Android Siddur 2.0

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NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Today we are releasing a major update to our Android Siddur, version 2.0 of the RustyBrick Android Siddur...

LTE Speeds At RustyBrick

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NOVEMBER 14, 2013

This morning I noticed that my wireless provider, AT&T, finally has LTE data speeds at RustyBrick's offices. T-Mobile added it a couple months ago, Verizon and Sprint had it here for ages.

So I decided to run a speed test, using all four networks, on Android devices, via the SpeedTest app from...

Menorah & Jewish Radio Apps Updated

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NOVEMBER 8, 2013

Chanukah is just around the corner and we wanted to push out some updates to our Menorah App and Jewish Radio app for the season.

We've given them both a fresh and clean new look, cleaning up some code to work nicely with iOS7 and the taller iPhone 5(s) devices...

Siddur 6.0

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OCTOBER 30, 2013

Today we are excited to announce one of the largest upgrades to the core of our iOS Siddur since we launched the Siddur back in August 2008. The core backend and engine for Siddur has been rewritten, mostly because Apple forced us to with iOS 7...

RustySukkah

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

This week it is the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and observant Jewish males are required to eat in a temporary house, also known as a Sukkah.

For any observant Jew who is at work during the holiday of Sukkot, they know all too well how hard it is to manage eating while at work...

JewGlass An International Hit

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AUGUST 12, 2013

As you may have seen, we officially announced the launch of JewGlass, our first Google Glass app for Jews, this past week. The response has been a huge success...

iPhone Siddur Sale

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AUGUST 3, 2013

Tomorrow Today (Sunday), August 4th, is the fifth birthday of our iPhone Siddur and we wanted to run a special and very very rare sale for those who have not yet had the opportunity to give our Siddur a try. We are running, for today (August 4th) ONLY a 50% off sale.

Again, this is a rare sale...

Mom's Tribute App in Journal News

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MAY 6, 2013

As many of you know, we produced the Bedtime Shema App in the memory of our mother, who suddenly passed away last October. Shortly after, we produced the same app for Android users and even Kindle Fire users...

Getting Glass

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MARCH 28, 2013

Google announced the winners of those who are accepted into the Glass Explorer program and we are lucky to have been invited into the program.

I received notification at 2:24am EDT this morning on the application I submitted via Google+ named Jew Glass...

Free Volume Artscroll App

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MARCH 14, 2013

Artscroll has announced they are giving way a complete volume within the Artscroll App!

This is your chance to see first hand how this app has revolutionized the way you learn the Talmud...

3D Color iOS Artscroll Gemera

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MARCH 8, 2013

As many of you know, we released the Artscroll App back in July of last year and as you know, good enough, is never good enough for us. We are always looking for ways to utilize technology to enhance the app experience, especially when we build apps that can improve Jewish life and learning...

iOS vs Android Apps

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FEBRUARY 26, 2013

One of the more common questions we get from companies looking to hire us to build app development is where do they start first? Do you start with iOS development or Android development.

The answer is not always clear cut, it depends a lot of the market you are trying to reach...

5 Million YouTube Views

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JANUARY 10, 2013

The RustyBrick YouTube Channel has surpassed 5 million views on YouTube after 5 years of being on YouTube. I think there is a special club or something for reaching 5 million views...

English For Kehot/Chabad

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JANUARY 7, 2013

We are very happy to announce a new version of the iPhone Siddur is available. Version 5.2 brings Kehot (Chabad) English upgrade, an updated Tefillin mirror for the iPhone 5, a ton of Nikud (vowel) cleanup, a ton of crash fixes and many more updates...

2-Factor Authentication

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NOVEMBER 23, 2012

I am a paranoid person - not at a level that is unhealthy, but I am paranoid. In fact, as soon as Google came out with two step verification (commonly known as two-factor authentication - I set it up with my Google Apps account...

iPad Mini

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NOVEMBER 20, 2012

A couple weeks ago, we received the new iPad Mini at the office. I wanted to let you know how it felt switching from an iPad 3 (iPad Retina Display 2011) to an iPad Mini (without Retina display).

I am not a typical iPad user, I use it pretty much for two purposes...

Forefront Of Judaism's Digital Age

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AUGUST 23, 2012

Nick Harper from JN1 (Jewish News One) in New York interviewed us last week about our Jewish iOS Apps and he honored us by saying we "are at the forefront of Judaism's digital age...

iOS Siddur Birthday

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JULY 31, 2012

August 4th is the 4th anniversary/birthday of our first iOS (then iPhone) app, the iPhone Siddur.

It is hard to imagine, we've developed a few hundred apps since, about 70 that we own and sell directly and the rest was done for our clients...

Server Room: Now With A/C

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JULY 26, 2012

A few weeks ago we moved into our new space and part of our new space was to make sure we had a more manageable server room. Note: We don't manage our production servers in our office but most of our development work is housed internally...

Signage Help

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JULY 17, 2012

We are all moved in to our new office and now we need to make decisions on the 'less important' things. One item is indoor signage.

As you can see from our 360 views, we have a nice brick wall when you walk into our office. It wasn't cheap but we like brick...