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ChildFlare Part 2 – Creation

ChildFlare Part 2 – Creation

Continued from Part 1 As App Creators, we believe in keeping our tools sharp and exercising our creative passion for solving real world problems with Mobile Apps.  So with our registration to AngelHack Beijing in one hand, and an idea that needs a solution in the other, the stage was set for ChildFlare to become […]

Simple, efficient, NSDateFormatter…

In a current project I’m working on we’re making heavy use of NSDateFormatter.  Here’s a quick tip about how to make life with NSDateFormatters easier. Firstly, let’s cover some basics on NSDateFormatter: NSDateFormatters are commonly used for conversion to and from an NSString from/to an NSDate Allocation of NSDateFormatters is expensive – if you use them […]

Prioritisation for ‘preneurs

Prioritisation for ‘preneurs

Overloaded with Opportunity, too much creativity and too little progress?  Our simple product planning matrix will help you focus. Your startup resources are naturally limited, and despite your passion and creativity you’ll never be able to do everything and neither should you – at least not without testing with customers along the way!  As a mentor […]

Keeping the Sword Sharp

Keeping the Sword Sharp

A bad workman may blame his tools, but even the best workman needs to invest time in keeping his tools sharp! I’ve recently been going back through some of my University Computer Science materials, and thought I’d give scheme another shot and refresh my programming basics by working through SICP again.  Maybe I should get out […]

ikuramedia on the new China Hangup Podcast

ikuramedia on the new China Hangup Podcast

Last week we took part in the recording of the first episode of the new China Hangup podcast – which is the new format of the Economic Observer‘s english podcast.  It was an interesting discussion around the risks & rewards of entrepreneurship in China – sparked off by a listener’s question about why many industries […]

BaaS Selection for Fun and Profit

BaaS Selection for Fun and Profit

BaaS is getting a lot of attention these days. Parse.com, which we featured in our recent article on Mobile MVPs in Minutes has just been bought by Facebook and many people are starting to ask what is a BaaS, what can it do for me, why should I use one and which one should I […]

Beijing Barcamp

Beijing Barcamp

BarCamp is an international, user-generated conference featuring short presentations, open discussions and demos by people from a diverse range of industries, backgrounds and walks of life Today saw the fourth installation of Barcamp Beijing and yet again it has been a well organized event attended by some of the greatest minds and biggest hustlers across Beijing! […]

Zince – simple, intelligent, habit tracking.

Zince – simple, intelligent, habit tracking.

“Getting your habits in check can change lives. Getting the right balance between those that you should do more of, and those you should do less of is crucial – while maintaining good habits for the long term can be difficult in our busy, saturated lives.” As an entrepreneur with a hectic schedule, it can […]

Mobile MVPs in Minutes

Mobile MVPs in Minutes

“If you’re taking more than a day or two to create a Mobile MVP, you’re highly likely to be doing it wrong.” I’ve been talking a lot with potential entrepreneurs recently, and the conversation often goes something like this: Them: We’re a new startup, going to do a mashup between this.io, thatter and instatheother.  We’ve […]