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The real challenges when adopting Kotlin

For Android devs, Kotlin, the new cool kid and rising star in town, doesn’t require much of an introduction. We take you through the challenges we encountered while adopting Kotlin, and the best practices we uncovered in the process.

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Vincent

Native applications developer

23 Feb  ·  6 min read

Our process for tech assessments

We share our learnings and current process on how to screen a customer's technical stack.

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Stijn

Director web development

16 Feb  ·  8 min read

Our take on devops, part 1: The history lesson

Devops is nothing if not a buzzword, but what exactly does it entail, and where does it come from? With this post, we kick off a series on our take on devops!

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Ruben

Director product operations

19 Jan  ·  19 min read

Packages in composer

In this tech tutorial, we show you how to change a library package name in Composer… Use it wisely!

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Kevin

Web developer

12 Jan  ·  2 min read

Jenkins serving Cake: our recipe for Windows

We walk you through our complete automated build process for the Universal Windows Platform, using Git, Jenkins and Cake.

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Dusty

Native applications developer

5 Jan  ·  12 min read

Preparing your Android apps for freeform

After diving into the new Android announcements from the past few months, we quickly became convinced: fully resizeable Android apps are coming, and they’ll be here sooner than you think. So what do you need to do to make your apps freeform-proof?

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Arne

Team lead - Android

6 Dec  ·  8 min read

You make us Q: designing the Q mobile app

We've written about our collaborations with Belgian media company Medialaan before, when writing about the VTM app we built. This time, we'll be talking about another one of Medialaan's brands: Q.

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Justin

PM

10 Nov  ·  7 min read

Let me see that 'thon: our very first Hackathon!

What happens when you let four groups of our team members loose around the office for a weekend? Apparently, hacking magic! Take a look at the results from our first ever Hackathon.

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Nick

Co-CTO & Founder

3 Nov  ·  6 min read

Hardware teardown: the Naran MicroBot Push

In the beginning of this year, we pre-ordered the MicroBot Push from Naran Inc, and we’ve been itching to try it out. Due to some manufacturing hiccups, the Push was only shipped out recently – perfectly on time for this month's teardown!

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Nick

Co-CTO & Founder

27 Oct  ·  7 min read

The down low on Objective-C Runtime

Were you expecting a blog post about the recently released Xcode 8 and Swift 3.0? Not this time: we’re talking good old Objective-C today!

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David

Team lead - iOS

4 Oct  ·  9 min read

Hardware teardown: the Logitech Harmony Hub

We’re continuing our series of hardware teardowns! This month, we tackled (or more accurately, dismantled) the Logitech Harmony Hub, a device that aims to unite your connected home.

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Geert

Hardware engineer

29 Sep  ·  5 min read

Around the world, around the world

With Appmiral, we build some of the best festival apps in the world. And since this year, we do so on four different continents!

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Robin

Client service manager

26 Aug  ·  2 min read

Hardware Teardown: the Withings GO activity tracker

Here at November Five, we like to know exactly how stuff works. That’s why we’re introducing a new recurring topic: the hardware teardown! Our first “victim”: the Withings GO.

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Nick

Co-CTO & Founder

19 Aug  ·  8 min read

Improving our project setup flow with RAML

Everybody knows that time is money, and you can never have enough of either! Well, that might be a cliché, but we still made it one of our main goals at November Five to not waste any time.

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Mario

Web developer

4 Aug  ·  4 min read

Structural design: creating a website’s design language

A large telco client asked us to completely reconstruct their website – without delivering the actual product yet. A great opportunity to highlight the importance of building a coherent design system!

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Kjelle

Experience designer

20 Jul  ·  5 min read

Spencer hacks: automating our garage doors

Our hardware team created a useful remote control hack for our office garage!

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Geert

Hardware engineer

15 Jul  ·  3 min read

Less work, better care: designing PT²

Once upon a time, we tried to build a solution to improve the field of physical therapy – but that didn’t quite work out. Today, we’re revisiting that concept. Presenting: PT²!

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Dario

Strategy & service designer

15 Jun  ·  5 min read

Automating our office entertainment room

One of our awesome interns walks us through the project he’s been working on with us: the automation of our entertainment room.

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Oliver

Web developer

3 Jun  ·  4 min read

Video revamp: redesigning the VTM application

The VTM app is one of our prize ponies. This year, we crossed a major threshold together: our one millionth download! Time to lean back and bask in our glory? Hell no! So today we present: the complete makeover.

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Justin

PM

26 May  ·  12 min read

An energetic project: building a self-service platform for Ferranti

Software firm Ferranti knocked on our door to help them expand their business model and build a new module for their flagship product.

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Marc

PM

22 Apr  ·  5 min read

Setting up a private Python Package Repository on S3

Team Product operations opensources a tool to install Python packages with pip from your private repository.

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Ruben

Director product operations

6 Apr  ·  5 min read

Building our custom-made connected coin hopper

Our hardware team takes up some convenient office automation.

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Nick

Co-CTO & Founder

1 Apr  ·  6 min read

What is love? Spotify's Valentine Matchmaker finds out

Music as the spark for a romantic match: it’s certainly not a bad idea.

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Justin

PM

18 Mar  ·  4 min read

Out with the old: selecting the right CRM

As any larger company can tell you, a well-oiled CRM system can be a tremendous improvement to an organisation. But when the system is flawed, it can cause a lot of mayhem and frustration for everyone involved.

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Masood

Strategy & service designer

1 Mar  ·  8 min read

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