Take Out The Middle Man!

Did you know that crowd funding on a site like Gofundme.com will take 5% of every donation that you receive? Don’t worry, there’s a new sheriff in town. Smart Contracts are the new way to crowd source for fundraising that makes sure you get the full amount donated, without the middle man. The Smart Contract uses embedded code to create a reliable place for money to be stored until all parameters are accomplished.

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Facebook, Microsoft & Co: Tech Giants bet on Barcelona

Over the last years Barcelona has been gearing up for a tech revolution and it has become a European hotspot for entrepreneural creation, startups, and innovation.

Not only is it a mekka for startups. Recently, a number tech giants opted to open branch offices as well as retail and experience stores in this vibrant city. And as the trend shows, there is still more to expect.

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Eve: Why Using a Bloated Backend When You Can REST?

by Lukas Stracke, Backend Developer at Inovum Solutions, 09.02.18

Consider following situation: You want to develop a web application with a nice, beautiful UI and a database to store information. Obviously the way to go is to apply the MVC pattern and divide your app into database, frontend and backend. Maybe you design your frontend in AngularJS because it’s dynamic and comfortable to maintain and want to connect to the MongoDB where you store your data. The traditional way would be to design a big backend, e.g. using the Java web framework Spring. But what, if you don’t need all of the features that Spring offers you? Why using a complex framework that needs a lot of time to get used to and hours or even days to configure if you need the backend only for validation and authentication?

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Inovum at the Mobile World Congress 2018 (App Planet Hall)

Again this year we are proud to announce our participation with our own booth in the 2018th edition of the Mobile World Congress 2018 from the 26th of February – 1st of March 2018. 

We are looking forward to meeting new contacts and getting inspirations from this amazing global event. Inovum is constantly on the lookout for partners as well as companies interested in digital transformation. (more…)

Opportunities of Blockchain

You have probably heard of blockchains. The technique, strongly connected to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, is currently among the biggest trends in the tech industry. But what is a blockchain and how can it be used?

A blockchain is basically a growing list of blocks of data, where each block is connected to the previous one, using hash values. Blockchains are mainly used in peer-to-peer networks as a distributed, shared write-once-read-many database. Each active participant in the network stores a copy of the blockchain for reasons of availability and security. (more…)

How to use technology to motivate our team and strengthen the company’s performance

At Inovum IT Solutions we believe human resources are a mental energy, an intellectual capacity, a source of information, innovations and an effective factor that can contribute positively to the company’s success. Keeping your team members engaged and motivated may sometimes present a challenge. Smart leaders use technology to help boost engagement and create an attractive work environment.

Here are a few examples of what we do to motivate our workforce and with that, improve their productivity and strengthen the company’s performance. (more…)

Digital transformation is on the rise and no industry is immune

A model to follow: How Uber revolutionized transport

Uber, an American tech company that enables customers to call, track, and pay for a car using the Uber app, exemplifies how the aforementioned adapt-or-die phenomenon is changing entire industries. Traditional taxis, which are called curbside are ordered via telephone, still require cash or card payment. Uber, on the other hand, is an easy-to-use online platform that connects drivers and riders. It’s digital business model not only offers cheaper rides, it also provides a very convenient user experience and has proven very easy to scale, which explains how Uber, created in 2009, has grown into a $6.2 billion company in just 8 years. Today the company serves in over half a thousand cities across the world. (more…)

Inovum at the Mobile World Congress 2017

Again this year we are proud to announce our participation with our own booth in the 2017th edition of the Mobile World Congress 2017 from the 27th of February – 2nd of March 2017.

After 100.000+ attendees at 2016th edition, we are looking forward to create new contacts and inspirations from this amazing global event. We consider it a great opportunity to connect with new innovative companies from the mobile industry. (more…)

Java is the number one programming language

Java, used by 9 million developers and installed on over 7 billion devices worldwide, has proven itself capable of adapting to the rapid technological overhaul of the 21st century. According to TIOBE, a programming popularity tracker, Java has ranked number one among programming languages, followed by C, C++, and Python. Java’s approval rating in July 2016 was 19.8%, up 2.08% from July 2015. Conversely, both C and C++ have seen a decrease in popularity during the same period. Java’s impressive open-source ecosystem has allowed the language to adjust to new platforms and remain the most popular programming language in the world today. (more…)

Barcelona: The next IT Powerhouse

Barcelona is the Mobile World Capital until 2023, meaning that each year it will host the Mobile World Congress to showcase the latest technology, host keynotes speakers, and enable business leaders to connect. In 2016, the MWC had over 100,000 attendees from over 204 countries! Inovum had a booth at the 2016 event and had a great experience networking with leaders in the worldwide mobile industry while getting updated on the latest in technology. We are eagerly looking forward to the 2017 event, which should be an even bigger success. (more…)

VR and AR: Redefining the Human Experience

Have you ever wanted to travel to the edge of the Universe or walk amongst the dinosaurs? Virtual and augmented reality can offer a glimpse of what such an experience would be like. Virtual reality (VR) is an artificial simulation designed to replicate reality, however the physical constraints of the real world do not apply in this digital world. VR is typically simulated using a special headset equipped with digital images, vibrations, and sounds that totally immerse the user in a virtual world. With augmented reality (AR), digital layering is used to supplement reality by blending the digital and real worlds into an enhanced reality. For example, a car windshield could be programmed to display GPS directions or glasses could display relevant information when a user looks at a store, piece of art, or even another person. (more…)

Comparing JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript frameworks have revolutionized web development forever. They are now powerful enough to provide a comprehensive user experience simply on the frontend of a modern website. With so many frameworks now available, it can be difficult to know which one is the most effective. This article will break down three of the top JavaScript frameworks: AngularJS, ReactJS, and EmberJS. (more…)

Do Not Create Separate Mobile Websites

There has been a long-running discussion going on about the mobile Web and the following question: “Is there a mobile Web?” Is the mobile device so fundamentally different that it is necessary to create several websites for it, or is there only one Web that we access using a variety of different devices? Opinions differ about this statement. In the following, the views of an usability expert as well as other opinions and some cases will be critically outlined. (more…)

Spring Framework

The Spring (http://www.springsource.org) is a powerful and rich framework made for to building solid Java-based enterprise solutions. From the first touch you will notice that evert part of the Spring Framework is extremely configurable. It allows focusing on the application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
The Spring Framework includes several subproject that gives you flexible way of choosing the right tools for you development. Among them you will find: (more…)

Top ten tips for search engine optimisation

Search engine optimisation is a technique that can help your business reach the first page, if not the first position, for terms that describe your business in search engines like Google or Yahoo. Did you know that there are 6,600 searches monthly for the term “dentist Barcelona”? 4,740 listings are shown under this keyword. If you were a dentist, how do you get to the top of all this competition and get exposed to this vast amount of potential clients?

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