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How Pacific Cross Delivered Its Mobile App in 30 Days

Based in Hong Kong, Pacific Cross provides health insurance and health care services across Asia. The company has been growing for more than 25 years, and today it offers worldwide coverage for medical, life, dental, personal accident, and travel insurance, among other areas.haelthtech quote

But serving Asian customers isn’t always easy. That’s because they tend to be very tech savvy and to have exceedingly high expectations. So when Pacific Cross was in danger of losing its biggest client to a competitor with a mobile solution that Pacific Cross didn’t offer – it had to act fast. In fact, unless the company could build its own mobile application in just 30 days, the client planned to take its business elsewhere. (more…)

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The Hack for Surviving the Second- System Syndrome

Our mission was clear: We wanted OutSystems Platform 10 to generate awesome mobile apps. The platform generated (server-rendered) web applications, so we had to do a major system redesign, which included changing not only the runtime, but also large parts of the visual programming language, the compiler and the IDE.We called it “The New Runtime Project.”
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How TDG Rebuilt an Aging HR System with OutSystems

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Over the past 40 years, Transnational Diversified Group (TDG) has transformed itself from a shipping agency into a diverse group of businesses. Today, the organization is made up of 35 distinct companies that are engaged in activities ranging from logistics to travel and tourism to information and communications technology, among others. Collectively, those companies employ 4,000 professionals across the Philippines. (more…)

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A View from 36,000 Kilometers Up: How SES Uses OutSystems to Build Its Mobile Apps

SES, the world’s leading provider of satellite-enabled communications, has aggressive goals for growth. To meet those goals, the company is always looking to expand into new verticals and to transform its business with innovative IT solutions. SES also knows that one of the keys to its growth is being able to serve its diverse customer base of government agencies and multinational corporations with IT applications that are tailored to the unique needs of each individual market it serves. Of course, creating those solutions with its existing resources would be no small feat. Read more about SES and their use of a low-code platform for application development and delivery.
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Emotional Design – Adding a Little Cherry on Top of Your Product’s UX

Last year I took part in a workshop about emotional intelligence with a group of software engineers. Engineers believe in systematic thinking, algorithms and analytics. They don’t believe in emotions. When the workshop’s instructor asked if psychology was a science, they giggled. That’s a very common reaction.

One of my favourite TED talks is one by Dr. Guy Winch. He’s spent 9 years earning his doctorate. When he meets new people, the conversation usually goes something like this: (more…)

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How EMC Built and Scaled TheHub to Serve 12,000 Engineers

OutSystems: Low Code for High-Performing Engineering Teams

As the “low-code” platform market explodes, many non-technical employees of today’s organizations are able to build enterprise-class applications by assembling pre-built components using simple, drag and drop capabilities.

This “citizen developer” movement, however, is only a part of the low-code story. In fact, the platforms in this market fall on a spectrum from true “no code” environments suitable for non-technical users on the one hand, to platforms that help bona fide developers accelerate and simplify the creation and deployment of applications that require custom coding. (more…)

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OutSystems Rock Stars: The MVP Program

Developers and others who are passionate about OutSystems Platform—and infuse this passion in all they do—matter to us. To show our appreciation, on May 2, 2016, at the Developers Morning event in Lisbon, an awesome group of people became OutSystems MVPs.

We could list a few of them here, but that wouldn’t be fair to the others because they’re all so amazing. You can get to know them on their very own MVP web page. (more…)

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Digital Tipping Point – Why You Should Care About the Latest News from Forrester, Gartner, and SIIA (CODiE Awards)

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We’ve reached a digital tipping point.

Last week, the 2016 CODiE Awards were announced. Of course we’re thrilled to win the Best Mobile Development Solution award, because it recognizes the craftsmanship of our hundreds of engineers as well as the innovative customers who have inspired us. Who doesn’t like a nice trophy?

But there’s something much bigger brewing. The CODiEs, the latest Forrester Wave on low-code development platforms, and the upcoming Gartner research on mobile development platforms are all pointing to one big thing.   (more…)

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Heroes or Villains? How IT Sees Citizen Developers

With more companies engaging non-IT staff to develop apps, we commissioned TechValidate, a third-party research organization, to investigate this important growing trend. The results are in and are available now. (more…)

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OutSystems Community Gets a Makeover

We all know developers are the lifeblood of a software platform. This year OutSystems has made it a top priority to support our developers by providing more tools and resources to help them learn and become experts in our platform. Today, we are pleased to announce the first step in that direction – a new and improved home for our growing worldwide community. We have created a brand new community homepage, and we improved our developer forums by adding requested features to make life better for everyone using them. (more…)