From the workbench.

August 18, 2016 / Samantha Schaff

Our New Website: Goals, User Experience, and Data

As a technology thought-leader, part of our commitment to our clients is ensuring we are always well versed with the latest software development, user experience design, and digital marketing best practices. And what better way to showcase the talent of our team than to create a site reflecting our expertise? Without further ado, we are very excited […]

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July 15, 2016 / Sam Slotsky

React-Redux Blog Series: Manage State with Redux

In our last video, we introduced state management to our React components. Today we’ll introduce redux, a utility for managing the state of our entire application. We’ll be moving all of our application state into the redux store, and then we’ll see how to dispatch an action that causes the state to be updated. If […]

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June 28, 2016 / Samantha Schaff

Ackmann & Dickenson Recognized as Premiere Minnesota Workplace

Ackmann & Dickenson (A&D), a web, application development and digital marketing firm, is honored to have been nominated for multiple awards throughout the past few months. The majority of these awards are based upon A&D’s place as a top workplace in Minnesota. “Receiving this type of feedback from our team validates our passion for creating […]

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June 23, 2016 / Samantha Schaff

A&D Announces Partnership with Modern Climate

As modern business evolves and brands’ marketing challenges become more complex, Ackmann & Dickenson (A&D) partner Clear Night Group continues to diversify its rich platform of solutions. Clear Night Group’s fourth acquisition in the past 18 months, Minneapolis-based brand + technology company Modern Climate, generates customer experiences that sharpen, strengthen, activate and ultimately maintain a […]

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June 14, 2016 / Mark Herscher

Permissions in Android Marshmallow

It’s been nearly eight months since Android Marshmallow was released, and several months before its successor (Android N) is scheduled to be released, but the technology world is still just starting to adopt it: as of May 2016 only 7.5% of Android devices were running Marshmallow. Despite Marshmallow’s current rarity, this number will increase as […]

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June 8, 2016 / Samantha Schaff

A Marshmallow World: The 8th Annual Champions for Children Golf Classic

This past week the 8th Annual Champions for Children Celebrity Golf Classic was in full swing. The tournament, held at the beautiful grounds of Windsong Farm Golf Club, has raised over $750,000 for the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (UMMCH) since its inception. This was Ackmann & Dickenson’s second year sponsoring Hole 14 and the subsequent game […]

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June 3, 2016 / Stephen Scott

Gradual Typing with TypeScript and React

As the JavaScript ecosystem has proliferated over the last few years many tools have been created to help manage complexity and increase developer productivity while making these applications. These tools range from bundlers and task runners like grunt, gulp and webpack, to MVC frameworks like Angular, Ember, and Vue. Another two tools that have become […]

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May 26, 2016

Abundance of Data Sparks Revolutionary Software Application

In 2008, Ackmann & Dickenson was at the very beginning of its rise as one of the top web development firms in Minneapolis. Priscilla Koeckeritz and Jerry Larson had an idea that would change the way commercial buildings interpreted their utility data. With the help of engineers, software developers, and energy experts the custom software application […]

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May 24, 2016

A&D Recognized as Top Web Design Firm

Today Ackmann & Dickenson was named one of the top Web Design firms in Minneapolis by Washington-based B2B research and review firm Clutch. If you are unfamiliar with Clutch and their work, they “identify leading software and professional services firms that deliver results for their clients. [They] do this through an innovative research process that melds […]

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May 17, 2016 / Will Dolezal

Building Your Online Reputation with Review

When you Google your business’ name what shows up? Both positive and negative reviews posted on the Internet are visible and influence the online reputation of your business and its brand. Similar to an offline reputation, how people on the Internet perceive and talk about your business can have a major impact on its performance […]

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