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April 26, 2012 | Sarah Deutsch: Take Three (Apps) and Call Me in the Morning

A recent article recommends three very different healthcare apps - what do their similarities tell us?

April 16, 2012 | Terry Luschen: The Importance of External IDs in Integrations

External IDs are an important way to tie Salesforce data to data in an internal system like SAP, Oracle or Siebel.  Read on to learn about external ids and how to use them with the Partner API.

April 04, 2012 | Rob Burke: Creative interface and user interaction is expected

Have you ever been to a website and your first thought is “this site is shady?” Have you ever downloaded an app only to open it once and never again? This is what I like to call Back Alley Design Syndrome (or BADS for short).

March 20, 2012 | Craig Isakson: Underdog

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend Mobile March in the Twin Cities.  During the conference, I attended a four hour long Microsoft Windows Phone training session.  My reasoning for attending this session was to learn more about a platform I have little experience in.

February 17, 2012 | Paul Bourdeaux: Missing the Mark With QR - My Response To Jon Barocas

Jon Barocas, founder and CEO of bieMEDIA, recently made waves on Mashable when he blogged about Why QR Codes Won’t Last.  While I respect Mr. Barocas and recognize his success in marketing technology, I feel that he is significantly undervaluing QR codes and overvaluing his proposed alternative.  Here is why:

December 28, 2011 | Craig Isakson: How Incredible Is Your Incredible: Part Three of the SS Sundog Journey

Now that I had a fully functioning, and maybe the first of its kind, weather balloon tracking/photo-taking app, I was ready to send it off. I figured I better clear it with my boss to make sure it was all right to send my phone off into space. I am not sure if he quite believed what I was going to do but he was on board saying something along the lines of “You break it, you bought it.” With that green light, I ordered a 300-gram weather balloon off eBay and a 24” nylon parachute from Amazon.com. I used a piece of left over 1-1/2” Styrofoam insulation, some Plexiglas and zip-ties to build a box to house the phone. I sandwiched the phone in between two pieces of the insulation and cut out a hole for the camera to be able to take pictures.

December 27, 2011 | Craig Isakson: How Incredible Is Your Incredible: Part Two of the SS Sundog Journey

Having already built a number of Android applications, the process was familiar to me. But I did need to research using the GPS, camera, sending SMS messages, and creating a background service to run everything. The biggest obstacles were determining the best way to create and handle the loops that had to occur and getting the camera to work inside a service.

December 22, 2011 | Craig Isakson: How Incredible Is Your Incredible: Part One of the SS Sundog Journey

As technology continues to expand, we are rewarded with affordable and sophisticated pieces of hardware that would have made any tech geek beyond excited just a few short years ago. This series of blog posts will chronicle my experience with some standard pieces of technology (by today’s standards) and how I used my imagination to push the limits of these devices to achieve a goal I dreamed about as a kid.

October 26, 2011 | Paul Bourdeaux: Should We Still Support iOS 3.x?

With iOS 5 released and the iPhone 4s flying off the shelves, brands that have iOS applications are starting to ask if they need to continue to support older versions of their apps to reach the consumer base.  The answer, they will be happy to hear, is most likely no.

September 26, 2011 | Jodi Heilman: Apps Give Artists a New Creative Canvas

Icelandic singer, Björk, is using technology to enable creativity for her newest album release.

September 16, 2011 | Paul Bourdeaux: Sanford Health Announces New Hospital With AR Campaign

Whether we’re talking about their new facilities or their marketing campaigns, Sanford Health is on the cutting of edge of innovation.  When Sanford announced plans to construct a new 371-bed hospital and clinic in southwest Fargo earlier this month, they did it with an Augmented Reality campaign that lets you view the new building from all sides.

September 09, 2011 | Paul Bourdeaux: NFL Teams Turning to iPad for Film Study

America’s favorite sport has met America’s favorite tablet.  NFL teams have been turning more and more to the iPad to make it easy for their players to study film,  The Buffalo Bills are the latest team to enter the mix.