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How to turn your e-commerce website into a WeChat store

Looking to sell to the 1+ billion people in China? This article explains how your international ecommerce website can double up as a WeChat store. By double up, I mean that your international and China site share the same codebase. There are several benefits for doing so. First, universal maintenance, upgrades and scaling. This in turn leads to lower costs and faster feature rollouts. Second, centralized customers, orders and data. This allows you to achieve a single view of customer across countries more seamlessly. Why WeChat? (skip this section if you already know why) If you are new to selling
by Justin Yek

How Your Business Can Win Big with Product Design

Innovation and features are important, but so is product design - maybe even more so. The tech titans of today - Facebook, Google, Apple - were neither the first to offer a new product or service to the market, nor the most feature-heavy in their offerings. Their success comes down to their mastery of product design. They designed products for users, creating compelling value propositions that added to people’s lives, and just felt right. Winning by design At Altitude Labs, we design digital products for household names around the world and impacted over 100 million internet users. More importantly,
by Justin Yek

What You Need To Know About Getting User Experience (UX) Right

What is User Experience (UX)? User experience (UX) is the study of shaping the way customers interact with your company, creating a user experience that is intuitive and enjoyable. Says Jakob Nielsen, the legendary UX expert, The first requirement for an exemplary user experience is to meet the exact needs of the customer, without fuss or bother. Next comes simplicity and elegance that produce products that are a joy to own, a joy to use.” Good UX begins with the customer in mind, and uses human-centric design principles to facilitate interaction between the customer and a product or service. While
by Justin Yek

How to Efficiently Import Images from Photoshop to Adobe XD

Ever since Adobe Comet was announced 2 years ago, we’ve had the chance to play around with the software and eventually incorporate it into our workflow for all our client projects. The more we used the software, the more we learnt how to use it more efficiently and effectively. Adobe XD was designed to work with other Adobe tools like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Photoshop is the most powerful tool for photo editing and Adobe Illustrator is the most powerful tool for vector creation. Tutorial After using Photoshop, it’s a hassle to go through the drop
by Stephen Leung

Keyboard Handling in iOS Chat Application for Optimal User Experience

As iOS Devices rely on Soft Keyboard as its input source, keyboard appears and disappears frequently during the Application Lifetime. When keyboard appearance and disappearance is not handled properly, often times it will break the user experience in using the app. Views in focus are hidden or even worse submit button is obscured by the keyboard, preventing the user from continue. As handling keyboard is one of the common issue iOS developers often encounter, there is already some resources in the Internet covering this topic, e.g. Apple official documentation or Tutsplus Improving from the above sources, this time I
by Andrianto Lie

Digital Transformation: 5 Tips from the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes a “Digital Transformation Initiative” (DTI) report each year. This report looks at how digital technologies can revolutionize the way businesses operate. In WEF 2017, digital transformation is described as a “once-in-a-generation chance” whose net benefits could exceed $100 trillion by 2025. Thinking about these tips are a great first step to preparing your organization for digital transformation’s opportunities. However, if you want your organization to lead the pack, you have to make digital transformation one of your top priorities. As the American writer William Arthur Ward said “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you
by Justin Yek
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