Yearly Archives: 2014

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Lextech client A.M. Castle featured in Internet Retailer for Cheetah app

December 26, 2014

  • Jessica Smith

Internet Retailer magazine, a Chicago based publication for e-commerce intelligence that previously featured Lextech’s work with Sonic Automotive, recently featured client A.M. Castle and our inventory app for them. Check out “Castle Metals fashions a digital strategy,” and read about the transformation A.M. Castle’s inventory system experienced through the app (nicknamed “Cheetah”), which resulted in...


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Mobile Product Design

Lextech President Will Scott featured in UX Magazine: you’ve been served poor UX

December 23, 2014

  • Tom Caprel Tom Caprel

Lextech President Will Scott was featured in UX Magazine with their article “You’ve Been Served Poor UX.” Will first featured this story of his lunchtime iPad ordering nightmare on the Lextech blog in a recent post: “One JFK airport restaurant’s iPad UX misadventure”. “I recently had a layover in New York’s JFK Airport, and decided...


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Lextech News

Lextech President Will Scott: all about the right apps, entrepreneurship, & leadership

December 23, 2014

  • Jessica Smith

Lextech President Will Scott appeared on James Beach’s School for Startups podcast a short time ago to talk Lextech’s unique approach, all things mobile, what drives Will, and what advice he has for aspiring entrepreneurs. You should listen to the interview—Beach has some insightful questions—but key takeaways include: For businesses: choose the right apps instead...


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Events

CocoaConf Atlanta’s iOS 8 & Mac insights

December 17, 2014

  • Chad Saxon

CocoaConf Atlanta (and a city near you) I recently attended CocoaConf in Atlanta for their final event of the year and it was an amazing time. CocoaConf is a relatively small iOS and Mac developer conference. They host training sessions that teach and share knowledge with Apple developers pertaining to current and upcoming technologies and...


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Events

ARA event a real encouragement for Chicago women in tech

December 16, 2014

  • Jessica Smith

Everyone, regardless of age or professional accomplishment, needs a role model. This is true of women in technology, and for this reason Lextech product owner Laura Puckett and I attended a recent ARA event in Chicago at tech incubator 1871. ARA is a organization that seeks to attract, retain, and advance women in technology though mentoring...


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AppMinute

How mobility can help port marketing and sales teams stand out

December 11, 2014

  • Tom Caprel Tom Caprel

This is part three of three in a series on maritime and port management. See part 1 on port security here and part 2 on port operations here. Show and tell 2.0 Like many other industries, ports need to show to enterprise maritime transportation companies that they have the facilities, schedules, and efficiencies to accommodate...


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Billion Dollar Apps

Business Info Guide: Alex Bratton, author of Billion Dollar Apps

December 11, 2014

  • Tom Caprel Tom Caprel

Lextech CEO Alex Bratton’s book Billion Dollar Apps: How To Find & Implement A Winning Mobile Strategy was recently highlighted on Businessinfoguide.com. Alex also shared info about his day-to-day life and gives some business tips for his readers, including: “I really love innovating and solving meaty problems in new ways using technology. I especially enjoy...


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Mobile in Operations

Why mobility in port operations management

December 10, 2014

  • Tom Caprel Tom Caprel

This is part 2 of 3 in a series on maritime and port management. See part 1 on port security here. Ports – complex and often automated United States ports are some of the most complex transportation management operations in the world. Adding to this complexity is the increasing automation of the industry. New port...


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AppMinute

438 billion reasons why mobility is needed in port management

December 9, 2014

  • Tom Caprel Tom Caprel

This is part one of a three-part series. Read part two and part three here. Shipping by air may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about cargo, but the majority of world trade still takes place over water. In 2013 alone, the port of Los Angeles in the U.S. managed the...


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Profiles in Technology

5 ways to celebrate Grace Hopper, first lady of software

December 9, 2014

  • Jessica Smith

“Be venturers, not adventurers. There’s a very great different between an adventurer and a venturer. An adventurer is the man who comes with the sword and takes everything with armed men behind him. He leaves behind him devastation….A venturer is the man who comes with his family and puts his own back into it. He cuts...


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