android development, HTML5 / CSS / JS for front-end, and Java J2EE for back-end. So, you see, that’s why we don’t emphasize the technologies, as much the quality of programming as such and the ability to learn.
If you ever get a change to visit our headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia – make sure to ask about our ping-pong room. That’s right, we have our own ping-pong room with (obviously) a ping-pong table inside and a couple of developers in a match at all times.
Over the time, we learned that we don’t know when some is inside playing which made us sad when we would get to the room and see people already inside, throwing the ball left and right.
A large part of being productive in our personal and professional life nowadays has to do with the applications we use. However, there are probably hundreds of note-taking apps that have already flooded the App Store. Aware that note-taking applications are dime a dozen on the market, our client has prepared in advance replies to some of the questions that might come up among potential users on the SweetPicks Questions & Answers.
We at Five Minutes work on projects of various sizes and complexities. But since we are primarily a mobile development shop, often the projects last for just a few months and they overlap in different stages. To be able to manage and track these kinds of projects we need powerful but also simple and effective tools. Read more