THE BLOG

23
Apr

Impact of mobile applications in healthcare

Mоbіlе hеаlth, оr mHealth, іѕ a tеrm uѕеd to dеѕсrіbе the use of mobile telecommunication dеvісеѕ as hеаlthсаrе. Wе use mobile dеvісеѕ to read thе nеwѕ, wаtсh sports аnd communicate wіth others, аnd nоw it’s bеіng used to іmрrоvе hеаlthсаrе.

Innоvаtіvе features like dіgіtаl hоѕріtаl rooms and vіrtuаl mеdісіnе kiosks аrе аlrеаdу еnаblіng рhуѕісіаnѕ tо monitor, dіаgnоѕе and trеаt patients frоm rеmоtе lосаtіоnѕ. It’ѕ сhаngіng the wау healthcare іѕ dеlіvеrеd – providing dосtоrѕ аnd раtіеntѕ wіth аnуtіmе/аnуwhеrе access.

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15
Apr

Work Perks: Unlimited vacation vs Productivity

There is a tenuous balance that every business organization must face—a positive and relaxing work culture and the need to maximize productivity. Some companies, particularly the more established ones, tend to forego developing a positive work culture altogether and simply expect employees to be the henchmen of the management’s will. This state of affairs is naturally demotivating and these companies have seen a dip in their productivity related to that. Now that even the most ardent Old School business men and women are coming to grips with the benefits of a positive work culture, they are left with the challenge of figuring out how to design a maximally productive one.
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17
Oct

Picking a sport smartwatch – Garmin Vívoactive

Getting a right sports smartwatch could be a challenge especially that we are now overwhelmed with amount of manufacturers that grew out of sudden. I am currently using Garmin Vívoactive and I will show you here why. I did quite a research and I’ve been using few others wearables before I ended up with Garmin.
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18
Jul

XCode 7 Beta 3 crash after opening project

Apple recently released another beta version of it’s XCode 7. Unfortunately it comes not only with fixes but with one extremely annoying bug. After you try to create new or open existing project it just crashes. Lucky for us there is a quick solution for this. We need to remove some XCode configuration file (which will be regenerated after XCode will launch).

rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dt.Xcode.plist

30
Jun

Europeana – a bit of culture

Seems that we’ve liked Paris. It’s shouldn’t be a suprise since in many different ways it’s a very cool city: one of the biggest startup community in Europe (as seen in a short relation from Futur en Seine); global center of world high culture with multitude of museums and art galleries; finally – a wonderful city in itself.

A few weeks ago we’ve had yet another opportunity to visit Paris – this time we’ve participated in the workshops organized by Europeana Foundation which runs Europeana.

Europeana is an internet portal that acts as an interface to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. More than 2,000 institutions across Europe have contributed to Europeana. These range from major international names like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library and the Louvre to regional archives and local museums from every member of the European Union. Together, their assembled collections let users explore Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage from prehistory to the modern day.

While having a great time in exploring how the Europeana works and meeting people there, we’ve also wondered how can we, as a company, contribute to the whole open culture idea.

We’ve found some code in our repositories that could be really interesting for the cultural institutions.
Stay tuned for our open-source contribution to the open culture!

20
Jun

French startups – Futur en Seine

At Synappse we’re not only about creating stunning apps… we’re also very interested in new technologies and start-up ecosystem, so we need to keep an eye on this field.
Besides everyday lecture of The Verge, from time to time it’s good to attend industry events, touch by yourself amazing technologies and meet people face-to-face.

In the middle of June I had an opportunity to visit Paris and see what’s happening in local startups on the Futur en Seine event, where for 4 days over 100 exhibitors at Innovation Village presented their products to more than 50 000 visitors.

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07
Feb

Sharing subfolders of shared folder – dropbox

synappse dropbox share

Recently I came to a scenario when I had shared folder and wanted to share it with someone new – but not all of it, just one subfolder. Dropbox isn’t yet giving us good solution for this but we can do a little trick here and make it happen.

So the workaround is to create a symbolic link, you can do it either on widows and linux base systems. Go to the terminal and type:

For Windows

For Linux / OS X

After doing that just share newly created symbolic link with the person and you’re done.

26
Jan

UPC Think Big Final Gala

upc think big synappse museum guide

On the 22nd of the January we attended UPC Think Big final gala which featured 10 contest finalists. We had there opportunity to bring closer our idea to the judges who after 3 minutes of our presentation were entitled to ask three questions.Continue Reading..

11
Dec

HACKWAW – quantified self hackathon

Just a short note about my last weekend. I spent a great time at HACKWAW hackathon focused on Quantified Self movement. That was an amazing opportunity to met people not only from the tech industry, but also to chat up with mentors from the science world.

That was a truly amazing event – so much creative people, ideas and… gadgets of course! The venue was fantastic, organizers did a great job. Ola, Kuba kudos for you! I hope that we’ll see you again at Maker Land.Continue Reading..

08
Dec

Making off the “UPC Biznes. Think Big.” promo video

See what’s behind the scenes of our upcoming promo video for the UPC Biznes. Think big. contest!

Big thanks to Władek and Maciek – our amazing operators.  This striking place were we’ve made the shoots is the Neon Muzeum.Continue Reading..