RefME and the Rails Girls Summer of Code

I’m so excited to share that RefME has sponsored this year’s Rails Girls Summer of Code, a scholarship program that gives the opportunity for women to work on open source projects. Now in its fourth year, the RGSoC is a unique cause with the mission to diversify tech. In 2015, the summer camp saw over […]

Our #1 Most Requested Feature Has Arrived: Introducing Folders

You asked and we listened, Folders for additional organisational functionality is now available with RefME Plus. Folders will be available on web and iOS (coming soon for Android!). Our most requested feature of 2016 was to improve the ways in which you could manage projects in RefME. So, it’s extremely exciting that today, we’re able […]

How to Build Your Own Mobile Usability Kit

Here at RefME we love our users almost as much as we love citations. As the company’s User Researcher, my job is to better understand how students use our services to create, manage and export bibliographies for their assignments, trying to capture which part of the experience works well for them and which aspects can […]

Usability Lab on a Budget for Start-ups

  When I first joined RefME as a user researcher, one of my first challenges was to set up our in-house usability lab from scratch. Offering a great user experience to our users has always been one of RefME’s top priorities, and conducting usability testing sessions to understand how our product is used, has been […]

Tips for Young Designers & Developers

Mike Tempest, our Lead Front End Developer here at RefME, shares his tips for young devs and designers. I wanted to share a few pointers that I wish someone could have told me when I first started out in design and development. I am by no means saying that these are definitive, nor do you […]

Improving Automated Citations with Machine Learning

One of our main goals at RefME is ‘Automated, accurate citations’[1]. Ideally, a good citation tool should allow you to enter any website address or identifier and generate a correct citation quickly. We want to enable you –  the student, the researcher, the librarian – to be able to create citations from any source as […]

Haskell, Travis, Heroku and Docker – oh My!

Haskell is a great language to write code in – for all the reasons no-one needs to list here. Its combination of concision, safety and performance is a delight to work with. What is less delightful is the deployment experience, and that is hardly surprising: it is a compiled language, so build times can be […]