Companies will work together to deliver new and enhanced digital experiences for buyers, sellers and fans DES MOINES, IA (March 11, 2015) – Torsion Mobile, a software and Internet developer specializing in mobile systems with headquarters in Des Moines, announced today that it had been selected by the Mecum Auction company of Walworth, WI as a technology partner to help deliver a range of new and enhanced digital experiences. “We’re delighted to be working with Torsion Mobile”, said Dana Mecum,


This article by co-founder Christian Gurney appeared in the print and on-line editions of the January 11, 2015 Des Moines Register. Much skepticism greeted the new mobile-payment system Apple Pay when it was first introduced in September of last year. After all, asked the critics, all the digital wallets tried by other companies have yet to take off, so why would Apple’s solution fare any differently? Some of the advantages of digital payments linked to your smartphone include better security because


The Entire Team at Torsion Mobile Wishes You the Very Best for 2015!


Torsion Mobile launched an all-new website for Race Legends, a motorsport agency representing retired drivers of Formula One and other racing series. Founded in 1997, Race Legends provides services for event organizers, historians and fans who are interested in the past of various types of racing. The website recognizes the importance of mobile devices and provides an easy-to-use responsive interface. The website is deployed on WordPress for ease of maintenance and editing by Race Legends staff. Visit to see all


GuideOne Insurance – one of the largest church insurers in the United States with revenue of over $550 million – needed to update important agent and employee system to work across all device types and engaged Torsion Mobile to assist with the project. GuideOne also added new features to its consumer-facing mobile website  – a project in which Torsion Mobile played an important role. Find out more about how we assisted this client with these important projects to provide agents,


Google has taken a concrete step to alert mobile searchers if the website in Google search results will present a nice experience for smartphone users. This news was coupled with a confirmation by Google that it is experimenting with promoting mobile-friendly websites in the all-important ranking algorithm. Starting today, to make it easier for people to find the information that they’re looking for, we’re adding a “mobile-friendly” label to our mobile search results. — Google Webmaster Central We’ve been saying


Mobile payments, or the notion that you can pay for goods and services at the checkout with your smartphone, may finally break into the mainstream if Apple and the iPhone 6 get involved. While Apple doesn’t talk about future products, Wired was the latest to report that the next iPhone would include mobile-payment capabilities powered by a short-distance wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. Apple is hosting an event on Sept. 9 that’s widely expected to be the debut

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


Justine Jordan of Litmus provides responsive email design resources. Slide show is above and resource page below. Some of the resources include: Favorite Articles Email Templates & Frameworks Recommended Blogs People to Follow on Twitter Examples of Great Responsive Emails Cross-Device Email Testing Torsion Mobile View: A good reminder that “Responsive” isn’t just about the website – it’s all the tools used to communicate with customers and prospects. Good design for email requires specialized approaches and this page is a good