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Our Silver Lining: Building Mobile Apps Using Amazon Web Services

Eventually the day will come when you’ll have to deliver some sort of mobile application. On that day (and during the months that follow) you could end up swearing a lot while you deal with whole new IDEs, APIs, programming languages, known issues and a myriad of other annoying things related to mobile development. Or, you could relax and enjoy a ride on Amazon Web Services. We think that's a better option. At OutSystems, we aim to make life simpler to our customers. So we set out on a journey to make building mobile applications easy for everyone.
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The Alchemy of IoT

And everything you ever need to know about the Internet of Things

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The practice of alchemy has captured the imagination of people for thousands of years. Even though most of its practitioners were interested in the transformation of lead into gold, the real transformation at the foundation of alchemy was a spiritual one.

The transformation IoT promises is one that makes technology seamless and transparent to the point of becoming almost invisible. This is, for me, the alchemy of our days.

How can you capture this somewhat elusive spirit of transformation, creation and combination when you’re talking about the Internet of Things? What is the transmutation that we can aspire to, what is the lead we’re starting with and what is the gold that we’re trying to achieve?

We need to start by understanding what the Internet of Things is. Because everyone knows what the internet is, let’s start by understanding what these Things are, then.

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The Top 5 Ways We’re Transforming Enterprise Mobility with OutSystems

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Every business has a vision. But, executing on that vision can be challenging, especially when digital transformation is involved. That’s where Green Lemon Company comes in. We provide guidance and breakthrough technology that help our clients resolve the roadblocks and bottlenecks that hinder their progress.

OutSystems is focused on meeting the challenges of digital transformation, mobility, and faster delivery cycles with a low-code application development platform. OutSystems is a natural fit as a Green Lemon partner.

Together, we help maxed out IT departments increase their velocity while meeting the ever-growing demand they face for enterprise mobile applications. So, here are five ways we do this. (more…)

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The Time Has Come for Low-Code Platforms

This is the first installment of our Leading with Low-Code Blog Series.

The notion thatThe Time Has Come for Low-Code Platforms a suitably sophisticated platform might ease the custom coding work of software developers has been around for many years.

Fourth-generation languages (4GLs) like PowerBuilder and Delphi touted such ease of development, opening up enterprise software creation to less seasoned application creators while simplifying and accelerating the work of their more experienced colleagues. (more…)

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Designers vs. Developers: 5 Tips to Give Peace a Chance

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Last May, OutSystems announced a Revolution. Right before we kicked off NextStep 2016 in Lisbon, where that presentation took place, we had an event called Developers Morning at the OutSystems offices.

During that event, we had a couple of AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions, where developers asked many questions about Silk UI, our front-end framework for creating beautiful designs with the least possible effort, and how they could enable designers to use it to its full potential. (more…)

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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…)