Astea sponsors Hack 30xTUES

March 2018 – Astea Solutions supported the largest high school hackathon in Bulgaria once again – for the fourth time in a row. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Technology School “Electronic Systems”, this edition named Hack 30xTUES had about 200 participants in 45 teams. The topics of “Business, School, University” and “Digital past” inspired varied projects ranging from video games to machine learning applications based on neural networks. A multi-day event packed with energy and innovation, the hackathon brought closer the school, university, and business to collaborate on a better digital future together.

Astea Conference goes public

February 2018 – We are super excited and happy to announce the big news: starting this year Astea Conference will be a public event!

The theme is Revolutions in all its variety: revolutionary technologies, products that have changed your work, mini-revolutions from daily office life, and personal stories of good practices learned the hard way. Read more…

Plotaverse app is now available for Android

February 2018 – The Plotaverse mobile app globally hit the App Store and Google Play on February 14 and is free to download, offering in-app purchases. Its iOS app predecessor, Plotagraph+, was photo app of the year 2017, thanks to 1.6 million eager users, and had the 2018 Grammys buzzing with animated celeb shots on Instagram.

Android users have been patiently awaiting the release of Plotaverse. Their requests were taken to heart by the founders, who are renowned for their passion to help artists monetize their work. They decided to reward their Android patrons with an extensive Plotaverse “PRO” version. The free “PRO” download will be available the in the Google Play store from February 14 through February 28.

To find out how to download Plotaverse for free for Android and iOS, visit Google Play and the App Store.

How we brought life to our office TVs

We wanted to give life to our office TVs and instead of looking for a digital signage product on the market, we developed our own. It all started during the last internal hackathon, where the focus was office automation. We looked around us and our everyday needs at the Astea’s workspace.. And then we noticed the office TV. Hanging on the wall. Alone. From time to time it was honored to show presentation or video that has been casted on it. But that was all. Read more…

Plotagraph+ for iPad is now available in the App Store

We are excited to announce the public release of Plotagraph+ For iPad, developed by the amazing team of Astea Solutions for our client Plotagraph, Inc., an image animation software company.

Plotagraph, Inc. Founders Troy Christopher Plota and Sascha Scheider said, “We created Plotagraph+ to help consumers animate their own photos in a fun and easy way, bringing their images and memories back to life.”

The Plotagraph+ app takes advantage of the fast processing power of the all-new iPad Pro, as well as other mobile devices with 64-bit processors, and was created with Apple’s Metal technology to unlock the device’s full potential. Read more…

Astea Conference 2017

We are super excited to announce the Astea’s biggest event of 2017Astea Conference 2017 is coming! The second edition of Astea Conference will take place on May, 24 — the day of the Slavonic culture.

It might be a little nerdy and quirky, but it will definitely be worthy. Experienced techies from our team will talk about new technologies, which make their life of developers easier and happier. Documentation Driven DevelopmentEnd-to-End testing for interactive web applications, CSS ChallengesFuture of UX — these are just a part of the topics that we will talk about.

The cherry on the cake will be the talk by Kalin Georgiev and Trifon Trifonov, who promised to share Astea’s top secret by answering to the question “Why do Clients Fall in Love with Astea”.

The conference this year will be available to the outside world via a limited number of invitations and a live stream in Bulgarian. Stay tuned #asteaconf2017

And the winner is… LINK!

December 2016 — Learning Ally’s mobile app LINK has been awarded as the Best Education Mobile Application for 2016 by the Web Marketing Association.

​Astea’s team developed the application in cooperation with the creative agency SOS Brooklyn for the non-profit organization Learning Ally. The mobile app is designed to transform the learning experience for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities or visual impairment. LINK is available for both mobile and desktop devices. With its flexible design and great performance, it certainly deserves this 2016 mobile award for outstanding achievement in mobile development.

Source: http://www.mobile-webaward.org/mwa/winner.asp?eid=11371

Plotagraph Pro at Photofocus Expo 2016

October 2016 — Plotagraph Pro was proudly presented on Photofocus Expo 2016 in New York City — one of the most anticipated and highly attended photography events in the world. The founders of the product themselves, Troy Plota and Sascha Scheider, were also there to demonstrate Plotagraph Pro to the public and meet potential users and business opportunities. Read more…

Gro iOS released

May 2016 — Scotts Miracle-Gro, ​the​ global leader in the consumer lawn and garden ​industry just released ​the Gro Mobile App available for iOS. ​Finally dirt meets data with Gro, an app that will help you turn inspiration into action for a yard you’d love. ​Gro learns everything that’s happening in your yard – weather, soil conditions,​ and more in order to inspire you with no-fail projects, timed perfectly. Read more…

NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016

April 2016 — Astea’s team won the “Best Use of Data” award at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016 — the largest hackathon in the universe. We chose to tackle the Aircheck challenge and named our solution “Boreas” after the Thracian god of north wind.

Boreas is a data visualization and analysis tool that aims to find out whether air pollution might be the cause for the recent rise of allergies. Read more…

Astea Conference 2016

The first Astea Conference was held on March 12, 2016 at Vitosha Park Hotel, Sofia.

Twelve speakers from the company gave talks on programming, UX, testing, and other software-related topics. A full hall of Astea employees shared knowledge on Ruby, Cordova, Yesod, Docker, machine learning, and software estimation among others.

You can view a timelapse of the event as well as selected photos in the gallery on Facebook.

LiveList Android release

February 2016 — LiveList released an Android application – a great addition to the iOS and web apps.

LiveList wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to tap into live music experiences wherever they are. For those users who have been wanting to use LiveList on-the-go and haven’t been able to because it has been iOS only – it is now available in the Google Play Store.