Op vrijdag 19 november vierden we met tal van partners, collega's en klanten onze 10de verjaardag in de vorm van een 'Digital Circus' in Plein Publiek. Met verschillende fantastische sprekers, workshops en randanimatie bliezen we met veel trots 10 kaarsen uit.
Global Ethics Day: voor wanneer de schone programmeurs? October 22, 2021
Woensdag 20 oktober vierden we - voor de achtste keer al - Global Ethics Day. Nu de digitalisering in de meest uiteenlopende maatschappelijke domeinen en sectoren hoog op de agenda staat, moeten we misschien ook eens stilstaan bij de (on)ethische aspecten daarvan, vindt Dewi Van De Vyver, CEO van Flow Pilots.
New logo, New look for an evolved Flow Pilots! September 30, 2021
Finding a new logo and style that matched our evolved identity was quite a challenge. A corporate identity is the face of your business and it really needs to be a perfect match.
Throughout the past 10 years, a lot has changed, so it was more than time to extend this to our look!
Get your free GovTech e-book! (NL) September 1, 2021
Download here your free e-book! "Digitale technologie: een brug tussen overheden, burgers en bedrijven" by Flow Pilots
In part 1 of this blog post, we have talked about the scientific method and how to apply it to business problems. In this part, we will focus on applying this method to a real-world problem. The problem we tackled started with a question from the client: We would like to know when trains are present at the platform. We would like to have this information to be accurate within a few seconds. Is that possible?
From question to solution: Part 1. The scientific method August 2, 2021
By Stijn Huygh-
For simple problems, one can get away with a non-systematic approach and tap from the same barrel of known truths and assumed knowledge. This can happen because the path from question to the solution is one straight line without many hurdles to take. However, when the problem becomes highly complex, and there aren’t many known truths, the simplest way to a solution is always a systematic approach. This is where the scientific method of problem investigation comes into play.
Onze CEO Dewi Van De Vyver gaf de lezers van De Tijd drie tips voor een gebruiksvriendelijke digitale transformatie.
Herbekijk het rondetafelgesprek – GovTech July 7, 2021
Herbekijk het rondetafelgesprek rond GovTech met: Jan Adriaenssens, Director City of Things, Imec Dewi Van De Vyver, CEO Flow Pilots Pieter Lenaerts, Directeur ICT Agentschap Binnenlands Bestuur Youri Segers, Chief digital officer, Stad Antwerpen Natasha Blommaert, Portfolio manager Innovatie & Change en Informatie- en Datamanagement, agentschap wegen en verkeer Joost Vandenbroele, GovSucces manager Advisor online participation, Citizenlab.
"Er zijn nog heel wat opportuniteiten voor bedrijven die willen digitaliseren, maar ze moeten wel de juiste aanpak volgen"
Contacteer vrijblijvend firstname.lastname@example.org voor meer informatie of een verkennend gesprek!
Renson en Flow Pilots zorgen dat gebruikers hun luchtkwaliteit zelf kunnen optimaliseren. June 9, 2021
Een gezonde luchtkwaliteit is belangrijker dan ooit. Renson en Flow Pilots zorgen ervoor dat gebruikers hun luchtkwaliteit zelf kunnen optimaliseren naar hun specifieke behoefte.
Op dinsdag 22 juni 2021 om 13:00u organiseert Flow Pilots een rondetafelgesprek met experts uit de GovTech sector dat u online kan volgen.
Research shows that only 1 out of 8 digital transformation processes are successful. The question is ‘Why?’… The answer is quite simple: IT specialists put great focus on the product and how the end-product is going to look like/function, and less on why a product is needed. And this mindset is often, unfortunately the cause of failed digital tools. Luckily, the IT industry is slowly evolving from a technology/product-first approach to an end-user-first approach. At Flow Pilots we use Design Sprints to ensu
Start drawing during the easter break with Flow Pilots! April 6, 2021
We designed two fun drawings your children (or you) can colour to help you relax and keep your little munchkins busy during this Easter break. Download the drawings via the links below!
Hadden we durven dromen dat het glazen plafond na ons opiniestuk plots aan diggelen zou liggen? Niet echt. Maar het omgekeerde hadden we ook niet zien aankomen: dat 2020 zo mogelijk nóg erger zou worden dan de jaren ervoor. Inclusie blijkt voor heel wat organisaties nog een ver van m’n bed-show.
A year ago, just before things went down, we had the amazing privilege to start 2020 with a major 'high'!Our CEO, Dewi Van De Vyver won the award of #ICTWomanofTheYear.
Stem op Dewi voor IT Person of the Year! January 26, 2021
Dewi werd geselecteerd als een van de kanshebbers voor de award van IT Person of the Year!
In the context of positive affirmations, we started this new year with a huge, fantastic and interactive PARTY filled with messages of positivity!
Het fietsbeloningssysteem Buck-e verhuist naar Fairville! January 25, 2021
Met genoegen kunnen wij u mededelen dat Buck-e, Onze Stad App, Cirklo en MyWaste samen verdergaan in één online stadsplatform, Fairville.
Xamarin: What, why, short & simple November 2, 2020
Flow Pilots was one of the first companies in Europe to develop with Xamarin. Almost 10 years later we’re still very convinced of this choice and develop all our mobile applications with Xamarin. Discover the what, why, short and simple in this blogpost.
Agile methodology, Flow Pilots’s preferred way of developing October 8, 2020
In this digital transformation, we believe the end-user should always be your main focus. But finding a partner that will help you with this transformation and who works in a way that guarantees the best collaboration is something that’s sometimes overlooked.That is why today we want to walk you through our agile development methodology and why we recommend this way of working.
The use of AI and other technologies will become more and more important for companies to gain a competitive advantage, Julie Scherpenseel ML6 September 1, 2020
We had the great pleasure of talking with Julie Scherpenseel.The Chief Growth Officer of ML6 talked about the future of AI, how this will impact our society and how increasingly important collaborations between companies are and will become.
Hoe deze ontwikkelaars in 10 jaar tijd zijn uitgegroeid tot pioniers van digitale transformatie, door Bloovi July 30, 2020
De start-upfase is Flow Pilots al lang ontgroeid maar de sfeer van de begindagen, die hangt er nog steeds op het kantoor in Antwerpen. “We hebben een vrij jong team, en dat niet-aflatend enthousiasme is hier echt heel goed voelbaar. Hier komt niemand gewoon zijn uren kloppen, iedereen werpt zich vol overgave en enthousiasme op de projecten die vaak heel uitdagend zijn”, zegt Chief Technology Officer Michiel Sioen.
MyTurn, a digital innovation by Flow Pilots to mitigate and facilitate the impact of Covid-19. July 23, 2020
‘MyTurn’: a digital tool on which shops, care centres etc. can display how many people are allowed in their facility, how many people are currently visiting and on which moments during the week/day there are available timeslots you can reserve.
The importance and benefits of a flexible work environment: an interview with our HR manager Anique Brandsma July 15, 2020
More than the efficiency of working from home, flexibility is a mindset that has many different benefits, both for employers and employees.
What does flexibility mean? Why is it so important, how can it benefit your business and how do you prevent your team from taking advantage of it.
A conversation with our HR manager Anique, organisational psychologist and passionate about making employees feel and excel at their best in their job.
“The goal of this digital transformation is to establish a frictionless experience for our customers”, Anneleen Vens of Renson July 2, 2020
We interviewed Anneleen Vens, head of digital transformation.Discover what Renson does, how they use digitalisation to enhance their business and why they partner with, amongst others, Flow Pilots to assist and guide them through this digital transformation.
Research shows that a comfortable and enjoyable workspace has an influence on employees health, satisfaction, wellbeing and performance. With some simple human- centred changes to your office setting, you can immensely improve the atmosphere of your office. Here are some tips and things Flow Pilots does to ensure a warm, welcome and productive work setting!
Michiel Sioen about developing with Xamarin : “It removes the barrier to entry for many platforms” March 22, 2020
To highlight the benefits of working with Xamarin we interviewed our developer Michiel Sioen about his approach and experience as a developer at Flow Pilots.
5 things you should take into account when thinking about your company’s digital transformation May 25, 2020
As we position ourselves as a company that can help you in your digital transformation journey, the question is raised, ‘what is digital transformation’?The concept itself still provokes mixed feelings as both words entail change. A shift from analog to digital and to change the way you are working. It’s about learning new skills, stretching yourself and the organisation in adapting a new way of working and investing time and money for an uncertain outcome.
Een post over technologie, kunst en voelen door Dewi Van De Vyver, CEO Flow Pilots
For my internship, I was tasked to make Call’y, a to-do list for calls you have to make. This was my first experience working with Xamarin and the more specific parts of Android like notifications, permissions and interaction with other apps. I also had to work with a framework called MvvmCross, which I had never heard of before. In this post I’ll show which problems and tasks I tackled when making the Call’y app.
Christophe Oosterlynck about being a senior developer “You need to be able to look at the bigger picture” June 19, 2019
Our interview with senior developer Christophe Oosterlynck
How we focus on people when building digital tools April 17, 2020
Keeping your focus on people while building digital tools may sound a bit strange. For Flow Pilots it's simply the way we work. Whether it's in our research, communication while building your tool or our service after we finish a project, people come first.
Michiel Sioen about his PWA experiment November 4, 2019
Or how he transformed his blog to a progressive web app
A guide to using blur-effects on iOS April 11, 2019
Besides being astounding developers our Pilots show us that they have more skills up their sleeve. Today we share a blogpost written by our iOS developer Brent Van Vosselen.
4 Tips to create a good workflow at home March 31, 2020
We, Flow Pilots, are professional remote workers. Although we love our time amongst our colleagues in our beautiful Antwerp office we're perfectly organised to keep a good workflow at home.
In non-corona times this gives us the opportunity to create an ideal schedule where we can work during the hours that our concentration is at it's best and organise family time around this. When our government advised us to work from home, we were fully prepared and equipped to maintain our optimal workflow.
From problem to solution – optimise your process March 26, 2020
From problem to solution - optimise your process, a blogpost by our CTO, Michiel Sioen.
Problem-solving is an integral part of a lot of professions. Yet everyone struggles with it one time or another. There are a lot of known truths, guidelines and assumed knowledge out there but I find it’s very easy to skip the relevant steps when you need them. In this post I’d like to formalise some of these steps as a guideline and explain why they are important during your process.
Building digital tools for people anytime, anywhere! March 16, 2020
Working remotely is in our DNA
Flow Pilots has always handled a flexible work atmosphere. Our team is used to working from home and fully equipped to deliver the best possible outcomes for your digital product.To guarantee the safety of our team, others around us and to help flatten the curve, we have decided to close our Antwerp office and asked our team to work remotely fulltime until further notice. We will continue to work on your digital products as planned.
Vrouwen en ondernemen: mannen zijn de missing link March 7, 2020
Onze maatschappelijke vooroordelen zijn hardnekkig. Mannen zien overal kansen en gaan ervan uit dat die voor iedereen - ook vrouwen - voor het oprapen liggen. Daarom kruipen Dewi Van de Vyver (Flow Pilots) en Lode Uytterschaut (Start it @KBC) aan de vooravond van Internationale Vrouwendag samen in de pen voor een opiniestuk
Dewi Van De Vyver van Flow Pilots mag zich een jaar lang ICT Woman of the Year noemen. Julie Scherpenseel van ML6 werd verkozen tot Young ICT Lady of the Year 2020.
Towards more women in…. everything February 14, 2020
A blogpost by Dewi Van De Vyver
Yesterday we attended the 125th anniversary of the VBO-FEB.
As Flow Pilots we value the efforts of the federation to represent the concerns of the Belgian entrepreneurs in politics and society. Its new vision for 2030, Creating value for society, is one we surely endorse.
3 Things we will focus on in 2020 February 5, 2020
With the switch of CEO and management team, Dewi Van de Vyver felt like it was time to freshen things up. Re-evaluate who we are, who we want to be, and what needs to be done to get there.
“Change is the only constant in life” November 28, 2019
Eind 2019 zullen Dries Langsweirdt en Koen Pellegrims het bedrijf verlaten en geven ze definitief het roer over aan een nieuw managementteam.
The future of cross-platform Apple November 19, 2019
In this post, one of our star iOS developers - Brent Van Vosselen - guides us through how you used to develop for Apple products and what the future will bring.
Augmented reality can solve problems, add worth and increase the user experience in almost every industry. Companies all over the world are catching on and adding augmented reality to their investments, which makes it a key part of the tech economy. But what is augmented reality? And how is it going to effect us in the future?
Brent Van Esbroeck shares the things he has learned during his internship at Flow Pilots.
Bloovi : CEO Flow Pilots: “Meer vrouwen in de IT-sector lijkt me een nog grotere uitdaging dan meer vrouwen in topfuncties” April 29, 2019
“Ik wil als vrouwelijke CEO zeker mijn stem laten horen”, Bloovi sprak met onze CEO Dewi Van De Vyver over digitale transformatie, vrouwen in ICT en de groeiambities van Flow Pilots.
Buck-e: the system that rewards students with virtual coins for going to school by bike. March 12, 2019
Buck-e, the system that rewards students with virtual coins
Our women about working in ICT “When collaborating with companies such as Flow Pilots, it is feels like an equal world” March 8, 2019
How does it feel to be a woman in a male dominated field? Our four pilot women, Selin Ozpak, Martyna Majchrzak, Lisa Debontridder and Dewi Van De Vyver tell you all about it.
Together with the owner of Holding D'Arsac, our CEO got invited to Blind Date Bizz to talk about certain topics.
Digitaal innovatiebedrijf Flow Pilots krijgt nieuwe CEO February 21, 2019
Dewi Van De Vyver wordt de nieuwe CEO van Flow Pilots
C# All The Things – Tizen Wearable February 14, 2019
Besides being astounding developers our Pilots show us that they have more skills up their sleeve. Today we share a blogpost written by our mobile developer and excellent writer Michiel Sioen.
Tip of The Week : Networking February 4, 2019
Every week we share a tip of the week during our friday team meeting at Flow Pilots. Sharing is caring so we would love to share our most valuable tips with you. This week we talked about "A mobile love story".
Tip of The Week : Git explorer January 28, 2019
Every week during our friday team meeting we share a tip of the week at Flow Pilots. Sharing is caring so we would love to share our most valuable tips with you.
Tip of the week : Blinkist January 21, 2019
For those who don't have much time left in between their busy schedule and still want to absorb as much as possible out of a interesting book, there is now a mobile solution.
The future of voting is mobile January 18, 2019
Together with Digipolis Antwerp we developed an app to allow the city of Council in Antwerp to vote mobile.