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.




Machine Learning technology for Library services

Machine Learning technology for Library services

We’ve worked for many years with NBD Biblion, a unique organisation that selects and distributes books to public libraries in the Netherlands. They recently introduced Machine Learning (ML) technology to automate their client recommendations. After this success, NBD Biblion asked BSL to integrate a new Machine Learning service with MIPS, the Media Information Production System developed by BSL. (more…)

Drinks and a movie at BSL

Drinks and a movie at BSL

Enjoying a few drinks and watching a film together was a regular feature of life at BSL. I write ‘was’ because COVID-19 has kept most of us working from home for more than a year. As a result, sharing a drink and watching a film together has not been an option. So instead, we’ve organised a few alternatives like Digi-parties, Easter surprises and other events. Most recently, we arranged for everyone to enjoy a movie at home. So I was curious what they all chose…

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Two BSL anniversaries in May, time for a party

Two BSL anniversaries in May, time for a party

In pre-Corona times, we’d be throwing a party at the “Bright Side of Life”. We’re celebrating not one but two BSL anniversaries. Peter Verbaan, Senior Developer, has worked at BSL for 15 years, while Front-end Developer Roderick Gadellaa joined us 5 years ago. Two good reasons to celebrate, and we don’t need an excuse to party at BSL! But Corona restrictions currently make this impossible, so instead, we’re raising a glass (or two) during an online celebration.
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Designing a simple phone app for 1888 information numbers

Designing a simple phone app for 1888 information numbers

1850 BV has asked us to design and develop a new simple phone app for Android and iOS, aimed at helping people who have difficulty using modern smartphones. After all, not everyone is excited about the hundreds of features provided by a typical smartphone. They just want to make calls. It’s hard for those who lack the technological skills to figure all this stuff out. And, of course, many find tiny screens challenging. (more…)

Early to market? Try developing a Minimum Viable Product

Early to market? Try developing a Minimum Viable Product

Entrepreneurs frequently contact us with ideas for their ground-breaking app, web-service, or web application. A software product that has the potential to create a new market or perhaps disrupt an existing one. Market research completed, business plan ready, financial backing sorted. They want to start. Everyone wants to get their product to the market as quickly as possible – which is when we introduce the concept of an MVP or Minimum Viable Product. (more…)

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