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New Views Into Analytics: Infographics and Text

Narrative Science is a local Chicago company that turns complex data into visual layouts. Andy Crestodina, Priciple and Strategic Director of Orbit Media in Chicago, recently wrote some impressions on the company, and what it means for the Internet. Below are his insights as a guest blogger:   New Views Into Analytics: Infographics and Text... Read more »

TechWeek 2012 in Chicago under way

TechWeek 2012 in Chicago under way
TechWeek 2012 in Chicago officially kicked off on Friday, June 22nd, and is currently under way. This event is taking place inside The Merchandise Mart  in downtown Chicago and will continue through Tuesday, June 26th. TechWeek is an expo event that showcases technology from Chicago companies by having several special panels and conferences. There are... Read more »

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 2: Tools and examples of Rich media conversions from Flash to HTML5 and jQuery

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 2: Tools and examples of Rich media conversions from Flash to HTML5 and jQuery
As rich media designers and developers are expanding their skill sets to include Flash, HTML, and Javascript/jQuery, there is good news for all. There are currently several methods and tools available to make this job easier. The job being to either make a rich media experience in Flash, or make the Flash compatible with more... Read more »
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Reflection on uses of open city government data, including apps, from Chicago Chief Technology Officer

Reflection on uses of open city government data, including apps, from Chicago Chief Technology Officer
There was a new post on the first day of the new year in 2012, Ascent Stage, the official blog Web site of John Tolva, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the city of Chicago. In the post, entitled Open Data in Chicago: progress and direction, he reflects on the last year, 2011, and... Read more »

‘Apps for Metro Chicago’ contest final Grand Challenge winners announced

‘Apps for Metro Chicago’ contest final Grand Challenge winners announced
The “Apps for Metro Chicago” contest began earlier this year in 2011 now it came down to the best of the best. Chicago app developers created apps based on city of Chicago data, and entered their app in hopes to win prizes, creating a large list of impressive app entries. Ten of them were previous... Read more »

Everything is mobile for 'CyberWalkAbout', Chicago app development company

Everything is mobile for 'CyberWalkAbout', Chicago app development company
It shows a dedication and focus on the city of Chicago when some of a development company’s most well-known products are built around the Chicago lifestyle. CyberWalkabout is a mobile app development company that has been a part of the Chicago technology business for exactly a year now. Established on December 12, 2010 by CEO... Read more »
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More on recent state, future of Adobe Flash for mobile and Flex, from a Chicago viewpoint

More on recent state, future of Adobe Flash for mobile and Flex, from a Chicago viewpoint
It seems as if a lot of people are wondering about the future of Adobe Flash, Flex framework, and AIR, lately. These three Web technologies make up the Adobe Flash Platform, and after the Adobe announcement that they would stop development on the Flash Player for mobile, many are asking just what this will mean... Read more »

Adobe Flash, Edge, and how future transition to HTML5 for mobile impacts creative agencies and rich media

Adobe Flash, Edge, and how future transition to HTML5 for mobile impacts creative agencies and rich media
Recently it was announced by Adobe that they would cease further development on their mobile Flash Player, which is used to display animated features of Web sites, and a lot of Web video, ads and rich media applications on the mobile Internet. They determined it would be best to focus on HTML5 as the future... Read more »

Chicago game industry expands with IGDA game dev events, panels; and the mobile device influx

Chicago game industry expands with IGDA game dev events, panels; and the mobile device influx
Riding on the wave of mobile device popularity, Chicago game industry is at a high. Given the relative ease of access to game development tools and now, mobile gaming devices found on virtually all phones now. The IGDA (International Game Developers Association), Chicago chapter has been a big part of the Chicago game development scene’s... Read more »
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'Apps for Metro Chicago' contest Community round winners announced

'Apps for Metro Chicago' contest Community round winners announced
The ‘Apps for Metro Chicago” contest began and now it continues to gain wide interest among Chicago app developers and communities. The most recent community round had around 35 submissions of apps made using the open data with a focus on Chicago communities. The public voting period ended last Friday, and the ten app finalists... Read more »
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