Discussing via emails = headache

How many topics of discussions are there in this string of email? What are the key discussion points and the conclusion? It’s anyone’s guess. And by the way, the example above has about 41 email exchanges. It is quite obvious that while email is considerably a good way of disseminating information, it is, undeniably, unable …

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48 hours Launch Aid Workshop!

So last weekend, we were out at 48 Hours Launch Aid.  It’s a 2-day entrepreneurship workshop where participants were given opportunities to test out their start-up ideas and get a first-hand experience on market researching. You know it’s always so cool to be able to work with like-minded people who would wake up really early …

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Rails Introduction of Background Process

Qiscus web application is written in Ruby on Rails. It is an amazing framework to build modern web application. Previously, Phidecks is written in PHP (Codeigniter) until we pivot and thinking it was a good time to rewrite everything in Ruby. As a semi-private discussion platform (which rapid conversation and discussion happen everytime and in …

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Awesome awesome meet-up at Fork by SYINC

This time, our event is not so secret cos we told Shaun that we’re coming.But that’s because SYINC always organizes amazing events! Each time I attend a SYINC event, I’ld get a vibe rush (like sugar rush but more useful).  Syinc is a part design studio, part civic organisation, part innovation lab. They do lots of …

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Why Discuss?

“A wrong decision after a discussion is better than a correct decision without discussion” (Imam AsSyafii – A very prominent Muslim scholar) There are three fundamental reasons why I think the above statement is very true and important to achieve great things: 1. To discuss is to think In discussion We are put in a …

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What’s the difference?

I have been asked many times. Many are curious on what’s the difference between qiscus and whatsapp, wechat, twitter, facebook, forums, emails, product management software and a whole list of never-ending applications that seem to be doing the same thing. This is great and I had fun sharing the answers. But I guess the time has …

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Pusher for Rails

Modern web apps require tremendous amount of data exchange between client-server side, it needs some architecture that can handle such thing. There are 3 methods that we already implemented to handle real-time sync between front end and back end. Javascript setIntervall poll We implemented this to create real-time effect, so basically all we need to …

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The amazing invention called ‘Clock’

Sometimes, some of the greatest inventions of all times has become so integrated into our lives such that they are taken for granted. This is despite the ingenious thoughts and undying persistence of special individuals forcing themselves through the trying cycles of failing and re-trying. The clock is one such example.           …

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Phi Decks is now Qiscus!

To our fans and friends who have supported us, We started off as Phi Decks in November 2011. We wanted to create a revolutionary product that would create the change that we want to see in the education system.  We still do but no matter how hard we tried and pushed on, Phi Decks was …

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