The Breakroom

Twitter has published an update to their custom suite of emoji – Twemoji – that covers over 70 new icons from the Unicode 9.0 specification. The Iconfactory was pleased to once again help Twitter bring these new additions to the social networking service. The update covers a wide range of subjects including an expanded set […]

There’s no denying that emoji are all the rage these days. That’s why we were excited when the producers behind Food Network’s hit reality baking competition, Cake Wars, invited us to fly to LA to help judge a special emoji-themed episode which airs nationally in the United States next week. It’s the most expressive episode […]

Behind the BitCam

June 29, 2016

The folks over at The Apple Google interviewed me about BitCam, how the app came about and what went into bringing it to the App Store. There’s some fun insights in the discussion that are worth checking out like the specific challenges we faced when developing the retro camera for your “mini pocket computer”: One […]

You have a great idea for an app that may be a unique twist on existing software or perhaps just building a better mobile mousetrap. One thing’s for sure – there’s nothing like it in the App Store but you wish there were. Where to begin? Everyday I talk to people that have really interesting […]

Facebook’s popular Messenger app launched an important update today that added, among other things, an all-new, custom suite of emoji for users to enjoy. We’re gratified to have been enlisted by the Messenger team at Facebook to help make this new icon collection a reality. This monumental effort spanned months of work and included everything […]

Today’s update of Twitterrific, our popular third party Twitter client, is full of improvements and fixes that are sure to enhance your tweeting experience. Version 5.14.4 now sports a handy search field at the top of most timelines that lets you quickly search for terms and tweets in no time flat. It also corrects several […]

Over the years Twitterrific has collected critical recognition from the public and from the iOS developer community including an Apple Design Award and inclusion in the iMore Hall of Fame. This past week Twitterrific earned a new award that we felt was important to highlight: Membership in the AppleVis iOS Hall of Fame for App […]

Looking at the Future

April 21, 2016

At the last Apple Event, a seemingly simple thing was announced: a True Tone display on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This device also uses a new LCD panel and sports “a color standard big enough for Hollywood.” As with most things released by Apple, there is an amazing amount of underlying technology that makes this […]

xScope 4.2

March 17, 2016

An update for xScope is now available in the Mac App Store and through the in-app update. xScope 4.2 features a new setting in General preferences that allows tool windows to stay in the Space where they were activated. If you do design or development in one space and email or chat in another this […]

Over the past few years the popularity of emoji has steadily grown. Heck, you can even send your sweetheart a kissy face emoji pillow as a gift! Over a year ago, we were pleased to be able to contribute to the ever-growing popularity of emoji as we helped Twitter design and develop their own unique […]