The 2013 Emmy nominations have been announced and included among the nominees is the Lift-built AMC The Walking Dead StorySync®, which is nominated in the Outstanding Interactive Program category. We are extremely proud this nomination, as it validates the idea that a WordPress-powered web app can go toe-to-toe against native iPad and iPhone apps and be one of the most successful, innovative experiences in television and interactive media.
When we were first approached by AMC to develop The Walking Dead StorySync®, we never dreamed our work would be nominated for an Emmy, let alone win a Social TV award and receive two additional nominations. Yet, we are extremely proud of our team for building apps that have made a massive impact on the way people watch and engage with television shows.
The Walking Dead StorySync® is powered by WordPress, which allows users to access it from any device and content producers to manage content quickly and flawlessly. Choosing WordPress was easy because it allowed us to tap into a powerful, easy-to-extend platform that can be accessed by anyone with a browser. Rather than building a series of native apps, building a fun interactive app with WordPress appears to have been the right choice with The Walking Dead StorySync® having already won 2 awards with an Emmy nomination as the cherry on top.
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The other nominees can be viewed here.
It’s been a long 8 months. Many hours of blood, sweat, and tears—yes—tears have been spilled. But today, I have good news. It’s live.
For the past few years, we’ve been building things for TV networks that we’re extremely proud of. As one of the leading second screen app development companies, we’ve built award-winning social apps for audience-loved TV shows like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. Our goal is to heighten engagement for and deliver tremendous value to TV and movies via the web and mobile devices.
A little while back, I received a Skype call from Drew Wilson - the creator of the Internet. Well, at least the creator of a lot of things that make up the Internet. Drew came to me knowing that Lift is one of the best WordPress companies around, having a long history of building great sites and web apps like The Next Web, IFC.com, The Walking Dead StorySync, Breaking Bad StorySync, and WE tv SYNC - some of the first and best second screen apps. Some of our projects even won a few awards and we’re super proud of that.
So anyway, Drew called and asked if we had any interest in becoming the development partner for The Industry, a hub for design startup news. Needless to say, we jumped at the opportunity. After meeting Jared Erondu (teen Internet prodigy), we discussed terms, met with our lawyers and signed on the dotted line.
That means in 2013, we’ll be helping construct an all-new website for The Industry and will be pulling out all the stops. We want to make sure this is the ULTIMATE website for designers. Drew has been working on some killer design ideas for the new site and our team is already collaborating on ideas for the new site and how it functions.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for the new site, we want to hear them. Tweet at us and let us know what you want to see from The Industry!
I recently read a nice article regarding pricing and we’ve gone through a few different methods of pricing here at Lift. I wanted to share some of our secret tips and tricks that we use to
trick convince our clients to pay us well.
We’ve been looking at ways to reduce the amount of time we spend on accounting and accounts receivable and we finally found it! ZenCash is totally awesome. We highly recommend it for anyone looking to get paid faster and worry less about clients paying on time.