Maker Faire Detroit, Robofest, & Vectorformers

Posted by Administrator – July 31, 2012

Over the weekend, Vectorformer Emily Trudell participated in Maker Faire Detroit hosted at the Henry Ford Museum as a representive of Robofest and her ala mater Lawrence Technological University.

Vectorform is proud of Emily’s participation at Maker Faire and her involvement to promote science, engineering, technology, and math with students. Events like these embody one of our core values: pushing boundaries through play.

Emily for Robofest at Maker Faire

At this unique event “more than 400 makers bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to this two-day festival offering everything from robots, flame shooters and animatronics to solar-powered mechanical sculptures and fashionable finds.”

Robofest is an annual autonomous robotics competition designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) and Computer Science for students in grades 5 – 12 and college students. Robofest challenges teams of students to design, build, and program robots.

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ESPN Hub for Windows Phone Featured in New Nokia Commercial

Posted by Administrator – July 13, 2012

Nokia reports the app is a home run:

App usage has increased 27% week on week since launch and has received numerous positive reviews from various major media outlets. (For example: This one.)

ESPN Sports Hub on Windows Phone

ESPN Sports Hub for Windows Phone was recently featured in a Nokia commercial with John Kruk, baseball analyst for ESPN and former MLB player. Naturally we love to see our work on the big screen. As Vectorform Associate Creative Director Ken Disbennett describes,

“It is great to see this Windows Phone spot. When designing the ESPN application one of our main goals was to elevate the sport fanatic’s experience to the next level. This commercial really captures the essence of that vision.”

Even John Kruk is a fan of the new Lumia 900.

Uniquely Nokia

Featured in Engadget late last year, the ESPN Hub is a part of a “uniquely Nokia” experience. The ESPN Hub provides real time score updates and quick access to news, videos, and social content immediately upon launching the app, truly existing as “…The smartphone for the sports fan.”

Over the last few months, Vectorform has delivered a series of key updates to the ESPN Sports Hub, adding support for Golf and the Olympics, which have further increased the appeal of the Lumia 900 to the sports-minded crowd.

If you’re like us, you don’t like missing out. Find out more about the ESPN app, free exclusively for Nokia Lumia phones.

Sports Marketing 360 Award Finalist (Updated: Awaiting results!)

Vectorform client, Nokia, is up for an award from Sports Marketing 360. Check it out:  Carat Global – Nokia & ESPN Launch Global Sports

Vectorform and Hidden Pineapple Reinvent Twitter Browsing on Windows 8

Posted by Administrator – July 12, 2012

Hidden Pineapple is the maker of the popular Rowi Twitter client for Windows Phone. Hidden Pineapple co-owners Nathan Heskew and Erik Porter partnered with Vectorform to design a Windows 8 app that would set them apart from other Twitter clients while staying stay true to the features that earned their Win Phone app a 4.5-star rating and thousands of downloads.

Rowi Twitter app for Windows 8

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