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5 Important Questions to Ask When Developing a Cross-Platform App

The debate of whether a company should go native or cross-platform when building a mobile app is still raging today. The foundation of a useful mobile app is its platform, and all companies are realizing that their apps need to accommodate both iOS and Android. iOS has roughly 43.5% of the U.S. market and Android has 55.3%.
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Worry Free LabsThe Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Empathy in Product Design: What You Do (or Don’t) Know About Your Users Matters More than You May Think
Worry Free LabsEmpathy in Product Design: What You Do (or Don’t) Know About Your Users Matters More than You May Think

Empathy in Product Design: What You Do (or Don’t) Know About Your Users Matters More than You May Think

I recently had lunch at a local fast-casual restaurant and noticed the establishment had changed its drink dispensing machine. In the past, they’d used the Coca-Cola Freestyle drink machine, with its modern, sleek design, touchscreen interface, and hundred-plus flavor combinations. Today however, the restaurant was back to a traditional drink dispenser, with standard offerings out of separate spouts. What would compel a business to revert to, what some may call, old technology?  Especially with all of the accolades Coca-Cola seems to get from its custom dispenser.
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Tips for Designing an Enterprise Mobile App
Worry Free LabsTips for Designing an Enterprise Mobile App

Tips for Designing an Enterprise Mobile App

Smartphones and mobile apps have changed the way we “work” today compared to a decade ago. People now have tools, right in their hands, to be more productive and efficient, and to communicate more easily than ever before. At Worry Free Labs we rely on mobile apps to be more productive: we use Slack for instant messaging and sharing files; we use the KeyMe app to order office keys for new employees; and we leverage the Amazon Prime Now app to purchase office supplies.
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The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Worry Free LabsThe Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

It is a familiar scenario explored in science fiction novels and movies: the computing power of machines expands exponentially in all dimensions. Machines are developed having a near limitless capacity for processing information, possessing immediate access to the totality of human knowledge, and sensing reality in a way that approaches real-time omniscience. Based on the assumption that consciousness can be reduced to computation,[i] this process works relentlessly towards a threshold where machines become self-aware and indistinguishable from the human mind. Consider the wonderful characters developed in this genre: Skynet from the Terminator, Data from Star Trek, HAL9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the replicants from Blade Runner, and so many others.
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