Last month we introduced an exciting integration between Tracker and Wazoku’s awesome idea software. Wazoku is ideally suited to all you Product Managers looking for the tools to capture the best product ideas from across the business, filter and prioritise them and then in a single click create the story in Tracker.
To truly grok this integration we are running some demo webinars in the new year. Register here to reserve your seat – This webinar will cover the basics of idea management and showcase the integration between the two products. There’ll also be opportunities to discuss the application and answer any questions.
Also, don’t forget that Wazoku have very kindly offered all Tracker users an exclusive discount of £0.75 / $0.50 per user per month. You can access a free trial here (don’t forget to enter the promo code PTPC25F).
Xtreme Labs is excited to announce its continuing partnership with Karmaloop, with the recently-launched PLNDR iPhone app for exclusive members-only flash sales on the go. With the app, customers can make purchases from wherever they are, creating a fun, easy, and convenient way to shop for deals that sell out quickly. The PLNDR app reaches customers who can’t always shop online, which takes advantage of user’s desire to get a great item for a great price when the clock is ticking.
The PLNDR app offers fantastic deals across the footwear, apparel and accessories categories, on such popular brands as Obey, Adidas, Motel, and many more. Items can be sorted by gender, category, or size, and are displayed in high-resolution, with a multi-angle gallery layout.
Purchasing is a breeze on this members-only app, and users can earn shopping credits by getting their friends to join through Facebook, Twitter and email. Products can also be shared via social media, generating sales and word-of-mouth.
We do a lot of Android software development at Xtreme Labs. Every two months we have a retrospective meeting to look back and reflect on the exciting discoveries, petty frustrations, and disseminate our findings to the group. There are some lessons that we’ve learned time and time again.
It’s hard to believe that it all started just five years ago. Smartphones were just coming into the hands of consumers, and the world of mobile changed forever. Putting all bets on mobile, Amar Varma and Sundeep Madra set out to carve their own niche in the mobile start-up space by focusing on innovation and what they referred to as extreme programming.
What was once a company working out of a single room with just eight developers sitting around a table, has turned into more than they could have imagined. Five years, four office floors, 200 staff, 350 apps, some of the world’s biggest brands, and hundreds of millions of downloads later, we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of the mobile world.
So, thank you. It’s because of people like you: our hardworking staff, incredible clients and supportive partners that have brought us to where we are today. We couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to experiencing more amazing things yet to come in mobile and beyond.
Command-T is an awesome vim plugin installed by default on the Pivotal workstation. There are some great keyboard shortcuts that make it even better.
Normally to use Command-T, you type leader-f, locate your file using the fuzzy finder, then hit <CR> (vim-speak for carriage return) to open it. But instead of <CR>, you can hit the following:
<CR> open the selected file
<C-CR> open the selected file in a new split window
<C-s> open the selected file in a new split window
<C-v> open the selected file in a new vertical split window
<C-t> open the selected file in a new tab
<C> is control. To learn more about Command-T, type
At the vim prompt. Thanks to my pair today, Ian Zabel, for showing me this stuff.
With thanks to Ben we discovered a nice way to get Jasmine tests to work on Tddium today. We had a number of issues with the jasmine-headless-webkit dependency Tddium said we had to use. Issues around requiring a file that required erb to compile; not finding the source files; getting to work in the browser but not the command line and maybe a few others.
Ben pointed out some undocumented configuration for Tddium which outlined ‘custom’ build steps wherein you could call the jasmine:ci rake task. This cleared everything up. Although I’m not sure how as Tddium said it could only cope with a headless browser environment.
Here’s the gist I hope it saves you as much time as it did me.
It’s not that designers and developers don’t or can’t get along. What the team at Redline realized is that they speak a different language. So to facilitate the communication between these two life forms they created this tool
It’s simple to set up, simple to use and simple to incorporate into your Pivotal Tracker account – what else could you ask for?
Redline.cc is in beta – so cut them some slack (not that there’s anything to gripe about) and ask the designers you work with to give them try.