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The Novelty Era of Mobile is Officially Dead

January 24, 2013

Meet Your Phone Remember the early iPhone commercial where the user double taps the New York Times website to zoom in on a photo? This was perfectly acceptable in 2008. In 2013 it’s a groan engendering exercise to happen onto a website not formatted for mobile display. Double-tap and pinch to zoom interactions seemed groundbreaking…

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Make the Enterprise Mobile Pivot

January 18, 2013

Learn Internally and Scale Externally Don’t wait until Prom Night to learn how to dance. Transform your enterprise dev teams to extend their love of web-based apps into mobile-web. Enable them to prototype internally focused mobile productivity apps to delight their business counterparts as well as decision making executives. Show your CFO that in-house mobile…

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HTML5 is Ready

January 16, 2013

Our recent HTML5 app for The Atlantic Wire app has been getting some great press lately and I wanted to share some of the thinking at Modus on what to expect for HTML5 as we enter the new year. Customer traction is validation enoughModus Create has experienced phenomenal growth in Q2 and Q3 2012. In…

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Meet the Atlantic Wire iPad HTML5 App

January 9, 2013

Introducing The Atlantic Wire iPad App, Built with HTML5 The Atlantic Wire is an amazing iPad app built entirely with HTML5 using Sencha Touch. The Modus Create team worked side by side with teams from Sencha and The Atlantic to make this concept a reality. HTML5 was a perfect fit for realizing The Atlantic’s business…

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12 IntelliJ IDEA Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know About

December 12, 2012

When we need to get productive, we often invest money in new gadgets, software, or even a new computer. Another way to boost productivity is learning how to use the assets we already own, such as IntelliJ IDEA. I can’t say I’m a shortcut junky, but knowing a few make my life a whole lot…

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Diablo 3 Mobile Companion for Windows Phone 8

October 29, 2012

There’s a new technology behemoth coming into the Mobile HTML5 ecosystem to wreak havoc, and its name is Windows Phone 8. Following hot on the heels of its parent operating system Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 looks to make HTML5 a fist-class citizen. We at Modus are nothing but thrilled at this prospect. Fortunately Sencha…

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localStorage Caching of Reference Data with ExtJS

October 15, 2012

Do you have a ton of reference data that needs to load with your app? Lots of combo boxes with mostly static data? Previously I had used a custom store extension to handle caching of the data in memory. That approach involved flipping between use of a MemoryProxy and a RestProxy depending upon whether the…

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Living healthier – my first year

October 10, 2012

This is the story of my mental and physical transformation that began in August 2011. I’m sharing my story in the hopes that sharing my experience will help someone consider giving up unhealthy practices and work towards a healthier life. At the time of this writing, I’m ten days away from turning 34 years of…

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JavaScript Performance Tips (Video)

October 8, 2012

Filmed at our NoVa JS meetup on 10/2/2012, Grgur Grisogono discusses JavaScript Performance tips. This video goes along with Grgur’s recent blog post covering JavaScript Performance Tips.

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Announcing the Diablo3 Mobile Companion

October 4, 2012

Diablo 3 is Blizzard’s latest disruptor of productivity, social lives, and self preservation. It broke the record for fastest selling PC game (more than 3.5m over 24hours), and for very good reason. In simplest terms, it is an action RPG. The player creates a character and overtime the character progresses through the story, gaining levels…

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