Inside Upside
October 2018

How I learned to balance work and passion through remote work?

Cornudella the Montsant, Catalonia, Spain I had never thought about warm clothes, until I booked airplane tickets for a winter climbing trip. This winter, I wish I had changed my approach. I have
Events
October 2018

Jak dobrze wykorzystywać funkcje Google Assistant w eCommerce?

Pełny asystent głosowy w Polsce? Od kilku miesięcy nie cichną informacje o przeprowadzonych testach polskojęzycznej wersji Google Assistant oraz o planowanym debiucie flagowego urządzenia głosowego Google w Polsce. Wraz z pojawieniem się szerszego
Amazon Alexa
October 2018

Alexa for Accessibility: How Voice User Interfaces Can Change Lives

This is a guest post written by Olga Wojnarowska - a UX Researcher / Writer with a strong focus on making technology more inclusive through localization and accessibility. Olga attended one of "Create
Events
September 2018

Create For Voice Meetup #2: Developing for Amazon Alexa

In the middle of September we had another chance to boost awareness of Voice First technologies in local community. The second "Create For Voice" meetup took place on Sept 20th and
Software Development
September 2018

A practical guide how to run a project kickoff using Event Storming.

We were sitting in the conference room preparing for project kickoff. "Ok, the client is coming to our office tomorrow. They want to launch the app in 7 weeks, so the deadline
Events
July 2018

Create For Voice Meetup #1: Designing Voice Interfaces

Summary of Create For Voice - first meetup for voice community in Poland!
VoiceCommerce
July 2018

Introducing VoiceCommerce.js

We're happy to announce the first version of our open-source tool for integrating eCommerce with voice-enable assistants. VoiceCommerce.js is a JavaScript library that makes it easy for developers to build Alexa Skills
Software Development
July 2018

Building Amazon Alexa Skill for StarCraft II using Python and AWS Lambda

The rising adoption of Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant brings a lot of amazing possibilities for developers. I'm going to show you the basic concepts of building voice user interfaces and how to
Amazon Alexa
July 2018

4 Alexa Skills That Really Make Sense For Businesses

Smartspeakers are quickly gaining on popularity and businesses start to notice that. Every single week there are more great applications entering Alexa Skills market. Let's take a look at four great Amazon Alexa Skills from four different industries to see what makes them successful.
Voice User Interfaces
June 2018

Podcast: Friends, Romans, Machines listen to my voice!

Last week, our co-founder Rafal Cymerys was invited to join Bloc Thinking Podcast with two amazing hosts: Werner Puchert and Jonathan Gall. Listen to their conversation that covers a number of topics including:
Voice User Interfaces
June 2018

We Designed Voice User Interface for StarCraft II - Here's What We Learned

If you look at the Alexa Skill store, you'll find plenty of games. Most of them are however either simple trivia games or text-based adventure games from the 70s ported into voice interface.
Amazon Alexa
May 2018

Case Study: Making Telecommuters' Workplaces Better with Harvest for Amazon Alexa

Almost every company requires their employees to track time. Maintaining time sheets can be a pain, but fortunately there are tools like Harvest. Harvest is an amazing tool, used by over 50,000
Amazon Alexa
May 2018

How Your Brand Can Make Use of Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa became a part of many American families. Within a year of Amazon Echo's release it's now present in almost 10% of American households. With this number steadily growing, we'll soon see
Amazon Alexa
May 2018

Kids Love Interacting with Amazon Alexa. What Does It Mean for Ed-Tech Industry?

For years, kids were fascinated with TV. This large box, full of lights, colors and sounds was enough to grab their attention, giving parents some time to relax. For many children it was
November 2017

How Much Is Custom Software Project Going to Cost Me?

This is a second post in our "Basics of Custom Software Projects" series. I had this client conversation recently when I heard a bit of frustration about pricing software projects. When
November 2017

Should I Build an In-House Team or Hire an Agency?

Before you start building custom software for your company, you need to decide what's the best way of collaborating with developers. One of the questions that I've heard multiple times is whether someone