Boston Tech and Design Events: March

Posted by Knar Bedian on Mar 1, 2017 4:04:59 PM

Curious about autonomous cars? Want to try your hand at 3D printing? Ready to build a VR solution? This month is packed with opportunities to learn new skills, whether it's reverse engineering your favorite dating app or exploring the future of AI and chatbots. Plus, Women's Day is on March 8th, so be sure to check out some of the special events by meetup groups like Women Who Code Boston, She Geeks Out, and Women In Tech. 

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Topics: Mobile, Design, IoT, UX, Technology, Events

Boston Tech and Design Events: February

Posted by Knar Bedian on Jan 31, 2017 5:24:03 PM

This month may be a short one, but it's packed with plenty of opportunities to network and learn something new. Among our picks for this round-up is MITX's eCommerce summit, a chance to hear TripAdvisor's tips for solving UX challenges, and a Designers + Geeks session that will explore designing experiences for healthcare. 

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Topics: Mobile, Design, IoT, UX, Technology, Events

Boston Tech and Design Events: January

Posted by Knar Bedian on Jan 3, 2017 2:49:21 PM

The new year has started, so it's time to get back to it. We rounded up some of the upcoming events for designers, developers, and those generally interested in new technologies. We'll be hosting this month's Women In Games Boston meetup and the next Swift Office Hours, so come on by and see you soon!

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Topics: Mobile, Design, IoT, UX, Technology, Events

Boston Tech and Design Events: December

Posted by Knar Bedian on Nov 30, 2016 11:07:57 AM

Before the year comes to a close and the holidays kick into gear, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the tech and design events in Boston. This month, designers who are creating podcast-related work will have the chance to get feedback from Thomas Romer, the designer for popular podcasts 99% Invisible and Radiolab, and developers curious about React Native can stop in at the Boston Frontend meetup for an introduction.

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Topics: Mobile, Design, IoT, UX, Technology, Events

An Honest UX Critique of Pokémon Go

Posted by Akhil Dakinedi on Jul 12, 2016 11:42:09 AM

from a longtime fan and mobile designer

Midnight Battles

I was sitting in bed at midnight on a rainy Saturday night admiring my catch of the day -- a high-CP Vaporeon caught at Harvard Yard earlier that morning. Outside my house, I saw that a friendly gym was being attacked by an enemy team.

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Topics: Mobile, Design, Pokémon

Tweaking 3rd Party Libraries with Cocoapods

Posted by Ying Quan Tan on Mar 25, 2016 2:52:23 PM

Thanks to Git and CocoaPods, it’s fairly easy to access the libraries of others. But when you come across a bug or are developing bleeding-edge features for a third-party library it can be difficult to implement changes, which must be made in the library's repository before a new podspec is written to update the library. 

Fortunately, Cocoapods has a feature called development pods, which helps resolve bugs in third-party libraries. Below, I'll outline the workflow of development pods so you can work with and test your application changes right away.  

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Topics: Mobile, Cocoapods

Communicating Between Your iOS App and Extension

Posted by David Brooks on Mar 17, 2016 1:54:13 PM

When Apple first created the iPhone, they had a lot to think about with regards to security. The real issues arose with the release of the iOS SDK, which opened the floodgates to developers ready to create their own apps.

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Topics: Mobile, iOS, App Extensions

Webinar Series: Making IoT Accessible

Posted by Knar Bedian on Feb 25, 2016 3:40:23 PM

With so many different networks, sensors, and hubs on the market, home automation can be intimidating. But bringing IoT into the home doesn’t have to be complicated– it can take the form of a simple, smart device like an air freshener.

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Topics: Mobile, Design, Internet of Things

Intrepid's App for the Febreze Home

Posted by Caroline Murphy on Jan 15, 2016 11:45:03 AM

Last week Intrepid was among thousands of companies showcasing the latest innovative technology at the thirteenth annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Over the years, CES has become the largest tech event in the US.

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Topics: Mobile, Internet of Things

The Best Questions to Ask Software Development Companies

Posted by Sam Toole on Jan 13, 2016 11:23:28 AM

Whether you’ve hired a software development company before or it’s your first time it can be difficult to sort through the development options. As you start to reach out to different companies, there are often unknowns and uncertainties that are not apparent at first glance (similar to the act of developing software). So how do you find the best company for your needs and eliminate uncertainty?

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Topics: Mobile