As a part of Android 4.4 KitKat, Google decided to introduce a new way of executing apps on top of the Android operating system. Let's take a closer look at what this new runtime, called ART, brings to the table.
ART is Google's 2-year-long ongoing secret project, which aims to boost the performance of our Android devices. It's based on the premise that modern devices are pretty powerful in terms of CPU speed and memory capacity, especially in comparison with the first generation of Android devices.
As an employee of a large telecommunications company, I enjoyed all the benefits of working for a big player. Then I decided to jump ship and move to Infinum. Crazy? Bold? You be the judge of that.
We're talking about a company of about 5000 employees, part of a larger group of 230,000 employees and a year-round revenue of €58 billion. Also, my former company has been considered the most desirable employer in the country for a long time.
A few months ago, after almost two years of working there, I left to join Infinum. At that time, every single member of my family asked me why I had decided to move to a company they'd never heard of.
When your client asks for some copy editing on their website, does it take too much of your time? Or maybe you're the client and every time you ask your devs to change one sentence on your website, it takes them a week?
You've all probably been there - you're creating a simple website, a couple of pages, mostly HTML and CSS, maybe a marketing site/one-pager for a product or service. You feel a full-fledged Ruby on Rails Content management system would be more of a distraction than it would provide real business value to the client, but manually editing the code is a waste of your time and money.
Infinum made the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe 2013 landing at #10.
This prestigious annual award honors the fastest growing Central European technology companies, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five-year period.
We're growing. We have more projects, more clients and more employees. That made us think - wouldn’t it be cool to have a place where the entire team could see what's going on around Infinum? Something that would, at a glance, show us core metrics relevant to our business.
This is the story of how we created one of the most powerful iPhone camera apps in the world. But don't just take my word for it, Mashable thinks so as well.
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Enfojer - a device used to develop analog photos taken with mobile phones. Well, for the client, Ilija Stjepic, developing analog photos from smartphones just wasn't enough. Ilija is in love with photography, as well as full of fresh ideas, so he wanted to push things a bit further, this time into the digital domain.
This Saturday, the second consecutive Webcamp Zagreb tech conference took place. This year, there were around 600 participants from Croatia and the region, and they could choose between 24 presentations.
Infinum started as a venture when Matej and I started it in 2005, in Croatia. We were both 19 years old at the time. We worked on Infinum for a couple of years, while pursuing our university degrees in computer science at the same time.
Once we got those pesky things called degrees out of the way, we had a chance to focus on the business at hand - growing the business. It was business time.
The new Android 4.3 brought us a hidden section in Settings which enables revoking of permissions used by installed apps. Let's see what effect this will have on users, developers and companies when it comes to privacy, improved usability, profit and software design.
First of all, let's see what the competition already has in comparison to App Ops. Afterwards, we will have a look at the current implementation of App Ops. Finally, we'll cover benefits and drawbacks of this new feature and the extent of its impact on developers, users and Android as a whole.
As the end of the year approaches, so do awards to the best of the best, the most beautiful, the most creative and so on. From beauty pageants to business awards, the season is now.