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‘The WeekendPlanners’, i.e. our summer class of 2015

We have this crazy habit of making apps that we need, and can’t find in the form we want. Actually, this is how our own products see the light of day.   This year’s obsession is about making the most of our weekends. Yes, we are young and restless, and instead of just chillin’ nicely at the end of our week, we have to have that planned out too. And no, we are not suffering from the FOMO syndrome, we just want to be as rich as possible…in experiences. Cause that’s what makes life awesome, isn’t it? So, over the…


Halcyon Mobile Recognized as a Leading Mobile App Developer

Clutch, a Washington, DC-based research firm (formerly known as SourcingLine), has once again named Halcyon Mobile as a leading service provider in the mobile app development space. We are thrilled to receive this award, which highlights only the top tier firms in Europe! What’s more, we were also the top rated Romanian company. Clutch’s mobile apps research is highly competitive and involves an in-depth review of the companies involved. Analysts first identify firms that claim expertise in a given category and then gather evidence of proven experience, including relevant case studies, portfolio items, client lists, and indicators of market presence….


FWA interview with Szabi Szekely

Do great things and great things will happen to you. Do great mobile apps and mFWA will happen to you. We are particularly proud of the fact that both of our internal products won the mFWA award. On August 20th, our “second born”, the Tweet7 App, was also selected by this prestigious award program that is dedicated to recognizing amazing digital work. The FWA website, along with the award, also features interviews and articles with the creators of the winning products. So, here’s the interview with the mind behind our app, Szabi (who’s also one of our CEOs), conducted by FWA’s founder, Rob…


‘The Halcyon Way’ a.k.a. summer internship @Halcyon Mobile

‘Summer internship’…this always sounds like a party-breaker, like work interfering with the fun season… Since we, at Halcyon Mobile, go by the ‘work is play’ philosophy, we try to apply the same for our internships. Thus, this year we chose a project that would engage our interns on a personal level, and integrate well in their ‘fun time’: the making of an app for the city they live in, that not only their friends and family will use, but thousands of people coming to Cluj for the fantastic events that will be taking place here, in the European Youth Capital…

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Dollarbird updated for iOS 7 + an extra feature :)

The iOS 7 update of Dollarbird is finally available! Now it fits right in with the new look and feel of iOS 7 so you can enjoy it even more! So, what’s new? Compatibility with iOS 7 We made the calendar prettier and we solved the issue of dragging up the control center when you want to access your charts. Now you have to tap on the button (that’s also more visible now) at the bottom instead of sliding it up, and it will do exactly what you want it to: show you the money…overview :D. Furthermore, the chosen category…

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Halcyon Mobile – Winner of the Mobile Awards Romania in the Brand App Category

After being ranked among the Top Mobile App Developers Worldwide earlier this year, May brought us another accolade: we’ve won the Mobile Awards Romania in the Brand App Category with the official app that we have designed and developed for the CFR 1907 Cluj football team. Once again, working with passion rewarded us. Although the reason we are doing what we are doing is not for winning titles, it always feels great to get recognition for a job well done. We are not keeping a score, but so far 2013 is looking quite good. Stay tuned, there’s more to come! [Small hint: ←…

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Software is Eating the World and Mobile Apps have the Biggest APPetite

Given the abundance of games and entertainment apps, mobile apps might seem simplistic toys, but when used appropriately, they can be one of the strongest tech-tools we have today to make a difference in people’s lives.   Humans and computers are getting closer and closer Humans have always relied on tools to help them live better and more efficient lives. And by using them, they became the dominant species on Earth. Computers, these bicycles for the mind, are one of the most important tools people have built so far, changing the world in so many ways. When looking at the…


Switching from a mobile website to a responsive one

Our old website was made in 4 days and it did a great job for us for almost a year, but the time has come to take the company to the next level. Following our repositioning and new visual identity, the next step was to translate the new brand into a red-hot, responsive website.   Reasons to change Our old website was not responsive. We had a separate mobile website that was basically a simplified variant of the desktop version, missing some content. We soon realized that this was not the best idea, because a lot of our website traffic came from…


Mobile Marketshare Trends

One of the most important decisions a mobile app development shop must make is the choice of platforms to create apps for. It affects everything from finding, hiring and training people to the type and amount of work you can take on and ultimately, if you’re able to survive in this ever changing mobile world. As this is our first entry about mobile platforms we’ll go back to the beginning of Halcyon Mobile and the platforms we’ve explored up until today. Short history of platforms Back in 2005, when we started out, J2ME (Java Micro Edition) was already the most…


Halcyon Mobile Ranked Among the Top Mobile App Developers Worldwide

Finding the right mobile application design and development partner can be quite a difficult task, due to the many aspects that need to be considered and matched between the partnering companies. From proven work quality to working style, culture and communication – these are all very important aspects to take into account for a successful collaboration. Independent research on IT services and rankings, however, can help greatly with this daunting task. One such analysis is done by SourcingLine, a Washington, DC-based independent research firm focused on finding the leading IT services companies globally. We are quite excited to be ranked among the…

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