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Why We Use React Native For Mobile App Development

Are you thinking of developing a mobile app but don’t know where to start? Or are you looking for a team of mobile app developers? This article will run you through why we use React Native at Altitude Labs, and how we can use it to bring your ideas to life. The difference between ‘Native’ vs Web apps Native apps are those are those that run on your phone, whereas web apps run through your browser and typically require an Internet connection. As Native apps are written specifically for a particular operating system, they tend to fare better than
by Sharon Lam

Tradition Meets Technology: Yue Hwa Makes Inroads into Ecommerce

Yue Hwa has launched its international ecommerce store as part of its drive to court a younger and more internet-savvy generation and expand into foreign markets. The Hong Kong-based retailer specialises in authentic Chinese products including food, tea, traditional apparel, antiquities, and toys. The ecommerce store features a curated selection of products that have been well-received in retail outlets and are suited to be sold online. Customers will be able to choose from a wide selection of payment gateways, including Alipay, Wepay, Paypal, and international credit cards. Creating personalized shopping experiences and using big data to improve sales efficiency are
by Sharon Lam

What Startups Should Know About Hong Kong’s Listing Framework

As you may already be well-aware, the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is currently in deliberations over implementing a third board. Traditionally, access to IPO has been restricted to financial and property sectors. The new scheme, which was published as the New Board Concept Paper earlier in June this year, would effectively grant start-ups and tech firms with dual-share structure, coined “new economy” companies, the power to list. With the consultation ending in August 18th this year, Charles Li hosted a talk as part of KPMG’s Capital Markets Speaker Series. Charles is the current Chief Executive of
by Sharon Lam

How We Helped Tian Tian Exit Their Company In 8 Months

While video-based social media apps abound in China, success does always not come in equal numbers. If you’re among the legions of mobile app users in China, you may have already heard of Tian Tian Inc. In November 2016, Tian Tian transferred hands and was quickly acquired by Yixia Technology, all within a short span of 8 months. Yixia Technology, in turn, is most well-known as the maker of China's short video app Miaopai and live streaming app. It also serves as video content provider to China's largest social network Weibo. This article talks about how our team in
by Sharon Lam

How to Find the Best Software Development Companies in Hong Kong & Singapore

Looking to hire a software agency? How do you go about figuring out who to work with? This article gives you the lowdown on the different types of software agencies (in Hong Kong and Singapore) and how to go about deciding which one is for you. The way we’ll approach this article is by asking you a series of questions and using those questions to help you decide who you should hire. What kind of website, mobile app or software do you need built? The first question to ask yourself is what kind of software you need built. Different
by Sharon Lam

How Data Science Allows You to Unlock Loyalty Data

Data science and “big data” used to be part of the lingo of only skilled technologists. But in this quickly evolving digital landscape, the rift between marketers and businesses has rapidly closed. Simply put, just as how inbound marketing revealed the shortcomings of traditional inbound marketing streams, businesses which choose to ignore data science run the risk of falling behind the curve. This is mainly owing to the following: 1) We have more data now than ever A corollary of this is that while we once operated in a world of imperfect information, we now have access to a wealth
by Sharon Lam
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