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Happy Holidays (plus, mrc giveaway winner announced)!

HappyHolidaysFirst, I’d like to start off with a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who has taken the time out of their days to read this blog over the past year. I hope you’ve found it useful and informative. If there are any topics you’d like to see covered in the coming year, please feel free to let me know in the comments.

Secondly, I’d like to congratulate this year’s winner of the mrc Giveaway: Michael Bennett! Michael will soon be the proud owner of a brand new iPad Mini! Thank you for all those that entered the giveaway this year, and make sure you stay tuned right here for the 2014 Giveaway, which will be announced in early-mid 2014.

Finally, from all of us here at mrc, we wish safe travels and a very happy holiday season!

New and improved Thanksgiving football app!

ThanksgivingDid you know that despite playing every Thanksgiving, the Detroit Lions haven’t won a Thanksgiving game since 2003? Or, did you know that the Jaguars and Panthers are the only teams to have never played on Thanksgiving? Or, that the Bengals and Buccaneers are the only teams to have played, yet never won, on Thanksgiving?

Why am I sharing Thanksgiving Football stats? Well, to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, we’re combining two of our favorite things: Web app development and football! We’ve taken our Thanksgiving Football app that we built with m-Power last year and made it even better!

For example, not only can you find the results of every game and the win/loss percentage of every team, we’ve also added a ranking report and a voting section. The ranking report lets you generate reports that rank teams by wins, losses, and winning percentage. The voting section lets you predict who will win this year’s games.

One more thing: It’s also available as a tablet and smartphone mobile web app. If you access the web app from any mobile device, it will recognize the device you’re using and display the appropriate presentation layer. To learn more about how m-Power handles mobile apps, you can check out this page.

Sound good? If you want to check it out, you can find the app right here. Make sure you vote on this year’s games!

Finally, from all of us here at mrc, we wish you safe travels and a very happy Thanksgiving!

10 most popular posts from 2012

First, I’d like to start off with a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who has taken the time out of their days to read this blog over the past year. I hope you’ve found it useful and informative. If there are any topics you’d like to see covered in the coming year, please feel free to let me know in the comments.

Secondly, as 2012 draws to a close, I thought I’d try something new. Rather than recap what I thought were the most useful articles, I’d like to share the posts that you found most interesting over the past year.

With that goal in mind, I took a look back at the past year and identified the 10 most popular posts of 2012, as determined by the readers of this blog. These are the posts that attracted the most attention (and often the most debate) over the last 12 months. I hope you find them interesting:

1. Hybrid vs. Native vs. Web app comparison chart
Does your company want mobile apps? You must first answer one question: Do we want native, hybrid, or mobile web apps? What’s the difference, or…more importantly, which is better? This post provides an easy-to-read comparison chart for each mobile development method. It compares the main differences, advantages, and disadvantages of each. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Football: Fun facts and mobile apps!

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we decided to celebrate in true m-Power fashion: We made a mobile app! But not just any mobile app. This mobile app is all about the long-standing tradition of Thanksgiving football! It answers the big questions like:

  • What is my team’s record on Thanksgiving Day?
  • When was the first Thanksgiving day NFL game played?
  • Who won last year (or any year, for that matter)?

Sounds exciting, right? The application works on all devices (PC/Tablet/Smartphone), and you can find the it right here.

One thing to note: The application adapts to the device on which it is viewed. So, if you access it on a PC, it will look like a PC app. But, if you access it on a smartphone or tablet, it will look like a smartphone or tablet app. Go ahead and try it to see for yourself. If all of that sounds confusing, this page explains m-Power’s approach to mobile in greater detail.

But wait…there’s more!

While we were building the mobile app, we ran across some great facts about the Thanksgiving Day football games that we couldn’t include in the app. So, we’ve pulled some of the more interesting “fun facts” and listed them below. Enjoy! Continue reading

Happy holidays from your friends at mrc

This holiday season, I have a special treat for you. I’ve managed to wrestle a previously unshared cookie recipe out of the hands of one of our employees here at mrc. While often requested, this recipe has never before been given to anyone…until now.

Word of warning: While I can attest to the deliciousness of these cookies, I can’t speak for the nutritional information. In fact, if you’re at all concerned with nutritional information, you probably shouldn’t make these cookies. But, what’s the point of the holidays if not for breaking a diet or two? So, if you want a great cookie recipe this holiday season, you can find it in our forums.

I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for reading my blog this past year. From all of us here at mrc, we wish you happy holidays and safe travels!