Nov 09, 2012

Native Mobile Platform Implementation vs HTML5

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Aus Lacroix
Senior Design Engineer

When it comes to delivering experiences for mobile, tablet, and desktop, what’s better: native, or HTML5?

This debate was rekindled recently while working with a client who wanted to build an app that helps people choose services based on location, price and quality. Like any good client, they wanted the best they could get for their target audience. They also wanted to provide a great experience on smart phones, tablets, and desktops, meeting the needs of people on the go and at home, at work and at their desks.

Nov 01, 2012

Crafting Touch Interactions: Touch Events, Pointer Events and Hardware Acceleration

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Bill Fisher
Design Engineer
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In the past, it might have been easy to ignore touch events. After all, mouse events were available in every browser, even on mobile devices. We could even tie our interactions to our old friend, the click event. So our websites and web applications worked on touchscreen devices, and we were happy. Oddly, however, as mobile usage of the Web began to rise, a closer inspection of touch interactions became more important.

Oct 18, 2012

Announcing Hot Labs

We’re proud to announce the launch of a new site and project for Hot Studio: Hot Labs.



Hot Labs was created to share more of our experimental work as well as code. Contributors will include Hotties from all disciplines, as well as occasional guest stars interested in exploring the intersection between design and technology with us.

Aug 07, 2012

Hot Introduces StoryPlay™

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Chris Jones
Principal, Strategy & Engineering

Hot Studio is proud to announce the launch of StoryPlay™, a creative storytelling app for kids ages 6 and up.


Jun 01, 2012

Apptastic! Art.com’s artCircles™ Named iTunes "iPad App of the Week"

The folks over at Apple (who know a thing or two about good design) recently named Art.com’s first iPad app, artCircles, App of the Week.

Woo hoo!

Mar 14, 2012

The State of Hot's Tech

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Dan Harrelson
Executive Director, Technology

Hot’s Technology team built up some substantial momentum last year, and isn’t slowing down in 2012. At Hot, we aren’t simply designing industry-leading experiences, we’re building them.
 

Jan 11, 2012

Hot Spotlight: Dan Harrelson Blends Technology with Design

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Tomáš Zeman
Content & Marketing Intern

It took me a few days to track down Dan Harrelson, Hot Studio's friendly and energetic Executive Director of Technology. Like many people at Hot, he has a busy schedule. And, as I learned, he’s getting a lot done. I arrived before business hours to find him in the kitchen.

Oct 11, 2011

Caught on Video: Bill Fisher's JavaScript Presentation

In this video, Bill Fisher from Hot Studio presents "Touchy," a jQuery plugin that he wrote for managing touch events (that is, a coding toolkit) on WebKit-based touch screen browsers (iPad, Android, Blackberry, WebOS). The plugin has been published on GitHub, and is receiving ongoing development.

Sep 27, 2011

Is There a Trend Towards Mobile Web?

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Marsha Plat
Director, User Experience
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Many of us here have been interested in the idea of the browser-based mobile web. In June, we saw the  first really impressive example of this when the Financial Times moved from an iTunes app to a mobile website. What this means is that readers of this international, business daily will bypass Apple’s iTunes and access the app via the browser.

Aug 17, 2011

Hot Means Tech

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Dan Harrelson
Executive Director, Technology

Over the past two years, Hot Studio has been rapidly expanding its technology offerings. Beginning with the hiring of Chris Jones as our Principal of Engineering, and continuing with key hires like Jason Punzalan, our Director of Technology in New York, our technology department has grown to a team of nearly twenty people, fully equipped to offer a wide range of front- and back-end solutions.

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