How the 5S model can bring focus in digital product innovation
When you’re working on improvements to your digital product, are you always 100% sure of the ‘why’ behind those changes? And are you always confident it makes sense to prioritise them over others? A framework like the 5S model can bring focus and help you identify which improvements will contribute most to your company’s key business objectives.
How using customer episodes can drive innovation in CX
Organisations often find themselves overwhelmed at the myriad of possibilities to improve their digital customer experience. And while fixing specific issues can sometimes feel productive, scattered improvements may not actually be improving the overall experience. What’s needed is a structured approach that focuses on your customers’ needs, wants and feelings, and ‘customer episodes’ are a valuable design tool that can help you do this.
How to optimise an overload of digital tools in your organisation
Discover how we manage and structure all our digital tooling in place while keeping the ownership and spending under control.
POC, MVP or full scope v1.0: Which digital solution do you need and when?
The spark of inspiration for a new digital product is a thrilling moment. And no doubt you’ll want to bring your concept to life as quickly as possible. But not all ideas are born equal, and choosing the right development path for your product can significantly improve your chances of success.
11 improvements to rank your Webflow website higher in Google
It goes without saying that ranking well in Google can make or break a business. With the latest ‘page experience’ update, Google’s algorithms will include even more factors related to how usable and user-friendly your site is. So how can you make sure your website delights both visitors and the Google gods?
November Five recognised as one of the 100 ‘Best Workplaces for Innovators’ across the globe
Winning this prestigious award in the company of Google, JnJ, Amazon, Slack, Pepsico, Shopify, Intel and Salesforce reminded us that nimble, highly connected ecosystems can compete with the companies they have looked up to for many years. To prepare for what’s next we wrote down what got us here & why it matters.
Muralist TUZQ gives our HQ walls an energised new look
November Five x TUZQ - The power of brand collaborations to spark creativity.
2019: A year of pulling Gs with great results
At the end of the year, we like to take the opportunity to share our achievements, sugar-coated with perspective, appreciation and pride. And to launch a call-to-action to contribute to our growth.
How updates in iOS 13 and Android 10 will impact your app
With both iOS 13 and Android 10 boasting a whole host of new features to delight users, improve their experience, and protect their privacy, here are the ones you should focus on to make sure your app isn’t left out in the cold.
Reflecting on the past, with our mind set on the future
At the dawn of our new year, while still in a daze of the old one, we gladly our reflection on 2018, and our aspirations for the future at November Five.
Our symbols guidelines in Sketch
We defined an approach on how to set up and organise symbols. Making sure a designer could quickly and completely understand which components are used throughout a product, and how they behave.
WKWebView redirect with cookies
For one of our native iOS projects, part of the functionality is implemented using a web view. In these web views, the users need to be authenticated, which happens by injecting authentication cookies. But in one specific case, this user authentication information got lost for no clear reason. We set out to find a solution – let’s show you how we did it!
Spencer collects 2.5 Mio Euro to accelerate growth
Since the launch of the digital workplace assistant, Spencer teamed up with Microsoft and gained the trust of large companies like Proximus, DEME, Delhaize, Q8 and Port of Antwerp. For this new investment round, Spencer can count on the support of all its existing shareholders and financial partners, who confirm their trust and belief in the company’s vision.
Design like a developer with Anima App and spacings
Ever struggled with dynamic spacings in Sketch? We've got a workaround, using Anima App and our own plugin!
Vincent Bruyneel, former SVP of Strategy at Liberty Global, becomes our CFO
Our leadership team gets another big gun on board. Vincent Bruyneel, former director at Deloitte and executive at Telenet and Liberty global, joins us as our CFO and Member of our Board.
Telenet invests in Spencer
Only 5 months after Spencer’s launch as a company, all of us at November Five and Spencer are proud to announce that we successfully secured a Series A round investment! Telenet, a leading telco operator and part of Liberty Global Group, will drive the next iteration of Spencer’s strategic growth.
Fixing common performance problems in React Navigation
An exciting project in React Native for one of Belgium’s finest soccer teams turned into an opportunity to fix some React Navigation performance issues. Let us show you how we did it.
Creating dynamic screens with protocol-oriented MVVM in Swift
We developed a more streamlined methodology to translate component-based designs into easily adjustable pages and views – with minimal duplicate code.
Apple’s missing manual: How to set up a Developer Account
In this how-to guide, we’ll show you the steps to set up your Apple Developer account, from requesting your D-U-N-S number to being ready to submit your first app.
Phillip Vandervoort, former Proximus & Microsoft exec, joins November Five
An exciting update for us! Phillip Vandervoort, former Chief Consumer Market Officer at Proximus and CEO at Microsoft Belux and Portugal, becomes our first Executive Strategic Advisor and Member of our Board.
How to evaluate a client's tech architecture
Have you ever struggled with the best way to screen and visualise a customer's technical stack before starting a project? We share our approach, based upon Simon Brown’s extremely useful C4 model.
Announcing Spencer: the mobile workplace assistant
We're proud to announce that we're launching a new venture: Spencer, the digital workplace assistant for employees!
Setting up a private python package repository on S3
Open-sourcing a tool to install Python packages with pip from your private repository.