You might think that having your company’s website partially optimized for mobile will help your business. You figure that even with a few glitches, or if some pages aren’t mobile-ready, it’s better than nothing. At least it’s a step in the right direction, right?
Earlier this week, Apple announced their newest mobile operating system, iOS 7. Described by Apple CEO Tim Cook as “the biggest change to iOS” since the release of the original iPhone in 2007, the new operating system is already surrounded with controversy and hype, both positive and negative.
The new Windows 8 Metro UI offers a unique kind of user experience and it’s a breath of fresh air from Microsoft. The company just made its Release Preview available for public testing, to gain customer feedback and make additional improvements before the full launch, speculated to come before the end of the year.
Technology is becoming more and more intertwined with our daily lives. I remember when my family got our first computer, and the technological changes since then have been fast and thrilling. Phones are now really small computers. More computing capabilities, not to mention powerful batteries, have allowed mobile apps to become individualized user experiences.
With its growing success, we’re happy to announce the release of the Winetable.com tablet application, My Wine Lists. We created the app for the upcoming launch of Windows 8. My Wine Lists is a food and wine pairings app where people can create lists of their favorite wines and discover wines to enjoy with food.
Think of the best airport you’ve ever traveled through. Amidst the rush of people running to gates, the suitcases bumping down hallways, the low roar of departing airplanes outside the thick glass windows, there is a kind of order and rhythm that makes the incredible feat of transporting millions of people a day through the sky seem almost fluid and orchestrated. This type of experience is the product of great design–taking the complex and making it so simple anyone can navigate it. This is what Microsoft has set out to accomplish with Windows 8.
Mobile apps have surpassed the desktop web and it won’t be long before access to the Internet itself will be dominated by the mobile market. According to research firm IDC, Apps will surpass the desktop Internet as the main way users connect online by 2015. In our opinion, that future is already here.
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept 30, 2009 – The M Group Creative will speak at the Minnesota Developers Conference (MDC) put on by ilm services and held at the McNamara Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. This year’s conference centers around green technology: Code Clean, Think Green. Event speakers will discuss innovative ways developers are “going green” and some of the best practices associated with these trends.
To scroll or not to scroll is sooner or later a question web designers must address. In the early years of the Web, the mid-90s, studies showed general consensus was that information should remain above the fold, and scrolling functionality was highly discouraged. However, by the end of the decade, people had become accustomed to scrolling (one of the few user behaviors to evolve relatively quickly), prompting usability researcher and consultant Jakob Nielsen to retract his no-scroll design requirement.
An intuitive and user-friendly website is much more than a pile of pages linked together and given a pretty background. Just like a good highway system, when a site is successful, you know the builders of it put the user at the center of all decisions, including navigation, architecture and design.
The next generation of advertising is here, and it’s big. IMAX big. Technology company, Aardvark Applications, has developed the next tech product to be used in experiential marketing. This personalized IMAX theatre offers a remarkable experience with its oversized helmet-looking dome on which images are projected.
We blogged about the release of the Microsoft Surface earlier this year and are very thrilled to be the FIRST company in the Midwest to partner with Microsoft to develop software for its multi-touch computer.
For all the thousands of years it took man to capture electricity, channel it into a switch and create a light bulb, we’ve blitzed through dozens of generations of technological development in the last few decades.