AzoftCase Studies

How to Make a Paper Folding Animation in Android

By Alex Vasilkov on April 24, 2014

Creating a Paper-Like Folding Animation in Android

Inspired by Facebook Paper for iOS, in one of our recent projects we decided to implement a similar-style animated effect when opening elements from a list. Initially, we tried to use an existing implementation – the android-flip library that uses OpenGL for rendering animation – but it ended up displaying rather noticeable screen artifacts (image flickering) in latest version of Android. Plus, the library needed considerable modification as it was designed for flipping elements in a list, while our project required animation when opening elements from a list.

How to Configure a Postfix Server when Developing a Custom Mailing System

By Anton Demenev on April 10, 2014

How to Configure a Postfix Server when Developing a Custom Mailing System

One of our recent projects was all about “reaching goals”. Users reaching goals make important decisions and step-by-step move toward the “grand summit” – their purpose – and this web app that our team worked on tracks and manages this progress.

How to Make iPhone-Style Web Page Transitions Using AngularJS & CSS

By Valerij Malanin on March 27, 2014

How to Make iPhone-Style Web Page Transitions Using AngularJS & CSS

For one of my recent projects I implemented transitions between screens in a web app so they looked and behaved exactly like they do natively on iPhone. Since the task was quite interesting, today I'm sharing my solution here.

How to Fix ‘Certificate is not valid’ Error for Enterprise Apps on iOS 7.1

By Anton Demenev on March 19, 2014

How to Fix 'Certificate is not valid' Error for Enterprise Apps on  iOS 7.1

The recent Apple’s update to iOS 7.1 has brought down our local distribution channels hosted on iphone.example.com. Any installation attempt caused the ‘Cannot install applications because the certificate is not valid’ error. Here's how we solved the problem.

How to Create iOS7-Like Dynamic Blur Effect Using FXBlurView

By Victor Kotov on March 13, 2014

How to Implement Blurred Views in iOS 7 Using FXBlurView

Recently we investigated how to create transparent Activities for Android and today we continue the topic of mobile app UI design – but this time with iOS.

How to Implement a Floating Activity in an Android App

By Mikhail Gurevich on February 27, 2014

How to Implement a Floating Activity in an Android App

Usually developing a tablet version of an existing mobile app that’s been optimized for a smartphone is fast and easy: you can use Fragment, decompose Entities, etc. However, the task within one of our recent projects was rather unique: we were not only making a tablet version for an application based on the ActionBarSherlock library but we also needed first, to implement a Floating Activity, i.e., a transparent Activity so that users could input the required information while also being able to see other Activities or the app itself on the screen in the background; second, to preserve the original size of the floating activity in both portrait and landscape orientations of the device.

Using RabbitMQ in Symfony2 Projects

By Alex Anisimov on February 13, 2014

Using RabbitMQ in Symfony2 Projects

Today’s post focuses on how to use RabbitMQ in Symfony2-based projects. RabbitMQ is an open-source messaging broker: it accepts, stores, and forwards messages — in binary blocks of data.

Implementing Notifications on Undelivered Email Using javax.mail and Regular Expressions

By Eugene Ustimenko on January 30, 2014

A Java-Based Solution to Undelivered Email Notifications

While working on a recent project — a business automation system for an insurance company with one function that allowed for sending important, confidential e-mails to a select number of users simultaneously — our Azoft development team encountered a problem: The mail server with which our app worked couldn’t verify if an email recipient’s account was active. Since it is crucial for the company to know whether certain individuals have received an email or not, we enhanced the system to be able to process undelivered email and generate automatic sender notifications that include all necessary information (incorrect email address, specific error returned, etc.).