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April 28, 2014 | Lynlee Espeseth: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?

Watching Mad Men, it’s hard not to think that in the 1950’s and 60’s, advertising and marketing jobs were much easier. You created a compelling ad with some great copy and images, put in on TV or in a magazine, and you were done.

March 31, 2014 | Shawn Tennyson: Mobile Technology for the Consumer: iBeacon and NFC explained

Since Apple’s announcement last year of iBeacon, Near Field Communications (NFC), has been cast aside by the tech media as antiquated technology. But upon closer scrutiny, there is a place for both when engaging the consumer via their mobile device.

March 28, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Android Wear SDK

In case you missed it, last week Google announced their preview SDK for Android Wearables.  I am sure you are wondering, what does this mean?  It means that Google has recognized the trend of wearables and sees them as being the future for mobile.

March 28, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Mobile March TC 2014

Mobile March TC
If you missed it, last week was time again for Mobile March.  Mobile March is a one day event dedicated to exploring the latest in mobile technology and trends which is held every year in the twin cities of MN. 

March 27, 2014 | Craig Isakson: iOS:  Programmatically Posting to HTTP and WebView

When working with mobile apps there may come a time when you need to hook your native app up to a webview.  All-in-all this is a fairly simple process but as with anything there is always a gotcha lurking around the corner.

March 27, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Android:  Programmatically Posting to HTTP and WebView

When working with mobile apps there may come a time when you need to hook your native app up to a webview.  All-in-all this is a fairly simple process but as with anything there is always a gotcha lurking around the corner.

February 04, 2014 | Craig Isakson: JSON Generator for Apex in Salesforce

JSON is great for passing data from here to there and there to here.  For the most part there are a lot of different tools and libraries that exist for dealing with JSON for different platforms like Android/Java and iOS/Objective-C.

January 30, 2014 | Shawn Tennyson: iBeacon = Bluetooth Bliss

iBeacon is a new technology that extends Location Services in iOS. Your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. can alert apps when you approach or leave a location with an iBeacon.

January 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Android 4.4 KitKat Screen Recording

If you are like me, you have probably at one time wished that you could record your screen on Android.  Other platforms have this feature, why can’t Android?  The wait is over.  Android can now do screen recording in Android 4.4 KitKat and above.

January 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: New Google Drive Android API

If you are like me, you use Google Drive all the time.  Not just in the context of a user either but in the context of integrating it with your Android applications.  If you find yourself in this category you will be happy to see that the new Google Drive Android API is part of Google Play Services.

January 29, 2014 | Craig Isakson: Google to Add Fitness API?

There are new connected devices being announced every day.  Among these devices, fitness devices are becoming very popular.  These devices are being led by devices from Fitbit, Garmin, Nike, and everything in-between.  With all the new devices popping up, it is no surprise to learn that Google may be working on their own fitness API for your Google account.

December 31, 2013 | Craig Isakson: Tips for a Successful Mobile App

It seems like these days every company wants a mobile app.  There is no getting around it.  Apps are everywhere.  It seems like everyone has one but there are a couple of things you should think about before diving head first into building an app for your company.  This is by no means an all inclusive list but just a couple of the more important things you should think about.