Cultural and Educational Games for Kids

Cultural and Educational Games for Kids

A Small Puppy for a Big Future Puppy Game is a simple, cognitive and amusing game for children, created by myself Vitaliy Konovalov and Maryna Chervinska. The initial game idea came at university where I was set a task to create a small project using an agile methodology. The game originally went under the name …

Building the Worldreader App Together with Google

Building the Worldreader App Together with Google

Worldreader is a non-profit organization with a truly honorable mission, bringing free digital books to families and children in the developing world. It has received tremendous recognition and support from many authors, publishers and donors all over the world including the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, LinkedIn, Microsoft and over 60 others. Since 2010, Worldreader has reached …

Setting up a VPN Server in 5 Minutes with Docker

Setting up a VPN Server in 5 Minutes with Docker

A few days ago we ran into the need to set up a new VPN (Virtual Private Network) server for our company, a method of remotely connecting a computer to a network over the Internet. This is commonly used for roadwarrior employees accessing the office network, or for system administrators securely maintaining servers on the …

The Mobile Jazz October Bulletin

The Mobile Jazz October Bulletin

This month we’re showcasing our Worldreader mobile app, providing insights into the importance of face-to-face meetings and detailing our observations of common app security mistakes. Worldreader: Building Apps for Low-End Android Devices Worldreader is a non-profit organization which brings digital books to families and children across many countries where accessibility to literature is poor. It …

Worldreader: Building Apps for Low-End Android Devices

Worldreader: Building Apps for Low-End Android Devices

Worldreader is a non-profit organization which brings digital books to families and children across many countries where accessibility to literature is poor. It has received tremendous recognition and support from many authors, publishers and donors all over the world including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Opera Mini, Pearson and over 60 others. UNESCO statistics …

Meeting Clients Face to Face as a Remote Friendly Company

Meeting Clients Face to Face as a Remote Friendly Company

I’m writing this from the airport in Mexico City where I’m about to board a flight to Martinique, spending what will be my 11th month working 100% “on the road” as a nomad. I’m telling you this to provide a little context to what you’re about to read because, as you may know, Mobile Jazz …

The 6 Most Common Security Mistakes in Mobile Apps

The 6 Most Common Security Mistakes in Mobile Apps

When you release a mobile application to the world, one has to be aware that not everyone has good intentions. Security is one of those things that is often overlooked because it doesn’t directly affect the functionality of the app. Essentially, an application will work regardless of its security efforts. User privacy however, is absolutely …

A Roundup of Apple’s iPhone 7 Event

A Roundup of Apple’s iPhone 7 Event

Around the same time each year, Apple holds an event to announce the launch of its latest range of products. Apple returned this year focusing on the new iPhone, Apple Watch and their brand new earphones, AirPods. Before we cover these, Apple provided some impressive statistics and info on some other services: Apple Music Apple …

How We Made Remote Development Work with Physical Devices

How We Made Remote Development Work with Physical Devices

At Mobile Jazz, we support and encourage working from any place you feel comfortable. For some, the office is the perfect environment, whereas others prefer a coffee shop. For me, I work best from home. I am currently living and working in Italy, where every line of code is written from my private home office; …

How to Link Tasks Between Evernote and Omnifocus

How to Link Tasks Between Evernote and Omnifocus

OmniFocus is simply one of the best applications available for GTD (Getting Things Done). Unfortunately, OmniFocus only offers Apple applications, with each device having it’s own paid-for app. This means it can be costly or impossible for Android users like myself, to quickly take notes and set tasks on the go; something required for the GTD …