Snowdog chosen by Adam Mickiewicz University to implement accessibility-focused mobile application

Snowdog has partnered with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań to collaborate on a groundbreaking project - UAM GO mobile app, which holds tremendous potential in enhancing accessibility within higher education campuses. With the shared goal of supporting students, staff, and visitors, Snowdog and the university are committed to designing and testing this innovative app to ensure it meets the needs of the campus community. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in advancing inclusivity and convenience in the realm of higher education.

Written by Sebastian Osses

The Power of AppClips in eCommerce

In WWDC 2020, one new iOS14 feature shone brighter than the rest: App Clips. With App Clips on their hands, users will have an opportunity to save time, interacting with certain app functions faster. Let’s take a closer look at how this feature works and what advantages businesses can get using this tool.

Written by Kamil Makowski

Hand Pose using Vision Framework

Over the past few years — Apple has made huge improvements in the field of Machine Learning and Cameras both on the hardware and software end. We’ve noticed more Apple devices come with a dedicated neural engine, a special processor that makes machine learning models really fast. There were quite a few interesting announcements during WWDC 2020. The introduction of iOS 14 brought in a slew of enhancements and interesting new features in Apple’s computer Vision framework. Vision framework was released in 2017 to allow developers to leverage complex computer vision algorithms with ease. In iOS 14, Apple has focused many of its efforts on increasing the depth of its Vision framework. One of those is the new capability of hand tracking and improved body pose estimation for images and videos. Apart from hand & body tracking, the update comes with other interesting features

Written by Kamil Makowski

Enhancing User Data Security on iOS: A Closer Look at Keychain

If you’ve ever built an iOS app, you’ve probably come across a situation where you need to store sensitive information on behalf of the user. For this, Apple’s Keychain Services is your guy because it’s great for securing sensitive data. UserDefaults are enough when you’re dealing with preferences, but you should never store credentials in them. Keychain is not limited to passwords; you can store any personal data, such as credit card information or even short notes. Keychain can also keep items that the user needs but may not be aware of, for example cryptographic keys and certificates that you manage. Keep in mind that Keychain is stored in a secure enclave in the A7 chip or newer. There are many wrappers out there that allow you to use Keychain, but I want to show that you can also do it yourself quite easily.

Written by Kamil Makowski

Wander App Becomes Open Source

“In open source, we feel strongly that to really do something well, you have to get a lot of people involved.“ words of Linus Torvalds. Snowdog is thrilled to announce that Wander App is now open source. Wander app was designed to make travel simple. We aspired to create a platform for people to create and experience stories. As of today, we are going open source. We believe in the power of the community, so we want everyone to assist us in shaping tomorrow of this project. We have open-sourced our Android and iOS app. You can find them on our GitHub page.

Written by Marcel Mierzejewski
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