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With the entire world working from home and using Zoom as their primary means of communication, you may find yourself on a call with someone speaking a different language.

If this sounds familiar to you I’m happy to share an easy way to translate Zoom messages. This will let you better contribute to the meeting and understand what others are saying.

Read on to find out more!

The solution

To easily translate Zoom chats you will need an iPhone or iPad and the Zoom app installed.

Then you want to install the TransKey Chat Translator App from the App Store. This is…


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Your average user trying to install an iOS keyboard

If you’ve ever downloaded a custom keyboard for your iPhone, you know just how cumbersome it is to enable the damn thing. And if you’re having difficulties, just imagine how you users must feel!

To reiterate, this is what you have to do:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Keyboard
  4. Tap Keyboards
  5. Tap Add New Keyboard…
  6. Tap your keyboard’s name

And if you need full access, add the following two steps:

  1. Tap your keyboard’s name again
  2. Enable Full Access

That’s a total of 6–8 steps, depending on the features you need! …


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The iMessage App Store was launched in September 2016 as a way for Apple to make the Messages application more interactive and personalizable, in an attempt to keep up with the increasing competition from the likes of Facebook Messenger.

The idea is simple; developers create stickers, extensions, and standalone applications that will be exclusively distributed and run through the Messages application.

With the launch of iOS 10, it seemed like Apple was really betting hard on Messages. …


Books contain knowledge, and knowledge is power. Sadly I haven’t been much of a reader, not due to a lack of interest but simply because I never get started. I’ve decided to change that up, by reading one book a week for as long as I have have more.

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I already started off the new year with Zero to One by Peter Thiel. A great introduction to his life and several of the other big players in Silicon Valley. Not to mention a key resource for anyone looking to start their own business at some point, especially in the technology…


It’s that time of year again, when people of all types make promises to themselves they know they can’t keep. To follow up with this tradition, I’ve set myself a number of goals for the new year I hope to go through with.

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Number 1: Eat healthier

I’m not talking about a specific diet. I just want to gradually cut down on unhealthy foods (such as pizza, burgers, chips, and all in between), and replace it with healthier options.

Number 2: Drink more water

Likewise, I want to gradually cut down on calorie-/ sugar-heavy drinks, and replace them with water. …


How Icelandair maximizes their profit, upsell services to people who originally weren’t willing to pay for them, and make their customers happy at the same time.

Being an international student, I fly relatively often across the Atlantic. Naturally I’ve found a few airlines I like and regularly travel with. Those are Icelandair and Norwegian, and occasionally SAS. Norwegian is a low-fare airline who don’t offer a business class. They have economy comfort, but I don’t believe it’s worth the 300% price jump as economy is really good (best in the business), and there aren’t many differences to comfort. Icelandair offers…


Building an app in one week and blogging about it in-real-time: The third version and first stats.

This is the seventh iteration of my App Store challenge. If you would like to find out what it’s all about, I suggest reading this article first.

Version 1.0.1 will be released shortly, and I think I’ve finished version 1.1.0 already. In this post I’ll go through what’s new, some early stats and feedback, and as always where this project is headed next.

Version 1.1.0

This third version of my app focuses on adding one more key feature: the reading list, in addition to some…


Building an app in one week and blogging about it in real time: Next version and Launch.

This is the sixth iteration of my App Store challenge. If you would like to know what all the fuzz is about, I suggest reading this article first.
My app is finally out on the App Store, and I’ve pretty much finished version 1.0.1. In this post I’ll go through what’s new, how I go about updating my apps, and reflect a little on the experience so far.

New versions

In my last post I talked about how I set up a plan of what…


Imagine yourself, 90 years old, on a porch in a rocking chair, looking back on your life. Got that image? Good. Now let me tell you, studies show that the biggest regret from elderly people on their deathbed, is not what they did but what they didn’t do. The risk they never took.

How sad would it be, to get to the end of your life and realize you never truly lived. This is your life, nobody else’s. No matter how the society, your parents, or friends want you to live, you run the show! When you shut your eyes…


Building an app in one week and blogging about it in real time: ASO and Preparing for Launch.

This is the fifth iteration of my App Store challenge. If you would like to know what all the fuzz is about, I suggest reading this article first.
I finished my app a few days ago, so in this post I’ll go through App Store Optimization and the other steps I took to prepare myself and the app for launch. As always, I’ll also talk about where this app (and project) is headed next.

Introduction

In the last post I had just submitted…

Aleksander Skjoelsvik

Startup Founder & Entrepreneur, Software Architect & Engineer, and Blockchain Enthusiast with a passion for Consumer Software

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