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Google Announces JSON-LD Compliance at Google I/O

Google Announces JSON-LD Compliance at Google I/O

Google announced JSON-LD compliance for Schemas in their web apps, particularly for GMail, Google Search, and Google Now. The ramifications for JSON-LD across all of Google and other Internet sites, should Schemas and JSON- LD come into wide use are considerable. Native applications, such as Apple Mail, could also benefit if they add support for…

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Get Up And Running With Grunt.js

Get Up And Running With Grunt.js

If you’re anything like myself, you’ve probably had interest in trying to utilize Grunt.js in your projects. Maybe you’ve at least heard of it, or have heard of people using it in their workflows. Unfortunately, the barrier for entry seemed a little bit high for me. Not necessarily technically, but I was confused on how…

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Wuberizer – A Web Audio API Experiment

We at Modus Create are always experimenting with emerging HTML5 Technologies. Recently we began an internal effort to split in groups and research technologies, frameworks or methodologies that we found interesting and present them to the company. The first group effort completed by Stan Bershadskiy, Tyler Knappe and Alex Lazar resulted in an app called…

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Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013

Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Facebook Mobile DevCon in New York City. This event promoted Facebook’s recent Native App SDK releases for native devices. The overall themes were to promote discovery and increase user engagement of your app. Here are some takeaways: Facebook wants to be the one and only social platform…

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Bootstrapping and Theming Your App with Sencha Touch 2.2.0

Bootstrapping and Theming Your App with Sencha Touch 2.2.0

Sencha has just released the much anticipated Sencha Touch 2.2.0. Alongside a number of significant underlying framework changes, there are also significant changes in the way that you bootstrap new applications using Sencha Cmd v3.1.1.270 (the latest as of this writing). Sencha has also modified the way that you modify and include SASS files to…

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Prov.JS Meetup Recap – JavaScript Patterns in Objective C

Last Thursday night, Andrew Goodale gave an excellent presentation at ProvJS that highlighted some of the similarities between JavaScript and Objective-C. It turns out there are quite a few things we use in JavaScript that can be applied here, especially when it comes to basics of getting things done. For example: Delegates, Events JSON Function…

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5 Startup Lessons Learned from Call of Duty

Playing XBox Live allows our distributed team to connect on a personal level and decompress. As our COD gameplay has improved, we’ve noticed that breakaway players have developed ‘cash management’ and ‘juggernaut’ strategies that allow for survival in to upper waves. From here, clear parallels into our own strategic planning conversations evolved. 1 – Know…

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UXCamp Redux: Business of UX Preso

I had the pleasure of doing a ‘lightning round’ version of my Business of UX presentation from UXCamp 2012 last week at the very cool nClud in DC. Checkout the presentation, and watch the video:

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Dynamic Memory and V8 with JavaScript

Dynamic Memory and V8 with JavaScript

One of the key elements of the JavaScript language is its dynamic memory implementation. While the ECMA specification may describe in gross terms how dynamic memory works, there is no guarantee that the JavaScript engines or their implementations will work exactly the same way. What we programmers expect is the basic behavior that when we…

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The Novelty Era of Mobile is Officially Dead

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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