After several very successful releases of our iPhone handwriting-based notepad application, Spiral by Digital Generalists, we have decided to release the drawing engine for Spiral as an open source framework. What Is SpiralKit SpiralKit is a Quartz 2D-based drawing framework for iOS written in Objective-C. The framework enables ‘drawing’ on a UIView in iOS and […]
We’re happy to announce a minor update to Spiral that is now available on the App Store. We released Spiral just a little less than a month ago. Over that time, we’ve gotten some very good feedback about the application. Overall, our users have been very happy with Spiral. They like the functionality and the […]
What Makes a Good Product? My favorite applications are ones that solve a simple task really, really well. The task or problem doesn’t have to be a grand, ambitious goal. Often the products I most enjoy using are ones that concentrate intently on solving relatively modest and mundane tasks. Shazam is one of my favorite […]
Digital Generalists is excited to announce the release of: Spiral by Digital Generalists Spiral is the perfect application for lovers of pocket-sized paper notepads who want to take quick notes, draw, sketch, doodle, and more! All these things can be done by simply “drawing” on the application with your finger or a stylus. Spiral uses […]
No matter what you do, there is a great deal of pressure to do the popular thing. As creative professionals, we want to be appreciated. We want the work we do, the things that we create, to be acknowledged and appreciated. Professional, student, hobbyist, or whatever, we’re all people. And, really, we all want to […]
This past week I had the pleasure of attending 360|iDev in Denver. I’d been hearing really great things about all of the conferences put on by 360|Conferences for the last few years. Happily, this conference completely lived up to that reputation. Most of the sessions I attended were very well done and quite informative. In particular, I […]
Digital Generalists worked with Children’s Medical Center’s to redevelop their website. The new site, developed using WordPress, focuses on a crucial part of the relationship between a pediatrician and the patient’s family: communication. Robust online resources are available to provide up-to-date, reviewed medical information 24/7 on any digital device.
Digital Generalists is proud to participate in Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska’s project to create a day camp for girls in Lincoln, Nebraska. We worked with the council to design outdoor signs throughout the camp that incorporate identity elements from both the Girl Scouts’ and Hilltop Foundation’s brands.
Digital Generalists is working with a church whose history spans more than 150 years to solidify its brand. The goal of the project is to develop a set of communication guidelines that its staff and volunteer leadership can use to bring synergy to what is now a mismatched (and diluted) set of flyers, websites, and messages.
In the face of a world that values specialization and niche-seeking, I say that it’s the generalists who actually bring the competitive advantage (and have the most fun). So, why be a digital generalist? Glad you asked.