Apple’s new mobile operating system iOS 7 has been released the 18th September 2013. It offers a lot of new options to its users as well as a brand new look. Unfortunately it also offered the engineers at Plot considerable headache…
Plot Projects has been selected for the semi finals of the Accenture Innovation Awards! Out of almost 1000 concepts the jury choose Plot Projects for being one of the 10 most promising and innovative concepts in the category Information.
At Plot we received a request to make our library for location based notifications available as a plugin for Cordova/PhoneGap. We looked into this and decided to start with a minimal implementation that would provide the basic functionality to apps created in Cordova/PhoneGap. This article shows how we did this for Android!
More and more research is pointing out that relevance is the key metric to increase offer redemption in advertisement. Plot Projects is successfully enabling our clients to reach out to their customers in the right place at the right time.
Most of the time it isn’t convenient to check your project files into your version control system, because they often contain settings specific to your local setup. Additionally project files are difficult to merge when a conflict arises. It may even be the case that team members use a different IDE. Finally, project definitions for your IDE can easily be generated, which is the focus of this article.
At Plot Projects we initially used MongoDB for persistent storage. However, we recently moved a part of our data storage from MongoDB to a PostgreSQL database. The only data that is kept in MongoDB is the data collected from mobile devices.
This article starts with a short introduction why we moved from MongoDB only to polyglot storage. After that I explain how Slick can be used to read data from your SQL database.
Thursday April 18th we hosted the 22nd meet-up of the Dutch Scala Enthusiasts group. There were 2 talks: Jan-Pieter gave an introduction to the Scala based load and stress testing tool Gatling and Mark talked about our partial migration from MongoDB to PostgreSQL and the usage of Slick.
Current Location Based Marketing
Location Based Marketing is a term that’s out there for a long time and that is used for a wide variety of services. Placing your ad on the right billboard is indeed a form of Location Based Marketing (LBM).