Are Chatbots the Next Generation of Customer Service?

Are Chatbots the Next Generation of Customer Service?

Whether or not you realize it, many of us have actually welcomed chatbots and AI assistants into our homes or personal lives. The breakthrough of chatbots on our personal devices took place when Apple introduced Siri on their iPhone 4S in 2011. AI assistants like Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana are in

July 20, 2016
5 Steps for Creating a Minimum Viable Product

5 Steps for Creating a Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is the minimum feature set the market will pay for. Your product should have enough unique features to set it apart from the competition, but not so many as to waste unnecessary (and expensive) research and development time.

July 20, 2016
How to craft a winning mobile strategy

How to craft a winning mobile strategy

  When one of our fortune 500 clients asked us how to increase their effectiveness on mobile platforms, our answer surprised them. The average person looks at his/her smartphone over 150 times per day, totaling over 3 hours of screen time. Thus, as a business owner, it is essential for you to reach potential customers

July 19, 2016
The Importance of Company Culture and Managing Remote Development Teams

The Importance of Company Culture and Managing Remote Development Teams

Year after year, employees across a wide spectrum of professional fields are finding themselves working more remotely; and as communication technologies advance, this number will surely increase. There are even companies now that build almost their entire workforce remotely — and some are able to yield just as good, if not better results than their

July 19, 2016
Achieve Quality Code and ROI through Test Automation

Achieve Quality Code and ROI through Test Automation

  Software development companies are under constant pressure to deliver new applications that will satisfy every user’s needs across all devices and locations, preferably at high speed and low cost. Automated testing has become a way to ensure applications are error-free, cost-efficient, and quickly delivered. Automated testing takes place on several levels of the project:

July 19, 2016
The Shift Towards Leaner Software Development Teams

The Shift Towards Leaner Software Development Teams

The days of massive software development teams dominating the IT workforce are coming to an end; to put in simple terms. Not so much in the sense where large teams no longer have a use, but in the sense where studies have shown a noticeable shift in development team sizes. Today, even the smallest of

July 19, 2016
Key Takeaways from the 2018 Chatbot Summit in Tel Aviv

Key Takeaways from the 2018 Chatbot Summit in Tel Aviv

  This year’s Chabot Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel, revealed some great insights and best practices of chatbot development from over 80 industry leaders. Tech companies, from startups to enterprises, gathered to network and hear about the current state of chatbot technology, and what to expect in the near future.

July 19, 2016
What is a Coroutines? Benifits of using it in your coading

What is a Coroutines? Benifits of using it in your coading

Imagine a cook in the kitchen, making three dishes. A steak, some boiled eggs, and a salad. A cook with a one-track mind could do only one dish at a time. He would defrost the meat, slice it, put it in the oven, and wait for it to be done, only then taking eggs from

July 19, 2016
Our Journey to Define Our Core Values

Our Journey to Define Our Core Values

When I started Sphere Software in 2005, out of my modest Skokie, Illinois apartment, I couldn’t be bothered by something like “core values.” I was on a mission, trying to make a living off my passion: building great software solutions. I’d studied the competition and I had a vision — I wanted to make my

July 19, 2016