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  • Mikel Lindsaar

    2016 Year in Review

    By Mikel Lindsaar,

    2016 has been an amazing year for reinteractive and for me personally. I'd like to take this opportunity to go over some of the things that happened in my end of year review and set the stage for 2017.

    With thanks to our amazing customers and incredible team, I'm really happy to announce that reinteractive grew another 30% on 2016 figures. Which tops off six years of solid year on year growth since we started our company in 2010. During this time, we have grown an average of 35% year on year.

  • Matenia Rossides

    Integrating Salesforce with Rails and Heroku Connect

    By Matenia Rossides,

    As developers working on a project, we often deal with integrating third party APIs, data storage, and business tools that are outside the scope of our applications. Salesforce provides a powerful business tool which is, more often than not, used by teams outside the development team.

    One task we were recently presented with was to "Create a Rails application around a Salesforce workflow".

  • reinteractive

    A Ruby on Rails app we built took home an award at the worlds biggest accounting show, Accountex!

    By reinteractive,

    We have some very exciting news to kick off your weekend! We are very proud to announce that the app we built for businest® was selected as the overall winner for 'The Small Business App You SHOULD Be Using' in the Accountex Meridian Awards!  

    Each year more than 150 new apps are added to the small business, cloud accounting ecosystem.  The Meridian Awards, created by Accountex, are presented to a prestigious few apps in the accounting technology space who have displayed excellence beyond their peers in a given award category.

  • Kane Hooper

    How do you Successfully Manage a Software Development Project?

    By Kane Hooper,

    A Top MBA Graduate's Experience with Software Development.

    I’ve been with reinteractive now for just over 6 months and it has been both an exciting experience and quite a learning curve.

  • Rachelle LeQuesne

    Our First Ever Code Retreat

    By Rachelle LeQuesne,

    Saturday the 22nd of October was Global Day of Code Retreat. This year, reinteractive brought Code Retreat to Adelaide.

    Code Retreat is an all-day intensive coding practice, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. It is a non-denominational event and coders from all disciplines and all experience levels are welcome.

  • Ildikó Tuck

    What exactly is a UX review? Do we need it?

    By Ildikó Tuck,

    Lately, I’ve received a few questions about what a user experience review / heuristic review or evaluation / UX expert review is and isn’t and when it’s a good idea to have one. I thought I’d share a few of the questions and answers on what it is, what you can expect from it and roughly what sort of commitment it requires from a businesses’ viewpoint.

    Let’s start with the common element in all three of the above-mentioned names for it. Yes, it’s a review. It evaluates an existing system against best-practices in the industry. It is performed by an expert in user experience design or Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and results in a report with key findings and action items that you can use to improve your product. It’s a so-called “inspection method” because it doesn’t involve users but it is based on principles derived from watching users interact with online systems. It results in a list of issues found and ranked by severity - usually a scale of 5 (minor, low, moderate, high, critical), but some UX designers use a different system.

  • Sameera Gayan

    Using Ionic2 with GeoLocation and WeatherAPI

    By Sameera Gayan,

    ✏️ This blog post uses ionic 2.0.0-rc.o

    In my previous article, I gave a basic overview about ionic2 and its features. Now it is time to go beyond that and build something that actually works.

  • Andrew Jennings

    Derisk your Software Development Project

    By Andrew Jennings,

    The hands down best thing to do before building your next software project is to invest in a set of rapid prototypes. What do I mean by a prototype? Here's an example: http://ux.reinteractive.net/C3F2ZS/#p=introduction

    For those of you who are too scared to click on the link I salute you for your security paranoia and offer the following description: A prototype is an interactive, clickable schematic structure of your final product and represents the experience the users will have with your application.

  • Adam Davies

    The Quirky Array Constructor and a Use for Holey Arrays in ES6

    By Adam Davies,

    In JavaScript, an Array isn't like your typical array: it's an object with keys that are indexes. What this means is that you need to be aware that the length can be more than the number of elements and that there can be "holes".

    In day-to-day development you'll probably just build up arrays using the literal syntax, like so:

  • Sameera Gayan

    Getting Started with ionic2

    By Sameera Gayan,

    Ionic is a popular hybrid mobile application development framework, based on Google's Angular (a popular front end framework) and Apache Cordova (a slightly lower level hybrid mobile app framework).

    The latest version of the Ionic framework is Ionic 2, which is based on Angular 2 and comes with new features such as ES2015 and TypeScript support. This blog post aims to help you get started with Ionic 2 and shows you some tools that you can use to make your app development process faster. Some of these features are from Ionic v1 and I’ll explain them when we get to them, so lets get started…