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28 01, 2016

Caremob available for iOS!

We're proud to announce the launch of Caremob for iOS. Caremob is the first ever real-time global movements app, allowing users to react to current events in any of six ways: protest, support, empathy, peace, celebration and mourning.  Users can leverage Caremob to spread the word about movements they care about, and lend support to [...]

17 09, 2014

How much does it cost to build an app like _____?

In technology -- and apps are no exception -- new ideas often are iterations on existing ideas.  In fact, I'd say (conservatively!) that around 80% of the calls we get start with a question following this basic formula: "I'd like to build an app like X but targeting Y group with Z features." Totally legitimate [...]

15 06, 2014

Thoughts on Swift

The buzz about Swift has only slightly started to die down, so I thought I'd put a few of my thoughts about it down on Glowdot.  My thoughts are less about the language itself, but the adoption of new technologies in general, and what I feel it all means in my industry. When I first [...]

13 06, 2014

Who’s bidding on your app project?

Like any responsible business, we spend a fair amount of time keeping up with the competition.  This is especially important in a business like ours, where the same project can receive wildly different bids.  It's important for us to know who's bidding on your project, so we can help you tell them apart. As I've [...]

3 06, 2014

Glowdot to offer Xamarin development

We're pleased to announce we have scheduled two apps to be developed on the Xamarin platform, and plan to offer Xamarin development to our clients moving forward. Xamarin allows us to more efficiently develop cross platform apps for iOS, Android and even Windows Phone by developing in a common language: C#.  This allows us to [...]

2 06, 2014

How much does it cost to develop an app?

"What do you mean my app will cost $80,000 to develop?  I have a stack of quotes in front of me that are all around $2000! One guy here says he'll do it for $500!"   That amusing image has been popping up in my LinkedIn feed more and more lately, which tells me that [...]

18 04, 2014

Playground Wars is FREE!

Our strategic castle defense game Playground Wars is free on iOS as of today. Playground Wars is also available (for free!) on Android in the Google Play store, and Mac OSX in the Mac App Store. Download Playground Wars for iOS Download Playground Wars for Mac OSX Download Playground Wars for Android If you are [...]

25 03, 2014

Facebook buys Oculus VR

Just a few hours ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will acquire Oculus VR.  For those who don't know, Oculus has been working on the Oculus Rift for a few years now.  The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality, head-mounted display -- a headset you wear that allows for  the sort of VR applications you might [...]

24 03, 2014

Game budgets in 2014 and beyond

Now that GDC is over, we've been processing some of the information we picked up at the conference, as well as the AppsWorld conference back in February.  The main takeaway from both events is the sharp increase in game and app budgets, and the rising standard of quality the market expects. For the sake of [...]

23 03, 2014

Venture Technology!

If you are finding it tough to get your app to market, I invite you to read this post in full. I'll discuss a few of the reasons why so many apps fail to materialize, and a new business model we are rolling out this year to allow us to reach some small- to mid-size [...]