Are you ready for another round of Guess How Many Android Devices Are in Use? We don’t have that answer, but as we continue to develop new apps and test the latest devices, we do have some updates to our quarterly statistics.
What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you started your career? A few weeks ago, we started a new blog series by asking that question of Ben Eddings, video production specialist. Today our conversation is with Sue Woten-Schultz, account director.
It’s game time, Toledo! Many of us here at Hanson are big fans of video games – playing them and developing them. And of course we’re also big fans of The Toledo Museum of Art. So when our museum partners announced their new The Art of Video Games exhibit, we couldn’t wait to help sponsor the opening party on June 21. We asked some of the Hansonites who went to comment on the experience.
My colleague Joel Lanciaux and I got the opportunity to develop Hanson’s first Google Glass app. So we thought we’d take a few minutes to talk about what we learned from the experience. What follows is a loosely-edited transcript of our conversation.
At some point in our careers, we’ve all said “I wish I’d known this years ago.” It’s not that we should have been more prepared at the start but that we’ve learned so much since then. So we asked a few Hansonites to reflect back to the start of their careers and reveal some of the early surprises and lessons learned. We’ll be featuring their responses here as an occasional series – and to kick it off, we talked with Ben Eddings, video production specialist.
As a digital agency, we’ve responded to our fair share of RFPs over the years. Some are well thought out and others… not so much. Previously, we’ve shared our reflections on the RFP process, offering some specific suggestions for how to make it more valuable for everyone. But another way companies can make the RFP process better is to ask themselves: are we looking for a vendor to complete a one-time job, or are we looking for a partner to provide solutions now and guidance into the future?
This semester flew by and I can’t believe that my time at Hanson has ended. I started working at Hanson as a Content Strategy and PR intern in January. Here’s what I’ve learned since then.
It’s been another three months of cranking out apps and tracking their usage (regular readers know we do this for all the apps we build, to augment the data that Apple and Android share with developers), so it’s time for another quarterly report of stats for Hanson-developed iOS apps.
With the “Internet of Things” and physical computing becoming more popular, there’s been speculation that Apple will soon join the “wearable wars” and create an Apple wearable device. We’re always up for a little friendly competition here (such as our infamous cornhole tournament and chili cook off), so recently we polled Hansonites on their predictions for Apple developments. What do we expect to happen this year?
Last week it was our pleasure to host another meeting of the Toledo Web Professionals. Over 25 members of the local web development community joined us April 9 in the Hanson Treehouse for pizza and a presentation by our Director of Front-End Development, Dave Rodriguez, on “Front-End Development: IN SPAAAAAACE!”