Open Source Taken for Granted

I was working on my app on a hot summer weekend, as I’ve usually been doing for a while. I had no idea about the difficulties lying ahead of me regarding the particular feature I would be working on, so I was feeling pretty good about making progress. The app is a React Native app, which basically means it contains three different apps inside it: an iOS app, an Android app and a JavaScript app. It is worth noting that this setup may create some uncomfortable situations along the way, especially when it comes to integrating third party libraries.

01 July 2019

4 technologies that are shaping the future of finance — an explanation for non-technical mortals

Whether you are attending this week’s Money2020 conference or not there is no denying that the future in financial services will belong to those who understand the tech behind it. This guide will help you to make sure you have a crystal clear picture.

02 June 2019

Akka with Google Guice

This article discusses the combination of Akka’s actor model and dependency injection using Google Guice. It assumes that you are familiar with the basics of the Akka framework, and the example will show the power of Guice.

08 March 2019

“Turbocharging your Animations” — How to speed up with Lottie

With the Lottie library, you can use dynamic animations in your application with just one JSON file. This animation can be anything. It can be a loader, a tutorial, or a Mario character who jumps on a shark and eats a mushroom (insert better joke here). Lottie is available for iOS, Android, React Native and Web.

06 February 2019

Introducing a time-saving tool for Zeplin, and the lessons I learned from building it

I’m probably not the only one who has realised that even the best projects can reach a certain point when they require a tremendous amount of repetitive tasks. Although we are not fond of these tasks, they can serve as an inspiration for lazy people who would go far just to discover an easier way to finish them.

10 September 2018

How did we end up as one of the fastest growing companies across Europe?

Earlier this year our team was featured in the FT1000 list which means we are among the thousand fastest growing companies in Europe. More precisely we came 103rd on the Financial Times list so we ended up at the very front of the pack. So what is it exactly that we do better?

25 July 2018

From hangry to happy users: ingredients for best in class conversion

Recently we had the honour of reinventing and rebuilding a food delivery app that boasts a leading position in the Hungarian market. Ordering times have been halved, and the renewed application has best in class conversion rates. Here is how we did it.

05 July 2018

Can a survey increase the amount your customers are willing to pay?

Last year, our London office was fortunate enough to work hand in hand with a select few Water utility companies in the UK. The basis for our work was a regulation imposed by the UK regulator Ofwat. This collaboration led to some of the most interesting work we have ever done; fusing creativity with digital and behavioural science, and culminating in results that astounded the industry.

19 June 2018

Angular + Redux — The lesson we’ve learned for you

In my first blog post I’d like to share our experiences with Redux and Angular in hope of helping out the ones who are just about to onboard with this stack. It can save you a lot of headaches if you’re familiar with Angular but Redux is completely new to you.

01 June 2018

Flutter Kickstart

If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably heard about Flutter, the trending new cross platform mobile application SDK. Not only have you heard about it, but you’re probably also interested what makes this new tool better than React Native, and why you would want to learn a new language or framework. Hopefully, this article will answer some of your questions.

24 April 2018

UI Testing on iOS: KIF vs XCUITests

When it comes to testing iOS apps, the first thing that comes to my mind is "Which framework can help me with that?". There are several options that can help us with this task. In this article, I choose to compare two of them which I've been working recently with: KIF and XCUITests.

13 February 2018

An intro to ARKit framework

ARKit framework was introduced with the release of the latest iOS (11) and it's available for development with XCode 9 (Since the iOS 11 SDK requires it). Before getting excited to build your AR apps on your phone, here's a cold water bucket that you might face: The features of AR are only available for A9 chips or earlier versions (A10, A11). Said that your device needs to be SE, 6S or further — Not 6.

12 November 2017

Implementing Interactive, Dynamic Charts on iOS — Without Breaking a Sweat

Why am I writing about charts when there are already tons of amazing libraries that could be used in your app? Because most of the time they don’t really look or work as we expect, and I’ve seen many developers who are afraid of this and spend too much time trying to customise libraries, especially when they should be dynamic.

27 October 2017


At Supercharge we build highly polished digital products, mainly for mobile screens. Recently we’ve created a new library called ShimmerLayout, which allows you to create shimmer effects on your layout in a memory efficient way-even when working with big layouts.

13 July 2017

Shipping Android apps like a Pro

At Supercharge we specialise on working with enterprises that operate in industries which are being disrupted by digital. In such a fast-paced environment short release cycles are a crucial factor for success. For actual agility in development, Continuous Integration is really important. First of all, it makes you able to produce valuable applications in short cycles and it ensures that the software can be reliably released at any time. It may not be so easy to build your pipeline, but if you spend time setting it up, you can save a lot of time and focus on other more important things.

13 June 2017

Top 5 Craft conference talks you should not miss

Craft is a kick-ass Budapest based conference about software craftsmanship which was held between April 26–29. Coders flock to the event as it has remarkable speakers year on year.

17 May 2017

The Real Cost of Cross-platform Development

If it is too good to be true, it probably is. That flat we rented for a great price but had the loudest neighbours. That Kickstarter product we ordered that turned out to be a joke. That outfit we bought which only looked great online.

22 July 2016