Kevin Gerard Fitzpatrick
Stuck on NJ TransitI got stuck on the NJ Transit this morning (what else is new) and I looked out the window and saw this view.  Not a beautiful view, but a very industrial look at NJ.  Smokestack in the background, graffiti in the foreground.  I think its interesting.

Stuck on NJ Transit

I got stuck on the NJ Transit this morning (what else is new) and I looked out the window and saw this view. Not a beautiful view, but a very industrial look at NJ. Smokestack in the background, graffiti in the foreground. I think its interesting.

Using AfterLightThis app is kind of awesome.  It doesn’t blow the grain or sharpening out like most photo editors even when I have it at 100% as in this selfie of me.  Finally an app that works pretty well.

Using AfterLight

This app is kind of awesome. It doesn’t blow the grain or sharpening out like most photo editors even when I have it at 100% as in this selfie of me. Finally an app that works pretty well.

Boxer InboxMy Boxer inbox. Notice the icons for each of the emails which adds a nice visual touch.


ALTERNATIVE iOS EMAIL CLIENTS

The App Store has many alternative email clients that offer some great features for email fanatics. One of the more popular ones is Mailbox which at the time only works with Gmail. Mailbox has support from Dropbox (who has helped building it) and I heard that if you signup for Mailbox, Dropbox even provides you with some free storage space.

If you need more than just Gmail, Boxer supports most email clients including MS Exchange, Gmail, and Yahoo. The above 3 are the three that I have used through Boxer and they have all worked successfully.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Responsive Site Launch

This was a cool site to work on.  It was responsive which was a first for me to work on.  I’ve worked on other so-called responsive sites, but I felt this one was really the first major one due to how many breakpoints it had and how much it changes from desktop to tablet to mobile.  


The coolest part about it was how the photograph of Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig locks to the width and height of your screen no matter what device you are on.  It displayed differently across devices, but you are always able to see the full photo upon arrival.


Above is a screenshot from my iPhone.  Looks awesome when you get here on mobile.  The large 1920x1200 desktop is really cool too cause the photograph is gigantic.


Check it out at HedwigBroadway.com

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Responsive Site Launch

This was a cool site to work on. It was responsive which was a first for me to work on. I’ve worked on other so-called responsive sites, but I felt this one was really the first major one due to how many breakpoints it had and how much it changes from desktop to tablet to mobile.

The coolest part about it was how the photograph of Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig locks to the width and height of your screen no matter what device you are on. It displayed differently across devices, but you are always able to see the full photo upon arrival.

Above is a screenshot from my iPhone. Looks awesome when you get here on mobile. The large 1920x1200 desktop is really cool too cause the photograph is gigantic.

Check it out at HedwigBroadway.com

Launch Center Pro

Screenshot of my Launch Center Pro home screen on my iPad.


Launch Center Pro

“Launch Actions, Not Apps”. That’s the basis of Launch Center Pro. With the ever growing number of iOS apps that have support for URLs to launch their apps as well as execute actions within that app, Launch Center Pro took what already existed in iOS and made it easy for users to take advantage of in a nice simple clean interface.

It sounds simple and almost unnecessary to most folks, but it makes a big difference when you constantly use your iPhone or iPad and launch a lot of apps per day. It can usually save you 1–3 steps. Not only does this make a difference in time, but it also makes a difference psychologically. You feel you are doing things quicker and are more apt to do them sooner than later.

Launch Center Pro (LCP) has made its way into my dock on my iPad and iPhone and its now my gateway app for any other app. It’s replaced my phone app (on my iPhone) in the dock only because I can do so many phone actions from it that are easier than launching the phone app.

Our_Time

Our Time

Me and my son making funny faces after his bath. We probably do this anytime he takes a bath.

What’s important in life? What’s important in “Our Time” that we have to live? It’s a question that most of us ask ourselves a lot. Once in a while we sit back and re-evaluate what our priorities are. Do I want to work as much as I do? Do I need to make more money than I’m making now to help support my family? How can I spend more time with my family and make them happy?

We ask ourselves these questions commonly or at least I do. However we may answer the questions above, I think we all know that if we were to lie on our deathbed (even the most financially successful of us), we wouldn’t say “I wish I spent more time in the office” or “I wish I spent more time working”. I think more commonly we would say, “I wish I made my wife feel more special” or “I wish my kid and I spent more time together”.

A Selfie 

Taken with my iPad front-facing camera.

A Selfie

Taken with my iPad front-facing camera.

Snowy Morning 

Taken with my iPhone.

Snowy Morning

Taken with my iPhone.

Snowy Suburban Streets 

It’s been a very long winter so far…

Snowy Suburban Streets

It’s been a very long winter so far…

My 2013 Favorite Apps

I’m an app junkie and I fully admit it. I buy so many apps on the App Store for my iPhone and my iPad that if my wife knew she would take away my App Store account.

So, I’m going to pass along knowledge of what I believe are the best apps out there from 2013 as far as productivity.


To Do Manager: OmniFocus

Still the best to-do manager out there, I won’t even try another one. So much time and research has gone into OmniFocus from the OmniGroup, its hard to imagine that any of these five and dime to-do managers in the App Store have anything on it. It will cost you a pretty penny as far as apps are concerned, but once you have the desktop, iPad, and iPhone apps, you will ask yourself - why did I ever use anything else?

Snowy Morning

Snowy Morning in South Orange (at South Orange, NJ)

Snowy Morning

Snowy Morning in South Orange (at South Orange, NJ)

I love Autumn

It’s just a wonderful time of year and the colors are so remarkable.  I took this shot walking down the street yesterday in my New Jersey town.  I modified it a bit in Camera+ to make it look retro, but the one out of my iPhone was actually pretty good.

I love Autumn

It’s just a wonderful time of year and the colors are so remarkable. I took this shot walking down the street yesterday in my New Jersey town. I modified it a bit in Camera+ to make it look retro, but the one out of my iPhone was actually pretty good.

Museum Of City of New York Site Launch

I’m very proud of the work me and the team did on this site in such a short period of time. It was hard work to complete wireframes, designs, and a fully developed web site (that consisted of over 100 pages) integrated with Drupal in 3 months, but we did it. 

One of the cool things I loved about this project is how we used Evernote. We housed all our content in Evernote and tagged it with the sections it belonged on the site to. We also tagged pages based on what they were (landing page, top level, etc.). This really helped our developers find and integrate the content quickly and kept an open line between all parties without much confusion.

Museum Of City of New York Site Launch

I’m very proud of the work me and the team did on this site in such a short period of time. It was hard work to complete wireframes, designs, and a fully developed web site (that consisted of over 100 pages) integrated with Drupal in 3 months, but we did it.

One of the cool things I loved about this project is how we used Evernote. We housed all our content in Evernote and tagged it with the sections it belonged on the site to. We also tagged pages based on what they were (landing page, top level, etc.). This really helped our developers find and integrate the content quickly and kept an open line between all parties without much confusion.

Major League Soccer: The 12th Man

This was a fun project to work on.  The design is just so awesome - thanks to Ryan Muth.  It’s a fun app that runs in a web browser that asks you a series of questions about your personality.  It then picks the Major League Soccer team you would be matched up with.

The app appeared on both SB Nation and ESPN FC. Try it - it’s fun.
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Major League Soccer: The 12th Man

This was a fun project to work on.  The design is just so awesome - thanks to Ryan Muth.  It’s a fun app that runs in a web browser that asks you a series of questions about your personality.  It then picks the Major League Soccer team you would be matched up with.

The app appeared on both SB Nation and ESPN FC. Try it - it’s fun.
Zoom Info
Major League Soccer: The 12th Man

This was a fun project to work on.  The design is just so awesome - thanks to Ryan Muth.  It’s a fun app that runs in a web browser that asks you a series of questions about your personality.  It then picks the Major League Soccer team you would be matched up with.

The app appeared on both SB Nation and ESPN FC. Try it - it’s fun.
Zoom Info

Major League Soccer: The 12th Man

This was a fun project to work on. The design is just so awesome - thanks to Ryan Muth. It’s a fun app that runs in a web browser that asks you a series of questions about your personality. It then picks the Major League Soccer team you would be matched up with.

The app appeared on both SB Nation and ESPN FC. Try it - it’s fun.

The LightHouse

The lighthouse in Barnegut Light, NJ

The LightHouse

The lighthouse in Barnegut Light, NJ

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