The Bright Side Blog: Project News and Events

Browse through our blog! Get the latest news about activities, developments and projects on behalf of our customers, as well as updates about the BSL team and events.

Our blog pages reflect our passion for software development. Our skills. Our Agile approach. Our commitment to deliver on-time, and on-budget. We demonstrate our passion time after time, as our project portfolio shows. Our blog tells you what interests us, and our clients. How our engineers and designers work closely with clients - large and small - to deliver reliable, innovative custom solutions. Learn how we create responsive web sites, and great mobile apps for iOS and Android. Whatever the challenge, our passion for software can help you to achieve your business goals. So get in touch, and find out just how the Bright Side of Life can help with your next project.




A new website for BoekWijzer

A new website for BoekWijzer

We’ve completely revamped the BoekWijzer website! We created the website to support the BoekWijzer app, our mobile guide to the world of Dutch literature. Using the app, you can quickly and easily stay up to date with the latest literary news. The BoekWijzer app is available for iOS and Android users. (more…)

Migrating to the Cloud, benefits and opportunities

Migrating to the Cloud, benefits and opportunities

Several of our clients are migrating to the Cloud, and some that aren’t ready for this step are reviewing their legacy systems, intending to migrate to the Cloud in the future. We’ve recently completed two migrations on behalf of multinationals, and our experience has taught us that a direct approach (simply redeploying existing databases and applications on virtual machines) is not necessarily the best route. Our blog contains several tips for others considering a migration.

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Beleev: Controlled Multisensory Environments

Beleev: Controlled Multisensory Environments

Perhaps you have never heard of snoezelen, a Dutch term that describes controlled multisensory environments (MSE) that stimulate various senses within a custom environment – a so-called “Snoezel” room. MSE is a therapy for people with intellectual disabilities, and children with autism or who need rest and distraction. On behalf of the St. John the Baptist special education school in Kerkrade, we created a so-called “Snoezel” room for children with disabilities. We provided technical advice and developed custom software to manage the environment. (more…)

Goodbye 2021 and COVID-19 lockdowns – It’s time to look back

Goodbye 2021 and COVID-19 lockdowns – It’s time to look back

If I were running a bar, restaurant or hotel, I can imagine that I’d be pulling my hair out right now. So who, in early 2020, thought that we’d still be operating under COVID-19 lockdown measures in January 2022? Luckily, my skill set has given me a better understanding of software development and technology than catering or hospitality. As director of an IT company, I’m happy to say that Bright Side of Life has taken to remote working as a fish to water. Let me tell you about our year. (more…)

Canon of the Netherlands apps now available in stores

Canon of the Netherlands apps now available in stores

As you may already know, the new Canon Committee, led by Professor James Kennedy, updated the Dutch Canon in 2020. The Committee retired ten topics and added ten new ones. We had already updated our Entoen app to include this new content, but we wanted to do more. So, in our blog from November last year, we described our plans to develop an entirely new “Canon van Nederland” app. The new app contains lots of additional content and sports a completely new look! We’re delighted to say that the app is now available in the App Store and GooglePlay store. (more…)

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