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Screenshots of the Harvest Timer and Work Logs App for Jira Cloud

Announcing Harvest Timer and Work Logs for Jira

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Harvest Timer and Work Logs for Jira Cloud, Twin Sun's first Atlassian app. This new app seamlessly integrates your Harvest time entries with your Jira work logs, making it easier than ever for your team to stay on top of their time tracking.

With Harvest Timer and Work Logs for Jira, you can enjoy up-to-date time tracking estimates right within Jira, so you always know exactly how much time has been spent on each task. No more manual tracking or time-consuming data entry – our app takes care of it all for you.

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Generative AI Enables Amazing New App Ideas

Generative AI, or artificial intelligence able to generate novel content, has the potential to revolutionize mobile and web apps. This new technology is exciting because content is an important part of any app.

ChatGPT Conversation Screen
ChatGPT is a generative AI chat bot capable of participating in realistic conversations.

ChatGPT is one example: it can answer questions, draft documents, summarize text, and even translate writing to other languages. Generative AI can produce includes text, images, music, and other types of multimedia. Apps can use these capabilities to generate new content, entertaining or assisting your users.

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Google Settles Antitrust Lawsuit

Google has settled a class action lawsuit brought by US app developers regarding the Google Play Store and Google's practices around app purchases.

If your Android application was live between August 17, 2016, and December 31, 2021, and meets certain criteria, you may be entitled to receive a payment as part of the settlement.

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New Team Members: Nora and Sarah

Two new faces have joined the Twin Sun team: Nora Szeto and Sarah Maginnis!

Nora comes to us from Nashville Software School after a career practicing veterinary medicine. She found that there's a lot in common between the two fields: her analytical and problem solving skills have come in handy as a software developer.

Sarah, another recent NSS grad, is an author and law librarian. She's highly organized, thorough, and creative. Her research and project management skills will be put to good use at Twin Sun!

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How We Helped a Client Save Over $100,000 Per Year

While working on an enterprise web app for one of our clients, we encountered a significant bottleneck: test execution time. We found ourselves waiting for an hour as we ran the Java application's test suite. This was not only frustrating but also hindered our productivity and slowed down our development work.

Unfortunately, the client's team had grown used to this problem and had been dealing with it for some time. Waiting for tests to pass is only one aspect of the issue, as code changes can sometimes introduce test failures, which require rework and additional waiting time. This meant that the client's team of 20 developers was spending hours each day waiting for tests to complete, which was affecting their overall productivity. A back-of-the-napkin calculation showed that the client was leaving nearly $200,000 per year on the table due to slow test suite execution.

We recognized the importance of addressing this issue and finding a more efficient way to test the client's applications. By doing so, we could free up valuable time for the development team and enable them to focus on exciting new projects. After making some improvements, we reduced the client's annual lost opportunity cost by six figures.

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Refer Your Friends and Earn 5%

When you refer a new client to Twin Sun, we'll pay you a 5% commission on their first agreement. Simply introduce your friends if they are looking for an app developer and we will take it from there!

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Employee Highlight

Meet Madden Purcell

Madden Purcell

Madden is our resident history buff and a talented musician. Discover how his love for education and technology led him to pursue a career in software development.

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