Titanfall Email Story

An interesting marketing email arrived recently from Microsoft’s Xbox team, promoting the new game Titanfall. We don’t actually play console games all day at Torsion Mobile, but this email caught our eye for its formatting. The design was optimized exclusively for for viewing on a smartphone (see image right) and not configured for a desktop or tablet setting. We’ve written before about the art and science of building emails that work across ALL platforms, but the Titanfall message is curious in that

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What Are Icon Fonts? Imagine dingbats of every kind and style – social icons, website icons, anything you can think of – only they’re not images: they’re actually fonts. That’s a big deal because with image icons, you get, well, static images. You might get a few different sizes of the same image, but you really can’t do anything with them other than use them as-is. An icon that is actually a font is a whole different animal. While it’s


Last week, Local Corporation released survey results from its latest round of consumer mobile shopping research. The company is promoting a new version of its local-mobile shopping app Havvit. The survey was conducted in March and carried out by the Chicago-based e-tailing group and consisted of nearly 1,300 US smartphone owners.Among other questions the survey asked, “When using a mobile device for product research, how do you search?” Survey respondents overwhelmingly said “search engine” vs. the other choices: Search engine:


Torsion mobile co-founder Christian Gurney will be one of the five judges at Drake University’s 1st Project Bulldog event sponsored by Drake Enactus on Saturday, October 19th from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. The event resembles the ABC show Shark Tank. Briefly explained: – Teams of 2-4 people will make a pitch to Venture Capitalists and entrepreneurs about an innovative project that would be worth their ‘investment’ – Open to everyone all across campus – Cash prizes available to 1st,

Silicon Prairie News has posted a story about 1 Million Cups and a photo of Torsion Mobile co-founder and CEO Christian Gurney during his presentation. Check out the entire story here.

Two Des Moines-based technology companies enhance the mobile buying experience through integration. Des Moines, IA— February 20, 2013 — Torsion Mobile, creator of Mojaba® today announced integration with the Dwolla payment network. The resulting integration allows Mojaba customers to offer Dwolla’s revolutionary “free or 25 cent flat-fee” pricing model, all within a convenient and easy-to-use mobile optimized environment that smartphone users will appreciate. Both companies are headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and have been part of the city’s rise to notoriety as a home


Torsion Mobile CEO Christian Gurney was asked by Jeff Coon of Brookfield, WI-based Stream Creative, to provide some tips for businesses weighing the decision to construct a native  mobile application or build a mobile website. Coon’s article Does your business need a mobile app?, appears on the Co-Grow website, a resource of the Collaborative Growth Network.

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Torsion Mobile’s Software as Service Offering, Mojaba®, Lets Mobile Web Clients Use SinglePlatform to Win Customers and Build Strong, Lasting Relationships Des Moines, IA— January 24, 2013 — Torsion Mobile, creator of Mojaba, today announced an integration with SinglePlatform from Constant Contact®, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT). The resulting integration allows Mojaba customers to enhance their mobile website and update critical business information by delivering rich content, like menus or photos, seamlessly through SinglePlatform. This information will be automatically updated on their

Product reports hyper-local consumer behavior for any mobile website January 7, 2013 – (Des Moines, IA) Torsion Mobile, a Des Moines-based tech startup, announced the release of a new product in the Mojaba® software as service line. Less than a year after the launch of Mojaba, the company is adding Mojaba® Analytics. “This product springs directly from customer feedback,” says Christian Gurney, Torsion Mobile president and CEO. “Those who had experienced the analytics portions of Mojaba were thrilled by the

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Torsion Mobile co-founder and president Christian Gurney quoted in a Tech Cocktail story, “10 Motivation Strategies for Entrepreneurs” by Kira M. Newman. “As a leader, motivation is essential because having it or lacking it is infectious,” says Christian Gurney, the CEO of Torsion Mobile. “I think of the team and how I am responsible to them to make each day worthwhile and rewarding.”