C2E2 technology of comics, graphic novels, and video games

C2E2 technology of comics, graphic novels, and video games
 C2E2 (Chicago’s Pop-culture Event) is taking place this Weekend of April 13-15, 2012. Combining comics, movies, popular shows, and video games culture into one exposition meant that of course there would be some sort of use of new technology in the mediums. DC Comics, and other major comic publishers, for example had some comics and... Read more »

Chicago becomes a hot spot for technology entrepreneurs and incubator spaces

According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, Chicago has recently become home to a number of co-working spaces and incubators, for entrepreneur-types who are looking for places to establish their technology ideas in physical spaces. Pointing to the successes of Groupon and GrubHub, the WSJ article mentioned a list of newly formed... Read more »

Super Bowl 2012 commercials use Web, mobile technology to further engage viewers

Super Bowl 2012 commercials use Web, mobile technology to further engage viewers
Super Bowl 2012 (XLVI) featured a host of advertisements from movie trailers to uniquely creative commercials selling cars. In case you happened to miss a few, which is very likely during any Super Bowl no matter how attentive one is, you can always brush up and watch all of the commercials online now afterwards. For... Read more »
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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 »

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 1: Future of Flash and advancement of HTML5 and jQuery

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 1: Future of Flash and advancement of HTML5 and jQuery
The popularity of the Adobe Flash platform came from the endless possibilities and ease of creating rich, interactive experiences for the Web. The Flash technology has a deep Web penetration since it has a very accessible interface that allowed artistic designers as well as skilled programmers a wide range of options in the type of... Read more »

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 »
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‘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 »

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 »
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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 »