Menu Navigation Menu

Recent posts

Recent Acquisitions of Cloud City Development Clients

Three Cloud City Development Clients Acquired Recently

As a full-service design and software consultancy we get to help clients in their time of need and, if we do our job right, make a difference for that client and its customers. While all projects have their own goals and guideposts, all, including those for True & Co., Deis, and Engine Yard, start with the same question: why. We like to think that our approach and their engagements with us were partially respondible for our clients' acquisitions.

Designing to Stop Night Terrors in Children

An iOS app distraught, sleep-deprived parents can use in a dark room to help their kids

By asking lots of good questions, Brendan Miller, our lead UX/UI designer, built a friendly, kind, and respectful interface that interacts with the Lully Sleep Guardian to cut down night terrors. Instead of watching, unable to help, parents can reset a healthy sleep pattern and eliminate night terrors.

Is Contributing to Open Source Right for You?

New to open source and wondering where to start?

Andre Arko, Cloud City Development senior developer and lead developer of Bundler, the Ruby dependency manager, has three questions you should ask yourself before diving in. Then once you've answered why open source (and confirmed you have the time), he shares his 15 minute a day blueprint to go from Open Source Newbie to Core Contributor.

Working with iBeacons on iOS - Zero to BLE Bonus

For as little as $5, develop your very own personal Tile or Trackr knockoff.

Now that you've gotten started developing for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices on iOS using the Core Bluetooth framework, it's time to talk about iBeacons. In this bonus installment of our Zero to BLE with iOS primer, Evan K. Stone shows you how to use a Estimote iBeacon to track your luggage through its journey to you at the airport.

Sketch Plugin for Creating Artboard Sized to Fit Selected Objects

Quickly create multiple perfectly sized artboards from one file with this Sketch plugin that sizes using your selected objects.

Iterating rapidly on UI design means you’re going to need multiple different sized artboards as you share ideas amongst your team members. So rather than share artboards that are too big for your needs, check out this Sketch plugin Brendan Miller developed to create artboards based on your selected objects.