Hackathons are no longer just for professional or collegiate programmers. The events are also attracting youth to learn how to code and build useful technology. But some passionate teenagers are taking it a step further by planning and running hackathons catering to their peers.
One of the common questions from developers is what the benefits are of implementing WRITEit into their apps. The WRITEit technology is designed to give users of your app seamless pen support and another way to interact wherever input is required. In this two-part post series, we will share ideas for developing with WRITEit.
This month's Developer(s) of the Month are Sam Kaufmann and Jake Pozanski, co-founders of Random Salad Games in Seattle, WA.
Founded in 2011 by these 2 Carnegie Mellon University CS Grads, Random Salad Games is dedicated to developing fun and engaging mobile games. With over 15 titles available for download, Random Salad Games continues to develop simplistic quality across a wide range of mobile platforms.
Recently Sam and Jake sat down with us and talked about such everything from hiccups to classic Nintendo games to the Foo Fighters.
You know that saying; “You can’t judge a book by its cover”?
Well forget that!
Users today are making app download decisions based on icons similar to how they often judge a book by its cover.
In search of the instant gratification an app can provide, users tend to download impulsively based on how the app looks and how it stirs a particular passion in them. Marketers and retailers have been exploiting these impulses for years. To help you tap into that for your app, here are some tips:
If you've visited Lenovo Picks or any of the other Lenovo App Discovery properties, you probably noticed the game Ragdoll Run has been a runaway hit with customers and for the developer Dawnbreak Studios. We recently got a few minutes to sit down and get to know Dawnbreak Studios' CEO, Mikael Litendahl. Learn what kind of music he swears by for distraction-free coding, and how he launched Dawnbreak while he was still in university.
Our latest developer of the week is Dieter Schoeller, Managing Director of Head Up Games, which is headquartered in Duren, Germany. Recently, Mr. Schoeller sat down with LenovoDev to talk about how he got started, his goals for the company and some fun bonus questions.
"We have one main goal here at Open Labs, and that is to democratize music creation for the masses."
--Matthew Presley, Product Manager, Stagelight music creation software. Open Labs LLC.
This Developer of the Week ROCKS like no other! Meet Matthew Presley, Product manager for Stagelight. Stagelight is music creation software that allows anyone to start making music in about 10 minutes, whether you have zero musical knowledge or play an instrument. Oh and, no "garage" or "band" needed. Read on to learn more about Matthew, Stagelight, and Open Labs and where they're headed in the future.
This week's featured developer has been creating apps for 15 years, is based in Germany, and teaching himself to fly drones. Meet this week's developer of the week,Berlin-based founder and CEO of Game Genetics, Alexander Piuitti.
He likes Pandora, MinutePhysics,and creating apps everyday people can use.
Meet LenovoDev Developer of the Week Ray Marshall. Marshall is President and CEO of mSeven Software LLC of Portland, OR. As a leader in the productivity and security categories, mSeven's apps include mSeven Secure, mSeven Gifts, and mSeven Backup. Marshall and mSeven believe that "useful software is software made simple for everyday users, not experts." Recently we sat down with Ray and asked him our infamous LenovoDev 5 Questions.