Tech + Innovation Funding Alerts

CrossComm is dedicated to helping change makers on their journey to make a positive impact. Our 'Tech + Innovation Funding Alert' is a collection of funding resources, both nationally and locally, aimed at supporting the development of innovative technology in health, science, and social change.

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Ending the Year with a Meaningful Win

CrossComm was honored to win the Tech for Good Award at the 2022 NC Tech Awards Gala. Hosted by the North Carolina Tech Association, the awards are North Carolina’s only technology awards program recognizing companies and individuals who have demonstrated growth, innovation, and leadership throughout the state.

The Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Bringing Art To Life in an Interactive Mobile App

At the completion of an important project, the CrossComm team headed to the nation's capital to visit the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. We worked with the museum on a companion web app to bring pieces of artist Iké Udé's work to life alongside his exhibit. In a warm gesture, the museum invited our team to visit for a personal guided tour of the exhibit and museum.

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AR & VR News: Reality Recap June 2022

Reality Recap is a video series where Shane Norris provides updates on what's going on in the world of Augmented and Virtual Reality. In June, we discussed updates from Meta, Apple, ByteDance, Niantic, and more.

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A Guide to User Experience (UX) Audits

A UX Audit, also known as a Usability Audit, looks for ways that your current product succeeds or falls short of being user-centric. They are great tools for identifying ways to improve your digital product’s UX. In this blog, our Lead UI/UX Designer guides you through this important process.

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What To Know When Building an App for Research Studies

Building a mobile or web app for a research project can be a daunting task. Knowing how to prepare for app development can save you a lot of time, headaches, and valuable funding. CrossComm's Program Manager Sara Battles breaks down what you need to know when building an app for research.

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Making ‘Remote Work’ Work During COVID-19

Because of the COVID-19 virus, companies are faced with tough decisions regarding their ability to realistically embrace remote work. For our clients, partners, and other companies trying to figure out remote work, we thought it might be helpful to share some of the tools that we use that may also help you maintain productivity during this challenging time.

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Blockchain: Beyond the Buzzword

Blockchain has been popping up all over for the past few years, but sometimes the practical use cases can get lost in the hype. Alicia Hetrick breaks down when to use blockchain, and when not to.

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Enterprise Augmented Reality

Enterprises are gaining a greater awareness of the ROI that AR and VR can return to their organizations. The AR/VR team here at CrossComm is passionate about assisting firms navigate the process of adopting Augmented Reality. We produced an infographic to help overview different immersive tech and current enterprise applications.

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Why a Team Is Valuable for Your Development Needs

Using Malcolm Gladwell’s “weak link versus strong link” theory, this blog post likens software development to a "weak link" sport like soccer, where teams filled with individuals with complementary skill sets can outpace those that are reliant on one or more superstars. This post breaks down the various skills necessary in quality software development, and explains why a team with multidisciplinary expertise is better suited to meet those challenges than any single developer.

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What Kind of MVP Do You Want?

Most MVP’s fall into the following categories: Scale Model, Proof of Concept, Foundation and Iceberg. Knowing which of these you are building is critical to making sure you will be achieving what you expected when you are done. This post gives direction to product owners and developers on what to keep in mind in each type of MVP.