2010 has been a wonderful year for Intridea, especially as far as our blog is concerned. One of our commitments this year was to encourage all of our employees to contribute articles. We’ve been fortunate enough to bring you new tidbits every few days on a variety of topics relating to web and mobile development, in addition to some of the unique experiences we encounter as a heavily distributed team.
Since its release in April 2010, the Apple iPad actively excited our mobile developers. Eagerly, we updated several of our mobile applications, such as our crisis response application for the Gulf Coast oil spill, Oil Reporter, to take advantage of the new platform. But we’ve also been looking at other mobile platforms to see how we can take advantage of their unique qualities. Here are a few snippets from posts over the year:
Flexible Authentication with OmniAuth
Our Director of Product Innovation, Michael Bleigh, was hard at work this year writing a Ruby library to simplify all of the different logging-in strategies that today’s web applications try to leverage. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, or even FourSquare, the OmniAuth library handles it all with ease. The library was used heavily in the 2010 Rails Rumble competition. Here’s what Michael had to say about the tool earlier this year:
The Intridea Community
It hasn’t been all work and no play, however. We’ve also gotten to know our teammates a lot better over this past year. Our Community Manager, Renae Bair, has worked tirelessly to investigate the lives of Intrideans for our Intridea Insider series. But we’ve also discovered a few areas which we all seem to have in common.
This year, distributed Intrideans have made a concerted effort to travel frequently and meet up with each other at events in the community. Check out our Flickr page to see the photos that capture those experiences.
It’s been a wild year, but we’re really looking forward to continuing to provide you with new and varied articles covering mobile and web development. From all of us at Intridea, have a great 2011!