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Alister Sneddon, CTO and Co-Founder of Genuine Impact

Everything you need to know about getting investment for your startup

23rd July, 2019

    An interview with Alister Sneddon, CTO and Co-Founder at Genuine Impact         Need help in figuring out how to secure investment for your startup?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Finding the funding to get your startup off the ground can be a long, daunting process. And many startups und...

5 problems with legacy software

27th March, 2019

Struggling to stay in control of a sprawling legacy software system? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! We speak with countless companies — from SMEs right through to multinationals — that are stuck with legacy software systems, and don’t know how to move forward. It’s only natural that businesses end u...

The problem with target=”_blank”

14th December, 2018

A security flaw in new tabs I recently discovered that making a link open a new tab by adding a target="_blank" attribute actually creates the new tab in the same thread and browsing contexts as the previous tab. This creates a few issues. First of all, there’s a potential performance issue, thanks...

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11 (more) rules to live by in the world of software engineering

30th November, 2018

In the previous blog in this series, we asked our software engineers to offer up a few rules that they wished they’d known when they started out in the industry. They delivered 11 fantastic examples. Some were controversial, but all were written to be genuinely helpful. In fact, the team had so much...

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11 rules to live by in the world of software engineering

25th October, 2018

    Software engineering as a subject is obviously incredibly complex and almost impossible to boil down into a set of rules. Not to be put off by a challenge, however, we decided to give it a go. So we asked our team of developers to offer up a few rules each — things they wish they’d bee...

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The most important part of any digital project

05th October, 2018

  Whether you’re redesigning your website, building a new mobile app or digitally transforming your entire business, there’s one part of the process that's fundamentally important to each and every project. In this blog post, we explain why. Laying the foundations In our experience, the one par...

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Digital transformation is just one question away

03rd July, 2018

When you arrive at work in the morning, ask yourself: what would make your product, service or process better? For us, that’s an integral part of any digital transformation. Not because of the potential answer (although that’s important too, as we’ll explain below), but because you’re asking the que...

What digital transformation means for your business

26th March, 2018

One thing is for certain in modern business: if you’re not innovating, you’re falling behind. To keep up with your competition (let alone get ahead), your business needs to think digitally and make use of technologies that’ll improve both your customer experience and operational efficiency.   Becomi...

UX Design for software on whiteboard. Newicon team at work

Eight Ways To Align UX With Brand and Business Objectives

17th August, 2017

Designing your user experience (UX) to simultaneously cater for your customers and your business objectives can be a tough task. But with this advice you’ll find the process both easy and effective. Bringing business into a new age. Digital transformation is about adapting the way you do business to...

Introducing Neon: Our Custom Web Application and Content Management Platform

01st March, 2017

Introducing Neon™. We have created a Web Application and Content Management Platform that is both simple and scalable. The platform contains four key products, of which the Content Management System (CMS) is already in use, powering websites and web-apps we have created for many organisations...

An Introduction to the Internet of Things

18th November, 2015

  The internet of things (IoT) is the idea, that every information from the real physical world will be collected, analysed and reacted upon by devices (automatically) controlled through the internet. How new is the concept of IoT? The concept of IoT has its name since 1999 and found its first...

Introducing Andalay.js to Easily Create Model Layers in Angular Javascript Apps.

07th June, 2015

Andalay.js is our latest open source library to aid with the creation of an easy to use model layer in client side Angular js applications. It essentially creates a similar interface to that defined by Backbone.js however it is optimised for use within Angular applications. Using Andalay vastly redu...

5 apps to transform your business in 2015

How bespoke cloud apps could propel your business

23rd December, 2014

  With so many cloud applications flooding the market it can hard for business owners and IT managers to compare and decide what solution is right. In general you'll find that applications that try to do everything, do everything poorly. And applications which provide a nich...

Server backups with Node.js and Amazon S3

15th August, 2014

Here at Newicon, we're big on data. We're also big on data integrity and security. Many of our clients have web applications or eCommerce stores upon which their business relies. These are driven, most commonly, by MySQL or SQL Server databases. Were they to lose the valuable data stored in tho...

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5 quick steps to create an offline iOS/Android app prototype using Cordova and Hotspot

06th July, 2014

During the application development process there is usually a stage in the development where we need to show off how the application will look and feel, and how it will work, before we have written a line of code. This means people can start to understand what their software app will feel like to us...

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Adventures with SVG animation and Snap.svg

24th June, 2014

My mission should I choose to accept it: to revamp the Newicon website's front page graphic by adding some animation. The graphic as it stood was a static image of a fantastical device, in the vein of a Rube Goldberg machine or one of Wallace and Gromit's inventions, depicting our company's customer...

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Planning and briefing your next software project

09th April, 2014

How do you get the best results when commissioning a software or web development project? It's important when commissioning a software house or digital agency to know your objectives and stay true to those objectives throughout the lifecycle of the project. For most the objectives are simple –...

Our hand coded phone system went live today

02nd March, 2014

  After much anticipation we bit the proverbial bullet and transferred our main phone number to our hand-built, home-grown phone system. Why? Well, mainly because we wanted control. Too many middle men mean things become slow.  If we all decide to have a mind mapping session around a white...

From LAMP stack to the MEAN stack

02nd March, 2014

So we have decided to embrace the MEAN stack as the official development stack for all Newicon projects going forward, and where possible update and upgrade projects to use these technologies where appropriate. what is MEAN? MEAN stands for MongoDB, Express, AngularJs and Node.js. The most important...

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