We are proud to announce that Vectorfom was honored in the Digital Technology category,at the fourth annual DiSciTech awards, April 18, 2013, at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills. Patrick Samona, Director of Engagement and Amy Stoddard, Senior Interactive Designer, were there to represent Vectorform and accept the award.
Jennifer Tonio – April 23, 2013
Our Seattle team attended Creative Mornings this month at the Experience Music Project in Seattle Center. August De Los Reyes headlined the show with a compelling perspective on the Future of Design. August is the software design lead at Xbox and is known for his unique presentation style. At Vectorform we take pride in specializing in emerging experiences and value the important role of design in technology. August’s presentation provided valuable insight on this subject.
Link to Presentation: http://vimeo.com/63934434Jennifer Tonio – April 5, 2013
Neowin’s John Callaham spoke with Kevin Foreman, Director of Product Vision, at Vectorform about Toolbox for Windows 8.
Here’s a sneak peek of the interview…
How did the idea come about to develop Toolbox for Windows 8?
We’ve noticed a trend with recent mobile operating systems in that they trade productivity and control for simplicity. For smaller devices, such as phones, this makes sense. However, for tablets and other larger-screen devices, we felt that there is an opportunity to take advantage of this under-utilized screen real estate. Our mission was to prove that simplicity and productivity are not mutually exclusive, and to provide a true multitasking environment for the touch computing era.
Click on the link below for the full interview and the inside scoop on how Vectorform brought Toolbox for Windows 8 to life and our plans for the future.
Jennifer Tonio – March 7, 2013
Developers are already preparing for “iWatch” and Samsung Smartwatch launches.
For more information on concepts and how Vectorform can help you develop new smartwatch app concepts contact us direct at 1-800-475-6279
Full release can be viewed from link below.Jennifer Tonio – March 6, 2013
Last friday our team attended the February Creative Mornings event, held at the Madison Building, in downtown Detroit. Artist John Houshmand shared his story and creative approach to creating art and architecture with salvaged wood. It was a very inspiring morning in a beautiful space, we’re looking forward to the next one!
Check out the Creative Mornings Detroit vimeo to view the talk, and previous events: https://vimeo.com/cmdetroit
John Houshmand’s Site: http://johnhoushmand.com/
More about Creative Mornings: http://www.creativemornings.com/Administrator – October 29, 2012
While our New York team prepares for Hurricane Sandy, we’re tracking the storm, staying current on alerts, and keeping updates on friends and family. Toolbox is making it easy to do all three (and more) on one screen, on the go. It’s a free download, already rated over 4/5 stars.
Stay safe, friends.
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Did you also pick up the new Windows 8 Surface tablets? Then you need to check out Vectorform’s latest productivity app, Toolbox. There have already been thousands of downloads. It’s free. And it’s awesome.
“Toolbox helps Windows 8 users take advantage of the fast and fluid new Windows user interface to be productive and accomplish their tasks in as little time as possible.” - John Richards, senior developer of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp.
Toolbox for Windows 8 Features
- Truly responsive interface allowing for up to 6 different productivity tools to be viewed and manipulated at once
- Unique incorporation with Snap View that allows tools to be swapped in/out in quick succession while working alongside another running app
- 9 included Tools with many more on the way
- Customizable Toolsets allow you to save configurations for quick and easy access to your favorite workspaces
- View multiple web pages side by side or view the time in 6 different cities with the ability to load multiple instances of each tool
“As devices have become more powerful and feature-rich they continue to lack an environment that allows for true productivity. Moving in and out of apps to accomplish simple tasks is cumbersome and unintuitive. Toolbox was designed to solve this problem by allowing users to interact and manipulate up to 6 separate tools, or apps, on screen at once. By taking advantage of this under-utilized screen real estate, we have provided unparalleled productivity enhancement to the mobile form factor.” - Kevin Foreman, Director of Product Vision
“Toolbox was designed around Snap View, maximizing the fluidity of Windows 8 devices. We broke the mold right from launch with a really innovative design, particularly with iconography. We feel strongly about pushing the multi-screen boundaries in the framework of Windows 8.” - Elsida Konakciu, Art Director
In coming months Vectorform will continue working with major brands to add Tools to the Toolbox. Interested brands should contact Vectorform directly.
Toolbox is available free in the Windows Store. Additional Tools will soon be available for download from within the app.Lindsay Lamb – March 15, 2012
Unlike a “Killer Bee” a “Killer App” is actually a very GOOD thing to come across – However rare they both may be. In the world of software, producing a “Killer App” is a monumental accomplishment and an ideal testament to Vectorform’s general awesomeness – but perhaps not our modesty.
In collaboration with Nokia and ESPN, Vectorform designed and developed what Information Week’s Eric Zeman calls the “Killer Windows Phone App” with the sports fan in mind. Noting our adherence to Microsoft’s Metro UI aesthetic, Zeman agrees with our decision to present the sports fan with scores content right off the bat, stating “I don’t know about you, but when I hit up a sports-related website, the information I am generally looking for most is scores”. Beyond scores content, Zeman praises Vectorform’s implementation of Microsoft’s “Metro” design principles, noting the applications navigation functionality that allows users to “…really drill down quickly”, and move through news, videos, and social content from the most notable ESPN commentators.Lindsay Lamb – March 6, 2012
(drum roll) Virtual Colonoscopy!