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We just released a new self hosted app you can download and install on your own server, we call it Sendy!

What is Sendy?

Sendy is a self hosted email newsletter application that lets you send trackable emails via Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). Complete with reports, subscriber and list management.

Sendy was born out of frustration of paying for expensive email campaign services. We send newsletters via Campaign Monitor for SUBERNOVA and MockVault. No doubt Campaign Monitor is a great email campaign service, the price goes up to hundreds of dollars just for one email campaign. As our subscriber base grows, the cost per campaign grows significantly high.

We really don’t ask for much, just a newsletter application that enables us to manage subscribers, send campaigns and view reports. What we managed to find were either too expensive or flat out ugly.

The best service we’ve found

The best service we’ve found is Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). It offers email sending at high deliverability rates and at an insanely low price. $1 (Amazon SES) versus $150 (Campaign Monitor) for 10,000 emails?? Sounds great! But they don’t offer the ability to send trackable newsletters and manage lists and subscribers.

Amazon SES is in need of an application that is built around it.

And so we built it. We even added client access features so that you can create logins for your clients to send newsletters on their own at a price you set.

You can have Sendy too at a one time introductory fee of $40 (we’ll be pricing it at $59 at some point).


We previously talked about our new app, MockVault. It’s now available immediately for signups!

What is MockVault?

MockVault lets you manage your designs and versions with ease at the backend and present them professionally to your clients at the frontend.

To get a design approved, it’s not all about the design, it’s how you sell it. When sending a design to your client over the web, different format yields different results. If you’ve been sending mockups in PDF, Powerpoint or even in multiple JPEGs, your designs may not look like how it should be when it’s coded. This results in unnecessary requests for changes, wasting you time.

For over 13 years, we’ve tried and tested several ways of presenting our designs to clients. Only one format deemed the most effective in terms of getting it approved. It’s by placing annotations over the mockups and displaying it like the actual website.

The reason why annotations raises approval rates is because it’s easy for them to understand what they’re looking at. Guiding your clients through is critical if you want them to see the design the way you see it.

It is difficult to guide your client through your design over the web. With MockVault, it’s easy.

Check out MockVault!


Less than 8% of the people interviewed at Times Square New York know what a browser is.

There’s no surprise that more people around the world, not just Times Square alone, doesn’t know what a browser is, don’t use the internet as much as we would like to think, are less savvy and would get lost if the site is designed to be more complicated than they would have liked.

It’s a good place to start thinking about these users who are going to use the next website you design. Watch the following video and be surprised:

Found at: UX Magazine


We just made a new screencast for SUBERNOVA, quickly demonstrating all the key features that will help people better manage their projects. Check it out (best viewed when played in fullscreen)!

If you haven’t heard of SUBERNOVA, it’s an online project management application (designed and developed by us!) that makes you more productive by taking the stress out of remembering important details of your projects, lets you track time, send invoices and estimates, collaborate with team mates or clients and keeps your business smooth by keeping tabs on late payments, deadlines and more.


Wired and Adobe working together to create the next generation of magazines. Looking pretty good.

The same high gloss magazines but with interactive elements. What a brand new experience!

Adobe announced that AIR would run on Android, and Adobe has already announced its Packager for iPhone tool that will allow Flash apps (including AIR) to run on Apple mobile platforms.

That is exciting! Can’t wait to leverage our existing AS3 skills to build native mobile apps for iPhone and iPad.


As proclaimed by Adobe, Flash Player is the world’s most pervasive application runtime, with content distributed over 98 percent of Internet-enabled desktops.

Click here to see new features. 
Get your new flash player here.

I just have to take my hats off Apple each time they launch a new product.

Aside from mini notebooks, most notebooks are heavy and we all lived with that. Apple didn’t leave it at that, instead they came up with an innovative solution to solve that problem, by carving each new notebooks from a single piece of aluminum.

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Adobe’s Creative Suite, the tools of our trade, is getting a bump onto it’s brand new version, Creative Suite – CS4. But it feels like we’ve only used CS3 for a while!

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Fantasy Interactive, once creators of everything rich media and Flash, who delivered the very famous Road Runner and entirely in Flash, have shifted their technological direction and focus towards delivering more sites with HTML and AJAX.

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Hot off the stoves, Apple had just released it’s new line of iMacs, processor speed now at a whopping 3.06GHz!! Released in the U.S. and might probably take a few days or weeks to ship to Singapore, makes us just want to buy it!

Here’s the specs to make you drool (source from AppleInsider):

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