What To Do When You Get Sherlocked By Apple

Oct 7th, 2019
Savannah Reising
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Six Lessons We Learned the Hard Way It’s pretty standard for at least a few third-party developers to get crushed during Apple’s annual press conference. At some point in the presentation, Apple will announce a new OS feature, while some developer watches in disbelief as Apple swindles their entire business.  It’s a phenomenon widely referred …

When Your Pets Are Your Coworkers: The Furry Side of Working Remote

Feb 14th, 2020
Rachal Duggan
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The Astropad team is packed with differing personalities, complementary skill-sets, and a wide array of interests. One common bond we all share is that we’re all obsessed with our pets. While working remotely can be isolating, having furry friends around can really improve your mood. Take a look behind the scenes as we introduce you …

Translating Ancient History Through Digital Egyptology

Jan 27th, 2020
Rachal Duggan
343

Maker Spotlight: Carmen Ruiz Sánchez de León of Arqueo Artis We first spotted Carmen’s work on Instagram when she tagged us in a behind-the-scenes picture of herself on the job. Needless to say, we were fascinated by her line of work — it’s not every day you see posts by an Egyptologist and her 3D …

The Windows Frontier: What’s Coming in 2020

Jan 10th, 2020
Tiffany Lam
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Sailing Toward Astropad and Luna for Windows 2019 was a crazy roller coaster of a year! So much has happened since we first launched Luna Display in 2018. Our team has nearly doubled in size, we were “sherlocked” by Apple, and we introduced Mac-to-Mac Mode in Luna Display 4.0. With the start of the new year, …

Making Waves with Large-Scale Painting

Jan 8th, 2020
Rachal Duggan
343

Maker Spotlight: Muralist Eric Friedensohn Tell us about your creative practice. When strangers ask me what I do, I tell them I design and paint murals. That’s a simplified version of what I do – the truth is that my practice is very cross-disciplinary and I like to work on a variety of projects in …

The Remote Worker’s Guide to Self-Care

Dec 18th, 2019
Rachal Duggan
343

Practical tips for maintaining work-life balance while working from home When I tell people that I work remote, my response is usually met with envy. And, that reaction is totally valid! Working from home, your favorite cafe, or from a coworking space is great for many reasons, but more specifically, it provides workers with a …

The Bold World of Alicia van Zyl

Nov 5th, 2019
Rachal Duggan
343

Maker Spotlight: Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Hand Letterer Alicia van Zyl Tell us a bit about yourself Haai! My name’s Alicia van Zyl aka muhahalicia (like an evil laugh is attached to my name). I’m a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Johannesburg, South Africa. My work is heavily influenced by my heritage and surroundings …

Finding Balance & Inspiration in a Creative Lifestyle

Nov 5th, 2019
Rachal Duggan
343

Maker Spotlight: Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Art Director Ashley Hohnstein Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a designer based in Minneapolis. By day, I work at Target on owned brand packaging. At night, I freelance and work on personal projects in the realm of illustration and lettering. I enjoy creating work that is colorful, …

Why we’re bringing Astropad cross-platform with Rust

Oct 7th, 2019
Matt Ronge
343

Over the past few years, we’ve heard over and over again about an exodus from Mac to Windows in the creative community. Here at Astropad, we’ve kept a close eye on this shift, knowing that Windows would be a big part of our company’s future. Our flagship products — Astropad Studio and Luna Display — …

The Catch-22 of building a business on Apple’s APIs

Oct 7th, 2019
Matt Ronge
343

As an iOS development community, we need to talk about APIs. Apple has created an incredible platform with powerful APIs for us to build on, but we should be mindful of getting locked in. While adopting the latest APIs and language features is in the best interest of Apple, it can create dangerous catch-22 situations …