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Written By Hitcents

The Harlem Shake App Released!

After much laughter and consideration, we decided as an agency to expand upon the YouTube sensation by developing the first ever Harlem Shake App for iOS.

The Harlem Shake is an internet meme that originated on January 30th, 2013 with a video released by YouTube comedy vlogger Filthy Frank set to music by heavy bass artist Baauer. The meme gained popularity days later after five Australian teenagers known as &#...

February 20, 2013
harlem shake / app development
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Written By Chris Mills 慕乐文

Mobile Application Concept

Clients come to us all the time with app ideas, but never research if there is an app that already performs exactly the same way of their idea. There are so many apps today that it is important to research the market before running with (what individuals believe to be) a great idea. When we first develop any app, we know that research has to be done on our concept. If no similar apps can be found, after searching in d...

February 07, 2013
app development
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Written By Jon Peppers

Draw a Stickman: EPIC, a MonoGame Adventure

- Backstory -

Back in 2010, Phil Williams, a graphic designer/flash developer at Hitcents started on an idea he called “draw a stickman”. The idea was an interactive story, where you drew a stickman and he came to life. You would then have to draw other items to help your stickman through his adventures.

Phil worked on and off on his idea for about one day a week, and after a year of work http:...


Written By Chris Nation

Microsoft DevRadio features Draw a Stickman

Jerry Nixon, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft discusses Draw a Stickman and the Xamarin Platform with Xamarin CEO, Nat Friedman and Hitcents President, Chris Mills....


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Written By Chris Mills 慕乐文

Creative Strategies for Capitalizing on Mobile Applications

Discussing the development of a smart phone app is always fun, but at the end of the day it’s all about your business plan and how to make money. There are so many challenges that people overlook when creating apps that it produces a market full of unsuccessful apps. The key to app success is obviously to ensure that more money is made than spent. The important piece of free apps is the money made from the ads. H...

January 04, 2013
app development / creativity
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Written By Adam Diestelkamp

App Design

App design is an exciting process to be part of and has been a highlight for me while working at Hitcents. Designing mobile apps should be more than just slapping a slick interface on a set of controls but a process that explores the user experience. Part of what makes designing apps a neat experience is the process and each designer will have their own approach to app design. One designer's workflow may not work ...

December 18, 2012
design / app development / creativity
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Written By Jeff Dehut

The Art of Stickman Epic

How do you design the artwork of a game that is all about drawing in such a way that will encourage anyone, of any age, with any level of artistic ability to be creative in their own way? Sound like an epic task? It was and here is how we went about accomplishing it.

I was hired as a 2D Animator to help bring characters to life that were designed and illustrated by Phil Williams the Project Lead on Draw a Stickman:...

November 20, 2012
draw a stickman
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Written By Chris Nation

Stickman Epic Trailer released!

Announcing the new Stickman app! Get ready for a creative gaming experience unlike anything you've ever played before! Draw items and elements, then bring your drawings to life as you solve puzzles and overcome obstacles. Draw a Stickman Epic immerses you in a fantastic world where you have complete creative freedom! Coming to iOS and Windows 8 on October 26. Coming to Android soon after that.
Check out the ne...

October 10, 2012
draw a stickman
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Written By Chris Nation

Hitcents Innovation

Hitcents CEO Clinton Mills discusses the creative and interactive approach that has allowed the agency to be as innovative as it has been over the years....

September 26, 2012
hitcents / innovation
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Written By Robert Camp

PPTP Encryption

If you use a Windows server as a vpn head end, you are vulnerable to disclosures since a new tool was released at the end of last month which can crack PPTP encryption.  Windows servers most commonly end up using PPTP encryption because it’s the default method, however MS is now recommending against using PPTP (in conjunction with MS-CHAP authentication).  With a recording of the encrypted networking traffic...

August 30, 2012
technology
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