• Important note about “Heartbleed” OpenSSL security flaw

    15 April 2014
    By Stanislav Sidorenko, Senior Developer

    A serious security flaw was discovered in OpenSSL several days ago. It is related to the Heartbeat TLS/DTLS extension and may cause critical data leaks.


  • LinkedIn Usability Review

    11 April 2014
    By Natalia Kiyan, Senior QA

    Making the World of Social Networks Comfortable

    • Social networks are used by millions of people all around the world who spend a lot of time online. We conducted a research to assess usability of the most popular business social network – LinkedIn. In our research we tried to answer following questions: How user-friendly are the social networks?
    • Are they intuitive?
    • Do they let their users concentrate on a content and not on attempts to find the needed section or button.


  • DataArt starts DeviceHive educational program

    04 April 2014
    By Oleg Kruk, Embedded Research Lab Leader

    DataArt has opened a unique DeviceHive laboratory in the Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics. DataArt is considering opening similar laboratories in other high schools located in Kharkiv.


  • What Data Is Collected With Facebook Authentication?

    02 April 2014
    By Alexander Bobreshov, Senior Developer

    Before integrating web applications with social networks you should know answers to following questions:

    • Is it reasonable to integrate a social network into your website?
    • What advantages it brings?
    • What’s the overall purpose of it?

    In this post we’ll look at some examples of Facebook authentication and explain how it works.


  • DeviceHive Hardware Discovery Platforms

    02 April 2014
    By Oleg Kruk, Embedded Research Lab Leader and Gleb Nitsman, Senior Project Manager

    In response to the technological trends, in fall of 2012, DataArt launched the DeviceHive project – an open source platform using networking and cloud technologies to implement solutions for M2M data exchange. Using a cloud API, an administrative portal and a number of components and descriptions, including open descriptions of exchange protocols and their implementations, a user can easily create and configure their own M2M network with nearly any topology.

    DeviceHive is a flexible, scalable and easy to use platform. Using it to develop private M2M systems can save large amounts of time and allows developers to put aside the implementation of protocols and messaging libraries and focus on the main functionality of the system. With DeviceHive, building M2M solutions is made simple and transparent.


  • Trends among Travel Start-ups

    20 March 2014
    By Gregory Abbott, Senior Vice President, Travel & Hospitality, Anna Grevtseva, VP Online Travel and Maria Zolotareva, Marketing specialist

    Although the online travel industry is among of the world’s largest industries, it continues to rapidly expand with new travel technology startups appearing on the market almost every week. Each new company claims to be unique and solve customers’ problems that existing companies don’t solve.

    If we more closely examine these startups along the travel lifecycle and identify a range of the problems that travel startups are dealing with, we will see that most of the emerging companies focus on the “booking” phase. At the same time there are a lot of startups that provide customers with a package combining both services for trip planning and booking vacations.


  • Mapping UK Prescriptions: Insider’s Viewpoint

    04 March 2014
    By Sergey Solopov, Senior Developer and Andrey Matasov, Senior Developer

    Data.gov.uk provides sets of open data – various statistics regarding government and public services. DataArt launched an internal R&D project to create a tool that would help people to use this information.

    We took a set of data listing prescriptions issued by medical centers. The set was made up of 35 .zip files, one for each month from August 2010 to June 2013. Monthly updates by data.gov.uk allow to keep the application up-to-date.


  • Mapping UK Prescriptions

    25 February 2014
    By Valentina Lakhina, Healthcare Solutions Specialist

    Following the data.gov.uk initiative, the UK publicly releases raw data from the government or public services, making it available to everyone, to ultimately increase government accountability and improve public services. Yet to actually be of use, this raw data has to be processed, analyzed and presented in a human-friendly way, rather than simply be machine-readable.

    The DataArt team took up this challenge and started an R&D project to provide users with an easy way to find information about the usage of prescriptions across all general practices in England. The project resulted in a medical application that visualizes information about the cost and category of prescriptions and displays trends, such as which medications are most often used in a specific area or to treat a certain category of disease.


  • Control your Philips Hue by Google Glass via DeviceHive

    20 February 2014
    By Alexey Rybakov, Senior Developer

    As you may know, Philips Hue is one of the first consumer grade Wi-Fi connected light bulbs. With very little effort it is possible to control brightness, change the color, and turn the light on and off.

    For $199 you can get three Hue bulbs with a network bridge. After connecting the bridge to a wireless router with an Ethernet cable, you can set up the lights and control them using your iOS or Android smartphone.


  • Point of Sale Systems: recent trends & predictions

    18 February 2014
    By Denis Tsyplakov, Delivery Manager, Andrey Boldyrev, Project Manager and Maria Zolotareva, Marketing specialist

    Recent studies have shown an increasing demand of the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality industry to invest in updated Point of Sale “POS” equipment. Among the most popular trends that POS vendors are putting at the center of their strategic business focus are tablet-based solutions, mobile payments, personalized offerings from CRM software integration.

    Having built an extensive expertise in mobile development (experience with all modern mobile platforms, including: iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, HTML5), DataArt has noticed growing popularity of iPad applications in various verticals. Recent DataArt’s tablets-based projects include:

    • Betting iPad App
    • Product Selection and Order Placement app for runway fashion shows
    • Full-scale investment reporting solution for Apple iPad