The F-Word Blog

That’s right. Foraker! Or fun, fantastic and fiercely empathetic. Now, get your mind out of the gutter.

Welcome to our blog, we hope you stay awhile and take some time to see what we’re all about.

Pushing Data to Apple Watch Complications via PushKit

Last year at WWDC, Apple introduced watchOS 2 and with it the ability to build native apps for the Apple Watch. In addition, we were now able to create custom “complications” (complications are a watch-world term for non-time features on your watch... Read more »

Making Chrome Extensions is Easy with Yeoman

If you’re like me, you spend a fair amount of time on the Internet. For much of that time, we’re passive observers of the web, with little control over content or format. However, the major browser vendors have opened up their platforms by making it... Read more »

How to Install the Foraker Bathroom Monitor

We recently moved offices here at Foraker, and with that move came our own private bathrooms. We have two new single-occupant bathrooms located down a short hallway just off of our common space. This layout is much better than a large public bathroom... Read more »

Open Source at Foraker: April 2016 Edition

It’s been almost two years since our first post detailing our open source contributions, so it’s time for an update. Ruby Gems Since most of our work is done in Ruby on Rails, we end up extracting a lot of shared functionality into gems. This enables... Read more »

5 Tips (for clients) To Help Keep Your Software Project On Budget

This is probably not your first time hearing this (especially if you’ve built software before), but it bears repeating: software projects are notorious for being delivered late and over budget. Successful software development is a process of discovery... Read more »