14 Sep 2017

The Future Just Happened: Am I Ready? (Part 1)

Ross Crandall Posted in: Apple, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, Next Revolution, Technical Strategy

On September 12, Apple announced a new generation of iPhone: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. And it’s worth taking notice. It ignites what Shel Israel and Robert Scoble refer to as “The Fourth Transformation,” which will happen faster than the previous three technological leaps forward. What is “The Fourth Transformation” exactly? It’s putting augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the palm of your hand. And it’s about to change everything.

19 May 2015

3 Starter Tips: Designing Your First Apple Watch App

Amy Crews Posted in: Apple, Graphic Design, Technology

It’s no longer just a concept waiting to be prototyped. The new Apple Watch is here!

The first Apple Watch sales sold more on day one through pre-orders than Android Wear watches did in all of 2014. New orders have been pushed back as far as July.

That means two things:

  • Don’t expect Apple Watch in physical stores until late June with few exceptions.
  • It isn’t a fad. This watch will be around for a while.
  • 13 Jan 2015

    Having trouble with animations in iOS?

    Craig Isakson Posted in: Apple, iOS, Software, Software Development

    I was recently doing a lot of animations for a couple of iOS apps I was building. For the most part, programming animations for iOS is straightforward and work really well. I kept running into some small issues that were really bugging me and I was unable to find the answer to my issue.

    1 Oct 2014

    The Cult Of A Brand, And Why Common Sense Might Not Matter

    Lynlee Espeseth Posted in: Apple, Marketing

    Since Apple released the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, there has been a lot of commentary from other phone manufacturers that Apple is simply copying their larger phones, their capabilities, and, essentially, their technology.

    25 Sep 2014

    Notifications with the Salesforce iOS SDK in iOS 8

    Craig Isakson Posted in: Apple, iOS, Salesforce, Software Development, Software Maintenance, Technology

    Anytime there is an OS update for mobile devices, no matter the platform, I always like to pull up apps I have written before or are currently working on to check to see if there are any hiccups. iOS 8 was no different. I noticed that my notifications were not working with one of my apps that is built off of the Salesforce iOS SDK.

    29 Aug 2014

    Calling RESTful Services on Salesforce Through the Native iOS SDK

    Craig Isakson Posted in: Apple, iOS, Salesforce, Software Development, Technology, Web Development

    Salesforce does a lot of awesome things that help a developer work on getting stuff done rather than setting stuff up. It is one of the reasons why I like the platform. A lot of the repetitive work is taken care of automatically. One such area is by using the Salesforce iOS and Android SDK’s. They make it a matter of using node.js and running a command in the terminal to get a boilerplate app complete that allows you to connect to Salesforce and start building what needs to get done.

    29 Aug 2014

    iOS JSON Tools Part II

    Craig Isakson Posted in: Apple, iOS, Software, Software Development, Technology

    If you remember back to the initial blog post on JSON tools for iOS, I had mentioned using Jastor for parsing data in iOS. Well, Jastor is no longer supported. However, this does not mean that you have to do it all manually. There is a new tool on the block and the new tool is JSONModel.

    23 Jun 2014

    Sundog: The Podcast 060 - WWDC 2014 Review

    Lon Keller Posted in: Android, Apple, Google, iOS, Mac OS, Mobile, Programming, Software Development, Technology, User Experience (UX), WWDC, Buyer Journey Optimization, Technical Strategy

    HealthKit, HomeKit and Swift, oh my! We totally nerd out on this episode as our panel of developers and architects review WWDC 2014, discussing the upcoming features of Apple’s Mac OS Yosemite and iOS 8 platforms.