Why Drupal 8 is changing the way we make websites
October 20th, 2014 — Todd Marks
The long-anticipated release of the Drupal 8 beta has arrived. The bugs discovered throughout the alpha testing have been worked out and modules are now starting to be ported to the new release. Our developers have been anticipating this release for quite some time, even before they attended Drupalcon Austin back in June. We have contributed many patches, a few modules, and have built countless websites with Drupal. The beta of Drupal 8 has captured our attention over the past few months, so we wanted to share the reasons why.
7 Things Everyone Should Know About Beacons
September 15th, 2014 — Todd Marks
1. Beacons are super cool
Beacons are wireless devices that transmit radio signals to your device. This is a fancy way of saying that these radio signals, or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), can prompt messages on your device.
Reduce Your Customer Support Cost with a Mobile App
July 25th, 2014 — Todd Marks
Customer support has long been equated with endless phone calls and a pounding headache. Many businesses tout their customer support as being top priority, but that is not always the case.
Top 3 Reasons Responsive Web Design is the Right Move for Mobile
June 27th, 2014 — Todd Marks
Back when I was in college, the Mosaic web browser was huge. It revolutionized the way in which web pages were presented, becoming the first popular graphical web browser that also incorporated images into the body of the web page. Although its popularity was eclipsed by Netscape a few years later, Mosaic had taken a very important step in changing the way people shared information online.
Wearable Tech, Connected Cars, the Internet of Things and Other Highlights from CES 2014
February 4th, 2014 — Todd Marks
This was the first year I had the opportunity to go to CES. We have recently been doing a lot of development for Google Glasses and signed up for CES thinking they might be showing the latest and greatest there. Google themselves was a no-show and we’ll have to wait for Google IO
to know what is coming out next, but there were droves of people walking around with their Glasses on.
The EdTech Journey to ETIS13
July 23rd, 2013 — Todd Marks
In 1998, my first year teaching High School Mathematics, I spent most of my time lecturing on the chalkboard and having students practice textbook based drills. The first web browser, Netscape Navigator, came out 3 years earlier when I was a sophomore in college and by senior year the invention of Internet Explorer started an all-out browser war. It has been another decade since that time and a majority of classrooms still do not have computers, and go so far as to ban smartphones and access to the internet. Classrooms have remained largely unchanged for the past 150 years.
6 Steps to Mobile App Success
May 1st, 2013 — Todd Marks
I started growing Mindgrub in 2007 from my basement in Baltimore, when the iPhone was first released. Since that time we have grown to 50 employees, made over 75 Apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows, and learned a tremendous amount along the way. In the early years, putting a cool app in the store was all you needed to do. But now with Millions of apps available for download,
Technically Baltimore’s Innovation Week Event at Mindgrub
October 18th, 2012 — Todd Marks
Baltimore Innovation Week was a week of tech events throughout the Baltimore area tied together by the organization ‘Technically Baltimore’. Mindgrub was fortunate enough to have hosted an event for Baltimore Innovation Week on the 21st of September. The city of Baltimore has been so key to my company’s success, we wanted to give back by hosting an event of our own.
October 17th, 2012 — Todd Marks
Statistics show about 90% of all Americans adults own a cell phone, and nearly half of them have a smartphone. With a smartphone, everything the Internet has to offer can be at the palm of your hand wherever you are. Even with all the dangerous statistics, Americans are still texting while they drive and crossing the street while stalking someone on Facebook. Now Google is looking to add to the national issue with Project Glass, which will give users a hands free product using voice commands. The devices we use have become part of our daily routine.
Recent Gaming Projects and Events
July 3rd, 2012 — Todd Marks
I am on my train back from NYC after attending a few client meetings and I wanted to touch on some really cool things that we have going on at Mindgrub.
We have finally decided on an additional work place because we have outgrown our current location. I have decided to keep our development team in our current space, but we also just acquired another spot just up the street. I hope to get the management and marketing teams settled by the beginning of July.