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What’s new with us? Just this amazing thing called our blog. Here’s where we write down all our thoughts and feelings for all to read. Have at it!

September 05, 2018

Art and Products

Few months ago, I joined a pottery class and as I was advancing and creating my little piece of art, I could not help but notice how similar the process is to that of a lifecycle of digital products.

July 31, 2018

MiniCorp secures equity position in travel payments company, TravTab

MiniCorp, combined with the TravTab team, strives to push the product forward through the continued development of the application. We understand the strength in this partnership will provide the product with a solid footing to push forward at a rapid pace.

March 20, 2018

MiniCorp Reviews: Sonos

Listening to music has become a way of life for a lot of people and is definitely a huge part of our day. Whether we are at home, driving, commuting, studying, walking, or working, we always tend to have our Spotify on the go or the radio on. For this reason, this week’s review will be about a product

March 16, 2018

The MiniCorp Workshop: Our Design Process

Every design agency in the world has their own process when it comes to designing and producing great products. At MiniCorp, we are no different to everyone else. We have spent years refining our process and the best way for us to consistently ship stellar products for our clients.

March 09, 2018

MiniCorp Reviews: Headspace

At MiniCorp, we highly value focus. We only take one large product on at a time to allow input from all of our team members. This dedicated team focus allows us to understand the challenge, the product and what we need to accomplish in the first iteration in order to successfully launch it.

March 09, 2018

Ruby on Rails is a Gem

Here at Minicorp we use the Ruby on Rails web application framework for the majority of our client projects. The beauty of the Rails framework is the amount of quality open source gems that are at our disposal.

March 02, 2018

From Design to Development

I always look at products as icebergs: the end user only gets to see 1/10 of it, while the bulk is buried deep down. And, while the process of creating a product is a journey that starts with an idea and ends with a useful tool, it has different stops along the way that forge the product.

March 01, 2018

Revolut

So, the crew here at MiniCorp have been using Revolut for the past few months. After a few teething problems at the beginning with cards not working on certain things, it seems that the banking alternative has hit it’s stride and we are loving it! Here are just a few features that have really impressed us so far:

November 27, 2017

The MiniCorp Top 5 UI Countdown

Hey everyone! I’m Andy, I am the Product Designer here at MiniCorp. In this monthly blog series, I list and share my thoughts on my Top 5 favourite UI/Interactions/Designs from the past month. Hope you enjoy 👌

September 15, 2017

My First Month as a Product Designer @ MiniCorp

When I landed my first job in design, the joy was so overwhelming that I thought I might be brought back down to earth once I started. Maybe the role would be too demanding for someone without a lot of experience in the industry. Perhaps I wouldn’t get on with the people I will be working with.

August 31, 2017

Implementing Zeplin at MiniCorp

Throughout my time searching for Product Design jobs, one question always arose in interviews: “Have you any experience collaborating with/handing off designs to developers?”. It was very early in my design career and I had very little experience in this area.

October 07, 2016

You're already running a business

The meaning of the word entrepreneur has evolved. How entrepreneurship is defined now is drastically different to how it was 5+ years ago.

August 18, 2016

4 Important Things to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Developer To Build Your Product

One of the most fun and exciting things about working at MiniCorp is getting to meet entrepreneurs and discussing their ideas for their product. We’ve had a lot of those meetings in the past few weeks and months, and I’ve spotted some trends that can have a huge impact on how quickly those products get launched.

August 12, 2016

Get to Know.. Steve

We hope you've been enjoying getting to know the MiniCorp team! This week, we introduce you to the Steve Thornton, our senior software engineer.

July 28, 2016

Our Ruby ToolBox: 6 Really Useful Web Development Tools

Here at MiniCorp, we use the Ruby on Rails web application framework for the majority of our client projects. The beauty of the Rails framework is the amount of quality open source tools – aptly-named gems – that are at our disposal. The gems listed below are just a handful of the ones that we love and use the most