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.

Astea sponsors HackFMI 6

December 2015 — Astea continues being a proud sponsor of HackFMI, the signature hackathon of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics. This edition’s focus was smart gadgets in all shapes and sizes. And, as always, the results were amazing: in just 48 hours we saw working prototypes of TV ambient backlight, mechanical arms, smart cars and robots, you name it! It seemed like the imagination and skills of these talented young participants had no limits. Read more…

LiveList iOS app and website released

December 2015 — LiveList just released a new iOS application and an update to its website. With thousands of shows broadcasting live every day from all around the world, and even more platforms offering live streams, LiveList is the ultimate guide to discovering live music experiences on the web. The application is collecting shows from thousands of online sources and reveals to music fans when their favorite artists are performing live. Read more…

Astea sponsors OpenFest 2015

November 2015 — Astea is a sponsor of this year’s edition of OpenFest: one of the most prominent IT events in Bulgaria celebrating free culture and open source software. Following its well-established tradition, the conference covered a variety of interesting topics presented by many renowned members of the open source community from Bulgaria and abroad. Read more…