Welcome to the fall edition of the Mobile Jazz bulletin, we hope you’ve enjoyed a fantastic summer considering the times we live in right now!
Despite the situation with COVID-19, we kept working on many exciting engineering and design projects. But it also forced us to rethink some of the things we do. This year we took the sad decision of not holding our MJ Summer Camp event nor the MJ University Week as we’ve been doing for many years now.
However, we won’t wait and sit around with crossed arms either. This year we are going to hold an online MJ University event with the same spirit, keeping our company fresh and innovative.
Meanwhile, we’d like to share some entertaining insights with you 👇
Did You Know?
How we experienced first-hand how changing temperatures have an impact on our software applications.
In 2017 we started one of our biggest challenges ever: entering the world of software development in the aviation industry to revolutionize aircraft testing processes.
Our engineers had to process the data the hardware was sending and translate it into easily understandable visual information. At the same time, the pilots performed crazy maneuvers at insane speeds (up to 3,000 km/h to be precise). We had to deal with highly complex mathematical calculations, but we didn’t foresee what became the actual nightmare: temperature variations.
Inside a jet cockpit, the temperature can be both: extremely high and freezing low. Officially, iPads are made to work between 0ºC and 35ºC. Beyond that mark, they can end up freezing or simply shut down unexpectedly. Demanding calculations will heat up the device chipsets even more. We had to minimize the impact of the data being processed and build an efficient, architectured, clean code, and of course, do some temperature tests while running the app (in an original way). The last thing you’d like to happen when performing a test flight is having your device blocked or dead.
The Australian Ministry of Defence and Air Force approved the product and even won the Avalon innovation awards in 2019. A successful collaboration between Mobile Jazz and the Australian government (13,000 km away from us!) and a lot of learning during the process. And no, no iPads were harmed during the project 😇
The Inside Scoop at Mobile Jazz
Jetbrains has just announced that Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile, the development framework that enables software engineers to build native apps for iOS and Android, is no longer an experimental technology and has now reached alpha status. This is great for news for software developers and particularly for Mobile Jazz and our customers.
Things That Excite Us
As always, we’ve been chewing over a whole stack of cool topics in our weekly team meetings. Here are just some of the nuggets that have emerged from our virtual gatherings.
The Social Dilemma
Explore the dangerous human impact of social networking.
The IKEA effect
Did you know there’s an entire philosophy behind how this Sweden brand works?
Center for Humane Technology
Discover the human side of technology in these podcast series.
The Golden Asteroid
Discovered by NASA, has enough heavy metals to make everyone on earth billionaires.
Last but Not Least
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That’s all, folks. Join us again in January, with a ton of exciting new stories to share with you.