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UX Magic: “Faster” Load Times Through Design Pt. 1

We live in a time of quick response, instant gratification and ever expanding options. Our expectations of the tools we use are that they will help us maximize our time, efficiency, productivity. When it feels like a website or application is wasting this precious time we become increasingly likely to take our business elsewhere…and if it’s happening while we’re …

Hoverstate - Mike Severson
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Fonts: Attention to Detail Pays Off

A story about visual communication, coffee, why design details matter and why ‘handwriting’ fonts make me sick. There is a Starbucks coffee stand in the grocery store across the street from the Hoverstate offices in Encino, California. We end up there several times a week. I also visit the establishment far too …

Mobile QA Testing: Manual or Automated Testing?

Mobile application testing can be quite a challenge for a Quality Assurance (QA) testing team. Mobile applications often are required to function on a variety of devices featuring different hardware capabilities, configurations, and specifications. There are several types of testing that focus on different areas of the application, as well as automated …

Hoverstate - Robert Fauver
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Volio: Let’s Talk About Health & Wellness

A few weeks ago I attended the DEMO Mobile conference in San Francisco. It was an absolute treat, and with the exception of a few technical issues, a top notch production. We got off to a great start with a group of presentations about MHealth. Maybe it’s due to my longstanding interest …

Healthcare Reform Explained ( Video )

2014 is right around the corner. Are you confused about how the new healthcare reform law really works? This short animated movie explains the problems with the current healthcare system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014. Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation (we …

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"What is mHealth?" In Under Three Minutes

mHealth ( or mobile health ) is a term that is used for the practice of medicine and public health, supported by mobile devices. The use of the mobile apps in the health and wellness spheres allows health data to be collected and distributed through mobile devices and connects patients to local …

3 Ways Mobile Apps are Improving the Healthcare

The explosive growth of mobile technology has had dramatic results within the health care industry, changing relationships between providers and patients, and giving individuals the information required to take more personal responsibility for their own care. Ultimately, this shift in the industry toward mobile apps has the potential to greatly improve public …