Category: ‘HTML5’

On Demand Apps are the Future – For Most

A lot can happen in ten years. Ten years ago Google purchased YouTube for an astounding $1.65 billion. We didn’t have stables of unicorn startups back then and many were surprised by the price Google was willing to pay for a startup only twenty months old with only $15 million in revenue. MySpace was averaging 51 […] Read more

Nov, 01, 2016

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Top 4 Reasons Native Apps Suck

Why is it that in this modern day and age, everything about apps is frustrating? We use these little icons which cover our phones hundreds of times a day. Yet so many negative user experience and complaint forums exist, picking the top four was honestly very difficult. But without further ado, here are the Top Four […] Read more

Crossing the App-Web Divide with On-Demand Apps

The Sunday New York Times always brings a great crossword puzzle, but recently it brought something more: a great piece on how publishers struggle in a world of proprietary app stores. The piece is called “Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide” and is worth a read. The Times described the issues the app-web divide raises for publishers […] Read more

Oct, 20, 2015

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sonarDesign Apps Without Coding in CreativeBloq

Earlier this week CreativeBloq published an article on sonarDesign’s app development platform. Writer Dom Carter praised our mission to make app creation easier for designers – so easy that coding isn’t required. As he said, designers often “recoil in terror from the technically intimidating iOS and Android development languages.” When you combine that with the fact […] Read more

Sep, 24, 2015

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The Big 3 Latest Marketing Trends

This past month in Marketing—-there were 3 topics that circulated across many of the best marketing and advertising pubs. So combined them here below: 1)  Creativity and Marketing Technology Go Hand in Hand This may sound like common knowledge, but you’d be surprised how many of us get caught up in the data, numbers, metrics, etc. […] Read more

Sep, 10, 2015

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sonarDesign in TechCrunch: App Stores and Roman Empires

Is the app store model the future of software distribution? It may look that way…but diving into the data tells a different story. Today TechCrunch published a piece by sonarDesign CEO Jerry Bowerman. It’s a data-driven analysis based a metric called the “Tie Ratio,” a measure of platform health. I won’t spoil the punch line…read the […] Read more

Sep, 03, 2015

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The Redshirt Challenge: Can You Survive Star Trek?

Red-shirted crew members on the original Star Trek series died at such a frightening rate that “redshirt” has become slang for “phaser fodder.” We got a bit obsessed with collecting data on the different ways they died. And we collected other data too – such as the fate of The Most Interesting Man in the […] Read more

Purpose, Pineapples, and Mako at HOW Design Live 2015

HOW Design Live last week was a whirlwind. It’s an amazing conference – over 4,000 designers descended on an unsuspecting City of Chicago to spend a week sharing ideas, inspiration, and passion. You might expect the time to be spent sharing tips, tricks, and tools. Sure, there was a quite a bit of that…but every […] Read more

May, 11, 2015

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Animation for the Modern Web

Mako is our HTML5 design & animation software for artists and designers. Today we’re going to give you a sneak peek into how Mako’s animation software is shaping up. If you’ve created a presentation in Lumo, you’ve already had a brief experience with the animation software that powers Mako. In Mako, we’re giving you much, […] Read more