Native development vs use of mobile frameworks

A while ago, lots of cross-platform frameworks, that allowed creating native apps using your favourite HTML5, JavaScript, Python or even C#, entered the scene of mobile development. All came with native capabilities and moreover – an ability to have a single codebase for iOS and…

Apple vs HTML – is it time to go native?!

Using a cross-platform technology to cover all currently available mobile platforms always saved the development time and efforts. You could create a responsive HTML app that will nicely run in your desktop and mobile browser, as well as you can wrap it as a mobile…

When it is too late to look back?

A while ago we’ve received a request from one of the 🇨🇭Swiss startups that needed a technical support of their newly developed solution. This product was in an MVP stage, built by some Asian team, but was really unstable as struggled with various issues and…

Icons parabola

In a modern world of UI and graphic design, no one can hardly imagine a user interface without an icon. Starting from the early pre-IT era we were using icons even though we never used this exact meaning. Traffic signs, metro signs, emergency exit circuits…

Dealing with audio in HTML5 apps

While everyone was preparing for ICE Totally Gaming, we at OB&T were busy helping exhibitors to prepare their gaming solutions. One of our clients requested to adopt his legacy HTML5 game to support modern iOS devices such as iPhones and IPads. Long story short –…

Chat Bot for Infrastructure Management

Everyone is definitely familiar with all those great development and infrastructure tools that should be used when you create and/or maintain a mature software solution. Some of them are integrated with each other, like Atlassian stack, some require additional tweaking, like AWS and other monitoring…

Moving to a new iOS

While you are developing for iOS you are regularly facing the new iOS version releases. Some of them go smooth and your initially built app continues working fine. Like, you can simply skip newly deprecated functions. However, major versions may simply not allow your application…

Blockchain it or not?

Blockchain is the hottest guy on the block (pun intended) when it comes to financial technology. It was the main technological innovation of bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger of all bitcoin transactions. And now it is being actively used in electronic trading…

IB TWS – Forever up! Fixing disconnect routine

Imagine you need to create an algo tool that should work with Interactive Brokers through Trading Workstation API. Nothing complex, right – so, you develop the tool, test it using the paper account, all goes smoothly and you’re ready to go live. However, once done…

Silverlight to HTML5

A while ago we faced a task of converting Silverlight front-end application into HTML5. Apart from the fact that app was 100% based on Silverlight 5, it used third-party components like Telerik, KML files read/write utilities, Spatial data processing utilities, MS Map Controls, PRISM (MS…