Considering CarPlay for Inclusive Design

At Oneflare, we just had our 5th hackathon (!!). In the past, we’ve been given carte blanche to do basically whatever we like. This time around, we wanted to give the hackathon a more narrow focus, so we decided to focus it around Inclusive Design. Inclusive Design is an amazing field of research, and once you start understanding the foundations, you can literally apply it to every product decision you make. We had some fascinating projects come from the hackathon,

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Story of a badass team who won the hackathon

It was that time of the year again, Oneflare Ignite Hackathon! Everyone was so excited about sharing their ideas and recruiting needed talent to bring those ideas to life. As a mobile developer at Oneflare, I’ve always had this idea of adding AR features to our apps. Since a hackathon is the best place to do crazy experiments, I submitted the idea and that’s where our story began. Challenges The first big challenge was the idea itself. Since AR is

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It’s like X, for Y!

For the Haunted Hackathon we just had, my team and I decided we’d figure out how to solve a pretty unique challenge that we have around state changes.  If you’re not already aware, Oneflare is a two-sided marketplace. A core part of our product is helping Businesses quote on work. We do this by presenting Businesses on our platform leads, which are posted by Customers.  A Business makes a decision around wanting to quote for that lead, and then they provide

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Storyboard Monster – Part One : The truth

An Introduction to Storyboards Before storyboards, programmers had to design UI elements whether all in code or in separate Xib files. The former used to be the most favourable approach because of the tempting control over all aspects of the elements. However using this approach, programmers have to write literally more than thousands of lines of code just for UI elements and then run all that hefty code every time they change a single value, say the height of a

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