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12 tips for new developers

When you’re joining a company as a developer, there can be a steep learning curve, especially if you’ve come from mostly working on small projects. I gathered together twelve tips for new developers who are joining ReignDesign. Some of these are specific for iOS developers, but many apply for all types of developers. 1. Talk …

Making a WeChat Mini Game: Part 2 – Mini Games versus Mini Programs

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Making a WeChat Mini Game

WeChat mini games sound very similar to WeChat mini programs, but there are important differences to understand. A mini game is NOT just a mini program which happens to be a game. In fact, the Mini Program rules explicitly disallow game and quiz-type content in mini programs: 6.2. WeChat Mini Programs must also not contain any …

Making a WeChat Mini Game: Part 1 – Background

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Making a WeChat Mini Game

I can remember attending GDC China in 2009 and one of the keynote speakers stating earnestly that “mobile games were a waste of time because they didn’t monetize” – that the real opportunity was to build social games on Facebook which could leverage a user’s social graph. The speaker was of course completely wrong about …



Opportunities for using AI chatbots to enhance customer service

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a level of intelligence possessed by machines, including robots equipped with human-like cognitive functions such as learning and problem-solving. Many may fear a future with super intelligence, but others revel in the possibilities. AI can be used to help people like never before. One such way is by enhancing chatbots. Forrester …