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How I worked only 2 hours in the last 3 weeks - Jira Automation
In this blog post, we will show how you can eliminate the annoying manual work of story management in Jira by using the Automation power that Jira supplies at the professional tier level.
The 6 best NFT marketplaces to sell your art
As an artist or organization just getting into NFTs (non-fungible tokens), you might get overwhelmed by the amount of NFT marketplaces. In this blogpost, I will share an overview of the biggest marketplaces on the Ethereum blockchain.
WhatsApp chatbots: things we wish we knew before we started building one 💬
In this case study, we elaborate on the mortierbrigade holiday campaign we worked on and how we built a WhatsApp chatbot. Moreover, we share four things we wish we knew before we started building the bot.
Flutter Web on Google App Engine using Cloud Build
In this blog, we will explain the deployment process to Google App Engine for a Flutter Web application, orchestrated by Google Cloud Build.
Technology experience, defined
At Craftworkz, we focus on creating human-centered experiences by developing prototypes by using the newest technologies. However, creating those experiences requires us to often reflect on our mission and even to reinvent ourselves. And that’s what we did going into 2021.
Solid: Go with the flow
So far, I’ve written a few blogs about Solid. You should know how to set up a pod, or how linked data works. However, I haven’t touched down on a really important part: user experience and flows. Let's dive in.
So, linked data, you say?
In my previous blog, I explained how to set up your own Solid pod server. Now that we have a place to store our data, we can start filling it up, right? But should you do this all willy-nilly? Wasn’t one of the key points of SOcial LInked Data that data is independent of applications and can be linked dynamically? Find out in this blog!
Decrease your React CI/CD build time by 50%
We specialize in prototyping applications at a fast pace, which often translated in a “write code, check back later” mentality. One of our prototypes became so bloated, which led us to do some self-reflection. In this blog, we discuss how to decrease your React CI/CD build time by 50%.
Are you looking for the Otter one?
Dating has not been easy the last few months. We are all locked up in our homes, which means the only opportunity to meet someone has been restricted to virtual options. At Craftworkz, we have been thinking about taking online dating to the next level. This is where Otter comes in: an AR-powered dating app prototype, designed by one of our interns.
How not to waste 4 months in traffic — a strong case for smart traffic lights
Turning Leuven into an accessible and traffic-safe city.
The state of parking in Leuven (or how we stole 7,5 million euros)
Mister Mayor, we need to talk.
Why a prototyping company uses Design Sprints
A Design Sprint is a five day process for solving critical business questions with the help of five phases. Each phase is dedicated to a day.
Creating an ARCore powered indoor navigation application in Unity
When talking about indoor navigation, we talk about navigation technologies not including GPS, due to its limitations in large complexes and building. These technologies are used in various use cases from finding your terminal with ease in an unknown airport, to locating the needed store in a mall with only 30 minutes to spare. Going to a grocery store you are not familiar with, will be a breeze with a product navigation app. The possibilities are endless.
How to talk with humans? A story about Voice User Interfaces (VUI)
Read how you can improve the user experience of a Voice User Interface (VUI). We talk about conversation flows, user testings, providing good answers,....
React + Ant.design: A perfect match for prototyping your MVP
Want to speed up your idea phase as a React developer to quickly work towards and MVP? Read all about the magic combination of React + Ant.design.
Why you should use AMP together with PWA (for SEO)
AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is a new keyword in the world of Front End together with PWA (Progressive Web Application).
Making my Case for “One Attribute, One Line” in HTML
We are making the case for One Attribute, One Line. Next time you decide to crumple up an HTML tag into a single line of over 140 characters, think of your colleagues.
Changing the browser URL without reloading the page
Changing the browser URL without reloading the page. Handy when you want to keep the filters on a web page when the browser reloads is easy to accomplish with the browsers history API.
20 december we introduced the Raccoons group to the public. Raccoons is the innovation group containing ventures such as Craftworkz, Oswald, Brainjar & Wheelhouse.
Why prototyping will save you time and money
Prototyping is excellent to bring an idea into the real world. Little time is needed and at a fraction of the cost concepts can be brought to life.
Choosing a Cross-Platform Solution
Choosing the right platform to build on is hard. Choosing a platform for mobile is even harder. In this blog, we elaborate on Native, Compile to Native and Web Native.
Teamwork makes the dream work
Teamwork is a process that takes time to evolve and mature within a team. In this blogpost we explain how we handle various aspects of teamwork in our software development projects that are being done by Craftworkz.
Creating a virtual reality nostalgia simulator
You can revisit your neighborhood in its original state just like you remember, using Virtual Reality goggles.
Talking Teddy: an intelligent, IoT-driven teddy bear
Talking Teddy is an intelligent, IoT-driven bear that has conversations with children. Afterwards, he performs an analysis of the wellbeing of a child and notifies the parents.
A new way to discover Apps
Whatever you want to do nowadays, “there is probably an app for that”. Even though all those apps probably come in handy, app overload is a real thing. Can you still find your way through all the apps on your homescreen? What if you could just have the right app at the right time? This is where Apple App Clips come in.
5 tips to improve your code quality while prototyping
If you don't enough measures at the start of the prototyping cyclus, the increase in scope of a prototyping project could hurt you. In the long run, code could get dirty and unreadable, depending on how fast you need to deliver. In this blog, we give 5 tips to improve code quality while prototyping.
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