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Tips to Evaluating New Suppliers (and Customers)

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Jul 2020

Tips to Evaluating New Suppliers (and Customers)

In Blog By Ben Dolgin Gardner

The ability to accurately evaluate a new business relationship or project at an early stage has a defining impact on your success.  Evaluating custom Android projects are a perfect example of this.  A new custom Android product can seem complicated at first, but a calculated approach simplifies making it a reality.  The same idea holds […]

Android Source Code isn’t what you expect

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Jun 2020

Android Source Code isn’t what you expect

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Occasionally software companies that Hatch makes custom Android tablets or custom Android smartphones for request access to the source code running on their device.  They feel that they understand Android well enough to work on the source code and want to get more connected to their product.  These requests are fair and honorable.  Their idea […]

Comparing Development of Custom Android Hardware and Custom IoT Hardware

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May 2020

Comparing Development of Custom Android Hardware and Custom IoT Hardware

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Hope everyone is figuring out how to make the most of living in pandemic times.  This month’s article returns to focus on Custom Android development, in particular how it compares with developing a Custom IoT product.  This article focuses on the devices, rather than the backend systems that interact with IoT and Android devices. The […]

Corona, You, Me, Us. What’s Happened and Where it’s Going

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Apr 2020

Corona, You, Me, Us. What’s Happened and Where it’s Going

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Coronavirus has interrupted this month’s regularly scheduled program so this blog post doesn’t deal with custom Android tablets, custom Android manufacturing, or anything custom Android hardware related.  It’s time to address the elephant in the room.  I hope you’ve been making the most of our new world order now that a microscopic virus is in […]

Ready for custom Android development? Or where to turn when Android isn’t the right choice

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Mar 2020

Ready for custom Android development? Or where to turn when Android isn’t the right choice

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Designing software is usually more dynamic and subject to change than developing a custom Android tablet or custom Android phone (assuming the hardware architecture is clear). Finishing the first version of software also better defines the requirements of the hardware in case any changes or surprises come up. For these reasons having the Android app […]

How to Write an Effective Inquiry for a Custom Android Manufacturing Project

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Feb 2020

How to Write an Effective Inquiry for a Custom Android Manufacturing Project

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Hatch receives a decent amount of inquiries for Custom Android hardware projects through our website and through email (which end up in the same inbox). The first contact a potential client sends provides a strong indication of whether the client and Hatch would be a good match for each other. An email that’s concise and […]

Steps to Making Custom Android Hardware

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Jan 2020

Steps to Making Custom Android Hardware

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Manufacturing custom Android tablets and custom Android phones has turned into a passion of mine, not only because I enjoy getting the product made, but because of the interesting projects Hatch has the honor of working on. Our ability to make products is what gives Hatch the chance to play a role in advancing these […]

Why Make Custom Android Hardware? It’s All About Having Control!

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Dec 2019

Why Make Custom Android Hardware? It’s All About Having Control!

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Forget Android for a minute and picture this: There’s a guy, his name is Froid. Froid is at the stage in life where he’s made some cash. Good for Froid! He and his wife (husband or whatever) have a pair of rugrats that are starting to look like real humans. Congrats, Froid. Froid bought his […]

Calm Before the Storm – Custom Android Tablet Manufacturing Before Chinese New Year

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Nov 2019

Calm Before the Storm – Custom Android Tablet Manufacturing Before Chinese New Year

In Blog China Manufacturing By Ben Dolgin Gardner

In the months leading up to Chinese New Year (aka Spring Festival) suppliers are under high pressure to ship out orders. Products not shipped before the holiday usually need to wait a month before the next chance to ship. Manufacturing a custom Android device requires more time and attention to detail than manufacturing a generic […]

Custom Android Tablet for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Case Study

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Oct 2019

Custom Android Tablet for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Case Study

In Blog Case study By Ben Dolgin Gardner

Project Scope Create easy to operate and sturdy hardware for a custom Android tablet and matching charging dock used by seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses. The tablet is the centerpiece of a service that Hatch’s client created to provide digitally enhanced Reminiscence therapy to patients of Alzheimer and dementia. Application Background For decades […]