Why Opal?


We create a ton of data every day. We tweet, we post, we pin, we share. We create or join events, we check in, check out, we listen, and like… and it’s a trend that’s showing no sign of slowing. 

We started to wonder, though, if the rising tide of data could lift yet another boat - if we could get all that data to work for us. Or, more specifically, if we could get your data to work for you.

Opal is our attempt to answer that question.

Hopefully you’ll join us on that journey.

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 “Technological mandala 02″ by Leonardo Ulian,

aesthetics of electric components


Instead of thinking about virality, I think the focus should be on what makes something worth sharing to begin with. I think emotion plays a big role. What do people really love, what gets people to feel something, what sorts of experiences can you give people that they would want to give to someone else. Thinking about it on a more personal level keeps the process of making content grounded in something real and approachable, and I think that results in better media overall.
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giant robots smashing into other giant robots: Name It


There will be Ruby in the middle of this blog post. But first, a tangent in which we explore the lambda calculus. Don’t worry too much about being lost in this next section; we’ll fix that immediately afterward.

A Simple Language

There is a programming language named the lambda calculus. It’s…

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: Favortree: Week One


Wow what a week! We couldn’t be happier with the reception of Favortree since we announced the company seven days ago.

Press roundup:
We rustled up quite a bit of press from some of our favorite sources including The Next Web, Venturebeat, PSFK and Pando Daily. This

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Maurizio Bongiovanni

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Taken with Instagram

Taken with Instagram

Taken with Instagram

Taken with Instagram

giant robots smashing into other giant robots: Designing for Touch


There is no arguing that the platform-agnostic nature of web applications is one major advantage they have over their native counterparts. Developers and designers have always aspired to reach users on a multitude of devices and contexts using the same codebase, and we’re almost there thanks…

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waves of change

waves of change

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