News, ideas and ponderings from the YND team.
KYC & screening for an e-wallet: What you should know
Know Your Customer (KYC) and screening are crucial steps while building your e-wallet solution. We’ve put together some valuable insights from our own experience in building e-wallets.
Successful design QA for digital products
Learn how to address inconsistencies, overcome challenges and combat design debt through effective Design QA.
How digital touchpoints are driving revenues across sectors
Discover some of the interesting, smaller-scale tweaks that are having large (and even a little unexpected) impacts on revenues across sectors.
What you need to know before you tackle your own fintech app
Getting it right from the start: key points to consider before you develop your own fintech app, from local laws and data protection to common pitfalls and user verification requirements.
YND highlights from DMEXCO @home 2020
There were some superb talks on innovation, AI, diversity, digital transormation, and more at DMEXCO 2020. Check out YND's top 3 highlights from the conference.
MVP development - Before you start
What you need to know about MVP development: how a minimum viable product (MVP) can help you validate promising ideas and boost your business. Plus: key advantages, success measures, technical considerations and differences to full product releases.
Behind-the-scenes at Wirecard Labs
After years of working together, we finally found time for a proper sit-down with Jannis Riesz, VP at Wirecard Labs, to recap our longstanding collaboration. Join us for an in-depth chat on what goes on behind-the-scenes at Wirecard Labs.
Landing page validation 101
Validation is one of the most critical milestones in the lifecycle of a new product concept. At YND we are often using Landing Page Validation to validate such product concepts. Find out how we implement the simple but powerful validation method.
A new way of shopping
Annoyed by shopping? What if you could just walk in, take what you need and simply walk away? Inspired by Amazon Go, Wirecard and YND reimagined the shopping experience. With the Butik we created an “invisible” biometric checkout experience. Xmax
Getting Swift to run on NVIDIA Jetson TX2
A simplified AI/ML embedded processing stack using the NVIDIA TX2 and Swift. This powerful package is ideal for balancing processing power, portability and development speed in live video processing in our object/face detection and DNN analysis.
YND venture CleanAI wins the Hack.IAA competition
With our venture CleanAI we took part in the Mercedes-Benz hackathon Hack.IAA 2019 in Frankfurt and long story short: 24 hours of being awake, lots of coffee & hacking later we took home the main prize: a Mercedes A-class.
YND DeepLearn Warsaw trip report
Our trip report to DeepLearn 2019 in Warsaw. The Deeplearn conference in Warsaw is a 5-day Summer School revolving around the topic of Deep Learning. Our highlights: progress on Generative Models, generalization methods in DNN, attacks on ML APIs.
The practical guide to designing great fintech apps
Financial apps definitely require an eye for detail. Having worked in the Fintech industry for a long time, we’ve learned all about the issues designers face. We put together practical tips to keep in mind when designing great Fintech apps.
9 reasons why fintech apps are so hard to design
An immersive user experience is as much of a competitive advantage as the technological aspects of Fintech apps. Here are the 9 most common challenges you have to be aware of during the design of an outstanding Fintech app.
TensorFlow vs PyTorch
At YND we are testing many frameworks and build PoCs for internal evaluation; recently we started to use the PyTorch framework instead of TensorFlow. This article compares both based on different aspects from a developers perspective.
Introducing Cleanride, YND studio’s latest venture
Our latest venture CleanAI is an AI-powered solution to detect interior issues in shared cars.The team’s work on CleanAI was recently recognised by reaching the finals of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Innovation Challenge 2018.
React Native vs. Native App development - a designer’s perspective.
Developing the next generation of wearable devices
We developed a standard-size fitness band with the maximum amount of sensors and electronics we could fit in, combined with a high-level development framework (an OS) to access the components and quickly develop functional solutions.
Anti-spoofing mechanisms in face recognition based on DNN
The potential for using face recognition for authentication is much bigger than just unlocking a phone! In the future we might sign contracts just by showing our facial features. One way to deceive a face recognition mechanism, is a face spoof attack.
Around the world with KAYAK & YND
We designed & developed a proof-of-concept Daydream app for KAYAK that enables users to “sample” destinations before deciding on the next trip. Users are able to tour stunning locations in 360, listen to audio guides and read contextual travel tips.
Bootstrapping your next Elixir Phoenix project
Working on complex and scalable products in Fintech also means we need to get things up and running quickly; our latest Swiss-army toolkit is a production-ready template for an Elixir Phoenix server, coming with loads of integrations out of the box.
Car detection & recognition using DNN networks
In 2017 the automotive industry has been vividly disrupted by electrical engines and alternative fuels. While at the same time cars gain self-driving capabilities and deep environment awareness — thanks to computer vision and Machine Learning.
Started from the bottom, now there’s beer
Wouldn’t it be cool to just be able to walk over to a bar and not have to fight for attention to get your drink? With SmartBar, we’re quenching your thirst the smart way. Our latest project with Wirecard combines two things: beer and machine learning.