Andrii Degeler

Technology journalist

I've been writing about technology since 2007. Bylines in Ars Technica, The Next Web, the Kyiv Post, and more. I've also founded Pʀᴏᴄᴇᴇᴅ.ᴛᴏ.

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Apps vs Browser In Mobile News Consumption
Over the past five to ten years, minor and major news outlets all around the world have become very aware first of the possibilities of the Web, and then — the possibilities of...
Blablacar Sizes Up a City-to-City Ridesharing Empire
A significant trend in all parts of the modern world over the past few years, 'the sharing economy' has become a concept that disrupted quite a few major industries, including...
Unobtrusive Salesman, or The Age of Beacons
A bit more than a year ago, in June 2013, a slide was shown at the keynote at Apple's WWDC conference mentioning a word that few people had heard before, iBeacons. In the...
New head of Microsoft Ukraine believes in selling cloud solutions, wants to fight piracy
In the aftermath of the EuroMaidan Revolution that toppled Victor Yanukovych as president, Ukrainian politics saw quite a few people with business backgrounds enter government...
With More Than 2,500 Clients, Socialbakers Could Go Public
With social media taking an increasing role in the modern world, social analytics services are seeing a significant boost in demand and, therefore, revenues. A good example is...
Five of the best mobile IDEs for Android
It totally makes sense to install a set of programming tools on your gadget. In today's post, we've put together some of the best IDEs for Android.
Sharing economy gains momentum in Ukraine
It's cheaper to share. That's the basis of a trend known as the sharing economy, in which people split costs for traveling, share clothes and economize in other ways. Ukraine's...
Yandex.Browser is a Bold UI Experiment
Russian internet giant Yandex has launched an alpha version of its new Chromium-based browser for Windows and Mac OS X that incorporates a few interesting ideas of how a modern...
10 of the Best Mobile App Prototyping Tools
In the process of iPhone and Android application development, wireframing is extremely important. At the first stage, an initial idea becomes a quick sketch to share with...
Oivo: A Tiny iPhone Charger Powered by AA Batteries
Increasing screen size, RAM, or storage capacity hasn't been a problem for smartphone vendors in recent years, though we can't say the same about battery life, which is often a...
Backup your Facebook photos to the cloud with Yandex.Disk
Russian Internet giant Yandex has rolled out a new feature for its cloud storage service Yandex.Disk that allows users to siphon their photos from Facebook, including the ones...
Mobile Apps in Education: Big Stakes and Crazy Competition
Schoolchildren and adults willing to learn something new have widely adopted mobile technologies over the past few years. Smartphones and tablets have become not just devices...
Petcube Starts Shipping Its Crowdfunded Pet Camera in Time for Christmas
Kickstarter-backed Ukrainian startup Petcube has announced the beginning of shipments of its combined HD webcam, speaker and laser pointer that lets pet owners play with their...
Things to Consider When Hiring an App Developer
For any mobile application development company, hiring is an extremely important part of existence, which can get painful if done wrong. Thankfully, there's plenty of advice...
Fixing up a custom Android build: Pitfalls and possibilities
Although Android and iOS mobile application development is an exciting and rewarding job by itself, sometimes we need to go deeper and fine-tune a whole operating system so that...
Will Russian Online Music Listeners Go Legit?
With a decades-long history of being one of the countries where online music has been mostly pirated, Russia is now seeing the emergence of music services that offer users a...
Five Essential Tools for Working with Remote Engineering Teams
The new ways of getting work done have long since proved that people do not necessarily have to be located in one place to create amazing products and collaborate efficiently....
Credit Card Black Market Worth $680m in Ex-USSR
In the former USSR countries, criminal activities with stolen credit cards have created a market of $680,000,000. This accounts for 27 percent of the total high-tech crime...
14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video
What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple...
Ireland Becomes a Major Destination for European Founders
The last few years saw Ireland not only struggling in efforts to recover its economy, but also becoming a popular destination for major US companies that want to put on a bridge...
CheckiO Launches Coding Game for Python Devs
By looking at the variety of online services for wannabe programmers, it seems like nowadays it is easier to learn how to code than how to cook. There is, however, not much of...
Startups in Russia: Why you Really Can't Ignore the Kremlin
Back in December 2012, we told the story of Russian startup Dream Industries, the founder of which claimed that he was raided by his own partners and the startup's investors....
AppInTop Automates Mobile Advertising Chores
Looking at the history of computers and software, it's safe to say that one of the main reasons behind their development was to automate as much as possible, leaving humans to...
Stamplay: An Easy, IFTTT-like Way to Create Web apps
While growing numbers of children learn to code in school, if not in kindergarten, there's still a lot of we grown-ups whose skills are rudimentary at best and don't go much...
GitLab is building a business with 0.1% of paying customers
Long-distance relationships are never easy, but it seems to be less so for the relationships between co-founders of tech companies. Living proof of this are the CEO and CTO of...
Lunecase: Notifications on the Back of your iPhone
When using phones, we mostly pay attention to the front side of the gadget where the screen is, while its rear isn't usually considered to be of any importance. Ukraine-based...
Startups and the State: How Eastern Europe Backs Entrepreneurs
Having a healthy level of entrepreneurship in their country is a great thing for governments, not least because it can be a significant source of tax income. However, to reap...
Why 'Bandwidth As a Commodity' Could Be a Huge New Market
It is widely believed that while successful tech companies build good products, the real innovation comes from those that build new markets. A typical example of this would be...

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