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5 things that companies forget when hiring a development firm

Well here we go.  You’ve been bit by the creativity bug and come up with an exciting application idea that could be that one missing thing you need to achieve all of your goals and ambitions.  You’ve seen a problem (or opportunity) and have concluded that technology can help you respond accordingly.   You’ve seen what is on the horizon and decided to bring your digital vision to reality.  But wait, you aren’t Mark Zuckerberg?   You don’t have a team of…
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Likeability with startups

Current Minnesota Senator Al Franken was a satirical self-help talk show host named Stuart Smalley. That opening sentence is 100% true and ridiculous. Smalley had a catchphrase that's been repeated too many times by too many people who aren't funny: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and doggone it people like me." Though the character was a satirical self-help host,  I have adapted it to be my actual credo when choosing who to work with. "I don't know if you…
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5 Tools Everyone in the Design Industry Should be Using

As FarShore’s Creative Lead, I spend lots of time thinking about ways to create the best designs.  I have settled on a collection of five tools that allow me in every situation to produce beautiful UI/UX designs. Below, you’ll find those five tools-- enjoy!  1. Pen and Paper Let's start from the beginning. If you are a designer who is actively involved in designing web pages, mobile applications, or visual identities, the first thing you need is a pen and…

5 Reasons your Development Project is Behind Schedule

Every technical lead has at some point or another failed to deliver a development project on time. Whenever these things happen they have a huge impact on both partner satisfaction and internal goals, so it’s important to analyze and learn from mistakes. When it comes to postmortem analysis on project execution, I always like to run topic-specific reports on projects done by FarShore as well as third party development shops to identify the source of issues. These reports will help…
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Farshore Partner Artifact Uprising Acquired by VSCO

Today, we are honored to announce the acquisition of Artifact Uprising, a Dashfire portfolio company, by VSCO.  There is no singular path for startup success, just a number of right paths; most of which are celebrated as successful in hindsight. The founders of AU, Jenna, Katie, and Matty, paved their own path. In fact, had they shared their roadmap with the startup community, it would have likely received the standard “just what the world does not need, another photo book company” commentary. But AU…