Unicorn → Unicorning

Culture Design Development February 11, 2015 by

The infamous ‘Unicorn’ is rare and highly sought after these days. If you aren’t aware of what this is, it is commonly defined as a designer who also develops (or vice versa). This sounds wonderful and all, except in most cases, these unicorns either don’t exist, or have been taken as they are in such …

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Culture Development February 9, 2015 by

Last year, we started what has now become a tradition. Seattle is known for having the best fans in the NFL, and when the Seahawks won the 2013 NFC Championship, we decided to do something about it! We launched a geolocation game and campaign for fans in Seattle and around 2000 people participated. A year …

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The proof is in the challenge!

Culture Development February 2, 2014 by

As a developer, I love working with different technologies, and different platforms. New stuff. I recently primarily worked in windows development, (with C#/XAML as well as some HTML/JavaScript) and was was really excited at the opportunity to get to play around and develop in Android with Java & XML. It’s been a great experience and there are …

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2 year anniversary: Scott

Culture Development December 28, 2014 by

Recently Ratio’s Web Practice Lead, Scott Grogan, celebrated his 2 year anniversary with Ratio. To commemorate his time at Ratio we caught up with Scott to reflect on his experiences and learnings. What was your favorite project that you have worked on and why? My favorite project here is still Foursquare. So many challenging problems …

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Ratio @ MIPCOM 2014

Development News Strategy November 12, 2014 by

This year at the MIPCOM conference in France Sony DADC launched their new OTT video platform Ven-ue. Ratio attended the conference in support of Sony, who selected Ratio and our RatioTV product to extend Ven-ue to connectedTV platforms. As part of the product launch Ratio demonstrated an Xbox One application using RatioTV and integrated with …

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The art & science of the App Lifecycle

Development Strategy May 23, 2014 by

This is the second post in a series on the mobile app ecosystem. Last week we discussed the platform wars and three legs of the mobile platform ecosystem. To continue the discussion tweet @jsenior or @teamratio.   During my time at Microsoft in the Apps Team, we helped many publishers build great experiences for Windows and …

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App Connectivity Through Multipeer Connectivity & iBeacon

Design Development News April 28, 2014 by

We hosted our first iOS Meetup at Ratio on April 24. When trying to nail down a topic, we wanted to talk about technologies that we were really excited about. We chose to share our knowledge and experiences on two new technologies that iOS 7 introduced, Multipeer Connectivity​ and iBeacon. Multipeer Connectivity lets us create …

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Fostering Collaboration towards Innovation

Culture Development Strategy May 6, 2014 by

How do you strengthen your workforce to produce a higher output yield, while still ensuring long term commitment from employees and a long term sustainable work culture? Companies employ several methodologies to get higher return and retention from employees, but one option – Hackathons – is geared towards a specific output goal – innovation. Whether internal …

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