Blog Digital

15
May

We are nothing if we are not a team

Methys South Africa is growing so we place emphasis on bringing our various teams together on a regular basis for some fun. Teams include our digital team, our FSATLabs startups, our BI unit and all the people that make the Methys magic happen. Last week we had a braai Olympic games session over lunch, organised by the startups this time. We are a multicultural, multinational team, so this was an awesome theme to bring us together, underpinned by our South African heritage, the boerewors braai! ...

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31
Mar

Will the ‘Internet of Things’ reshape the security industry?

Everyday objects that can send and receive data have started to enter our homes. This new development of the Internet is what we call the ‘Internet of Things’. This new megatrend has already started to attract leading digital players such as Google, Amazon and Samsung as well as a vast ecosystem of start-ups. This burgeoning industry is expected to know a tremendous growth in the coming years, from 2 billion connected objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020 (1). This ...

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15
Mar

How to get feedback on your prototypes

Whether you’re building an application or a website, it is critical to incorporate user feedback as early as possible in your prototyping journey. Getting relevant user feedback in the early stages of your project will allow you to maximize your design and development resources by limiting the number of iterations required to produce a compelling digital product. Prototype iteratively The basic rule to follow when building a basic prototype is, get feedback and iterate with a more detailed ...

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2
Mar

Mobile World Congress: our perspective

The Mobile World Congress that was held end of February in Barcelona, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. Traditionally, it is where phone constructors, with the exception of Apple, launch their flagship handsets. Here are the main event highlights from our perspective as mobile developers: Less wearables and tablets:  The MWC2016 didn’t see a huge number of wearables and tablets launched compared to the previous editions. This shows a slow down for these two product ...

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11
Jan

Have an App, what’s next?

After spending sleepless and stressful nights developing an app, it is finally ready. Ready to be used and to be launched. You are well aware that a mobile app can either be a failure or a success and you know that you cannot simply place your app on the application stores and hope for a flood of downloads. There are approximately 1.6 and 1.5 million apps respectively in the google play store and the app store so the chance that consumers will magically discover your app are unlikely. Your app ...

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