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Live Video Streaming from Your iPhone with the New Livestream for Mobile

Live Video Streaming from Your iPhone with the New Livestream for Mobile | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
Totally re-imagined to be more social, more powerful, more beautiful and better than ever. The new Livestream mobile app adds a host of fantastic new features in a sleeker and more intuitive interface.

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Livestream is a new free iOS app which allows you to broadcast and watch live video events from your iPhone or iOS device.


This release follows the success of the original broadcasting app, Livestream for Producers which is currently available only for Android devices.


New features include:

  • Search and discover today's most popular live events
  • Watch, chat, like, comment and share events with your friends
  • Instantly go live, with live video filters and ultra-stable adaptive streaming over WiFi, 3G and 4G
  • Follow accounts to get notified when they create events or go live
  • Post photos, video and text to your events - even when you're offline
  • Chat with viewers while streaming
  • Instant sharing via Facebook, Twitter, SMS and email
  • Find and follow your friends on Livestream
  • Use as Livestream Broadcaster™ remote control


The Livestream app is available for download, for free here:

http://livestream.com/iphone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id493086499?mt=8




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Secrets That an iPhone App Developer Will Never Disclose About Wearable

Secrets That an iPhone App Developer Will Never Disclose About Wearable | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

Wearable technology is the new frontier for companies seeking to remain on the cutting edge of consumer technology. After witnessing the transformation from laptop to tablets and smartphones the next step to the evolution of technology are wearable devices and augmented realities. We have been truly blessed with the endowment of Apple wearable applications for next-gen wearable devices. When it comes to wearable technology, the wrist has proven to be the most attractive area for companies to target. Wearables will prove to be more than an iPhone on your wrist. The technology is such that everything that an iPhone can do can fit on your wrist in a compact casing.


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  • Cautious about User Interface: For any device, UI UX designs are very important. The challenge with the wearable device is that it has a smaller screen size; hence iPhone app developers have to be very cautious about designing the wearable application. The best approach can be to emphasize the methods like passive data collection and speech focused commands.
  • Cross Platform Support: To capture different users, make sure to develop a wearable application which can support all the platforms.
  • Quick App Development and Launch: New devices are getting launched every day so if you want to achieve success, you have to be fast in your wearable app development and launch.

 

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Laurene Powell Jobs and Kamala Harris are coming to Code

Laurene Powell Jobs and Kamala Harris are coming to Code | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
Tech meets philanthropy and politics.

Quick: You have billions of dollars and you want to make the world a better place. Where to start?

That’s the question facing Laurene Powell Jobs, who has an estimated net worth of $20 billion. She’s trying to answer it via the Emerson Collective, her philanthropic organization that’s investing in a range of ventures, from a high school for the homeless to Hollywood production companies that make “socially relevant content.” Read more: click image or title.

 

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10 Tips And Tricks For Building A Mobile Apps Startup

10 Tips And Tricks For Building A Mobile Apps Startup | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
As we have seen in the recent years, you can hit the jackpot in a short time with a mobile apps startup with a few tips and tricks that will help you grow.

A business startup is known to be not an easy job. Many entrepreneurs know this first hand, and many started out with their dream, set out to bring a change on the market or in the entire world, but then saw that they have to obey a particular set of rules and to keep their balance between risks and benefits. And if this applies to business in general, mobile app startups make no exception. Definitely, you will need lots of hard work, a little bit of luck, some vision and clear winning strategies in order to survive on a market filled with similar businesses or apps.

At the same time, as we have seen in the recent years, you can hit the jackpot in a short time with a mobile app startup. Just look at the successful games (such as Clash of Clans, for example) and programs (like Skype) which have lots of users and millions of downloads. For this reason, you might find useful our list of tips for mobile app startups: Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Here's How Much a Millennial Needs to Save Each Month to Retire With $5 Million

Here's How Much a Millennial Needs to Save Each Month to Retire With $5 Million | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
For your retirement to comfortably last the decades you can expect to live, you need to start saving now.

 

How much will you need to retire?

Well, in 2014, Matthew Illian, a member of the Investment Committee at Marotta Wealth Management, Inc., wrote that “Someone retiring now in 2014 with $1 million at age 65 can safely withdraw $43,600 a year. However, [because of inflation], today’s 20-year-olds will need over $7 million to have that same lifestyle when they retire. In 1970, they would only have needed $166,000 in retirement to have a similar purchasing power for the rest of their life.”

If that’s the the case, then a 25-year-old with a starting salary of $50,000 would have to save around 14.65 percent of their salary throughout their career. The problem with that scenario is that Illian determined this retirement figure if the average inflation rate over the next 45 years will be 4.5 percent. Currently, the inflation is around 1.4 percent and hasn’t been close to 4.5 percent since 2008.

 

That still doesn’t mean that millennials should only plan to retire with a million. As Robert Powell reports in USA Today “Older Millennials -- those born in the early 1980s -- will need about $1.8 million salted away to maintain their standard of living in retirement while younger millennials -- those born in the late 1990s -- will need upwards of $2.5 million.”

There are several reasons why millennials need this much money set aside. Read more: click image or title.

 

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A. Inflation

B. The article discusses specifically the steps to take if a millennial wants to save up at least $1 million. The amount suggested differs due to inflation now and the predicted inflation. Inflation has completely changed retirement. Meaning that millennials should plan to retire with more. Averaging putting away 14% of their career earnings. This is negative economic news in my opinion; people are having to put away more and more money. 

C. I did not realize that people had to stow away so much of their earnings. 

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5 Ways to Grow Your Mobile App Startup | iamwire

5 Ways to Grow Your Mobile App Startup | iamwire | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
How to grow your mobile app startup? Point #1 Innovations Always Capture Attention

Since evolution of smart phones, the mobile application market has boomed like never before. Mobile apps are no more limited to games or utilities. Nowadays shopping, banking transactions, education, fitness, entertainment, etc. everything is available through mobile apps, which is not only user friendly but also data saving. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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The Ultimate Question of Programming, Refactoring, and Everything

The Ultimate Question of Programming, Refactoring, and Everything | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

In this article you will find 42 recommendations about coding in C++ that can help a programmer avoid a lot of errors, save time and effort.

The author is Andrey Karpov - technical director of "Program Verification Systems", a team of developers, working on PVS-Studio static code analyzer. Having checked a large number of open source projects, we have seen a large variety of ways to shoot yourself in the foot; there is definitely much to share with the readers. Every recommendation is given with a practical example, which proves the currentness of this question. These tips are intended for C/C++ programmers, but usually they are universal, and may be of interest for developers using other languages. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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January 2016 Free Resources for Designers and Developers

January 2016 Free Resources for Designers and Developers | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

A round of free resources for designers and developers. Inside you'll find cool stationery and photorealistic branding mockups, UX wireframing kits, vintage...

It’s a pleasure to present this month’s round-up of free resources for designers and developers!

Below you’ll find cool stationery and photorealistic branding mockups, UX wireframing kits, vintage poster designs, professional resume and business card templates, amazing articles to keep in mind while designing, an on-browser SQL online tool, an SPA engine, an automating tool for your desktop device, a collection of CSS-hover-effect snippets, grid systems, CMS web engines, amazing icons, an online SVG editing tool, unique fonts, web PSD templates, and stacks more things to revolutionize your designing and developing. Go ahead and take it all, it’s free!!




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Hacking Collective Anonymous Declares Total War On ISIS Following Paris Terror Attacks

Hacking Collective Anonymous Declares Total War On ISIS Following Paris Terror Attacks | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

The hacking group Anonymous on Sunday declared "total war" against the Islamic State, the terror organization that claimed responsibility for the attacks on Friday that killed 132 Parisians.

Anonymous also posted a video, confirming the message was in response to the events in Paris.

According to the same Twitter account, the group began taking down websites associated with ISIS this morning.

Anonymous also retweeted a link to the following message from the hacktivist group Binary Sec:

“We as a collective will bring an end to your reign of terror. We will no longer turn a blind eye to your cruel and inhumane acts of terrorism towards all other religions that are not Islam. We’ve watched you behead innocent people, kidnap and murder children, and then launch terrorist attacks in France. This will NOT BE TOLERATED ANY LONGER. We here at BinarySec live for the sole purpose of bringing down All ISIS Propaganda ONE website and/or person at a time. ISIS… Your Jihad is coming to an abrupt end . We here at BinarySec will be one of the driving forces to your end and that’s a promise. ISIS… The War Is On.” Read more: click image or title.




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With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games.

The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual feedback and an actual reward when you solve an exercise.

“This is not just a gimmick as we have metrics to back our vision. If you mix games with learning, you get a very motivating experience,” co-founder and CEO Frédéric Desmoulins told me. “Playing and learning at the same time is a virtuous circle.”

For each exercise, you can pick a programming language among more than 20, such as Python, Ruby, Java, Scala and more. The company targets people who already know the basics when it comes to programming and also has tough challenges for expert developers. Read more: click image or title.



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This Is How You Design Your Mobile App for Maximum Growth

This Is How You Design Your Mobile App for Maximum Growth | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
Primer CEO Kamo Asatryan has helped dozens of mobile apps achieve explosive growth. Here are his go-to tips.

Kamo Asatryan may very well be one of the best kept secrets in the startup ecosystem. He’s one of a small handful of people who have observed hundreds of mobile apps, thought deeply and scientifically about their mechanics, and determined what they could change to grow faster.

To demonstrate his particular brand of magic: Asatryan’s team recently worked with an app that required users to swipe through four screens explaining the product in-depth before they could sign up. Then the permissions screen literally begged them to let the app access their location data. 60% said no and went on to a dead-end experience.

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To turn things around, Asatryan tested a radically different approach: Assuming that users who installed the app already understood the need to provide their location data. This allowed them to axe out the long-winded welcome flow and make the permissions request the second screen. The text was changed to say that users needed to “Enable Location Permissions” (making it clear that it would be for their benefit), and they were literally not able to move on from the screen without saying yes. This sounds risky, but after the shift, 95% of users said yes and went on to a much better product experience. Read more: click image or title.


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9 UX Strategies to Prevent Cart Abandonment (Infographic)

9 UX Strategies to Prevent Cart Abandonment (Infographic) | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
Trillions of dollars are lost to shopping cart abandonment each year. A fine-tuned, easily navigable user experience can change that.

According to Ripen eCommerce, $3.38 trillion will be forfeited in abandoned shopping carts globally in 2015. To put that in perspective, that’s about $463 for every person around the world.

So how can marketers cure their abandonment issues? While retargeting emails should be a no-brainer, a website that is user-friendly and easily navigable will make it harder for shoppers to leave in the first place.

Take a look at nine ways to improve your site’s user experience, all backed by statistics from sources in the infographic below. Read More: click image or title.



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Check out this great #infographic to improve your site's visitors shopping experience. The #checkout process is a top priority, isn't it?

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Solicit reviews via email, and make sure they’re easy to find on your site.

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Coding In The Cloud Era Demands A Structural Rethink To Bake In Security And Privacy | TechCrunch

Coding In The Cloud Era Demands A Structural Rethink To Bake In Security And Privacy | TechCrunch | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

Protecting privacy in an age of big data, cloud processing and increasingly interconnected digital services demands a structural shift in how software is developed.

That’s the view of academic Jean Yang, who holds a PhD from MIT and has been conducting research around data privacy for several years – including devising her own programming language, called Jeeves, which centralizes how privacy policies are handled in order to take the burden of correct enforcement off the shoulders of individual programmers.

“This helps programs be more secure because instead of trusting the programmer to write checks and filters and all those things correctly across the entire code, they just have to correctly attach the policy once — and this reduces the surface area that that programmer’s got to make mistakes,” she explains. Read more: click image or title.



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3 Major Challenges in Mobile Apps Development

3 Major Challenges in Mobile Apps Development | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

Mobiles or smartphones are increasingly becoming main devices for business use. The usage is prominently increasing and they are here to stay for a long-long time for sure. If we talk about enterprise level mobile usage, it is likely to grow above 40% by the dawn of 2018. Companies are spending hefty revenues on mobility services and are expected to do so until next few years. Read more: click on image or title.




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Do You Have An App Idea? Know First Things to do Before Starting Development

Do You Have An App Idea? Know First Things to do Before Starting Development | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
When you have an innovative app idea in your mind, here are some important tips about the first things you need to do before starting app development.

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How Would You Know When Your App Needs A Major Update

How Would You Know When Your App Needs A Major Update | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
As an app developer, how would you know when you app needs a major update? Thankfully, there are some hints that may help you with this.

Most mobile apps are updated regularly, but the updates brought by developers are minor ones. They mainly focus on small tweaks, minor additions, bug fixes, some polishing here and there or adding a new small feature. As such, a major update is not as frequent as users would want, and it often implies a new version of the OS, a new UX design or new features. However, as an app developer, how would you know when you app needs a major update? Thankfully, there are some hints that may help you with this. - See more at: http://www.mindinventory.com/blog/how-would-you-know-when-your-app-needs-a-major-update/#sthash.980vcAQp.dpuf

 

 

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7 Tips for Successfully Introducing Freemium Business Software

7 Tips for Successfully Introducing Freemium Business Software | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
Making a profit on a new software business solution requires successfully giving away the basic version.

Software solutions providers face an ongoing challenge in an increasingly-competitive marketplace. How do they get the word out about the tools they offer? This is especially true of B2B software companies, since they have to actively convince businesses that they can help improve their operations.

One of the best ways for software providers to win over businesses is to show company leaders what your tool can do for them. Through offering a premium version of your product, you can easily lure customers away from competitors. Some of the top software companies in business today use freemium models to engage customers. Here are a few tips to help you make it work for you. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Top 10 mistakes in handling website images and how to solve them

Top 10 mistakes in handling website images and how to solve them | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

Images are a major part of any modern website. Images nowadays account to more than 60% of a website's total bandwidth. This is even more pronounced when dealing with cutting-edge web design. On an image rich social website employing a Pinterest-like layout, this number can reach upward of 85% (!).

 
Bandwidth is unfortunately a costly commodity. For high traffic websites, bandwidth will probably be responsible for the majority of your IT costs, easily surpassing hosting and storage costs. In addition, such a large volume of traffic takes time to consume, and so, when browsing your website, your visitors are likely to spend a lot of time waiting for images to load. Read more: click image or title.
 

 

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Things to Consider While Building Secure Mobile Application

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Passwords no longer ensure user protection. Power your mobile app with high end security measures. Check out how to build next generation secured mobile applications.

Mobile apps – has any other trend dominated news headlines more than over a decade now? Thanks to unmatched Smartphone proliferation, mobile usage has grown radically than ever before. Today, it seems every company has its own mobile application. And why not! It is a powerful and cost-effective tool to attract, engage, and retain your customers.

A great thing about mobile applications is that they have filled our lives with ease and convenience. The worst thing is that the more these mobile applications become popular, the more they are prone to hacks. As applications become increasingly ingrained in personal and professional lives – using mobile devices to upload sensitive business information or perform financial transactions – our valuable information are at a higher risk of being misused and stolen.
Most apps expose sensitive user data such as identity, privacy, files, contacts, phone, location, or malware. They tend to store critical data like credit card numbers, banking and payment PIN numbers, online service passwords, etc. Unsafe access and sensitive data storage makes user information even more vulnerable to hacking and unscrupulous activities. No wonder, the onus, then, lies on you – to build high-end mobile apps that keep user data safe and secure, and inaccessible by hackers. And for this, it is vital to implement effective security measures across every stage of mobile app development.

Here are some valuable tips to build next generation secured mobile apps: Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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5 Mistakes in Mobile App Marketing That Need To Be Avoided - Social Media Week

5 Mistakes in Mobile App Marketing That Need To Be Avoided - Social Media Week | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

Today, applications (apps) are a very important part of our daily micro-moments such as: I want to go, I want to know, I want to buy, etc. In fact, users spend an average of 30 hours every month in these moments.

Apps are a very powerful and effective way for businesses to build strong and long lasting relationships with their customers and clients. However, a mobile app marketing strategy can complement a company’s offline experience such as in-store special offers. Apps can be a huge hit or a huge flop. When it comes to marketing your mobile app, any mistake can lead to disappointing results with over spending.

Before looking at the top five biggest mistakes in app marketing, let’s take a look at some statistics first:

  • Of 15,000 mobile users surveyed in 15 countries, roughly 72 percent of respondents said they were unhappy about sharing their personal information when using an app.
  • About 42 percent of mobile users expect a mobile app to be designed for their convenience.
  • Forty-five percent of app users say the user experience across devices is both frustrating and inconsistent. Read more: click image or title.



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6 Common Reasons Why Apple Rejects Your App

6 Common Reasons Why Apple Rejects Your App | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

In 2008, 32 apps per day were submitted to the iTunes app store. Now, the submission figures are 1,976 apps per day. Going through each app for approval process is a difficult job for iTunes Workers. To ease it, Apple has strict guidelines of some common and uncommon reasons to reject an app. Your app can be rejected due to anything from a common reason of misspelling to an uncommon reason like pornography.

For iOS app developers, approval process is the most traumatic part. Their weeks/months of app development struggle may fall into pieces just because of a single mistake. It’s better to save your app before it hits a rejection nightmare.

Avoid future conflicts. Keep the below given basic-app-rejection-reasons in mind while making an app. Read more: click image or title.


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The Tech Talent Shortage Is a Lie

The Tech Talent Shortage Is a Lie | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

Everybody knows hiring is difficult for tech companies.

The Huffington Post called the shortage “devastating,” and the Obama administration’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicted a shortfall of 1 million technical professionals by 2020. What’s more, 90 percent of executives report that they struggle to recruit and retain tech talent.

But as an engineer, founder and tech executive, I see a certain absurdity in this conversation — I’ve never thought talented people are particularly tough to find. Perhaps I don’t understand because I’m lucky and haven’t faced the same challenges as other tech CEOs, but I don’t think so. I think I, too, have lived those experiences.

In fact, I’ve come to believe the so-called “talent shortage” is a lie — the real shortage is of companies that are willing to invest in talented people. Read more: click image or title.




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Are #tech people hard to find? Is #talent available? This article straightens out the options and offers the solution.

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Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS

Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry. The idea behind it is to show young girls that the things they love, from apps on their smartphones to their favorite movies are made with code, and they can apply the skills they learn to their own individual passions.

Google is investing $50 million into the program over the next three years, and Made With Code has a host of partners to help foster the community including Chelsea Clinton, Mindy Kaling, MIT Media Lab, Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Inc., Girls Who Code, the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and TechCrunch as a media partner. Read more: click image or title.




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There is a huge lack of #coders in the #tech industry. Google is creating new avenues to get this gap filled. Women can code just as well as men. Time to catch up and make the money!

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How much money you can make at startups - Business Insider

How much money you can make at startups - Business Insider | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it
Coding school One Month has a tool called JobSignal that analyzes this job market to figure out which skills pay the best.

AngelList, the website where startups can meet angel investors, is also the place where tech workers can find jobs at hot startups.

Coding school One Month has a tool called JobSignal that analyzes this job market to figure out which skills pay the best.

Working at a startup comes with the promise of striking it rich one day from stock options. But until then, employees still need to be paid. It turns out, some of them are paid quite well.

In September, the AngelList job market reached a new milestone: the average developer salary passed $100,000. But that doesn't hold true for other types of tech jobs, like sales, marketing, or business jobs.

So here's a look at how much money you can make at startups as of September, based on analyzing 26,226 jobs and 6,750 skills from AngelList. The jobs are ranked from lowest to highest-paying and do not include stock options. Read more: click image or title.




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If you think you have a great profile with an outstanding resume, contact me through my Linkedin profile. We do promote the best profiles to our list of #startup opening. #Tech jobs only please.

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Create Ruby Gem by Example | Victor Areba

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There is certainly few tutorials that have practical approach towards creating a Ruby gem. In this tutorial, I show you how to create ruby gem step by step using an example.There's no doubt the critical role ruby gems play in rails app development. Think of devise, active admin and the rest. Yet with all these, few developers get to create their own gems. Perhaps because of lack clear docs on practical approach. But at some point, an RoR developer maybe tasked with modifying a gem or creating one; at least once. Today, I walk you through creating a Ruby gem by example. We'll be creating an API wrapper around The TVDB. You can check out the gem thetvdb-ruby here


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We'll use Bundler, a popular tool for managing project dependencies. Let's get it installed.

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What US VCs Require to Invest in Non-US Companies - Notion Capital

What US VCs Require to Invest in Non-US Companies - Notion Capital | Mobile Development News! | Scoop.it

We are frequently asked by UK and other non-US companies what they need to do to attract US venture capital (VC) investment.  This post is the first of a four-part series addressing how a start-up can best prepare to pursue funding from US investors, starting with a discussion of the general requirements of US VCs considering non-US investments.

The discussion below relates only to early stage investment (Superseed/Series A or Series B).  This is because, increasingly,  US VCs are making very substantial later stage investments in successful non-US emerging companies without regard to many of the points discussed below or in our upcoming blogs.  Recent examples include TransferWise, Skyscanner, Songkick, Farfetch, WorldRemit, Azimo, SoundCloud and iZettle.

Early stage investments, however, are very different.

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#VC companies have their specific challenges, one is dealing with far away non US #startups. This article explains why.

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Venture capitalists – especially in Silicon Valley – place a high value on proximity to their early stage investments.  The reason for this is that VCs bring to the table not just cash, but also their experience, advice and networks.  Consequently, we find US VCs are reluctant to make early stage investments in non-US companies without a founder in reasonable proximity to the VC’s location.   We have seen exceptions where the VC was willing to invest in a company on the condition that it uses the funds to establish US operations.  However, in our experience this is usually where the company already has contracts with, and revenues from, significant US customers and business partners so that its further US business potential is clear.  It is also possible for a US VC to team with a non-US VC.  In this scenario, the non-US VC leads a Superseed/Series A round (with participation from the US VC) for a company located near to the non-US VC.  The US VC is then in prime position to lead the next investment round when the company sets up in the US.  While we believe this kind of cross-border teaming will increase, at present it is not particularly common. Thus, for the most part, non-US companies seeking US investment are faced with pressure to establish US operations earlier than they might otherwise prefer.  This can be done cost-effectively, but it is still expensive relative to the operating budget of a typical early stage company.  There also needs to be a founder willing to relocate to the US, and the company will need to work out an approach to cross-border management.  For UK or continental European companies, this poses particular challenges if the most likely potential VC investors are on the West Coast – that is eight or nine time zones distant, with potential flight times of 11 hours or more.