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New Product: Haute – Fashion Color Advice

I am very excited to share a sneak peak into our latest product at Makan Studios. It is called Haute – Fashion Color Advice and it helps fashion conscious people get their look right by suggesting color matching combinations in real time on your their mobile phones. With Haute, your device becomes your very own… Continue Reading

Conversion Rate Hacking

Wintermag.ro is a business I opened 5 years ago with my friend and co-founder, George Turtureanu. Because it is the first day of spring, I took a moment to look over our past 6 months efforts. I got involved more than full-time in the last 6 months and had some clear goals that kept us focused:… Continue Reading

Mobile User Experience

Following my previous post about building products for the habits of your customers, I would like to further detail our philosophy about the mobile app building process, in a multi-platform environment. And I will take it, as usual, step by step. Multi-platform Environment 20 years ago, the life of a software products company was simple: you had… Continue Reading

Build Products for Habits

About habits I recently listened to the audiobook: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg. Before listening to this book I thought that there is a lot of magic behind how we as humans work, but, in fact things are very simple. Us, as humans live… Continue Reading

5 reasons why start-ups don’t need testers

I would like to argue the need for a separate team that is in charge of the quality of the software by giving you 5 reasons why technology startups don’t need testers: A Q&A team will reduce the responsibility of the software engineers over their own code. If a software engineer has a tester looking… Continue Reading

Presenting Real Colors at Venture Connect

As some of you may know, we participated in Venture Connect with our app, Real Colors. In my last post I gave some insights about the experience through my eyes. I finally got my hands on the recording of the presentation, thanks to the organizers for that. So, here goes:… Continue Reading

7 Tips to Deliver a Great Presentation

I would like to give you some insights on presenting in front of a rather big audience (100+) after my experience at Venture Connect. For the event, I had to do a 6 minute presentation of our app and to stand up for another 6 minutes of Q&A. Now, I am not the speaker type… Continue Reading

The theory behind Real Colors

Short introduction As some of you know, we just launched Real Colors, an Android app that helps designers get inspiration anywhere by automatically generating color schemes from images. We implemented some unique algorithms that use popular color theory generation rules like monocromatic, triad, shades, analogus, complementary, split complementary or tetrad to create the perfect color schemes. Importance… Continue Reading

We launched Real Colors Pro

I am happy to announce that we launched Real Colors Pro, an Android app that automatically generates color schemes and beautiful color themes from images. The app is created for designers, artists or craft makers to get color inspiration from real life, capture real color palettes from images by using advanced algorithms to automatically extract… Continue Reading