Working from home is wonderful in theory. But even the most motivated professionals find it’s hard to stay motivated when they work in the same place where they binge-watch The Office.
As a result, the work-from-home trend has given rise to “coworking” spaces — rentable individual workspaces in traditional office settings — that are proliferating across the country. They’re now easy to find in most major cities, and offer a wide range of office perks that can include conference rooms, collaborative spaces and, most importantly, coffee.Read More
Imagine having your entire vacation personalized and customizable. All you need to do to ensure your unique and unforgettable experience is fill out a quick survey about yourself. From there, artificial intelligence can craft, plan, and shuttle your specific getaway. Sound too good to be true?Read More
In the age of disruption, innovation is the lifeblood of a tech company.
Vokal’s innovation approach is focused on understanding people, zeroing in on the behaviors, wants, and needs that are driving the consumer tensions which demand unconventional digital solutions.Read More
Perhaps the most significant announcement from the 2017 WWDC was Apple's new Augmented Reality framework, ARKit. New to iOS 11, ARKit allows you to easily create augmented reality experiences for the iPhone and iPad. It takes app experiences beyond the screen, allowing people to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.Read More
A challenge that every software company faces is striking the balance between staying relevant and staying productive. Software is aggressively evolving; it seems that every day there is a new tool, framework, API, or version of software trending on Y-News, and staying apprised of these evolutions is essential to success. If you fall behind, you run the risk of losing business to a more advanced competitor. In addition, without constant vigilance you may well expose your users to security vulnerabilities. Both outcomes are inevitable, and it is a company’s responsibility to adapt.
Software developers can benefit a lot from automatic code generation tools. They take tedious, repetitive processes out of the workflow, and help eliminate potential mistakes caused by sloppy development (or in the case of iOS, poor spelling in stringly-typed code).Read More
Twice a year, Vokal sets aside two “Hack Days” for our team members to help bring their individual ideas to life and pursue new solutions to challenges they identified. Fresh off the heels of our first event, we invited Josh Wu to share his experience.Read More
Mobile agencies face a major challenge when it comes to creating an effective business development / sales process that optimizes for both win-rate and customer acquisition cost in our nascent industry. Choose any handful of agencies to compare, and you are sure to find drastically different approaches. Some invest a substantial amount of time (and resources) upfront developing concepts & strategic direction for clients to win business. Others charge from the start to gain buy-in from the client-side in an effort to break even if the business doesn't come through. Yet another group of agencies may just pitch on experience, process, and provide a quote to lock down business with little investment from either side before the project kicks off.Read More