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Utilize DevOps to Quickly Modify Database Structure

Database changes are tedious, time-consuming challenges that introduce a great deal of risk into any organization. Deploying database schema changes is a highly demanding technical task, and it takes critical development hours away from other strategic objectives. At the same time, lagging database response can obstruct even the best-planned application deliveries and slow down an […]

[VIDEO] Developers Need Designers

This week we have our developer Ben Gourarie talking about the importance of Developers communicating with Designers throughout the project.
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3 Reasons a UX Team Should Judge Your Company’s Internal Debates

In an enterprise setting, very few decisions ever get made unilaterally. This is especially true when it comes to building applications, designing a website, portal or intranet. C-level executives will certainly want to put their seal of approval on the project. So will your marketing department. Your sales force will likely have an opinion, in […]

How to Ensure Design and Development Work in Tandem

Launching a website or application is no small feat. Looming deadlines and tight budget constraints can make the job difficult—even if everything goes right the first time. Behind the scenes, if designers and developers are not working together you may end up missing your deadline, forcing you to either overspend or, even worse, launch a […]

UpTop Featured in Clutch’s ‘Boutique App Developers Leader Matrix’

Clutch, a Washington D.C.-based B2B research firm that identifies top service providers and solutions companies, recently published its inaugural report highlighting the Top Boutique App Development Agencies, characterized as the strongest firms with fewer than 50 employees. The research leverages Clutch’s Leaders Matrix Methodology which maps each company’s focus in app development and user experience design against their […]

Taking the Guesswork out of Mobile App Development and Engagement

Remember Apple’s “there’s an app for that” iPhone 3 commercial? It may seem like ancient history now but, in fact, the viral and eventually trademarked phrase was thrust into the public’s collective consciousness just six years ago. Since that time, mobile app development has grown increasingly popular. As a matter of fact, recent research from […]

Mobile App Development: Native vs. Hybrid vs. Mobile Websites

Mobile devices provide both consumers and businesses with innovative ways to access information, create media and ultimately, solve problems. Unfortunately, with the proliferation of different devices on the market, your application’s potential users are fragmented across a variety of platforms and technologies. To get your application or website across multiple platforms, there are a few […]

UpTop Featured as one of Seattle’s Top App and Web Developers

Recently, UpTop was named as a Leader among Seattle App Developers by research firm Clutch. Clutch is located in Washington, DC and has the most detailed and extensive research coverage on app development agencies. Clutch’s research took into account our previous work, client base, and proven ability to deliver on mobile and web projects, and […]
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Adaptive design or progressive enhancement?

A lot of business blogs will suggest that you start your web development conversation by deciding whether you need to build either a responsive or an adaptive website. There’s some confusion inherent in asking that question, as responsive and adaptive design aren’t opposites. Responsive means creating a site that works well and looks good on […]