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Check out the third edition of our React newsletter: React in the real world   Slack used React to rebuild their Emoji Picker Packing many features, this complex component was created using react-virtualized. This library supports the loading of huge amounts of data in several......

Check out the second edition of our React newsletter: React vs React Native If you’re not too familiar with the React world, it can be easy to get confused with these two tools. That’s why we’ll explain the fundamental differences. React: Is a JavaScript library to......

This is a summary of the latest news of the React world as well as a place to show noteworthy developments created right here at CodigoDelSur. React Conf 2017 The React Conf 2017 took place on Santa Clara, California on the 13th and 14th of......

In a very small country like Uruguay, there is little chance to have world-level influential people visiting us. Even harder, in our sector, software development, as Uruguay is certainly not in anyone’s radar in this industry. But this is how the world is. We don’t......

The WWDC is the annual Worldwide Developers Conference held by Apple in San Francisco, California. Here Apple makes announcements about their new software features, new operating system releases, and other cool items. It’s an amazing event that, as developers, we were waiting for it very......

 “Conectividad Educativa de Informática Básica para el Aprendizaje en Línea (Educational Connectivity of Basic Computing for Online Learning), or “CEIBAL” for short, is revolutionizing education for primary and secondary students in Uruguay. Plan CEIBAL started in 2007 with a decree of then President Tabaré Vazquez, which......

By Nicolas Amarelle (CEO at CodigoDelSur) After 10 years in this incredible and exciting road of helping startups all around the world in the creation of their projects, definitely I think that we are in good shape for indentifying some common mistakes that are repeated......

With the company’s 40th anniversary coming up on April 1st, Apple had much to celebrate at its Special Event on March 21st 2016. Leaders Tim Cook, Lisa Jackson, Jeff Williams, and Phil Schiller announced updates on two initiatives and four product innovations: The Renewable Energy......

Although UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have been available to consumers since the early 2000s, they’ve only become affordable for the average Joe in recent years. People use drones for a variety of creative (and usually legal) ways like exploring abandoned buildings, checking out their crops,......

By Nicolas Amarelle (CEO at CodigoDelSur) I don’t have an idea of statistics regarding this, but as developers of products we have a very big ratio of top-rated products in the App Store for the amount of products we have developed. Obviously this is not......

So much of communication is nonverbal! In face to face conversations, 55% of communication is body language, eye contact and other visual indicators, 38% is the actual sound (tone of voice, speed of the words, pitch, volume, etc.), which leaves all of 7% that makes......

3D printing has evolved quickly in the past three years! The technology has migrated from the lab to the consumer, and now thanks to Kickstarter campaigns and companies like Wobbleworks, it’s even in the hands of children! A compact product called the 3Doodler lets users......

A startling statistic about the people working as CEO’s, founders, salespeople, communications professionals and general service workers in the tech industry: only 29%, on average, are women. At Facebook it is 16% and at Twitter, it’s only 10%! With such staggering gender discrepancies, it is......

Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud computing platform, launched in 2006. Household names like Netflix, Samsung, Pfizer, Pacific Life Insurance, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Lionsgate, Comcast, Nokia, Yelp, Airbnb, Expedia, Foursquare Adobe, Pinterest, and Zynga all benefit from AWS, and those benefits......

Simply defined,“commerce” is the act of buying, trading, and selling goods and/ or services. Add the “e” for “electronic,” and that buying, trading, and selling is moved online. Banking via the internet, ordering food from a restaurant’s website, and paying for a cool new game......

Success requires unending passion, motivation, daily leaps of faith, bravery, a willingness to fail, an epiphany or two, and a clear vision. A clear vision is vital for any success in life, especially in business. Successful companies are ones with exact visions, and those visions......

In 2015, the average consumer was able to access numerous modernizations such as wearable devices like the Apple Watch, 3D Printers, Cloud Computing, Virtual Reality, and Drones. Those technologies are likely to continue improving in 2016, but experts also predict the rise of five other......

Eolic Energy may sound like a science fiction term to the uneducated ear, but it is little more than a fancy term for Wind Energy or Wind Power. A ship propelled by the wind in its sails, water pumped when wind rotates a windmill, and......

2015 will go down in history as an exceptionally innovative year! Narrowing the list of top tech trends down to 5 takes some doing, but here they are: Wearable Devices Smart watches like the Apple Watch and fitness bracelets like the Fitbit have made it......

The MBaaS service for everyone, Parse is for developers who value the user experience, custom or SSL-enabled domains, security, simplicity, a built in Facebook and Twitter Oauth, the CLI tool, a cloud database, push notifications, quick and accurate analytics tracking, and a customized backend. There are many advantages......

Once again, our desire to learn more about technology, particularly in healthcare, led us to another world trip. This time, the place was Dallas, and the reason: a new protocol for medical applications: FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources). As in all areas of life (and......

Having grown up in Southern California all my life, and making a sudden move to Uruguay was a little overwhelming. After all, why would you want to move to a third world country that has actual seasons and isn´t 75° all year round? This might......

  Finding a healthcare mobile app development company is not easy, finding one that has experience with Apple watch is just hard. When the Apple Watch was released in April 2015 it skyrocketed to the top of the wearable tech industry. Optimized for health buffs,......

When the Apple Watch was released in April 2015 it skyrocketed to the top of the wearable tech industry. Optimized for health buffs, both fitness tracking and a heartrate monitor come standard with the smartwatch. When paired with an iPhone 5 operating with iOS 8.2......

Christmas in Uruguay isn´t your typical white holiday season. On the contrary, Christmas here is in the middle of summer! Instead of spending Christmas break skiing and drinking hot chocolate, we spend it at the beach drinking piña coladas! Instead of spending the 24th snuggling......

We were honored to be a part of the HIMSS Latin America Conference and Exhibition that took place at the Grand Hyatt in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 4th and 5th! What a joy and an inspiration to connect with 600 other attendees passionate about......

On September 28, 2015, six years after its initial release, was the stable release of Google’s open-source web application framework, Angular.js (Angular or AngularJS). This model-view-controller and model-view-viewmodel architecture is used for Google resources such as Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Google Tips, Google Retail......

It wasn’t too long ago that instructors relied on chalkboards and bulletin boards for teaching, and students only had flashcards and index cards for studying! Luckily for teachers, students, and the students’ parents, technology in the education sector is evolving as quickly as it is......

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” -Benjamin Franklin’ If Mr. Franklin was alive today he would add a third item to that list. Death is certain, taxes are certain, and you will certainly lose something valuable if......

What do Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Stan Lee, and Sting all have in common? They are Weevers! They’re interacting with fans like you on Weev, one of the most popular apps for iPhone and iPad users! As the top social networking mobile app development company,......

Collaboration with coworkers stimulates creativity and welcomes a variety of perspectives and subsequent ideas. But soloprojects allow individual ownership and a subsequently greater sense of accomplishment. There are tradeoffs to allocating projects both individually and to teams. Some project managers to maximize efficiency will assign......

CodigoDelSur software and mobile app development is credited with some of the most cutting edge technology applications over recent months. Having won recognition as the Uruguayan Chamber of Information Technology (CUTI) 2014 Company of the Year, 2015 is setting up as an even hotter year......

Twitter has released better adjustable photo filters for iOS and Android users. This update will replace the existing photo filter option, which has been reported as clumsy and cumbersome. Released in 2012, Twitter’s filtering option came as a reaction to the fad of altering photos......

The traditional shallow incline for new Android software builds is staying strong. Google’s recently released Android 5.0 mobile OS, code-named ‘Lollipop,’ is currently running on less than 0.1% of handsets after nearly a month after introduction. But this isn’t the first release with a less......

The Mesosphere open source Apache Mesos project announced the first data center operating system. Rather than a centers machines acting independently of one another, this OS ties them all together to function in conjunction. The operating system operates on the scale of the entire data......

Both well-established technology companies and startups are increasingly calling Uruguay home. An international hub for mobile app development and software development methodologies, Uruguay is an emerging IT and software design center, being dubbed the Silicon Valley of South America. Perpetuating solid democratic traditions and an......

The Agile software development movement offer alternatives to traditional project management. Among the most popular means of introducing this kind of management model is through Scrum, thanks to its simple-to-employ methodology. To help businesses respond to unpredictability, Scrum emphasizes empirical feedback and team self-management. This......

If you’re a young couple and planning a pregnancy, you know timing is everything. But knowing the signs to look for when you are trying to have a baby can really take the guess work out of trying to start your family. And keeping track......

iOS development is the most reliable and versatile software core competency available today. Advances for the iOS 8 allow app developers to employ the most convenient features to even further impress their market base. A harmonized combination of multiple resources and skills distinguish iOS in......

What is Virtual Reality?   Unless you’re on the Enterprise’s Holodeck or trapped inside the Matrix with Keanu Reeves, what you’re experiencing right now as you read these words is “reality.” “Real” reality to be specific (and redundant). Virtual reality, as the name suggests, is......

The importance of team work in the office place, no matter what field you’re in, is immeasurable. Collaboration with coworkers stimulates creativity and welcomes a variety of perspectives and subsequent ideas. Some project managers in an attempt to maximize efficiency will assign single-person projects to......

When you travel for work and are forced to leave your little ones home, staying in touch with them once the work day ended is every parent’s goal. But as you know by now, children don’t have the longest of attention spans. Wouldn’t it be......

When focused on meeting a deadline to complete your latest app or software development, sometimes your nose is to the grindstone. Any help to free up time and contribute to production is greatly welcome, especially when your client wants their app pitch yesterday. This is......

‘YOU+’ mobile health system app is revolutionizing how smartphone users are staying on top of their health. Complete with daily, personalized advice, ‘YOU+’ app is an electronic nutritionist, trainer and sleep coach, all-in-one. Your eating, sleeping and exercise habits are the foundation for your complex,......

Social apps connect people who never would’ve met. Not that we’re psychic, but it’s safe to say that person A in Rio never would’ve met person B in Paris who loves the same TV show if not for social apps that unite people with similar......

Apple products have become internationally ubiquitous in the past decade. The iPod Shuffle in 2005, the MacBook in 2006, the iPod Touch and iPhone in 2007, the App Store in 2008, the iPad in 2010, and now the Apple Watch and the iPhone 6 with......

Parents measure their infants’ growth in little victories. The upgrade from liquid to solid foods is one accomplishment. That discernable first word is always a crowd pleaser, whether it’s “mama,” “dada,” “yes,” “no,” “please,” or “teacups.” That first rollover, and that first crawl, and that......

The next time you share a photo on Imgur, read the latest news about your favorite sports team on Bleacher Report, use Airbnb to find a place to crash on your vacation, buy a ticket to a play or concert on SeatGeek, or check out......

The 25th of August is a very special holiday here in Uruguay!  Uruguay was declared independent on August 25th 1825 from Brazil. Since this day is a national holiday, the Night of Nostalgia was born, taking place the night before. This festivity started in August......

In a two hour presentation on September 9th, Apple confirmed what’s new and what’s improved about the next version of the iPhone. Its creators bragged that the phone’s performance is faster, but also more energy efficient. Here’s what you’ll get with your new silver, gold,......

September 9th will be upon Apple users in less than a week! Consumers expect a lot from the new aptly named iPhone 6s. All will be revealed soon but in the meantime, here are a few things that those “in the know” predict will happen:......

Presenting the photo sharing application to end all photo sharing applications—or at least it’s the photo sharing application to end your search for the best photo sharing application! We´ve been working on Sharalike for almost a year now with our awesome client, and we´d love......

“Google is not a conventional company,” Google CEO Larry Page said when the company went public in 2004. “We do not intend to become one.” What does Page and the rest of Google do differently? As illustrated by their recent restructure into Alphabet, Google is a......

It’s that time again, Apple users! Time to update your iPhone, iPad, your iEverythings and make them yet another full number better. Here’s what your tech fairy-godmothers have in store for you this time: 1. Like you, Siri knows the importance of being proactive. She’ll......

There have been clumsy people since the dawn of mankind. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, clumsy cavemen dropped rocks on their toes, smashing them to bits! Not much has changed over the past couple millennia and people still have a propensity to drop and......

Consumers always want more for less. More of this for less money. More of that for less time. In order to provide their customers with more “more,” businesses need more for less as well. They need to identify sales prospects quickly. They need more efficiency......

Five rhetorical questions: 1. Do you need to improve your mindfulness, attention, awareness, focus, or memory? 2. Do you experience stress, depression, irritability, or anxiety? 3. Do you want to have more control over your actions, your thoughts, and your decisions? 4. Do you struggle......

Despite being demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union, Pluto is still as impressive as its bigger, older solar system siblings! Over nine years after blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA’s piano-sized New Horizons spacecraft flew......

It is a sad time for the industry. The man you have to thank for your awesome gaming experiences, Satoru Iwata, passed away on July 11th 2015. The beloved Nintendo president, programmer-engineer-designer extraordinaire, was only 55. The following are a few highlights out of the......

When you watch videos on Vine, search for coupons on Groupon, look for a new outfit on Nordstrom’s website, go to Chipotle.com to find the nearest location, or reserve concert tickets on Live Nation, you’re seeing Ember in action. Ember is also used for mobile......

Game #1 (Peakour): Codigo Del Sur has reimagined what gamers can control! Customization used to be limited to choosing if you want to play as “the red guy” or “the green guy.” Gamers used to be confined by the makers’ imaginations when it comes to......

If you took your inter-office communication to the doctor, would the visit go like this:   Symptoms: Overflowing inbox Scattered post-it notes Itineraries stranded on Word documents Meeting notes on Evernote Brainstorming sessions left on napkins Reminders lost in texts Reports left on the copier......

Mate is a traditional South American drink that is mostly drunk in Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brasil. Yerba (what goes in the inside of the mate) is an infusion of caffeinated dried leaves. You pour hot water into the mate and then you drink it,......

Where charity meets entrepreneurship. Where profit is a welcomed byproduct instead of the first goal. Where new companies find the resources to get started. Where civil activism intersects with all things digital. That is where Codigo Del Sur’s new partner, Tumml, lives. Yiddish for “shake......

Like movie stars on the red carpet, developers should also be celebrated at the premieres of their work. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which took place in San Francisco on June 8th, is perhaps the industry’s version of a big movie premiere. There, developers are......

Monday June 8th is an international holiday. Not because June is Cataract Awareness Month and Great Outdoors Month. Not because it’s World Oceans Day. Definitely not because it’s Kanye West’s birthday. June 8th is the 2015 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year in San......

What do you use your smartphone for?   Maybe you use calendars, to-do lists, and accountability apps to both plan your day and help you navigate it quickly and easily. Maybe you’re taking the bus to work and the commute is just so much easier......

Whether you’re the face of the Android operating system, a mobile app developer, or a Google Play Store consumer, you will benefit from the new UX principles for apps. UX is an acronym for “user experience.” Optimal user experience is every website or application developer’s......

The 90th anniversary of Semana Criolla (Annual Agricultural Festival) took place during spring break here in the Asociación Rural del Uruguay in Montevideo. This annual event focuses on the culture and customs of the rural population in Uruguay. The best riders and horses of the......

What do some of your favorite websites like Pixabay, CERN, the Slurm Workload Manager, Quora, Mozilla, FourSquare, GitHub, Sophos, Netflix, Etsy, Reverb, SoundCloud, StumpleUpon, the FDA, Stack Exchange, the Center for Open Science, and Wikimedia have in common? When you search for information on those......

Not to be confused with major league baseball’s “Most Valuable Player” or Microsoft’s “Most Valuable Professional,” in the world of product development the acronym “MVP” stands for “Most Viable Product.” An app is considered “viable” when the developers can prove that it is not only......

Collaboration at its best is efficient, effective, and fruitful! That only happens when everyone on the team understands what’s expected of them, cooperates, pulls their own weight, remains open to new ideas, and aims for the same goals. In short, everybody needs to be on......

Like Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, thriving in the tech industry is all about survival of the fittest! The “fittest” technologies are ones that make products more convenient, accessible, simple, affordable, and available to a larger or new population of consumers. Such technologies are called......

The relationship between technology and the healthcare industry resembles the doctor and his patient. The patient lists his symptoms such as coughing, fever, and an upset stomach. The doctor listens to the problems, runs tests, determines a diagnosis, and (hopefully) prescribes a cure! Similarly, the......

Did you know that 73% of people use the same password for several websites? Did you know that the average password is only six characters, which means that it would take a hacker a mere three minutes to crack? We’re all aware that keeping our......

The 2015 GMSA Mobile World Congress assembled over 80,000 people in Barcelona, Spain, from March 2 – 5. Noteworthy keynote speakers like Mark Zuckerberg (founder, Facebook) and Tom Wheeler (chairman, FCC) discussed a variety of topics: mobile identity solutions, mobile gaming, 5G services, security, the......