Monthly Archives: April 2011

Leveling Up Our Front-End Development


Hello World! My name is Collin. I’ve been at BigDoor from the beginning and have developed many iterations of our Front-End library. I have failed and have been successful. In all cases, the goal is to make something easy, fun and awesome to use. In dev-land this translates to quick iterations, learn from the issues…

Dirty Words


We wanted to share a great post on AdAge Digital from Judy Shapiro, the Chief Brand Strategist at CloudLinux. In “Why ‘Commerce’ Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word in Tech Marketing” Judy explores social commerce and, how in it’s current state, the biggest piece missing is the sale: “Why does it seem like “cool” marketing technology…

Sales Force Gamification


One of our pals at SpectrumDNA, Vince Beerman, is a member of the Software Advisory Board at Software Advice and he recently wrote a byline about Sales Force Automation and Gamification, “Sales Force Gamification = (Automation + Motivation + Socialization)^2.” Vince discusses the “coming gamification of Sales Force Automation” and walks readers through intrinsic and…

Gamification and News


This past weekend, developer Brian Immel and I traveled to NYC to participate in the Hacks/Hackers “News + Gaming” hackathon and talks. We had a great weekend talking with the journalists and developers who attended, and look forward to more discussions about how gamification can help news organizations increase user engagement and retention. The Saturday…

All Systems Go!


Below is a copy of the letter we emailed to the BigDoor Publisher Network this morning detailing the recent impact from the Amazon Web Services outage late last week. As a company transparency and feedback are crucial to the work we do here and as such we thought it was important to share this letter…