How Behavior Driven Development Helped Us Release Software In Record Time

Our developers at The Smyth Group have found BDD to be revolutionary to our process as well. In fact, we’ve standardized on this development methodology for […]

Add a Spinning “Beach Ball” Pinwheel To Your Slack Channel

“I’m stuck,” “Hold on,” “I’m waiting for something…” Unfortunately common expressions that deserve an emoticon. I whipped up a little gif to use in my Slack […]
A car console interface for changing audio volume

Raising The Bar For UX In The Car

As a financially irresponsible American, I’ve purchased my share of new cars in the past few years. Each year auto makers lure us in with better […]

Some of my favorite web app tools

We use pre-built tools and libraries because they’re supposed to make the tedious parts of our projects easy to put into action. A well-designed web app […]

‘The Loop’ Magazine Launches On TypeEngine Platform

SEATTLE, Wa – 9 May 2013 – iOS-exclusive publishing platform TypeEngine today announced the release of Jim Dalrymple’s The Loop Magazine on Newsstand.  The Loop is […]

UX Prototype Presentation Options

Putting together a well thought out and well executed user interface is only half of the challenge you’ll face in trying to sell your idea to […]

Two killer Android apps you gotta try!

Do you work from your desk and get annoyed having to pick up your phone to respond to a text message? Does it seem like such […]

Chrome + IE Tab Multi Extension = Best of Both Worlds!

Part of my job is testing Web based applications for fit and finish; making sure they work as expected and look good. Ok, so I must […]

1st Annual TSG Gran Prix

Under the guise of team building, The Smyth Group sponsored the first Annual TSG Gran Prix race, held in Ontario California at K1 Speed. Being the […]

Implementing Parcelable on Android, A Brief Intro

During the course of development, there may come a time on android where you need to serialize an object. By far, the simplest way to handle […]