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How Visualization Can Unlock Big Data’s Full Potential

Our largely digital world generates an incredible amount of big data, some of which is valuable to organizations and much of which is simply noise. Analytics solutions can help companies parse out the data that is valuable to their operations so it can be used to make informed business decisions. In many cases, however, organizations […]

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! […]

Talent Spotlight on Rob Reinhardt, Director of Mobile

Talent Spotlight is a monthly feature profiling the employees of UpTop. See the Talent Spotlight archive for more profiles. What is your role at UpTop and what projects do you work on? I am currently the Director of Mobile for UpTop. I manage UpTop-owned mobile products, including Diptic, as well as our clients’ mobile projects. My […]

Six UX Design Stats That Might Surprise You

If you maintain a company website or offer a web or mobile application to customers as an engagement tool or to your employees for collaboration, you are probably aware of just how critical UX design is in the online world today. As user expectations for a seamless, simple experience continue to grow—especially for products or […]

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 […]

Mobile User Experience Design Must Be Part of Your Ecommerce Strategy

For years, creating a top-notch ecommerce user experience (UX) was primarily about creating a simple, intuitive desktop website. While desktop site design and functionality remain paramount for businesses with an online presence, today’s companies must also consider the importance of creating a robust mobile strategy with a high-quality user experience via a custom application, a […]

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. […]