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Collaboration of Design and Development Teams

A lot of designers can be intimidated by anything related to code and I am certainly guilty of this. However, the value that even a basic knowledge of development can have at every stage of designing a product, from design execution to development hand-off, is meaningful! As designers, by dipping our toes into the world […]

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Still shot from a demo of Domino, an ARKit game. Shows augmented dominos on a table.

The Business Value of Apple’s ARKit

In the next few months, Apple will release two technologies that are likely to have a sizable impact on a number of industries. The first is the new iPhone, and while much has and will be speculated on it,  this post isn’t about that (but stay tuned because we’re bound to comment on it). The […]

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WWDC 2017: A Preview

It’s that time of year again. Spring showers are gradually yielding to beautiful summer flowers and the smell of freshly mowed lawn hangs in the air, as the sound of the neighborhood children playing in the yard brings joy to our hearts. For most, June is the feeling of summer creeping just around the corner. […]

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Google I/O 2017 Distilled

With 157 sessions this year, Google I/O can be a lot to take in. Google, in keeping with their mission to organize the world’s information, published a post outlining 101 announcements from Google I/O 2017. It is an excellent recap of all the major things that came out of I/O. I am going to quote […]

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Feature Prioritization: Our Approach

Pick up your phone. What is your first instinct? If you’re like most people, you’ll gravitate towards opening an application. But after opening the app, what do you do? You log onto your user account; you send a message; you perform a function. Contrary to the belief of many users, a feature isn’t just an […]

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What is Native and How Does it Benefit Your Mobile App?

Building an app? Deciding whether or not to write “native” code will be the first technical choice you make. This single decision affects everything that follows, from whom you can hire to customer satisfaction to first-year revenue. It’s not always crystal-clear what tech teams mean when discussing native and since we often get asked to […]

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