Two-factor-authentication

Two-factor-authentication

Theme IT-Security

The PartnerGate www.partnergate.com is a web application where customers can manage their domain portfolio.

challenge

Customers log into the web application with their username and password. The problem here is conditional security, since passwords can get into unauthorized hands via various paths and programs such as viruses, Trojans, keyloggers, sniffers or simple inattention.

target

increase security by using an authentication technique that uses several factors to increase IT security, so that the login must be verified by a user name and password with a second authentication.

Result

A 2-factor authentication was developed, which is based on the TOTP procedure (TOTP: time-based one-time password). The customer’s own smartphone is set up as a hardware token, which generates random one-time passwords on the basis of a previously exchanged key, which must be entered as additional information. This method is, e.g. according to a report of the FAZ, in theory the safest method to ensure that the person logging in is the person he or she claims to be. In the event of a loss or defect of the smartphone, there is the option of switching to an SMS procedure.

The advantages of this modern security standard are the immanent increased security, higher trust of the happy customers in the provider of the web application as well as a relief of the support of PartnerGate.

  Frank Hartmann   Aug 21, 2019     Comments Off on Two-factor-authentication Read More

heymate Mobile App

heymate Mobile App

Theme Smartphone Apps

challenge

The Blockchain Applications AG, based in Crypto Valley Switzerland, operates a platform for micro-entrepreneurs where anyone can earn money and build their business when and with what they want. A Smartphone App should make the Blockchain technology suitable for the masses and revolutionize the handshake between business partners. heymate is the product that Fintech combines with Legaltech.

target

All non-transactional marketplaces are to be transactionalized with the help of a SmartphoneApp. 100+ million micro-entrepreneurs should be able to create an offer in just a few steps, distribute it in marketplaces and easily conclude a deal. A platform will be created in which additional services such as insurance, loans can be integrated and the Gig-Economy can be rounded off completely.

Result

A user can register with heymate, set up the legal terms & conditions of his offer in just a few steps and then distribute it to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook at the push of a button. An applicant clicks on the link, sees the offer and the profile of the offer creator. After a successful application, the deal can be concluded and the blockchain secures the payer’s money in a decentralized escrow contract. Only after both parties agree on the successful outcome of the deal and have evaluated each other, the money flows to its rightful recipient.
Users can register via various identity providers such as Civic, Facebook and Google and link their profiles to their social media. An optional KYC program supports trust in the authenticity of the user.

  Frank Hartmann   Apr 18, 2019     Comments Off on heymate Mobile App Read More

SAP Buying via OCI-Catalogue

SAP Buying via OCI catalogue

Theme Web Applications

challenge

With annual sales of almost 5 billion euros and over 13,000 employees, Wacker Chemie AG has a high demand for automation and lean processes. Using their SAP systems, external service providers are to be connected via an OCI catalogue and C articles ordered without media discontinuity. Since the employees are distributed worldwide, the system must also support different languages and cultural habits.

target

A web application is to be created that will be linked to the SAP Buyer of Wacker-Chemie as a catalog via an OCI interface. The catalog is called up directly from the familiar SAP environment and the user can use the catalog to create an order that is generated in SAP Buyer.

Result

The result is an easy-to-use interface that meets all of Wacker’s buyers’ ordering requirements. The software is hosted as a cloud service and the buyer can configure a wide variety of items, place them in a shopping basket and place an order with a formal order. An automated reporting gives the purchasing management a monthly overview of the orders, there are various comfort functions for the user as well as various languages in which the user feels like at home.

  Frank Hartmann   Apr 18, 2019     Comments Off on SAP Buying via OCI-Catalogue Read More

Machine Learning Stock Prices

Machine Learning Stock Prices

Theme Automation & Big Data

challenge

Prices of listed securities are subject to changes every second and in some cases to strong fluctuations. In order to minimise losses, it should be possible to predict whether these will remain stable in the coming minutes or whether they will be sufficient to exceed the limits.

target

A portfolio manager or day trader should be automatically given a rating as to whether certain values in his portfolio are threatened by strong outliers in the short term. The manager can then react in a targeted manner and, if necessary, initiate countermeasures to compensate losses.

Result

We have designed and combined various modern machine learning algorithms and made them available via an API. In addition, we have created a plugin which the portfolio manager can integrate into his analysis charts and which is in contact with the API. By specifying certain limit values and continuously analyzing the transmitted value fluctuations, an alarm is sent to the portfolio manager at an early stage that expresses the probability that a certain investment will exceed or fall short of the given limit values. The calculation of the probability of such a limit being exceeded is also visualized in charts.

  Frank Hartmann   Apr 18, 2019     Comments Off on Machine Learning Stock Prices Read More

E-Commerce Shop

New conception of a web presence and creation of an online shop www.veggieflora.de

Theme Content Management Systems

The homepage of a company is nowadays the contact point for digital natives who have become aware of a company via social media channels. There you will find reliable official information about the company and it can be purchased quickly and easily.

Challenge

technique can either be regarded as itself or as a means to an end. alphaX’s customers are fully focused on meeting the needs of their customers. The homepage, the webshop and all associated parameters are solely intended to allow as much time as possible to be spent on satisfied customers. The special features were the complexity of the online shop, its catchy operating possibilities for the end customer, the enabling of the common payment methods and the compliance with the resulting special requirements of the basic data protection regulation.

Target

The aim of the project was to create a homepage that was easy to maintain, to integrate an online shop that could be operated intuitively both in the front-end and in the back-end, and to comply with all resulting legal requirements.

Result

The result was a homepage that is easy and intuitive to use both for the shop operator in the back-end and for her customers. The shop operator can quickly and easily add new products to the shop, take orders, inform customers about new products and interact with their end customers. The following therefore applies to both customers: the customer is king!

  Christian Rüsch   Apr 22, 2018     Comments Off on E-Commerce Shop Read More

Animated Website

New concept of a website http://frank-hartmann.com

Theme Content Management Systems

A web presence that is well structured, offers the visitor what he is looking for and is inspired in today’s volatile corporate world – a feature that is second to none.

Challenge

The end customer is at home in the investment – he is dependent on clear information, speed but nevertheless thoroughness. For this reason, the homepage should be structured, clear and quickly comprehensible.

Target

creation of a homepage, which shows the visitor within a few moments whether he is right or not. Content that was easy and quick to grasp, creating trust and contact opportunities were the main wishes of the end customer.

Result

AlphaX created a homepage that surprised the client. The homepage has four pages but less than 100 words. On the homepage an emotionally charged video is shown, on the second page satisfied customers talk about their outstanding experiences, on the third page all service areas of the company are mentioned briefly and crisply and on the fourth page it goes directly to the contact. That is it – briefly and knackig.

  Christian Rüsch   Apr 22, 2018     Comments Off on Animated Website Read More

Connact

Connact

Themenbereich: Smartphone Apps

Connact vertreibt white label Smartphone Apps für Vereine, die sie als privates Social Network verwenden.
Beispielhaft ist die App „CorpsConnect“ eine kostenlose Networkapp für iOS und Android. Weitere sind auf der Seite des Betreibers zu finden: Website

Herausforderung

Apps für das persönliche Networking gibt es viele – für jeden Zweck und für jeden Personenkreis. Oft sind diese jedoch entweder mit Funktionen oder mit Teilnehmern überladen, die für das zweckgerichtete Netzwerken eher hinderlich als förderlich sind. Die Herausforderung besteht darin, eine App zu entwickeln, die sich auf das Wesentliche an Funktionen konzentriert und genau die Personen miteinander verbindet, die sich suchen.

Ziel

Ein geschlossenes funktionierendes Netzwerk mit voller Abdeckung aller Mitglieder, kombinierbare Nutzung für die Zwecke (i) des gemeinsamen Lebens, (ii) der Verbandsarbeit und (iii) des beruflichen Networkings.

Ergebnis

Es wurde und wird eine App für Android und iOS entwickelt, die gegenüber der Konkurrenz einige Vorteile hat.

  1. Alle aus anderen Netzwerken und Apps bewährten Funktionen, z.B. Chats und persönliche Profile, wurden übernommen.
  2. Der Teilnehmerkreis ist exklusiv und zielgerichtet filterbar.
  3. Nutzbarkeit für verschiedene Zwecke wie das gemeinsame Leben, Kontaktaufbau in neuen Städten, für die Verbandsarbeit, zielgerichtete und persönliche Information, und das gezielte berufliche Networking mit anderen Vereinsmitgliedern
  Christian Rüsch   May 07, 2017     Comments Off on Connact Read More

Choice of Love

Choice of Love

Theme Smartphone Apps

The app “Choice of Love” is a free dating app for iOS and Android, which is successfully operated by next interactive GmbH. It can be downloaded from Apple iTunes and the Google Play Store:

iTunes

Google Play

 
alphaX adapted the existing Android app for the iOS operating system.

challenge

Every person longs for something – most people long for a partner. Dating apps are often used for this purpose, but the difficulty often lies in the quality of the app or its selection. What can be done better and different in a new app than the existing ones? How can you meet the high quality standards expected from iOS users? How can a successful app concept for Android on iOS be designed?/p>

target

adaptation of an existing Android app and its specification and development for the iOS operating system, which connects, brings people together, and brings users what everyone deserves – to have a person on the site who completes you. The full range of functions should be free of charge, so that nobody can be excluded, and proven features of the Android platform should be adopted and further developed.

Result

On behalf and under supervision of next interactive GmbH, an app for iOS was adapted and further developed, which has some advantages over the competition and takes the conditions of the Apple world into account.

  1. For iOS users the usual high performance and simplicity of the app, but with the proven features of the Android app and robust, intuitive user guidance.
  2. The operator, next interactive GmbH, thus continues to stand for a fair range of functions that meets the demands of its users and can present itself appropriately among Apple fans.
  3. In addition, Choice of Love allows you to set individual search filters that can be used to search for suitable persons – in contrast to the filter options defined for competing products. Users can use profiles to present themselves in a variety of ways, chat with each other, receive notifications and hopefully find their partner for life.
  Christian Rüsch   Apr 13, 2017     Comments Off on Choice of Love Read More

Big Data Crawler

Crawler for large amounts of data

Automation/ Web Development

Crawlers are computer programs that automatically search the Internet, databases or other information collected according to certain criteria. Especially in the age of the digitalization of business life, they are therefore a suitable means of dealing with the exponentially growing flood of information.

Challenge

How Steven Johnson wrote in his book “Where good ideas come from: A brief history of innovation” wrote, “is precisely where many people come together that most innovations arise. For this reason, many companies regularly attend trade fairs and congresses in order to get to know exhibitors personally and to take up ideas represented there that they had not previously focused on. It doesn’t matter whether you want to open up new business fields, expand your existing clientele, look for new employees or look for new technologies with which you can simplify and improve your own work. When many people come together, a potential arises that must be exploited. In order to find one’s way through the mass of events that can be attended, however, it is necessary in advance to find out as much information as possible about the type, participants and topics of the respective event. In order to make this possible, trade fair or congress operators publish lists of exhibitors, topics or lectures. These are provided meanwhile even with rudimentary filter functions, in order to make it for interested companies possible to plan their attendance or to decide at all only to a attendance. The challenge for companies is to find out which topics are offered where, which exhibitors are interesting and which lectures are offered. The analysis of offered data and its supplementation with decision-critical additional information is elementary for an efficient course of events.

Target

The aim of the project was to develop an intelligent platform that would enable the client to prepare and analyse the information provided and to expand it with additional information relevant to him, so that he could use the information relevant to his business for his visit or decide whether or not to attend an event.

Result

The result of this challenging task is a platform which, freely configurable to the respective company objectives, automatically searches trade fair pages for suitable exhibitions, adds arbitrarily selectable information from the Internet or other data sources to provide the user with decision aids for or against a visit, provides contact data for potential contacts of the individual exhibitors or speakers and thus shows an optimal plan for the visit of the event.

Example

A global corporation helps other international manufacturing companies in Asia to become active as manufacturers and wants to expand its customer portfolio. For this purpose, the group is looking for all companies with German headquarters that do not yet produce in Asia, have a minimum number of employees and a minimum turnover, and a product range that could be interesting for outsourcing to Asian countries for various reasons such as quantity, price or quality.

  Christian Rüsch   May 25, 2016     Comments Off on Big Data Crawler Read More

Homepage Redesign

New conception of a homepage

Theme Content Management Systems

The homepage of an association or a company is nowadays the first point of contact for information seekers. One cannot position oneself as a modern company if the homepage is not technically up to date and is not maintained. Since the creation of a homepage is not easy for the layman even with the today available aids, it needs professionals, who have fun at this task.

Challenge

The task was to redesign a homepage as a basis for a new strategy of information dissemination and as a basis for further activities in social media. The challenge was above all to consolidate the client’s diverse wishes and to meet the high standards of quality and style. The difficulty consisted further in the fact that the system is to be maintained in the future simply and fast, since the client is an honorary working association.

Target

The aim of the project was to create a new, easy-to-maintain homepage which would serve as a starting point and foundation for the work of an honorary association in the future.

Result

Through the work done a homepage was created, which reminds in optics and usability of a well-known motto of a well-known electronics manufacturer: Keep it simple! The site looks tidy and very clear, but without hiding the thematic depth. Beyond that various possibilities for communication and information were inserted, which are to be still strengthened in the future.

  Christian Rüsch   Jan 19, 2016     Comments Off on Homepage Redesign Read More