Armadillo Studios Inc.

iPhone goes Enterprise

A couple of weeks ago we posted an article detailing the potential importance of the “Apple’s Iphone to our Canadian customers”:http://blog.armadillostudios.ca/article/iphone-arrives-in-canada. Well, with Mondays iPhone news at the “WorldWide Developers Conference”:http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/0806wdt546x/event/index.html it looks like the next release of the iPhone will have far more impact on your business then we thought.

In simple laymen terms, it looks like Apple is poised to take a bite out of Blackberry’s dominance on the Business Wireless Device market. With the release of iPhone 2.0 software, the iPhone will _now_ contain Enterprise software comparable to Blackberry offers. So what does that mean for your business?

Essentially, this news solidifies the iPhone’s future cultural importance and will open your business up to an entire group of _new users_ that will have a greater access to wireless Internet. In particular, it means that your *web site will need to be compatible with the iPhone’s internet browsers* or you will be missing out on a slew of vital customers.

And as one analyst has already pointed out – “we’re witnessing the birth of a third major platform, after Windows (PC) and OS X (Apple Computers)”:http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/06/liveblog-steve.html.

SpeedSpecialists.com Officially Launched

So after a few months as a temporary splash page, “speedspecialists.com”:http://www.speedspecialists.com is now officially live.

As mentioned previously, Speedspecialists.com is the new home of Concept 3 & Stefan Dalberg. This new site is designed to showcase the upcoming projects of Concept 3 (Commercials Production, Ice Boat Construction, & Upcoming Events) and the talents of Stefan Dalberg. It’s was built as a dynamic personal/corporate blog which incorporates embedded video clips of Concept 3’s commercial ice boating work and an easy to use picture gallery of their custom built iceboats.

Powered by the WordPress CMS, speedspecialists.com allows Stefan and the Concept 3 group to post news blurbs, add photos, and embed the latest video with ease. We’ve also added an RSS feed, a feature clip image and also a AJAX based Contact Us form.

We are proud to launch Speedspecialists.com and include it in our growing family of web sites.

Lion’s Eye Catering & Speedspecialists

February has been a very exciting month for Armadillo Studios and we apologize for the lack of articles and updates.

In addition, to securing new projects and preparing for the “2008 SXSW Interactive Conference”:http://www.sxsw.com, we are very proud to add two new web sites to our growing portfolio of work. Please welcome “Lionseyecatering.com”:http://www.lionseyecatering.com and “Speedspecialists.com”:http://www.speedspecialists.com to the Armadillo Network.

*Lion’s Eye Catering* is one of Calgary’s most popular catering services. At the request of owner Miss Monica, we developed a crisp new web site, which invoked the passionate cuisine of the company.

This new redesign incorporates the informative elements of the original site with a simple navigation system and a bright new design. In addition, it also includes menus for download, a versatile content management system, plus a personal and engaging layout. We look forward to working with Lion’s Eye Catering to help their business grow over the future months.

In addition, we would also like to welcome Concept 3 Inc. and “speedspecialists.com”:http://www.speedspecialists.com/ to the Armadillo Network.

*SpeedSpecialist.com* is a new temporary web site, which in the future will showcase specialized sports including Sailing, Iceboating, and everything in between. Utilizing a web log and viral videos; Concept 3 aims to utilize speedspecialists.com as resource for sailing and iceboating enthusiasts all over Western Canada.

Thank You!

It’s been a little over two weeks since we celebrated our one year anniversary at the Art Gallery of Calgary, and we would like to finally thank everyone who came out.

It was a wonderful evening and a pleasure to share such an achievement with all of you.

We hope you all enjoyed the festivities. The wine, the steamwhistle beer, the Jonessoda and food were fabulous.

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We thank all of our friends, family and clients for their support over the year and we look forward to an exciting 2008.

One Year Anniversary

That’s right! Armadillo Studios is officially one year old!

And on Wednesday, we are celebrating this achievement with a little appreciation night at the “Art Gallery of Calgary”:http://www.artgallerycalgary.org/.

We’ve got our friends at “Steam Whistle”:http://www.steamwhistle.ca/ to supply the beverages. “Darryl Bennett and Chef for Hire”:http://www.chefforhire.ca/ will be providing some divine appetizers. Heck, we’ve even gone out and picked up a few cases of lovely “Jones Soda”:http://www.jonessoda.com/ for all of our friends who are just children at heart.

Plus we’ve even cooked up a small little surprise that you’ve probably never seen before.

All of this just to thank you – the clients and people who have supported “Armadillo Studios”:https://www.armadillostudios.ca over the past year.

_If for some reason you haven’t received an invite and would love to come. (BTW that’s probably our fault as we probably didn’t update our email addresses) Just send us an email at info@armadillostudios.ca and we’ll add you to the guest list._

The University of Calgary’s SESAH Lab

Armadillo Studios and the University of Calgary’s SESAH (Spatial Analysis of Environment, Society and Healthcare Lab) are “proud to launch their newest web site.”:http://webapps2.ucalgary.ca/~sesah/

“The SESAH Lab”:http://webapps2.ucalgary.ca/~sesah/ (formerly the SPARCS Lab) contacted Armadillo to help develop a brand new site; which would be easy to update and would allow the graduate students the ability to collaborate on collected data information.

Collaborating with the SESAH Lab, we constructed a new site which integrated a new Content Management System for easy updating. In addition, we developed a separate student login area. This area allows students and professors the ability to collaborate and comment on collected data sets. They can store files and discuss the changes to the data.

Additionally, this new site gives the SESAH Lab a unique and sophisticated presence on the University of Calgary’s web site. A web site which showcases the progressive nature of the lab and its work within the world of Spatial Analysis.

The Launch

And with one simple click of a button, Armadillo Studios Inc. is very pleased to launch our very own Corporate Web Log.

As we get closer to the one-year anniversary of our company, we here at Armadillo thought it was about time to launch something new for the company.

Our goals is to create a running web log where we could start sharing some of our expertise in the areas of web design and business blogging, while showcasing some of our recent projects. It’s also a place where we hope to discuss the social and cultural implications of these trends, not only on our own personal lives, but on the little area we call home. (Southern Alberta)

So please have a look around. Check out some of our images on Flickr or maybe even leave a comment or two. Just make sure you grab the RSS feed and comeback often as we begin to add to our list of articles. We’re already busy preparing a couple of articles on Vector Illustrations, ViRB, Twitter, and on a couple of our latest projects.

Thanks for your time.

The Armadillo Team.