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  • Lessons about Stadium and Arena Networks

    A few weeks ago I was invited by the Big 12 Commissioner to speak to the Athletic Directors from the Big 12 Conference. After 10 years of experience with mobile apps and stadium networks, I have a unique prospective on the battles. Plus I’m pragmatic and let people know what they are in for. Smartphones […]

  • The Game Experience

    The experience at a game – how you feel about the experience at a game – is based on a bunch of stuff, and not necessarily tied into how your team does. If I am at a new restaurant, how I feel about the place is somewhat dependent on the food but also dependent on […]

  • What is Responsive Web Design?

    What is responsive design, and do you really need it? Every client wants a mobile version of their website, optimized for multitudes of devices. BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Kindles… and the list goes on. Before responsive design, it was a combination of code that “sniffed” out the users’ device & delivered the properly formatted code to […]

  • The Mobile Landscape

    Reaching a fan wherever they are, and engaging them with a unique experience is the goal of any good mobile strategy. Understanding your fans and their mobile behavior expectations is key. From a study by CNET in February 2012, people use news readers on their iPhones any time they have spare minutes during the workday. […]

  • Explaining the Different Types of Apps

    There are 3 types of mobile applications: 1. Native Applications: Applications that you install on your device by downloading them from an app store. These apps typically provide a rich user experience, because they are built specifically for a particular device’s hardware. On the downside, for each device you plan to support, you’ll need to […]

  • My view from the DNC

    Whose Hen House Am I In? I’ve finally made it – a life long democrat attending the Democratic National Convention. My people, my time, I’m ready! Day 1. I was able to get a hotel in Charlotte – the Red Roof Inn. Slightly better than a Motel 6 and MUCH better than the hotel I […]

  • My view from the RNC

    At the RNC – I was born a democrat, or another title “In the hen house” It wasn’t like I had a choice – or even knew I had a choice. I was fine with that. My grandfather was a true blue democrat and I idolized him so I of course was a democrat like […]