We recently attended the Google I/O event this past month in San Jose, California. In among the cool product and feature announcements were in-depth talks on Google products. As Android developers we were keen to find out what’s new and what’s coming soon from Google for Android developers and designers. Here are 5 new tools and announcements that we are really excited about!
At Marino, we think it's important to challenge gender stereotypes and encourage positive female role models.
Pull up a chair, as James talks about his favourite productivity and lifestyle finds.
One way to gain feedback from your users is as to ask for it through app notifications. We look at some issues to consider when designing and developing review notifications for your iOS or Android app.
The end of the year always brings a time for reflection and here at Marino we’re no different. 2018 brought new faces, new clients, new rewards, lots of great times and ends with a sense of excitement as to what 2019 might bring. Here are some of our highlights.
This month, Michael Dixon, Lead QA Engineer, shares some of his favourite finds from the past few weeks.
Measuring the "fuzzy" subjective aspects of a user's experience is not easy but it may be key to the success of the product. Here are some strategies for making the most of customer feedback.
Sometimes you have to make your own animations because Apple didn’t provide any for your needs. Here we’ll take you through how to animate UITableViewCell swipe actions programmatically.
Marino Software are thrilled to be among the winners in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018.
This month, Mónica González, Marketing Executive, shares some of her favourite finds on UX, Marketing and SEO from the past few weeks.
What are beacons and how do they work? What can they be used for and who is using them? Read on to learn more and find out what you need to be mindful of if you’re interested in using beacons yourself.
This month, Niek Akerboom, Senior Software Developer, shares some of his favourite finds from the past few weeks.
Android developers, we'd love to meet you. Reach out if you're ready to be part of the team and build apps for some amazing brands with a lot of nice people.
Uncovering real world design opportunities to better serve people in the future
This month, Jessica Conway, Senior Software Developer, shares some of her favourite finds from the past few weeks.
We've been nominated under two categories: Best Content Marketing Award — Specialist for our innovative insights blog and Most Effective Use of Illustration for our Christmas Campaign.
How to use spatial audio in your app to create engaging sound that tells a user about their environment
On July 4 - 5 2018 the first edition of Swift Island took place in Texel, The Netherlands. Marino Software were so nice to send me back home to attend this conference.
This month, Garrett Sheridan, Principal UX & Product Designer, shares some of his favourite finds from the past few weeks.
For our first Marino Hackathon we created a physical device to speak to our time tracking system. It was a worthwhile challenge to go from idea to a working prototype in 26 hours!
Our Ruby team attended Paris.rb Conf in Paris this July. Here's a breakdown of the winner of Ruby TRICK 2013.
One of the Google I/O ’18 talks that really struck a chord with us was on the topic of release management, and in particular the benefits of a shorter release cycle.
This month, Ian Grant, Software Developer, shares some of his Ruby on Rails app development finds from the past few weeks.
MoneyConf made a welcome return to Dublin this week and we went along to hear the thoughts of some of the big names in the Fintech and Banking industries.
We are very excited we are attending WWDC 2018 in San Jose this week. We will be keeping you posted on all things #WWDC18. Don't miss out!
WWDC week is almost here and with the rumour mill unusually quiet we're getting excited for what might be unveiled. Here's what we're hoping for at Marino Software.
This month, Conor Garry, Senior Software Developer, shares some of his favourite Android app development finds from the past few weeks.
You might be wondering how many previous versions of the OS should your software support? Supporting very old mobile app OS versions can be problematic and expensive. We will show you that less is definitely more.
Don’t be left behind. Reach your customers through a new conversational voice
This month, Dave McNamara, Senior QA Engineer shares some of his favourite finds from the past few weeks.
We recently attended the Dublin Tech Summit and despite a few delays registering on the first morning, the event was a great experience, providing us with informed speakers and interesting panel discussions across a range of topics from fintech and AI to blockchain and branding. If you weren’t able to make it, below are a few of our highlights from the two day event.
Welcome to the first edition of 'Favourite Finds'. This month Ciara Fenton, Senior Project Manager, picks out her top five articles from around the web over the last few weeks.
During one of our weekly design team meetings at Marino Software we discussed use cases for Augmented Reality (AR). One use case that stood out was a way for people with specific dietary requirements to find suitable products in a supermarket.
Avoid lengthy debates with the “note and vote” technique.
Practical tips on using storyboards in large iOS projects
Emerging technologies have given us a palette of new tools to work with. These can make your customer’s experience with your brand more streamlined, satisfying, even delightful. They can also have a serious impact on customer engagement and your bottom line.
Functional Programming: First-class functions with Ruby
A guide for app producers (updated January ‘18)
What we are excited about working on this year
Making it easier for customers to get their phone upgraded online
Boost your customer service experience, reduce costs and engage your customers
As part of the Google Developer Agency program we always have access to the latest tools and technologies to help us to deliver the highest quality apps and services to our clients. We were recently invited to visit Google’s King’s Cross, London office to take part in Google Agencies Day Europe.
Is it time for you to invest in a smartwatch app?
Some of the Marino team will be attending ‘The Future’ in the RDS, Dublin on the 3rd and 4th of November. Here are 5 speakers not to miss.
Getting started with DeviceCheck on iOS 11
Over the past few days news of the KRACK WiFi exploit has filtered out into mainstream media, and as a result it is now widely known that WiFi networks can be compromised using this exploit.
The best time to start preparing for iOS 11 was at WWDC back in June when Apple announced it, the second best time is right now.
The benefits of Design Sprints and testing assumptions early
A recap on how the first iPhones's product launch changed everything about developing software and certainly changed Marino Software.
Two of our developers, Tim and Niall attended this year’s WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Find out about their WWDC experience and what is new in iOS 11 and Xcode.
Android developers, we tell you the latest announcements from this year’s Google I/O - don't miss out!
A handy comparison list for mobile product designers
A Project Manager’s View
Two of Marino Software’s engineers, Tim Colla and Seamus Cantillon, went along to take part and as part of the Orion team, came 2nd out of the 15 teams competing.
We tell you all about our insights from MoneyConf in Madrid, a general fintech event with a focus on Blockchain, Bitcoins and Biometrics.
A guide for app producers (and their clients)
Drawing with Curious George just got a whole lot more fun!
Want to access free preschool TV, radio and games from anywhere? Check out the new broadcast & activity app designed & engineered by Marino for RTÉjr,
More than two years after the first release, Elmo Loves ABCs was one of fifty children’s apps, games & websites last night awarded a Common Sense Media ON for Learning Award.
Elmo Loves ABCs, the red and furry iPad app released back in early 2011 has proven to be a keeper,