Blog Posts About Technology

Data Center vs. the Cloud: Should I Move My Business?

Data centers contain all of a company’s proprietary data and are an essential part of any organization’s network. Traditionally, data centers are located on-site and managed by in-house IT departments. Yet, the emergence of cloud-based offerings has business leaders asking, “should I move my business to the cloud?” Many organizations seem to think they should. […]

How to Avoid the ‘Technology for Technology’s Sake’ Trap

In many ways it seems that we are in the early stages of an era of innovation that could realistically equal, or even surpass, the Industrial Revolution that transformed business and life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Working in the technology consulting business, it’s easy to see that we have entered into […]

Thoughts on the Apple Watch

Having used the Watch for the past few weeks and being able to test our own Apple Watch applications has been a great opportunity to experience this new platform. There have been positive insights and some quirks, but overall I can see it shaping up to be a great platform for consumers. Relying on its […]

GeekWire Mention: Apple Watch Apps, BusMe & PowPopFX

The much-anticipated Apple Watch launch has finally arrived. Media outlets have been especially abuzz with news of impending apps for the past few weeks, and UpTop is proud to be included in the mix. GeekWire covered UpTop’s BusMe and PowPopFX apps in their latest round up. Read more to find out who else is Apple Watch-ready! […]

With PowPopFX, Become a Ventriloquist in Seconds

At UpTop, we are always looking to learn and test on new platforms, devices and frameworks so that we can stay up to date on industry trends. We put our knowledge to the test with our latest project PowPopFX, an application conceived, designed and developed in-house for the Apple Watch. The PowPopFX Watch app gives […]

With BusMe, No More Sweaty Bus Rides

As part of our overall strategy to better serve our clients, the UpTop team is continually learning and trying new things. Developing applications for the Apple Watch is the latest example. To put our knowledge to the test, we developed a new app – BusMe. Now that I’ve shared some of our secrets for creating Apple […]

Apple Watch Apps: Developing on the Edge of the Unknown

Meeting technical challenges in the face of the unknown can be difficult. Sometimes a developer’s best guess is the only thing they have to go on – but, as with most things, experience is everything. Consider the Apple Watch. This watch has the potential to change (yet again) how people are operating within their world. […]

Banks lag when it comes to mobile user experience

Image SourceNow more than ever, businesses are ramping up their UX efforts because the positive ROI of a good Customer Experience is becoming clear as customer loyalty and profits increase. And it’s not just theory, either. Forrester’s Customer Experience index (CXi) shows a direct relationship between a positive customer experience and higher profits. CXi measures […]
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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 […]
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The future of travel: Q&A with Will Daugherty

A few years back, UpTop worked on an innovative travel project with Seattle’s Will Daugherty, who was then president of Expedia’s Destination Services & Expedia Local Expert division. Daugherty is now SVP & GM of DoubleDown Interactive, a social and mobile game company. When we touched base with him recently, we asked for his thoughts […]