Team Blog

Writing iOS Unit Tests

As a followup on my previous post about setting up development environment for unit tests on iOS, in this post, I want to briefly explore the mechanics of actually writing tests for iOS in Objective-C (not Swift).

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Getting Started with iOS Unit Testing

One of the most frustrating things about mobile app development is finding a nasty problem in a just-released version and being forced to pull it off the market. It is this frustration that drove me to explore automated testing at Noom, and specifically unit testing for the Android and iOS platforms.

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Decoding My Chronic Disease

Noom Product Designer, Logan Merriam, recently published a post for Prescribe Design's "D-Patient Series." Read his post on using UX to decode the symptoms of his chronic disease.

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The effect of UX on scalability

The leading in-person and telephonic coaching platforms allow health coaches to provide up to 50 participants with a high-touch, quality experience; or they can deliver simple, standardized interventions to as many as 175. There is significant evidence that coaching improves protocol adherence, but in the existing ecosystem, you can have high-touch coaching or scale, but not both.

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What makes Noom’s coaches the best in the industry?

From social workers to personal trainers to nutritionists, in the world of healthcare, there are many different types of "coaches." While there are a myriad of professionals who consider themselves coaches of various sorts, it takes a special blend of talents to guide and motivate users through a lifestyle change as dramatic as those involved in chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

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Cooking is Like Programming

Programming is my job, but cooking is my hobby. In my mind, cooking is very much like programming - just like a program obeys the laws of the hardware and OS environment it's running in, cooking obeys the laws the physics.

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