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Mobile App Helps OutSystems Employees Run for a Greater Cause

On December 12, 2016, OutSystems launched a challenge to its employees: to walk, run or cycle 5,000 kilometers by January 6. The goal? Well, it was the holiday season, the time to give back to the community. And what better way to do it than through a mobile app that helped those in need, and also helped us get healthier in the process?

It couldn’t be just any app, it had to mirror OutSystems values. Fast. Robust. Resilient. Full-stack. And so OutRun was born – a mobile app to track the distance an employee walked, ran or cycled.


A Custom Physician Portal: Why OutSystems Low-Code Platform Is the Cure

When US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) wanted to replace its legacy physician portal, it looked to OutSystems for help building a new physician portal. USACS is the nation’s leading physician-owned provider of integrated acute care. One of the company’s top priorities was to ensure that its new portal was much more collaborative, allowing physicians to complete more of their work outside of the emergency room. (more…)


An App for the Elves: Santa Goes Low-Code with OutSystems

Santa needed an app for his elves. Every December, thousands of letters addressed to Santa arrive at post offices all over the world as eager children share their wish lists. But what is magical for a child can be a nightmare for the mailman. 

There had to be a way to help Santa’s little helpers. (No, not the North Pole elves; that’s a different story.) It was his earthly assistants at the post office who struggled to make sure every child received a prompt reply from the man in the red suit.   (more…)

What Happens When a Low-Code Platform Meets Battleships?

Do you remember playing Battleship? It’s the game where you try to track and sink your opponent’s ships before they manage to do the same to you. It was a lot of fun and made the task of coordinating a navy look easy. In reality, managing a navy and all of its assets — vessels, aircraft and munitions, not to mention all of the personnel associated with operating and maintaining those assets — is a huge undertaking. The post explores how a low-code platform helped Atos build and deliver custom applications. (more…)

Americares Builds Mobile App to Deliver Aid to Disaster Areas

Did you know that Hurricane Matthew left more than a million people in Haiti in need of aid after the storm’s devastating destruction? Fortunately, Americares is there to help. When disasters like Hurricane Matthew strike, Americares sends in emergency response teams to work with local partners. These partners are best placed to distribute the medicine and other supplies to the people who need them most.

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.”

We knew it was a massive undertaking, a bet-the-company project that would take almost 2 years. We all hate large projects and their tendency to overstay their welcome, their goodbye, and forever grow larger.

So we were scared. We were terrified. But our customers tell us we’re one of the best R&D departments in the world, so we were pretty sure we had the needed technical skills. (more…)

How TDG Rebuilt an Aging HR System with OutSystems


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…)

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

Have you ever looked up into the night’s sky and seen a satellite passing by? If so, what you saw may have belonged to SES, the world’s leading provider of satellite-enabled communications.

Even if you haven’t seen one of its satellites — or even heard of the company for that matter — there’s still a good chance that you or someone you know has benefited from SES. That’s because with more than 50 geostationary satellites in its fleet, the company brings high-bandwidth communication to 1.1 billion people around the world. In addition to providing businesses, governments, and communities with reliable data connectivity, for example, it makes it possible for 7,200 different television channels to be broadcast to 312 million homes. (more…)

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…)

Enterprise Solutions with RAD – Connecting the business

This article was originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse on December 15, 2015.

diogohThe world is changing at a fast pace and generating more information than ever before, so we want our clients to keep up, in order to take the lead and overcome the challenges that present to our organizations everyday. (more…)