Kids, Apps and Tablets…It’s a Family Affair!

With the year drawing to a close, the tech media seems to be abuzz with news centering on tablets, kids and apps. This Christmas has been declared by tablet news hub TabTimes to be the first ‘Tablet Christmas’, and if their predictions are correct, it’s not hard to see how that wouldn’t be a fitting […]

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December 18, 2012

App Development Inspirations

One of the best pieces of advice I got from my father-in-law, a digital switch engineer with the NorTel phone company, back in the day, was to read widely within your field, stay current with the latest developments and know what your competitors are doing. Thus, a significant part of my inbound daily email traffic […]

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November 29, 2012

The Newest iOS Development Reel Debuts

I’ve been hoping to share this for a few days now, and finally got the ‘okey-dokey’ to share, post and link. Combining the talents of our design team and our app development crew, this reel showcases just some of the projects we’ve been working on in the iOS space. Enjoy! iOS reel from Giant Interactive […]

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November 12, 2012

Is It An App?

Back in August, I shared some tips to help smooth the app development process which were applicable whether your upcoming project would be your first app or your fiftieth. First on the list was determining whether the need you’re trying to meet is best met by an app or something else. Looking back: So you’re […]

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November 2, 2012

Tablets Go To The Head of the Class, Part II

On the eve of Apple’s big event tomorrow, the technology media is all a twitter with what new marvel may or may not be announced tomorrow. But despite the excitement and curiosity which surrounds the event for Apple fans and competitors, a number of media outlets are looking beyond the fanfare and delving into the […]

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October 22, 2012

Tablets Go To The Head of the Class?

As pleased as I am to upgrade my own tablet later this month, I’m just as excited about the potential for this device, and others like it from Apple’s growing cadre of competitors, to significantly and positively impact the classroom. I’m frequently asked my opinion on this subject, particularly when I talk with representatives of […]

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October 17, 2012

The App Experience as the Story of a Happy User

One of the most interesting ideas that Walt Disney contributed to the theme park business is that storytelling can be the center of the patron experience at an amusement park, tying together numerous rides, shows and attractions into a rich, multi-layered storytelling experience, as well as enriching each individually as well. Previously, carnivals and circuses […]

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September 27, 2012

Mickey Mouse Knows App Development (Really?)

Early in my career, I had the good fortune to land a job at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), a position which provided a peek behind the curtain of the ‘magic’ that powered the Disney theme parks. This was back the early ’90s, the beginning of the Disney Decade when Disney under Eisner executed a series […]

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September 4, 2012

iPad Mini: Bring It!

Rumors of a smaller iPad has been swirling for many months now. With smaller and less expensive devices like the Kindle and the Fire making some headway in the tablet market, there’s been much speculation that Apple would make a decisive move to head off the competition and release a more affordable device. It seems […]

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August 29, 2012

Considering An App? Then Consider These App Development Tips

App marketplace is booming and it seems that every organization, from media companies to sports leagues, non-profits to entrepreneurs, is thinking about making an app. Before you dive headlong into the process, let’s take a moment to organize and plan. As Ben Franklin would say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” […]

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August 27, 2012