Find out how the Robotic Process Automation will change the future!

You are probably wondering what RPA is. We could give you a definition right away, of course. But it’s easier to take it by the hand and give you a chance to visualize what it is and the incredible potential it holds for every company.

 

Let’s imagine an employee at his desk reviewing a massive mountain of customer requests. He must allocate his time in the best possible way. Filter the data from each application, sort through the applicants, and determine which service best suits their characteristics. You will undoubtedly do your best, but it will take you a long time, affecting the response time to the customer.

It may be the case of an insurance company or a company in the financial sector. The options are immense, but the solution to this common situation today lies in RPA or Robotic Process Automation.

What is Robotic Process Automation?

RPA is a technology that allows designing a software or software robot in a way that it can:
 
  • Control existing applications
  • Process transactions
  • Record data
  • Elaborate responses
  • Communicate in a coordinated manner with other systems.

It offers the possibility of automating any process carried out by a worker, which involves a high volume of data, is repetitive and routine.

 

It facilitates the management of large volumes of data and the integration of workflows efficiently in an organization.

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Advantages of implementing RPA in your company

Opting for robotic process automation in your company is not a decision to be taken lightly. It requires a thorough analysis and diagnosis of processes to define which areas are susceptible to RPA. Always with the basic premise: to automate routine, repetitive, and data-intensive tasks.

The main advantages offered by RPA are the following:

 

Favorable change in the destination of your workforce’s working time.

Automation will allow you to free your staff from repetitive and cumbersome tasks that consume their time and are not being performed as efficiently as possible. Handing those tasks over to a software robot that will work 24/7 and deliver results in less time will allow your staff to channel their time and effort into activities that are much more productive for the organization.

There are even studies that show that the employee’s commitment to the organization increases. Job and personal satisfaction increase as they feel involved in activities that contribute more significantly to the organization and fulfill its objectives.

Reduction of the time of specific tasks in a project.

By having a software robot to streamline repetitive tasks and large volumes of data, less time is spent, which will impact favorably on the development of projects that feed.

Improved customer service quality

Undoubtedly, all those tasks that aim to provide solutions to customers will improve in real-time. Either by reducing the response time to their requirements or by delivering better quality products and services.

Significant cost reduction

A software robot can work 24/7 and do the work of several employees easily and quickly. This translates into a better distribution of the existing workforce for activities and their contribution to the organization. Also, a reduction in the need to incorporate a new crew with the associated costs.

Zero errors

A robot can be programmed to work without making errors, which increases the reliability of the results it delivers and minimizes the rework they cause.

The success of RPA in different sectors

Process automation has proven its effectiveness in different sectors of the economy. In the financial industry, they are an excellent tool for transaction processing, administrative work, and certain initial levels of customer service.

 

A critical mention goes to the automation of the customer onboarding process. This has found in RPA a space to grow and offer customers a fast, efficient operation with all the necessary security guarantees.

In the service sector, robotic automation of processes has been incorporated to create, correct, and send service orders, inventory control, and customer service in standard cases.

And so, the experience is being repeated in many other organizational world areas that daily seeks solutions to optimize its processes and improve its efficiency. In the short term, the combination of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will add one more factor of innovation and technology that will make RPA a necessity in the future.

The transformation of the human factor and its role in the organization

An organization’s human factor remains its most valuable asset. Even when the digital transformation has imposed new challenges at the work level, employees are still at the forefront of the most critical projects, providing the spark and strength that only people committed to their dreams have.

 

Therefore, faced with the RPA, the question arises about its effect on staff: will they feel displaced, will they lose importance in the future, what does this new stage hold for them? Recent studies offer fascinating results on its impact on human capital.

In terms of personal satisfaction, employees feel more at ease with their new job assignments. The necessary reassignment of tasks entails placing them in activities where intellectual reasoning is essential and increases their interaction with customers. This favorably influences their mood and the way they perceive themselves within the organization. In the same way, the use of creativity increases notably.

 

There is indeed fear of job insecurity and lack of legal protection. Still, a well-structured RPA process in an organization has considered this situation first and foremost. It seeks to avoid the most significant possible damage to human capital.

 

Those responsible for the transformation are engaged in assessing a new organizational structure into which employees fit, with new roles and responsibilities in line with the change. It is an opportunity to grow and integrate them into the digital transformation that is in the environment.

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Hypernova Labs is your ally when it comes to taking the first step.

Sometimes change brings uncertainty but, in the hands of reliable people, it becomes an exciting adventure. Facing the decision to robotic process automation (RPA) in your company is a big one. And it requires the support and advice you need to act in an informed and appropriate manner. Hypernova Labs has the experience and expertise to provide you with the solutions you need depending on the nature of your business.

If you want to optimize your processes and make RPA an element of change in your organization, have a coffee with us, and let’s talk about change. You dream, and we make it happen.

Find out about machine learning and what can we “learn” about them

Machine Learning is part of our daily lives, but we don’t see it. Instead, we feel its presence through the infinite solutions that make our lives easier. They seem to know what we need before we ask for it. We interact with chatbots that have the answer to our questions. We chat with Siri or Alexa and even listen to their jokes. It is even possible to consult a virtual assistant about a potential medical diagnosis based on our symptoms. Machines learn from our behavior and prepare to meet our requirements, as simple as that.

Machine learning has made great strides in recent years and continues to advance steadily. It has become the ally of multiple research areas and has refined its ways of learning. A giant derivative of Artificial Intelligence that is here to stay for good.

What is Machine Learning?

The ability of machines to learn without being previously trained to do so is what is known as Machine Learning. They are designed to change their behavior and responses based on the data they are exposed to.

This learning process is based on algorithms that allow analyzing and comparing data to make predictions and establish behavioral patterns. This leads to the autonomous improvement of the system without human intervention.

Its origins date back to the birth of the science of statistics. The establishment of patterns based on data behavior is the key. Artificial Intelligence has been the field that has opened the doors as a branch of this fantastic technology.

 

For this reason, the beginnings of Machine Learning date back, like AI, to 1950 when Alan Turing wondered about the possibility of machines thinking as humans do.

A milestone that marks the development of machine learning can be found in creating the first artificial neural network system by mathematician Marvin Minsky. Named SNARC (Stochastic Neural Analog Reinforcement Calculator) is considered the first artificial self-learning machine capable of finding its way out of a maze.

Like AI, machine learning faced long periods in which its development was limited due to the lack of available data and computing limitations. But during the 20th century, it managed to take off thanks to the advent of the internet and its immense potential to offer gigantic volumes of data. At the same time, the development of technology in terms of processing capacity served it on a silver platter that is needed to make a great leap forward.

 

In 1997, IBM marked the history of Machine Learning by presenting its most recent creation: Deep Blue. This system was trained from thousands of successful chess games and managed to beat the world champion of the moment, Garry Kasparov. This success was possible thanks to what is known as deep learning. This learning modality is based on the fact that machines learn from experience and are also capable of educating themselves to improve their performance based on data.

From that moment on, this field has continued to grow in technology, learning, and sophistication and does not seem to stop.

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Different types of Machine Learning

We can classify machine learning into three classes according to the treatment of the data it handles for its development:

 

Reinforcement learning

It is known as learning based on a behavioral model. It responds to trial and error. The system learns its experience from the punishments or rewards it receives for its behavior. In this way, it defines the patterns that will lead it to succeed in similar situations in the future.

 

Supervised learning

In this type of learning, the characteristics of the data that is introduced change. The information is pre-tagged to build patterns based on the tags and identify new data in the future.

A typical example is the introduction of photos of animals, for instance, with their corresponding tags (cats, dogs, etc.).

The system will recognize them and, in the future, will be able to catalog images of animals based on their similarity to those previously labeled.

 

Unsupervised learning

In this case, learning goes a step further and no longer requires previous labels. Instead, the systems are trained to look for similarities in the data and catalog them accordingly. An example of this learning can be found in facial recognition systems, which do not look for a specific face but for those faces that share the most significant number of common characteristics.

Deep learning, mentioned above as a particular type of machine learning, deserves special mention. This learning system incorporates the technique of artificial neural networks and aims to simulate the behavior of the human brain. As a result, it is possible to make the computer deal with abstract concepts just as a human being would.

The present and its applications

Machine learning has opened the door to change and improvement of customer-oriented solutions and business in general. The possibility of learning from day to day and improving each system is an invaluable opportunity at this time. For this reason, it has been incorporated into almost all everyday spaces.

Its main applications can be found in the following areas:

 

Market research and development of predictive models

It allows a more accurate segmentation of the market based on user behavior patterns. It also facilitates the design of demand prediction models based on customer needs and behavior.

 

Optimization of customer service

Thanks to the analysis of the data obtained from the interaction of the systems with the customer, improving the customer service provided continuously. Offering better recommendations in response to customer requests and personalized options are just some improvements made possible by machine learning.

 

Improved quality control and fraud detection systems

Continuous process monitoring and data analysis allow machine learning-based systems to respond with greater accuracy and success in quality control and fraud detection. They can detect faults and irregularities in time and launch the necessary alerts.

 

Automation of processes in companies

Hand in hand with RPA (robotic process automation), machine learning becomes the perfect tool to automate repetitive processes within organizations, minimize human errors, and optimize results. These advances greatly favor areas such as human capital management and access control.

 

Optimization of production lines

One of the concerns of any manufacturing company is maintaining its production lines, both in terms of time and quality. Machine learning offers the possibility of reducing production costs by continuously improving processes. Moreover, it makes it possible to reduce or prevent future failures, an aspect that favors the competitiveness of companies.

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Hypernova Labs for the future

Our development teams prepare daily to build solutions adapted to the future and meet our customers’ needs. We stay on the cutting edge of technology and know that you expect that and much more from us.

Just as machine learning-based systems do, we learn from our experiences and grow stronger as an organization. So come to our offices and discover that the future is no longer a dream but a possible reality. We are waiting for you.

The OKR’s As A Foundation For Organizational Business Achievement

OKR may mean little to many, but it becomes exciting and appealing to everyone when we talk about Objectives and Key Results. And the reason is that we are all, to a greater or lesser degree, constantly setting objectives and waiting for results with great expectation. Organizations at all levels require objective setting to establish the course of action. OKR’s are a practical methodology to achieve the proposed objectives optimally in terms of time and scope.

The term OKR is most often associated with Google. In 1999 it adopted the OKR methodology by John Doerr and Andy Grove, its creators. The founders of Google, Page and Brin embarked on this adventure with doubts, but they bet on its success, and the results confirm that they made the right decision.

What is OKR?

OKR stands for Objectives and Key Results. They identify a methodology focused on the precise definition of objectives directly linked to the measurable results to be obtained.

 

Peter Drucker, a pioneer of management theory, said: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it,” and rightly so. Establishing objectives associated with measurable and tangible results allows the conscious evaluation of goals and actions in the short term.

How OKR's work?

The starting point is the definition of Objectives and Key Results. For this, it is necessary to be clear about what both terms mean.

Objectives are what we want to achieve. They answer the question: where do we want to get to?

They must be:

 

  • Meaningful to the organization
  • Concrete
  • Action-oriented
  • Aspirational or, in other words, challenging. Inspiring to develop maximum potential when it comes to achieving them.

 

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Properly formulated objectives become the driving force to engage all staff in their achievement. They facilitate team building and the establishment of actions to be taken.

For this reason, objectives should be public so that everyone is aware and informed of what is expected of their work. In addition, maintaining transparency is vital to achieving the commitment of all those involved.

It is essential to emphasize that objectives should not be set only by the leaders of the organization. Only 40% should be left in the hands of superiors. The team should define the rest to ensure public participation and integration when working towards their achievement.

Key results are the quantifiable facts that allow us to determine whether we are on the right track to achieve our objectives. They give us the answer as to whether we are moving in the right direction. 

They are defined as minor goals formulated for the achievement of the main objective. They are perfectly measurable and provide us with factual data for necessary adjustments.

A key result must be formulated ambitiously. There is no point in setting goals that are easy to achieve because we will not be working towards achievement based on our maximum potential.

 

Each goal carries its associated vital results, the initiatives or actions formulated for its achievement.

Google has an OKR measurement system where it rates the critical results with a score between 0 and 1. They consider that the optimal score is between 0.6 and 0.7 when measuring the scope of development and its impact on achieving the objective. A score very close to 1 would reveal that the goals and their results were not as ambitious as expected and should be reformulated.

In terms of timing, organizational objectives are formulated annually—still, critical results quarterly to allow for constant monitoring and review. In the same vein, each department or work team can develop its objectives and critical influences quarterly to optimize the necessary study and adjustment periods.

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Advantages of the OKR methodology

The establishment of the OKR methodology within an organization brings with it a large number of advantages. Among the most important we can highlight:

  • First, it strengthens the organizational structure. The joint work of leaders and employees in setting objectives strengthens existing ties and creates new ones. Second, it requires greater coordination between work teams and the alignment of individual efforts toward joint achievement.
  • Facilitates the integration of each member with the organization.
    Identifying measurable results and how everyone contributes to their scope allows the different actors to visualize the value of their contribution to the overall objective. In this way, it increases their commitment to the achievement.
  • It is an abundant source of data that contributes to the improvement of current processes to refine the steps towards achieving the objectives set.
  • Contributes to strengthening the organizational culture and optimizing the work of each of the collaborators.

Agile Companies and OKR's

One of the fascinating aspects of OKR’s is their incredible contribution to all organizations whose philosophy is centered on the Agile methodology. Hypernova Labs is aware of its immense potential and therefore fully shares its benefits as a tool for achieving its objectives daily.

The Agile methodology comprises a set of values and principles oriented to provide continuous customer service. Its benefits focus on:

  • The value offered to the client through review and continuous work,
  • the building of teams committed to the customer.
  • The ability to respond and adapt to change.
  • The speed of response to customer needs.

Agile laws focus on working hard for the customer, forming teams that constantly feedback to each other, and weaving internal collaboration networks.

In this context, OKRs become a tool that aligns perfectly with agile laws by facilitating the necessary feedback, the autonomy of each work team, and an effective leadership oriented to customer satisfaction.

An organization committed to consciously defining and achieving its objectives has taken the first step towards organizational success. If it is also attuned to a passion for customer service, feedback, and speed, it has everything to gain. Hypernova Labs has built its organizational culture on Agile methodology and looks to the future with clear, defined objectives to develop the solutions the customer requires in optimal time. So don’t wait any longer. Discover with us the peace of mind of seeing your requirements become a reality in the blink of an eye.

What is 5G and how it amazingly changes our everyday world?

Talking about 5G and speed has become almost the same thing. The advance of mobile network technology occupies everyone’s attention because of the surprises it holds in store for us. The doors are opening to new possibilities, and the imagination is flying higher. The very idea of better and more effective communication is the beginning of great projects.

Since their inception, mobile networks have become the highway of progress. Communicating at a distance from any point has ceased to be an idea and has become a reality and has not stopped over the years. However, there are times when we have to speed up the pace of creation because technology is moving faster than our dreams.

What do we mean by 5G technology?

When we talk about 5G, we are referring to the fifth generation of mobile networks. Briefly recounting, the four previous generations of mobile communication were characterized by:

 

  • 1G Generation of the first cell phones that allowed remote talking.
  • 2G Introduction of text messaging or SMS technology
  • 3G Incorporation of internet connection through cell phones
  • 4G Appearance of broadband and the possibility of playing videos in real-time (streaming) or augmented reality.

What advances does this new 5G generation bring us?

Higher speed. 5G allows browsing up to 10 Gb/s, which is a significant change. As a result, actions that currently require several minutes can be executed in seconds.

 

Higher bandwidth translates into the possibility of managing a greater volume of data and a more extensive network capacity.

 

Lower latency. The time it takes for data to travel the path between sender and receiver is called latency. With 5G technology, this time will decrease to approximately one millisecond. If we compare it to the 20 milliseconds average in 4G, the reduction is highly significant and turns communication into a real-time act in textual form.

 

Increased number of connected devices. The new antennas are developed with MIMO technology (Massive MIMO Multiple Input-Multiple output), allowing managing a greater volume of data than currently known. This facilitates the connection of up to 1 million devices per square kilometer.

 

Energy savings. 5G technology allows the 4G infrastructure to work and only takes over when user requirements require higher connection speeds. This translates into the lower energy consumption of devices in the long run.

The impact of 5G on everyday life

A new generation of mobile networks is making its way and offers multiple benefits to sectors already at the forefront of technological change. IoT and Cloud computing will increase their capabilities and benefits hand in hand with 5G.

 

The possibility of connecting a more significant number of devices in real-time clears the way to develop more and better solutions for the user. Along the same lines, an effective data processing and storage capacity in the cloud optimizes the analysis process in less time.

This is how the idea of Smart Cities is gaining strength and shape at the moment. They are conceived as spaces where the IoT, hand in hand with 5G, offers a total interconnection between devices and solutions to improve the quality of life of people in different areas.

 

Taking a further look, we find autonomous vehicles designed to stay interconnected and thus improve their performance in aspects such as safety, performance, and even entertainment. In Spain, for example, the first 5G tunnel has been inaugurated that will facilitate the interconnection of all those vehicles and devices that have the necessary sensors for communication.

They will receive essential data about weather conditions when exiting the tunnel, obstacles on the road, unforeseen events with pedestrians or other vehicles, etc. This is an example of the infinite potential of 5G technology when combined with IoT and cloud computing.

 

The healthcare area also sees its advances flourish thanks to 5G by making remote surgeries possible, as happened in early 2020 in the state-of-the-art Optimus operating room. Surgeon Antonio de Lacy remotely direct a group of surgeons in realtime throughout a complex colon surgery.

 

Medicine will reach remote locations, overcome barriers, and make small medical care a reality that will change the quality of life for all those for whom physical distance is an obstacle to obtaining quality medical care.

 

And we cannot fail to mention the possibility of process automation at the industrial level to raise its scope and become a viable, low-cost option. The smart industry is just one step away from becoming massive.

Building the future in real-time

As Audi recently said, “The future is an attitude,” and Hypernova Labs shares their vision. We are on the side of digital transformation as our mission, and we see a possible future in each of our customers.

The future is a reality for us, and we need to shape it with dedication, expertise, and consistency. So every challenge we face in developing solutions according to your needs excites us because we feel part of the possible tomorrow. So look ahead with a forward-looking attitude and make your digital transformation a fascinating reality.

Cryptocurrency’s main strength: Blockchain technology and its uses!

In 1999, the economist Milton Friedman dared to predict the birth of the ecash. He defined it as a payment method based on the possibility of transferring funds over the Internet, between A and B, without any prior knowledge of each other. Years later, in 2013, Marc Kenigsberg, creator of the Bitcoinchaser.com blog, stated:

“Blockchain is the technology. Bitcoin is simply the first mainstream manifestation of its potential”

Both visionaries predicted the birth and power of cryptocurrencies and the strength of blockchain technology as a fundamental pillar of an ever-growing economy.

What are cryptocurrencies?

Only, we can define cryptocurrencies as a digital medium of exchange. They are considered a digital asset and use cryptographic methods to ensure the integrity of their transactions, facilitate trade and control the issuance of new cryptocurrencies.

The first known cryptocurrency is Bitcoin and was created by a person whose pseudonym is Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009.  He was the first to develop the technical document or White Letter supporting Bitcoin and designing the first blockchain database for its exchange.

The main characteristics of cryptocurrencies are:

  • They do not depend on any centralized entity for their issuance.
  • Transactions made with cryptocurrencies are irreversible. No one can delete or modify a transaction after it has been carried out.
  • There are no intermediaries in the exchange process. Unlike traditional currencies, there is no intermediary between the holders of cryptocurrencies at the time of exchange.
  • It is not possible to counterfeit a cryptocurrency. Thanks to the technique of cryptography, the authenticity of these digital assets are fully guaranteed.
  • Total anonymity and privacy for their holders. How the exchange system is structured protects the identity of those who participate in the exchange process.
  • Currency convertibility. It is possible to exchange them for different types of currencies in the market.

The value of cryptocurrencies is variable since it is not anchored to any physical asset. For this reason, fluctuations are constant and are susceptible to speculation.

 

Today, Bitcoin tops the ranking of the world’s top 100 cryptocurrencies with a value of approximately $33,000. It is followed in decreasing order by Ethereum with $1,894 and Tether with $1.00, cornering between the three of them almost 67% of the total volume of amounts traded for the third week of June 2021.

The power behind cryptocurrencies: blockchain technology

While it is true that cryptocurrencies have gained a privileged place in the digital economy, it is also true that blockchain technology is the real crown jewel in this incredible digital asset.

 

Exploring beyond the obvious is necessary for curious, creative, and agile minds such as those making up the Hypernova Labs teams. And discovering the high potential of blockchain technology to make it available to our customers is a challenge.

Blockchain technology makes it possible to keep a public record of transactions in a decentralized way and store and maintain information in a network, ensuring its integrity and privacy.

It has infinite applications for the need for data documentation, and one of its key features is that it does not depend on a centralized entity. There is no bank, government, or organization controlling the information. The design of the network allows the users themselves to validate and verify the exchange of information.

 

Security is another essential key when talking about blockchain. Many events in recent times have made users doubt the security of their data on the network. Information theft or identity theft are just some of the crimes that jeopardize shared information and have made users doubt the security of online services.

But the blockchain guarantees data security since it is not possible to add, remove or modify information without all network users being aware of it. Each time a transaction is performed, a copy of this operation is stored in each node of the network. These nodes are connected in an orderly and sequential fashion. For this reason, if someone wants to alter the information in one node, there are thousands of records of the original transaction in the rest of the network.

 

Likewise, each node or block stores the information of the block that precedes it plus its own, thanks to data encryption technology. This generates a historical record of transactions that is visible to all users. If someone wishes to alter it, they will break the code that binds them together and alert all members.

In short, blockchain technology guarantees the decentralization of data, the authentication of transactions, and their recording and storage transparency. Excellent features that make it the basis for the development of solutions aimed at improving the customer experience.

 

Palpable examples of this innovation race can be seen in the D’Apps or decentralized applications that use blockchain platforms to direct the relationship between users. Likewise, BBVA’s recent experience with the medium-term implementation of the integration of financial services in the Trusple blockchain platform for foreign trade.

Hypernova is ready for the next step

Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, but that is not an obstacle for us. On the contrary, it is what drives us every day to study, build and grow a little more. We are developers of solutions for your company. Our goal is to make your customer’s experience the best in the market. And we work to make it happen.

The benefits of blockchain open doors for us to offer you more and better solutions. Please take a moment to talk with us, and let’s shape your results now. The future awaits us.

Native Applications or Multiplatforms, what to choose?

Using different applications in our daily lives has become  an almost unconscious act. We check our bank balance, we order food, and we can even get a pre-diagnosis of an ailment.

Our world resolves around apps, without a doubt

For this reason, application development is a technological field that is growing by leaps and bounds. As a result, development companies know more and more areas where applications find a space. therefore, they need to be prepared for these challenges.

Hypernova Labs do not lose sight of this fascinating scenario for a second. Instead, it keeps up with the technology to offer its customers the right solutions according to their needs.

Application development is a job that requires dedication and being in tune with the requirements and needs of the users. This is how different technical aspects come into play regarding costs, the time necessary, and accessibility. These determine the different types of applications that can be found in the market.

One of the essential elements when choosing which type of application fits the solutions required by the user is the platform to be used. Therefore, we can define the platform as the virtual space where the application will be executed to satisfy the needs for which it was designed.

Then, according to the platform, we will have different types of applications. So let’s see each one separately, as well as there strengths and weaknesses.

Native Applications

They are developed using the language of the operating system of the device in which they will operate. They are designed specifically for one platform and do not allow their installation on another. A simple example is those applications designed for smartphones with specifications for Android or IOS systems.

The development of native applications offers the following advantages:

  • First, they offer a better user interface. Second, they provide optimal integration with the functionalities of the mobile device (Bluetooth, camera, sensors, microphone, etc.) and make the navigation process a pleasant and straightforward experience.
  • Higher performance thanks to the of the operating system for which they were developed. The user has the benefits of the application and all those derived from the operating system on which the device works.
  • Significant improvement in response time.
  • Allows the option of push notifications, expanding the possibilities of accessing new potential customers through offers on new services.
  • Constant updates of the application are possible and respond to user feedback.
  • No internet connection is required for operating as they are downloaded directly to the device.
  • It is possible to offer them through the corresponding App Store, increasing their visibility in the market.

On the other hand, there are some disadvantages of developing native application:

  • They require more time for development and higher investment.
  • The functionalities of the application are not the same on all platforms.
  • The code used for each forum is unique and cannot be reused for another platform.

Multiplatform applications

In response to these characteristics, other applications have been developed that’s seek to extend the scope of the applications and their strengths. In this case, we refer to Multiplatform applications.

A multiplatform application is developed in a programming language the allows it to be exported to any platform or device with minor changes. It has a unique code that adapts to most devices.

When we talk about multiplatform applications, it is essential to set aside web applications or Web Apps. They are multiplatform applications because of their features but do not require downloading to a device. They run through the different existing browsers but lack the functionalities of mobile applications in general.

Cross- platform applications, like native applications, have many advantages that have won the public’s preference:

  • Having a reusable code, adapting to different platforms, and integrating functionalities are more significant.
  • Development and implementation costs are lower on average.
  • The user experience and the look and feel of the application are the same on all devices.
  • Shorter development time, so launch dates are easier to program and adjust to a predetermined schedule.
  • They are essentially Mobile first as their design is friendly on all mobile devices.

But not everything is plain sailing, and there are some disadvantages or drawbacks with this type of application:

  • Since they do not have access to all the functionality of the devices, their functions may be limited to some extent. This translates into lower performance compared to native applications.
  • Even though they are designed for all types of platforms, they require time to validate their operating before launching them to the market.

What to choose?

It is possible that, as a customer, you may have reasonable doubts when deciding on a type of application: native or cross-platform. But it would be best if you did not worry because we will give you the keys to determine.

When evaluating an application, the concepts of time, cost, performance, and accessibility are basic. Instead, consider the performance, the expected user experience, and the accessibility offered by each of these options and compare your objectives.

Define your initial budget and review it in the light of each of the developments: Is it enough? Am I willing to raise it if the growth and scope of my objectives demand it? And don’t forget that time is a decisive factor. So put on the table the dates estimated in your plan for the development and launch of the application and check if the chosen application complies with them.

Finally, the most important tip: seek the advice of professionals in the area that offer you a broad and complete vision of the possibilities of each development and how they work based on your objectives. Always make informed decisions.

Hypernova Labs is a company in love with developing solutions and satisfied customers. For this reason, I will not hesitate to offer you all the advice you require when making such a decision. As a result, your business will deeply appreciate having the right developers for your projects, and your customers will have the best experience. We are waiting for you with a coffee to design your future without haste but without pause.

Hypernova Labs Shines as Clutch Top 100 Fastest – Growing Company

Hypernova Labs Shines as Clutch Top 100 Fastest - Growing Company

Brighter than the star. At Hypernova Labs, we focus on delivering top-quality software solutions to help companies go above and beyond. Based in the heart of Panama City, our company innovates and creates cutting-edge software that drives growth.

In light of our dedication and excellence, we’ve recently been hailed as one of the Clutch Top 100 Fastest-Growing Service Providers for 2021! For context, Clutch is an established B2B market research and review platform headquartered in Washington, DC. The site is widely respected throughout the globe for its undying commitment to helping potential clients learn more about the right service providers.

The sheer magnitude of this recognition blows us away! Receiving this recognition is already a testament to itself considering that thousands of companies vie for this title. We are proud to rank 18th among the top 100 list!
“The Clutch 100 growth lists represent the top service providers based on revenue growth over the years” ,

said Clutch Founder Mike Beares.

“Their recognition is only possible because of their willingness to participate and their commitment to delivering the best services to their clients.”

The Hypernova Labs want to thank Clutch for being a wonderful partner for our company’s growth over the past years. We are grateful for the opportunities that come from the platform. Of course, with that being said, we also want to send our love and appreciation to our clients, especially those who reviewed our solutions on Clutch.

Our clients’ honest and wonderful feedback fuels our company forward, helps us identify what we can further improve, and serves as credible proof for our hard work.

Ready to bring your ideas to life? Get in touch with the Hypernova Labs team. We are excited to get to meet you and know more about your needs.

Hypernova Labs will lead you to your success with a career plan!

Hypernova Labs will lead you to your success with a career plan!

Developing and managing a career plan for a company’s employees is a smart strategy when you want to build human capital with talent and potential for success. Betting on being an active part in the professional growth of our human resources is an option with excellent prospects. And, if it is combined with careful planning that contemplates a comprehensive training that strengthens our organization, it will be the perfect formula.

At Hypernova Labs, we are fanatical about the growth of our people because we understand that their success is our success if we join forces along the way. Offering them the necessary tools and guiding them through strengthening their talents and acquiring new skills excites us deeply. They are our pride, and we do not skimp on developing the career plan that fits each one of them.

What is a career plan?

Most people associate a career plan with the traditional idea of visualizing the future benefits of a job based on potential compensation. But in reality, it goes much further than that. A career plan is the detailed planning of the actions necessary for an employee’s future training and professional development. It is based on specific objectives based on the skills required to move up to new positions and the training and experience necessary to achieve them.

A career plan addresses both the motivations of the individual and those of the company. It is not a solo effort on the part of one of the actors. It is a joint action that is built day by day with hard work and dedication.

A career plan for each employee

Working in a company that has a career plan for its employees should be everyone’s aspiration. The main reason is that growing in a planned way within an organization favors professional development and personal growth. An employee whose talent development happens in parallel with the growth of his or her personal and professional maturity becomes a valuable asset.

A good career plan offers the employee the opportunity to:

    • Know their strengths and weaknesses and work on them.

    • Evaluate their work environment and organizational culture.

    • Set concrete and realistic career goals.

    • Nurture their knowledge, both with the technical learning of their area and corresponding to areas complementary to their work.

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Benefits of having a good career plan for our employees

For our company, as for all those that have decided to develop a career plan, there are great benefits, such as:

Decreases the employee turnover rate 

Offering the employee a future with clear goals and objectives, training incentives, and professional support reduces job uncertainty. It motivates the employee to remain within the organization.

Increases the feeling of commitment and belonging to the company.

The employee feels recognized, supported, and an active part in the company’s success by advancing according to a career plan. This makes the employee committed to the company’s objectives because they feel ownership of them and sees the group’s success as their own.

It positively reinforces the image and attracts talent.

The positive effect of offering a career plan to employees is multiplied because their satisfaction and well-being are shared in many areas and improve their image. Likewise, it becomes a great attraction for young and experienced talents as it is a promising option for the future.

Hypernova Labs and the future of its development team

As an employer concerned about its human capital, Hypernova Labs makes every effort to offer the tools for developing the career plan of each of its employees. As a company specialized in software development, Hypernova Labs strives to:

    • Encourage and support all professional training initiatives required by our employees.

    • Encourage multidisciplinary work in which they can develop the necessary skills practically.

    • Make available the figure of a mentor or guide to offer support and direction when necessary.

    • Provide training in soft skills to those employees who require them, according to the positions they are expected to occupy: communication, leadership, team management.

Having a good career plan is, for us, a priority in the labor market. We are faithful to the idea that a satisfied employee is a fundamental part of our success and the best asset we can offer our clients. With the respect they deserve and the training, they require. Our solutions’ quality speaks to our people’s quality and talent – let us turn your dreams into exceptional realities.

The rising of the bitcoin versus its amounts of energy consumption

The rising of the bitcoin versus its amounts of energy consumption

The future of bitcoin in the face of the increase in energy expenditure in recent times seems uncertain. While it is a reality that its price has grown exorbitantly, it is also true that the discussion around its characteristics as a stable currency has increased. Additionally and more notoriously, the diatribe has focused on the carbon footprint that the mining process is leaving worldwide.

Bitcoin's energy consumption in numbers

To further understand the picture of cryptocurrency mining and its environmental impact, it is necessary to review recent numbers. According to an analysis conducted by Cambridge University’s Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), if bitcoin were a country, it would consume more energy per year than Argentina, Switzerland, or Finland.

The CCAF estimates that the cryptocurrency business consumes on average between 4 and 445 TWh per year. Let’s compare this with the average UK consumption of 300 TWh. We have an idea of the dimension of consumption and the associated problem. The data show that two-thirds of the energy used in the mining process comes from polluting sources: fossil fuels.

Estimates made by the Bank of America show that buying a bitcoin at $50,000 has a carbon footprint of 270 tons of CO2.

We are facing a business that involves considerable environmental risk. Due to its profitability and nature, it does not stop growing. On the contrary, it seems that it will continue to grow for some time to come.

The cryptocurrency network is designed to be finite. It is estimated that it will reach its peak of asset issuance in 2024. But, until that time, there is a long way to go in which the environmental damage can be extensive.

Bitcoin currently accounts for 0.59% of the world’s total energy consumption. If it were a country, it would rank 29th in global energy consumption.

What is the mechanism behind the immense energy consumption?

To understand why this is the case, we need to review the mechanism associated with the cryptocurrency mining process and its energy consumption.

Bitcoin is based on blockchain technology that guarantees peer-to-peer transactions, without intermediaries, encrypted and available at any point in the network. Its characteristics are anonymity, decentralization, and audibility.

The mining process is designed so that, every 10 minutes, miners receive a mathematical problem to solve. The first to solve it is rewarded with new coins, which he or she puts into circulation. What does this imply? Miners strive to improve their systems to access more and more rewards in less time and increase their income.

As a result of this race against time to solve puzzles and earn coins, energy consumption increases at a dizzying rate. Everyone wants to be part of this lottery of fortune and spares no expense in investing in systems and equipment that solve the 10-minute riddle faster and faster.

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Miners and stakeholders defend against potential environmental damage

As in any situation, the actors involved and accused of causing significant environmental damage to defend themselves. Many of the large capitals that are part of this business claim a significant percentage of mining uses renewable energy.

The truth is that, in countries such as China, there are sectors where mining has settled in search of renewable energy sources with less environmental impact. The Sichuan and Yunnan areas have become a miner’s paradise due to their access to hydroelectric power. Sichuan has the third-largest hydropower plant in the world.

Likewise, those areas where energy extraction and generation are from coal have become an option for digital miners.

Iceland has also become the dream of many miners. In the last year, mining activity has doubled. Fortunately, this is due to the conditions offered by this country: hydroelectric and geothermal energy (from its intense volcanic activity). The other favorable element is the climate, whose low temperatures minimize the energy expenditure needed to cool mining equipment 24 hours a day.

The truth is that, although efforts are being made worldwide to reduce energy consumption, it continues to increase, and so does the associated damage.

New options to reduce energy consumption and optimize the mining process

Fortunately, efforts continue in various sectors to find alternatives to reduce energy consumption and facilitate the switch to renewable energy.

One of the most exciting initiatives focuses on analyzing blockchain security protocols and the development of alternative solutions that preserve the security of operations and decrease energy consumption. A group of researchers from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Switzerland, claim that changing the algorithm of distributed ledger protocols favors reducing energy consumption while keeping security intact.

They propose a new “gossip-based algorithm” to handle the transmission of information they claim guarantees and maintains the validity of messages. Their contribution would be that it reduces the number of operations required to carry out this process and, therefore, the associated energy consumption.

Another exciting initiative in this field is that of the companies DMG Blockchain Solutions and Argo Blockchain. Both have launched the project of a clean energy Bitcoin mining pool. How does this work? The pool called Terra Pool will force miners to use clean energy sources to be part of it. An initiative will reward those miners who contribute to the environment and be part of a pool that will increase their profitability.

There are also actions such as solarcoin (the virtual currency awarded to those who generate voltaic energy) or peercoin that suggests an alternative blockchain model. In this new model, the reward is not given to the block owner who solves the mathematical riddle but to a randomly chosen user, according to their track record and investment in the currency. Both initiatives have their fans and detractors to date.

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What's next? The immediate future of Bitcoin

Indeed, the immediate future of Bitcoin remains encouraging, despite the difficulties it faces. Increasingly, initiatives aimed at decreasing energy consumption and reducing the carbon footprint associated with mining are emerging. And many professionals and organizations argue that Bitcoin will grow along with the transformations needed to preserve the environment and not behind it.

On the other hand, it faces many sectors regarding its nature as a currency and financial asset. Some authors consider that its limited supply in time and the volatility of its value make it an unattractive investment for many. It does not meet the conditions to be considered a currency in the strict sense of the word.

The truth is that there is still much to see and expect from the world of cryptocurrencies, and their ability to reinvent themselves will surely leave us speechless in the future. Hypernova Labs has always been a group of professionals passionate about change and the future. As the Bitcoin world grows and overcomes difficulties, in the same way, we work for you to find solutions in a changing world. Join us, share a coffee with us and let’s talk about building your future.