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Technology For Good

The Viva Technology conference in Paris was a weekend dedicated to new technologies. The floor was covered with different labs, each representing a different sector of the economy or theme. For Be-Bound, the theme that best fit our company’s vision was Technology for Good, and we were lucky to be one of 20 startups chosen to take part in Amplifier’s #Tech4Good lab, meant to “celebrate innovation in technology that makes the world a better place.” 

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Viva Technology: The First Edition

Following in the footsteps of Las Vegas and Lisbon with their well-known CES and Web Summit conferences, Paris tried its hand this year with its own event tailored to an international crowd. The first edition of Viva Technology took place June 30-July 2, at Porte de Versailles and was dedicated to new technologies, especially French Tech. The weekend-long event was initiated by the CEO of Publicis, Maurice Lévy, and the CEO of Les Echos, Francis Morel, with the goal of placing France at the center of digital innovation, and of bringing large corporations and startups together under one roof. This year was a total success, with more than 5000 startups, and 300 renowned speakers, Viva Tech positioned itself as an event that will influence the future landscape of new technologies in France and abroad. The numbers alone indicate France’s enthusiasm : Viva Tech welcomed 45,000 people, far exceeding the originally expected 30,000.

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How to set up Kotlin

How to Set Up Kotlin

This article will briefly explain how to setup Kotlin in an existing project. Kotlin is a programming language developed by JetBrains.

Kotlin is a very nice language, heavily based on Scala, it brings a lot of nice functional programming features to java. Keep Reading

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Set Up AndroidAnnotations

This article will briefly explain how to setup AndroidAnnotations in an existing project to simplify your code. For more details, you can check the official git repository wiki

Why Use AndroidAnnotations

AndroidAnnotations will considerably reduce the time you spend developing as well as the boilerplate code you need to write. Moreover, with some cool features as annotations for events, it’ll offset the fact that we can’t use lambda (at least without a tool like retrolambda) in android development.

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Be-Bound do you speak mobile network

Do You Speak Mobile Network

4G, LTE, GSM, HSPA and many more are some of the acronyms you we see next to the signal graph of our smartphones. They apparently have something to do with the network we are on, but what do they actually mean? If you don’t speak mobile network or if you think you do but want to make sure you speak it with the right accent, here is a quick round up for you.

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Android Developers: Code Review with SonarQube

When developing mobile apps, complexity increases as soon as you want to create something “out-of-the-box”.  On large projects, quality analysis tools are life savers. SonarQube is an open source platform for continuous inspection of code quality. Today, it supports more than 25 languages, but initially, SonarQube was developed to only analyze Java code. It has been extended since, and we are lucky it has the ability to analyze Android applications, especially through a plugin : Android Lint

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How To Save on Mobile Data

How to Save on Mobile Data

When you make your phone payments, do you notice that you’re using too much mobile data? Here are a few tricks to help you reduce unnecessary usage.

If you don’t have a constant Wi-Fi connection, and are not on an unlimited mobile data plan, you might be surprised to see how much data you are using on a monthly basis. But luckily, you do have control over how much you use, and there are ways to make sure your Android smartphone doesn’t rack up a huge phone bill next time. Here are a few pointers on how to save on mobile data:

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Technology Aid in Disaster Response

The Rise of Digital Humanitarians

The quick digital response to the earthquake in Nepal is a reminder of how far we’ve come with Big Data. It’s also a reminder for many of us that when disasters strike, we want to be a part of the solution. In crisis situations, droves of people rally together to save lives and provide relief, but many can feel ill equipped either because they are not in the direct vicinity, or they are unskilled in emergency procedures. Additionally, one of the main problems in disaster situations is that there is such an onslaught of information, that it can be hard to decipher which claims are relevant or credible. This is overwhelming when help is urgently needed. But  thanks to tech advancements, more people are finding ways to be part of disaster response efforts, and you can join them.

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