Robots and Pencils + KINETiQ DIGITAL: Becoming the innovator of choice

We launched Robots and Pencils in 2009 with the then-contrarian view that mobile would be more transformative than the Internet. For many, the iPhone was hype, few saw how it would be used for real work, and, to some, it was simply “not a very good email machine.” Turns out we were right — since […]

Virtual Reality with iOS SceneKit and Google Cardboard

As an iOS developer, my wishlist for creating a Virtual Reality App would be: no special hardware required, just an iPhone easily implemented mechanics no complicated module dependencies high level API for manipulating the VR scene Alas, Apple doesn’t seem to be doing anything with VR. They don’t have any VR products or announcements. Or has Apple quietly built an […]

Design as Choice Architecture

This guest blog post was written by behavioral economics expert and R&P consultant, Paul Sas, and originally published at As software continues to nibble through every human sphere, there’s one constraint that won’t change: the human mind. This is the first in a series of posts to introduce relevant psychological concepts that designers must learn to […]

WWDC day 1: Robot reactions

Yesterday, in-person in San Francisco and across our offices, many of our team members tuned in to watch the news coming out of WWDC (Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference). We’ll be sharing a full recap after the weeklong event wraps up, but for now, here’s a quick look at some of our reactions and thoughts […]

How mobile is driving the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of those catchy phrases that can seem like it means both everything and nothing, all at once. But far from being a marketing gimmick, IoT is a genuine transformation fundamentally changing the way businesses and consumers engage with technology, with mobile playing a key role.

How to use ProGuard with your Android library

By Android Developer Abinet Zelalem. Used widely in the Java world to shrink code and prevent reverse engineering, ProGuard is a tool familiar to many Android developers. However, using ProGuard with Android has never been an easy ride—and trying to do so in complex projects means developers will encounter many obstacles in determining what to […]

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