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2017

February 2017 Promotions

Red Bull TV promoted in App Store

Apple encourages App Store visitors to “Follow the action” with Red Bull TV app banner.

 
February 2017 Reviews

TechRadar names TED to best free Android apps of 2017 list

Praising its polished look, TechRadar presents TED as one of its best free Android apps of 2017 and calls it “an enduring and regularly updated favorite.”

Read the review

 
February 2017 Events

Mercury speaks with Belmont classes

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent returns to Belmont University to discuss advances in technology with Entrepreneurial Media and Digital Citizenship classes.

 
January 2017 App Releases

Lufthansa Companion App soars

Lufthansa introduces an inflight seatback companion application that allows passengers to both control the airline seatback experience and enjoy entertainment directly on their personal iOS and Android devices. Mercury designed and developed the app in cooperation with Panasonic Avionics.

 
January 2017 Events

Mercury attends Global Game Jam 2017

Developers from team Mercury attend the three-day Global Game Jam 2017 event at Vanderbilt University. The game theme for 2017 was “Waves.”

Games created at Nashville, Global Game Jam

 
January 2017 Interviews

CINQ Creative’s 15 Minutes podcast hosts Mercury designer

Mercury design lead Rusty Mitchell discusses eleven years at Mercury on 15 Minutes podcast.

Listen to the episode

 

2016

December 2016 Reviews

Economy Traveller expects “countless hours of joy” from Qantas Entertainment

Calling it “a great improvement on previous entertainment offerings,” Economy Traveller boasts that “due to [the Qantas Entertainment app's] ease of use and impressive variety we’re expecting it will bring countless hours of joy to Qantas domestic passengers.”

Read the review

 
December 2016 Events

Mercury attends Managing Clients + Managing Projects seminar

Project managers from Mercury attend a Recourses seminar in Nashville on client and project management.

 
December 2016 Awards

TED named to Google Play Best of 2016 list

For the fourth time, Google names TED Android one of Google Play’s best apps of the year.

 
December 2016 Reviews

Talk Android cites TED in best podcast app list

Talk Android calls TED an “app everyone should have” in their list of best podcast apps for Android.

Read the review

 
December 2016 Reviews

Android Authority adds TED to 20 best Chromecast apps list

Noting that “the app is extremely well done,” Android Authority endorses TED as one of the 20 best Chromecast apps for Android.

Read the review

 
November 2016 App Releases

TED Android unveils account sync

TED Android launches a widely requested account sync feature, allowing TED fans who enjoy talks on web and other platforms to sync their favorite talks to their Android devices.

 
November 2016 Reviews

Talk Android recommends TED in best apps for casting list

Citing it as “a phenomenal resource for ideas and innovation,” Talk Android recommends TED as one of the best Android apps for casting media.

Read the review

 
November 2016 Events

Mercury’s Fifth Annual Chili Cook-Off ends in first ever Golden Bowl double flusher

For the first time, the Golden Bowl has to be modified for dual capacity as two-time champion Bill Tallent, Jr. ties for first with Android Engineer Daniel Huckaby. Because of the unusual first place finish, the Silver Plunger goes unawarded. Meanwhile, the Bronze Roll has three masters as iOS Engineer Demetri Miller, Android VP of Engineering Kelly Merrell and iOS Engineer Ian Blue all tie for third.

 
November 2016 Reviews

Escape endorses Qantas Entertainment in best travel apps list

In their “Best travel apps you can’t live without” list, Escape encourages readers to add the Qantas Entertainment app to their phones before jetting off on holidays.

Read the review

 
October 2016 Events

Mercury presents an Intro to Image Processing at Nashville CocoaHeads

Mohssen Fathi, Mercury iOS Engineer, discusses tips on image processing on iOS.

View the sample project and slides

 
September 2016 App Releases

XFINITY TV presents new TV Remote design

XFINITY TV improves usability and design of the TV remote feature of their iOS and Android apps.

 
September 2016 Events

Mercury sponsors and attends Nashville Mini Maker Faire

Nashville Mini Maker Faire is a one day exhibition of creative making that hosts exhibitors, vendors, workshop teachers, panelists and performers from around the region.

Learn more about Nashville Mini Maker Faire

 
September 2016 Events

Mercury sponsors and attends IndieDevStock

The all women organized, first ever IndieDevStock iOS/Mac development conference comes to Nashville with the mission of helping independent developers make connections and share new ideas.

Learn more about IndieDevStock

 
September 2016 Events

Mercury attends Brand New Conference

Members of the Mercury design team attend Brand New Conference in Nashville to gather insights on design and branding from Charles Anderson, Matias Duarte, and many more.

Learn more about Brand New 2016

 
August 2016 Reviews

TED named to best Amazon Fire TV app list by Recombu

Recombu notes that the TED app has “something for everyone” and praises it as one of the best apps for Amazon Fire TV.

Read the review

 
August 2016 Reviews

Recombu notes Red Bull TV and TED as must-have Chromecast apps

Recombu endorses not one, but two Mercury developed apps in their list of sixteen must-have Chromecast apps.

Read the review

 
August 2016 Events

Mercury attends 360iDev Conference

iOS developers from team Mercury return to 360iDev in Denver. 360iDev is the leading indie iOS/Mac developer conference.

Learn more about 360iDev

 
July 2016 Reviews

TED makes Stuff’s 12 best Amazon Fire TV apps and games list

Stuff recommends TED as one of the 12 best apps and games for Amazon Fire TV.

Read the review

 
July 2016 Reviews

TED goes under the microscope in Android Decompile Deepdive series

Scott Reschke takes a look under the hood of the newly released TED Android update in his Android Decompile Deepdive series. In the review Scott says, “The TED app is not only a great application from a UI/UX perspective, the code overall is very simple and easy to understand.”

Read the review

 
July 2016 Reviews

Android Central adds TED to best Android apps for Chromecast list

Noting that “some TED Talks are better viewed on TV,” Android Central names TED Android to their list of best Android apps to use with Chromecast.

Read the review

 
June 2016 Reviews

TED Android update praised for nicer experience

Android Central reviews the new TED Android Material Design update, calling out the design update and new features including TED Radio Hour.

Read the review

 
June 2016 Reviews

9to5 Google highlights TED Android update

Citing its “new, more modern look,” 9to5 Google reviews the updated TED Android app.

Read the review

 
June 2016 Reviews

Android Police applauds “superb” TED Android update

TED Android’s Material Design update gets the once over from Android Police, specifically noted is the bolder, more prominent color and a refined design for better use of space.

Read the review

 
June 2016 App Releases

TED Android gets Material Design facelift

After multiple design awards and recognition, the Mercury designed and developed TED Android app is revamped with a new Material Design focused look and feel and new TED Radio Hour feature.

 
June 2016 Events

Mercury attends WWDC 2016

Apple introduces iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Key iOS feature additions include third-party extensibility for Messages, Apple Maps and Siri. Key consumer additions to iOS include 3D Touch, additional emojis, a new Maps app, Home and algorithmic search for Photos.

Watch session videos from WWDC 2016

 
May 2016 Events

Mercury attends Google I/O 2016

Google announces their new VR platform Daydream, new messaging apps Allo and Duo, their smart speaker and personal assistant Google Home and a preview of the smarter, faster, better Android N.

Learn more about Google I/O 2016

 
May 2016 Promotions

Red Bull TV featured in App Store

Apple endorses the Red Bull TV redesign with App Store feature banner.

 
May 2016 App Releases

Red Bull TV iOS redesign

The Red Bull TV apps for iOS and Android both update with new designs allowing extreme sports and music fans to better enjoy Red Bull Media House's breathtaking content.

 
May 2016 Reviews

TED Android makes Tom’s Guides list of Best Chromecast apps

Tom's Guides says, “While watching [TED] on a touchscreen is okay, it’s a much better experience streamed to the big screen.”

Read the review

 
May 2016 App Releases

Red Bull TV charges onto Android TV and Amazon Fire TV

Red Bull Media House brings their acclaimed content to the Android TV and Amazon Fire TV platforms.

 
April 2016 App Releases

Red Bull TV for Apple TV is reinvigorated

Red Bull Media House relaunches their Apple TV app with an all new custom interface.

 
April 2016 App Releases

Free People still free and better than ever

Free People for iOS introduces a design refresh with new navigation, 3D Touch support and more.

 
April 2016 Events

Mercury attends Creative South

Mercury designers travel to Columbus, GA to draw inspiration and hear designers including Bethany Heck, DKNG, Aaron Draplin and more talk about their work.

Learn more about Creative South

 
March 2016 Promotions

Mercury CEO named to tech list for second year

For the second year in a row the Nashville Post names Mercury CEO Stephen Tallent to their In Charge: Technology list, a compendium of Middle Tennessee’s top business, political and civic leaders.

Read the announcement

 
March 2016 Interviews

Mercury designer appears on The Design Recharge Show

The Design Recharge Show with Diane Gibbs interviews Mercury’s Rusty Mitchell on leading a mobile app design team.

Watch the episode

 
February 2016 Events

Mercury speaks at Future of College Media Summit

As part of the Future of College Media Summit, Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent speaks at Vanderbilt University’s College Media Institute about what the future holds for mobile media in his talk “Harnessing the mobile migration.”

 
January 2016 App Releases

Air Vanuatu Entertainment lifts off

In partnership with Panasonic Avionics, the Mercury designed and developed Air Vanuatu Entertainment app for iOS and Android launches. The new inflight entertainment app allows passangers to freely watch movies, tv shows, listen to music and more from their own personal devices.

 
January 2016 Events

Mercury becomes annual sponsor for Nashville CocoaHeads

Mercury helps out Nashville CocoaHeads by providing funds for pizza and refreshments at their monthly meetings.

Join Nashville CocoaHeads

 

2015

December 2015 App Releases

Picture in Picture support comes to XFINITY TV for iPad

XFINITY TV debuts support for Apple's new Picture in Picture feature on iPad.

 
December 2015 Events

Joe Ridenour squeaks out Golden Bowl victory in Fourth Annual Mercury Chili Cook-Off

iOS Engineer Joe Ridenour celebrates his victory atop the Golden Bowl with VP of Project Management Bethany Webster claiming the Silver Plunger and iOS Engineer Ian Blue grabbing the Bronze Roll.

 
October 2015 Events

Mercury attends Google’s SPAN 2015: New York design event

Mercury joins design leaders in New York for insights from Lance Wyman, Paul Ford, Liz Danzico, and more.

Learn more about SPAN 2015: New York

 
October 2015 App Releases

XFINITY TV allows viewers to tune in live anywhere with TV Go

XFINITY TV's latest update for iOS and Android introduces the ability for viewers to watch live TV from anywhere with new TV Go channels.

 
October 2015 Events

Mercury speaks at AIGA Nashville design conference

Mercury design lead Rusty Mitchell participates in a panel discussion on the intersection of technology and design at AIGA Nashville’s Think Tank: Forward Conference.

Learn more about AIGA Nashville

 
October 2015 Events

Mercury attends Digital Project Management Summit

Mercury project managers travel to Philadelphia for the Bureau of Digital Affairs Digital Project Management Summit.

Learn more about Digital PM Summit

 
October 2015 Reviews

XFINITY Home update recommended by Android Community

Android Community noting the growing challenge of managing all of our smart devices, recommends the XFINITY Home app update with third-party app support as one app to control them all.

Read the review

 
October 2015 App Releases

Urban Outfitters iOS adds Apple Search Integration, 3D Touch support and more

Urban Outfitters updates their app to include new UO Music, Scan + Shop, Apple Search Integration and 3D Touch support.

 
October 2015 App Releases

XFINITY Home now controls third-party partner devices

XFINITY Home for Android and iOS launches support for partner devices including the Nest Learning Thermostat, August Smart Lock, Luton Caseta Wireless Lights, Chamberlain MyQ Garage Doors and more.

 
October 2015 Events

Mercury speaks with Belmont University’s Entrepreneurial Media class

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent shares mobile insights with Belmont University’s Entrepreneurial Media class.

 
September 2015 App Releases

Anthropologie iOS supports Apple Search, deep linking and more

Anthropolgie’s iOS app introduces Apple Search integration as well as Deep Linking and Handoff support.

 
September 2015 App Releases

Qantas Entertainment for iOS and Android takes flight

Qantas Airlines debuts a new inflight mobile entertainment app developed and designed by Mercury, in partnership with Panasonic Avionics. The new app allows passangers to watch movies, tv shows, listen to music and more for free from their own iOS and Android phones and tablets.

 
August 2015 Events

Mercury attends 360iDev Conference

iOS developers from team Mercury return to 360iDev in Denver. 360iDev is the leading indie iOS/Mac developer conference.

Learn more about 360iDev

 
June 2015 Events

Mercury begins volunteering at Nashville soup kitchen

Once a month, Mercury donates time and resources to help serve hot meals to the hungry, homeless and working poor at Nashville soup kitchen, Luke 14:12.

Learn more about Luke 14:12

 
June 2015 Events

Mercury attends WWDC 2015

Apple announces iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and Watch OS 2. Apple also unveals Apple Music and announces that Swift is going open-source. Key consumer additions to iOS include a significant update to Notes, Apple Maps and Apple News. iOS 9 also introduced Quick Actions and Peek and Pop as well as Slide Over, Split Screen, and Picture in Picture for iPad.

Watch session videos from WWDC 2015

 
May 2015 Events

Mercury attends Google I/O 2015

Google previews Android M with better battery life, USB-C support, Google Now on Tap and an improved Google Photos.

Learn more about Google I/O 2015

 
May 2015 Events

Mercury hosts Google I/O Extended 2015

Google fans unite at Mercury headquarters to watch the Google I/O keynote address and see presentations from Google Fiber Nashville, Metamorph Software, and more.

 
April 2015 App Releases

XFINITY TV unveils day one Apple Watch support

XFINITY TV for iOS launches support for Apple Watch alongside the new hardware, allowing customers to use voice and touch commands on their new wrist device to change channels, control their DVR, and see what’s on.

 
April 2015 Reviews

Boston Globe compares XFINITY TV update to James Bond spy watch

Noting voice commands to change channels, control DVR functionality, and see what’s on and when, The Boston Globe suggests the new XFINITY TV update with Apple Watch support may make us all a little more like James Bond.

Read the review

 
April 2015 Events

Mercury attends Creative South

The Mercury design team learns from designers including Tad Carpenter, Will and Susana Gay and more at Creative South in Columbus, GA.

Learn more about Creative South

 
April 2015 Awards

TED wins 2015 Webby People’s Voice Award

TED is honored with a Webby People’s Voice award for Mobile Sites & Applications in the Education & Reference category.

View the award

 
April 2015 App Releases

XFINITY Home introduces new design

The XFINITY Home app for Android and iOS gets a more polished and user friendly interface with an enhanced overview screen allowing quick access to cameras, system status and controls.

 
March 2015 Events

Mercury explores how mobile is changing the world at NAMA

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent presents on mobile technology at Nashville American Marketing Association event.

Learn more about NAMA

 
March 2015 Promotions

Mercury CEO named to technology list

The Nashville Post names Mercury CEO Stephen Tallent to their In Charge: Technology list in their annual issue devoted to recognizing Middle Tennessee’s business, political and civic leaders.

Read the announcement

 
March 2015 Events

Mercury discusses Apple Watch tips at CocoaHeads Nashville

Mercury’s CEO Stephen Tallent and CDO Rusty Mitchell, share development and design tips for Apple’s WatchKit.

Watch the presentation

 
March 2015 Events

Mercury sponsors TEDx Nashville 2015

For the second year in a row, Mercury sponsors TEDx Nashville, an annual event with the goal of inspiring the Middle Tennessee community to engage in innovation for social change.

 
February 2015 Awards

TED Android TV wins silver

TED for Android TV is awarded a Nashville Advertising Agency Silver ADDY.

 
January 2015 App Releases

StyleBlueprint launches guide app for iPhone

Mercury designs StyleBlueprint’s Guide app for iPhone. The app presents the best local shops, restaurants, and services in the south along with latest events and insider tips.

 

2014

December 2014 Awards

TED one of Google Play’s Best Apps of 2014

For the third time in three years, Google recognizes TED as one of Google Play’s best apps.

 
November 2014 Events

Bill Tallent, Jr. recaptures the Golden Bowl in Third Annual Mercury Chili Cook-off

Marking a return to the throne, CFO Bill Tallent, Jr. reclaims the Golden Bowl. iOS Engineer Demetri Miller takes the Silver Plunger and QA Manager Michael Reilly and iOS Engineer Paul Forstman share the Bronze Roll.

 
November 2014 Reviews

Android Police notes TED Android Chromecast update

Android Police proclaims, “Viewers can now cast talks to their TVs without having to search through YouTube thanks to new Chromecast support.”

Read the review

 
November 2014 Events

Mercury attends Google’s FORM 2014 conference

Mercury design participates in Google FORM, an examination of the intersection between design and technology.

Learn more about Google FORM

 
October 2014 App Releases

Anthropologie iPhone launches

Mercury and Anthropologie work together to develop a mobile shopping experience their iPhone customers will love. The app allows users to shop Anthropologie’s entire catalog as well as manage wedding and birthday registries and more.

 
August 2014 Reviews

Borgen Magazine applauds iCitizen app as “extremely intuitive”

Citing it as “one of the biggest tools for democratic involvement for any demographic,” Borgen Magazine recommends iCitizen for better democratic participation.

Read the review

 
August 2014 Events

Mercury attends 360iDev conference

iOS developers from team Mercury return to 360iDev in Denver. 360iDev is the leading indie iOS/Mac developer conference.

Learn more about 360iDev

 
August 2014 Reviews

Crossly praised for accessibility by Mac-cessibility Round Table Podcast

The Mac-cessibility Round Table Podcast reviews Crossly, calling it “awesome” and praising its accessibility.

Listen to the podcast

 
August 2014 App Releases

Urban Outfitters debuts in Google Play Store

Mercury works with Urban Outfitters to create a loyalty-centered, shopping application for Android phones and tablets. The app features shopping challenges, store check-ins, badges and an in-app radio.

 
August 2014 Interviews

Triple-click Home Podcast discusses Crossly and accessibility

Mercury’s Demetri Miller and Rusty Mitchell visit the Triple-click Home Podcast to discuss accessibility in the new competitive crossword game Crossly.

Listen to the episode

 
July 2014 Reviews

The best multiplayer crossword game

App Advice praises Crossly for being “elegant and addictive” and states that it is “undoubtedly the best multiplayer crossword game for iPhone.”

Read the review

 
July 2014 Reviews

“Hooked on this game”

Softonic calls Crossly “the crossword puzzle game for the masses” and claims “Crossly could do for crosswords what Words With Friends did for the Scrabble genre.”

Read the review

 
July 2014 Promotions

Crossly featured in the App Store

Apple promotes Crossly in Best New Games in the App Store.

 
July 2014 App Releases

Crossly for iPhone launches

Mercury designs and develops a competitive crossword game, its first direct-to-consumer mobile app.

Learn more

 
July 2014 Promotions

Mercury profiled in Nashville Business Journal

The Nashville Business Journal talks with Mercury CEO Stephen Tallent about the challenges of running an app development company in Nashville.

Read the article

 
June 2014 Events

TED for Android TV showcased at Google I/O

Mercury-developed TED app for Android TV is mentioned during the keynote and demoed at the unveiling of the platform.

Watch Google I/O Android TV session

 
June 2014 Events

Mercury hosts Nashville Google I/O Extended event

Mercury welcomes a swarm of technophiles excited to see what Google will announce next at Google I/O 2014.

 
June 2014 App Releases

TED debuts alongside Android TV

TED is introduced at Google I/O as one of only ten launch partners for Google’s new Android TV initiative.

 
June 2014 Events

Mercury attends WWDC 2014

Apple reveals iOS 8, OS X Yosemite with a redesigned interface inspired by iOS. The new programming language Swift was also introduced. Key consumer additions to iOS include Continuity, Spotlight Suggestions, Family Sharing and QuickType. Developers were given the ability to create widgets and custom keyboards for the system.

Watch session videos from WWDC 2014

 
May 2014 Events

Mercury sponsors HackNashville 5

Along with sponsoring the event, designers, developers and information architects from Mercury participate during the 48-hour hack-a-thon.

 
April 2014 Events

Mercury attends Creative South

The Mercury design team travels to Columbus, GA for their first Creative South to learn from other designers including Allan Peters, Jim Sherraden, Helena Price, Danielle Evans and more.

Learn more about Creative South

 
March 2014 Events

Mercury sponsors TEDx Nashville 2014

Mercury sponsors TEDx Nashville, an annual event with the goal of inspiring the Middle Tennessee community to engage in innovation for social change.

 
February 2014 Events

Mercury shares mobile animation tips at CocoaHeads Nashville

Mercury's Chief Design Officer Rusty Mitchell, discusses animation for iOS with the Nashville CocoaHeads chapter.

 
February 2014 Awards

Smithsonian and Dexter win gold

The Nashville Advertising Agency awards Gold Addys to Mercury for their Smithsonian Android and Dexter Apps.

 
January 2014 Events

Mercury discusses designing for iOS 7 at Renaissance Conference

Mercury’s Chief Design Officer Rusty Mitchell discusses designing for iOS 7 and beyond along with Didier Hilhorst and Peter Nowell at Renaissance, the iOS app makers’ conference in San Francisco.

Watch the session

 

2013

December 2013 Reviews

iCitizen turns your iPhone into a powerful political tool

Cult of Mac states that iCitizen, “clearly and elegantly places pretty much all the information you need to know in order to make informed voting decisions — right in the palm of your hand.”

Read the review

 
December 2013 App Releases

OpenSky arrives in Google Play Store

Mercury designs the OpenSky user interface for Android devices. The app gives users access to discover, share, and shop creative small businesses and independent designers.

 
December 2013 Events

Mercury shares iOS animation insights at CocoaConf Atlanta

Mercury’s Chief Design Officer Rusty Mitchell, shares tips and insights on how animation and transitions can be used to guide and inform users on how to interact with mobile applications.

 
November 2013 Reviews

Removing the polarization of politics

AppPicker proclaims, “The iCitizen app has changed me, and changed the way I think about how I get my news. iCitizen is a revolutionary way to look at politics by completely dissolving any polarization, so much so that you feel empowered.”

Read the review

 
November 2013 Events

Kelly Merrell claims Golden Bowl in Second Annual Mercury Chili Cook-off

Mercury’s second annual chili extravaganza, sees Android VP of Engineering Kelly Merrell capture the Golden Bowl with Art Director Jessi Juart winning the Silver Plunger and CFO Bill Tallent, Jr. placing for a second time, winning the Bronze Roll.

 
November 2013 Events

Mercury speaks to Entrepreneurial Media class

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent dicusses technology and mobile with Belmont University’s Entrepreneurial Media class.

 
November 2013 App Releases

iCitizen unveils first mobile app

iCitizen releases its flagship app for iPhone, which quickly reaches #1 in the News category. This Mercury designed and developed app provides a platform for voters to stay in touch with their elected officials, track and support vital legislation, and follow the issues that matter most to them.

 
October 2013 App Releases

AutoPilot 2.0 lands in App Store

USA Today releases the newly updated AutoPilot iPhone app to help travelers keep their itineraries organized and at their fingertips.

 
October 2013 Events

Mercury attends Digital Project Management Summit

Mercury project managers travel to Philadelphia for the first annual Bureau of Digital Affairs Digital Project Management Summit.

Learn more about Digital PM Summit

 
October 2013 Events

Mercury sponsors HackNashville event

Several members of the Mercury team attend the 2013 fall 48-hour hack-a-thon.

 
September 2013 Events

Mercury talks animation at 360iDev

Mercury's Chief Design Officer Rusty Mitchell, travels to Denver to discuss how animation can be a powerful and innovative alternative to more traditional walkthroughs and tutorials in mobile applications.

Listen to the session

 
August 2013 App Releases

The Dave Ramsey Show launches for iOS

The Dave Ramsey Show breaks new ground by bringing live video streaming of their popular financial radio program to iPhone and iPad devices.

 
July 2013 App Releases

TED Android 2.0 adds localization in 20 languages

TED unveils a native app experience tailored to speakers of 20 languages - including Chinese, Arabic and Swedish - in addition to the already robust availability of 102 subtitle languages.

 
July 2013 Promotions

TED celebrates localization release

TED promotes the localization of TED Android into 20 languages.

Read the post

 
July 2013 Awards

TED recognized for exemplary design

Android Developer’s Blog names TED Android to its Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection on Google Play.

View the award

 
June 2013 App Releases

XFINITY TV Remote for Windows Phone debuts

The award-winning features and functionality of Comcast's TV Remote app are now available for Windows Phone users.

 
June 2013 Events

Mercury attends WWDC 2013

Apple announces iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iWork for iCloud, iTunes Radio and a redesign for the Mac Pro and MacBook Air. Key consumer additions to iOS include an all new flat UI, a reworked Notification Center, AirDrop, CarPlay and automatic app updates in the App Store.

Watch session videos from WWDC 2013

 
May 2013 Events

Mercury attends Google I/O 2013

Google introduces Google Hangouts, Play Music, new location-based APIs, an improved developer console, and new smaller file formats for videos and photos. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is also unveiled.

Learn more about Google I/O 2013

 
May 2013 Events

Mercury sponsors HackNashville event

Several members of the Mercury team attend the kick-off of the 2013 spring 48-hour hack-a-thon.

 
May 2013 Awards

TED honored with Cooper-Hewett National Design Award

TED wins for Corporate & Institutional Achievement – a category that honors the way great design weaves into everything TED does, from stage sets to program guides, from world-spanning open initiatives like TEDx and the Open Translation Project to the mobile apps Mercury worked with TED to design and develop.

Learn more

 
May 2013 Events

Mercury sponsors UX Design Workshop

Mercury sponsors and sends a team of designers & developers to the UX Design Workshop event with Janice Fraser in Jackson, TN.

 
April 2013 Events

Mercury delivers mobile insights at Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event

Mercury’s Bill Tallent shares mobile insights with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Interactive Media Group.

 
April 2013 App Releases

Mercury brings agility to Ole Miss web

Ole Miss website relaunches with new responsive design by Mercury.

 
April 2013 Awards

TED brings home gold

TED Android is recognized with a Gold ADDY in the Digital Advertising - Apps - Tablet category at the Regional level.

 
March 2013 Events

Mercury speaks at California Mobility Event

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent speaks at California Government Mobility Event in Sacramento, CA.

Watch the presentation

 
March 2013 App Releases

BMI streamlines with mobile

Mercury assists Broadcast Music, Inc. in the design and development of their  iPhone and Android apps that allow BMI-affiliated songwriters, composers, and copyright holders to manage live performances, setup direct deposits, and view royalty statements from their mobile devices.

 
January 2013 App Releases

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel comes to Android

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel continues their expansion into the mobile news market by adding Android phone and tablet apps to their list of offerings.

 
January 2013 App Releases

Ole Miss expands to iPhone

Ole Miss iOS is updated to include a version specifically tailored for iPhone and includes a robust searchable campus map and directory.

 

2012

December 2012 Interviews

Game Changers 2013 Predictions

Mercury's Bill Tallent shares 2013 tech predictions on Coffee Break with Game-Changers hosted by Bonnie Graham.

Listen to the interview

 
December 2012 Reviews

Gizmodo recommends XFINITY TV Player update

Excited by the XFINITY TV Player app’s new offline viewing feature, Gizmodo boasts, “Now you can binge on Homeland without worrying about your internet connection messing up the stream.”

Read the review

 
December 2012 Awards

Google Play’s Best Apps of 2012

The Mercury designed and developed TED Android is named one of Google Play’s top 12 Android apps of 2012.

View the award

 
November 2012 Reviews

XFINITY TV Player offline viewing update celebrated by CNET

CNET calls XFINITY TV Player apps new offline viewing update for iOS and Android “a big deal.”

Read the review

 
November 2012 Reviews

iCitizen app noted for direct engagement by The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post says, “For a society that’s constantly buried in smartphones, and increasingly reliant on having information at its fingertips, that could be iCitizen’s secret to success.”

Read the review

 
November 2012 Events

Bill Tallent, Jr. takes Golden Bowl in First Annual Mercury Chili Cook-off

Kicking off an annual tradition of who can best mix beans, meat, and tomatos into blessed chili goodness, Mercury CFO Bill Tallent, Jr. wins the first Golden Bowl trophy while iOS Engineer Demetri Miller claims the Silver Plunger and VP of Project Management Bethany Webster takes home the Bronze Roll.

 
November 2012 Reviews

Beautifully designed

AppStorm highlights TED Android as one of thirty beautiful Holo-designed Android apps.

Read the review

 
November 2012 Reviews

TED sets an example

Juhani Lehtimaki’s book Smashing Android UI highlights TED Android multiple times as a good example of Android design and UI.

 
October 2012 App Releases

The Word Among Us for iOS

The Word Among Us magazine, the largest monthly devotional for the Catholic Church, releases an app for both iPhone and iPad.

 
October 2012 Reviews

App of the Week

The Guardian highlights XFINITY TV Player for iOS as one of their 20 best apps of the week.

Read the review

 
October 2012 App Releases

XFINITY TV Player new for iOS

XFINITY follows up the successful launch of their TV Player Android app with the launch of TV Player for iOS.

 
September 2012 App Releases

MJS Launches iPhone app

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel expands their mobile offerings with the release of their iPhone app.

 
August 2012 Reviews

App of the Week

Business Insider highlights Washington Post iPhone as one of their apps of the week.

Read the review

 
August 2012 Reviews

Praise for Washington Post relaunch

App Advice says, “Washington Post for iPhone is now extra good.”

Read the review

 
August 2012 App Releases

Washington Post revamps iPhone

Mercury helps Washington Post redesign their iPhone app. The 2.0 release is praised by Washington Post readers for its stability, speed, and usability.

 
July 2012 App Releases

Weeds iPhone 3.0 releases

We updated the Weeds app with new colors and season key art (including a cool, new, bullseye icon). Everything got a nice dark, black finish to feel more in line with the main Showtime app.

 
July 2012 Promotions

Ole Miss featured in Educause review

In an in-depth article for Educause, University of Mississippi’s Chief Information Officer, Kathy Gates noted, “Teaming up with a leading mobile news app developer helped Ole Miss produce a killer university news app targeting the entire campus community.”

Read the article

 
June 2012 Events

Mercury attends WWDC 2012

Apple introduces iOS 6, OS X Mountain Lion and new Mac harware, including the first MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Key consumer additions to iOS include a new Apple Maps app replacing Google Maps, a Podcasts app, Passbook, and an App Store revamp.

Watch session videos from WWDC 2012

 
June 2012 App Releases

Weeds update for Android

We updated the Weeds app with new colors and season key art (including a cool, new, bullseye icon). Everything got a nice dark, black finish to feel more in line with the main Showtime app.

 
June 2012 Events

A return to Google I/O

Mercury is invited along with TED to man a booth at Google I/O promoting the TED Android app. Google reveals Google Now, Nexus Q and Google Glass. Nexus 7 tablets running Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” are given to all attendees.

Learn more about Google I/O 2012

 
June 2012 Promotions

TED Android in action

TED releases an official video promoting their Android app.

Watch promo video

 
May 2012 Reviews

Android Police calls XFINITY TV Player a “fantastic app”

The XFINITY TV Player app gets Android Police endorsement for new downloading and offline viewing features.

Read the review

 
May 2012 Interviews

College News: Going, going, mobile!

Coffee Break with Game-Changers hosted by Bonnie Graham interviews Mercury’s Executive Chairman Bill Tallent and University of Mississippi’s Chief Information Officer Kathy Gates about the Ole Miss iPad app.

Listen to the interview

 
May 2012 App Releases

MJS unveils flagship app for iPad

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism comes to the iPad.  It features some of Mercury’s most ambitious and complex design implementations to date.

 
May 2012 Reviews

“Worth the wait”

Talk Android says, “The simplicity of the UI coupled with flawless streaming (so far) make XFINITY TV Player a must-have app for any Comcast customer.”

Read the review

 
May 2012 App Releases

XFINITY TV Player for Android

The XFINITY TV Player app for Android hits the Google Play store, giving XFINITY customers access to TV and Movies on the go.

 
April 2012 Reviews

A shining example

Android UI Patterns gives a glowing review of TED Android. In the review, Juhani Lehtimaki states, “Ted app is awesome. There’s no other word for it. Whenever people ask you for an example of how Android apps should look like just give them [the TED Android] URL.”

Read the review

 
April 2012 App Releases

Ole Miss blazes trails on iPad

Ole Miss iPad debuts as the first of Mercury’s Talaria for Education initiatives. At launch, University of Mississippi's Chief Information Officer Kathy Gates said, “The popularity of the iPad, including its appeal across so many demographics, makes it a great vehicle for sharing valuable news and critical information about the university.”

 
March 2012 Events

Mercury discusses mobile apps at SAP University Alliances

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent speaks at SAP University Alliances event in San Antonio.

 
March 2012 App Releases

Smithsonian Channel’s Titanoboa comes alive

Titanoboa Lives! app uses Zappar technology to create an augmented experience for iPhone and Android users. The app uses the phone’s camera to expose interactive features and bring the snake to life when pointed at a specific promotional page in Smithsonian Magazine and freestanding ad in Grand Central Station.

 
March 2012 Reviews

Perfectly professional

Android Tapp gives TED Android 4.8 out of 5 stars and says, “If you’re a fan of the TED Conferences this is absolutely the app for you. This is very polished, smooth and simple to use. It looks professional and works perfectly.”

Read the review

 
March 2012 Reviews

Highly recommended

Android Police states, “We can’t recommend downloading [TED Android] enough.”

Read the review

 
March 2012 Reviews

The Telegraph celebrates TED

The Telegraph gives TED Android 4.5 of 5 stars and proclaims, “The arrival of the excellent TED Talks on Android should be celebrated.”

Read the review

 
March 2012 App Releases

TED Talks for Android

The TED Talks app for Android launches to rave reviews and is the #1 Education app on Google Play. The app offers a thorough library of current and archived TED Talks and allows users to stream or download their favorites.

 
January 2012 Awards

Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing

The Washington Post Android app is nominated for a Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing.

 
January 2012 Reviews

NYT featured by Microsoft design lead

Mike Kruzeniski, Principle Design Lead at Microsoft on Windows Phone, highlights New York Times as one of his favorite designed Windows Phone apps.

Read the review

 

2011

December 2011 App Releases

XFINITY TV Sports Remote for iOS arrives

Comcast unveils their Sports Remote app which lets users quickly access games in progress, as well as search and schedule upcoming sporting events.

 
December 2011 Reviews

Best on the Nook

PC Magazine selects Smithsonian Channel Android is one of the fifteen best tablet apps on the Nook.

Read the review

 
November 2011 Events

Mercury speaks with APSU design students

Mercury design lead Rusty Mitchell discusses mobile design with design students at Austin Peay State University.

 
November 2011 App Releases

Univision for Android

Univision adds an Android app to their mobile arsenal.

 
November 2011 Events

Mercury shares mobile insights at Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event

Bill Tallent Mercury Executive Chairman speaks about mobile at Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Interactive Media Group.

 
November 2011 Awards

And the Emmy goes to...

XFINITY TV iPhone and Android are recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with an Emmy Engineering Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.

View the award

 
October 2011 Events

Mercury speaks at Inland Press Association meeting

Mercury’s Bill Tallent offers keys to mobile success at Inland Press Association's 126th Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Read about the presentation

 
October 2011 Reviews

Intuitive and informative

Gigaom states, “[Washington Post Android] is intuitive, informative and full of valuable content.”

Read the review

 
October 2011 Reviews

“Worth the wait”

Android Central says, “[Washington Post Android] was worth the wait.”

Read the review

 
October 2011 App Releases

Washington Post comes to Android

The Washington Post brings its historic brand and award-winning journalism to Android.  Alongside news articles and photo galleries, the app also features an interactive Metro map and schedule, realtime traffic updates, and the ability to favorite the news sections you're most interested in.

 
September 2011 Promotions

Univision promotes iPad launch

Univision creates a promotional video for their new iPad news app.

Watch the video

 
September 2011 App Releases

Survival of the fittest

Survivor: South Pacific launches for Android. CBS approached us with a short timeframe and hard launch date and we were able to deliver, developing and releasing the app in just three short weeks.

 
September 2011 App Releases

SAP Now for iPad empowers sales force

SAP Now brings news, events and continuing education to the worldwide sales team of SAP.  SAP Now for iPad also marks the first iteration of Mercury’s Talaria for Enterprise.

 
September 2011 App Releases

Univision adds iPad app to repertoire

Univision expands their mobile presence with the addition of the Univision iPad app. This app features the same depth of content as the iPhone offering, but boasts a custom design tailored to the iPad.

 
September 2011 App Releases

CBS Fall Preview launches

The app gives users a sneak peek into five new series coming to the network this fall with exclusive video clips, behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews, and the full CBS Fall television schedule.

 
September 2011 Promotions

CBS announces fall preview iPad app

CBS releases a promotional video for the CBS Fall Preview iPad app featuring NCIS's Pauley Perrette.

Watch the video

 
September 2011 Awards

Multiple AIGA Case Awards

USA Today iPad, New York Times Android, and New York Times Windows Phone all receive recognition at the AIGA Case Awards.

 
August 2011 Events

Mercury presents keynote on mobile news at USD

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent delivers mobile news keynote at University of South Dakota’s Al Neuharth Media Center.

 
August 2011 Promotions

Zapper demos augmented reality in Homeland app

Zappar demos the augmented reality feature in the Watch Carefully app promoting Showtimes new psychological thriller Homeland.

Watch the video

 
August 2011 App Releases

Watch Carefully

Showtime teases the launch of its new series Homeland with the Watch Carefully iPhone and Android app and an augmented reality feature by Zappar.

 
August 2011 App Releases

Palm Beach Post for iPad

The Palm Beach Post application launches, marking the fourth and final of the CMG Digital line of iPad newspaper applications.

 
August 2011 App Releases

Smithsonian Channel comes to Android

Smithsonian Channel Android is released. Appolicious calls the app, “absolutely beautiful.”

 
July 2011 Reviews

Best apps for Windows Phone

New York Times is featured in Gizmodo’s best Windows Phone 7 apps.

Read the review

 
July 2011 App Releases

NYT + WP7

Following a successful Android  launch, the New York Times approached us to develop their high-profile application on a then-unfamiliar Windows Phone 7 platform. We were able to design and deliver an app that pleased both NYTimes and Microsoft.

 
July 2011 Reviews

Photo Booth feature

Droid Matters says, “The coolest feature of the [Dexter Android] is the Photo Booth, which allows you to snap a photo and customize it with artifacts from the show.”

Read the review

 
July 2011 App Releases

Dexter unleashed on Android Devices

The Dexter app launches for Android devices, offering users all of the features of the iOS version of the application as well as integrating a custom Photo booth feature for Android.

 
June 2011 App Releases

Weeds for Android

Showtime’s popular show Weeds is releases on Android with custom Photo Booth.

 
June 2011 Events

Mercury attends WWDC 2011

Apple unveils iOS 5 to power iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and Mac OS X Lion. Key consumer additions to iOS include iCloud, Notification Center and over-the-air software updates.

Watch the WWDC 2011 Keynote

 
June 2011 App Releases

Weeds 2.0 for iPhone

Showtime's popular show Weeds releases iPhone 2.0 with custom Photo Booth feature releases.

 
June 2011 Reviews

App of the Week

Gizmodo features FOX News iPad as one of their iPad apps of the week.

Read the review

 
June 2011 Reviews

One of the best this year

Business Insider proclaims that, “FOX News’ brand new iPad app could be one of the best news apps to debut this year.”

Read the review

 
June 2011 Promotions

FOX & Friends demos new FOX News iPad app

The FOX News morning show FOX & Friends shows off the new FOX News iPad app.

Watch the video

 
June 2011 App Releases

FOX News for iPad

FOX News iPad launches and quickly reaches the #1 overall spot in the App Store for free apps. It holds the #1 overall spot for four days and continues to be a perennial favorite in the news category.

 
May 2011 Events

Mercury attends Google I/O 2011

Google announces an update to Android 3.1 “Honeycomb” and previews Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich.” Honeycomb is the first version of Android optimized for tablets, while Ice Cream Sandwich brings significant improvements to the UI. Google Music and Chromebooks are also introduced.

Watch the Google I/O 2011 Keynote

 
May 2011 App Releases

Keep Austin Weird...and informed

The Austin American-Statesman iPad app launches.  The Statesman is the third release in the CMG Digital line of iPad newspaper applications.

 
May 2011 Awards

2011 Webby Award Honoree

USA Today iPad is named a Webby Award Honoree for News - Tablets.

View the award

 
April 2011 Promotions

¡Despierta América! shows off Univision news app

Univision promotes their new iPhone news app on morning show ¡Despierta América!

Watch the video

 
April 2011 Events

Mercury speaks at Nashville Tech Council Mobile 2011

Mercury’s Bill Tallent discusses mobile trends at Nashville Technology Council mobile event.

Learn more about Nashville Technology Council

 
April 2011 Awards

Gannett Innovator of the Year

USA Today iPad wins Gannett’s Innovator of the Year award.

Read the press release

 
April 2011 Events

Mercury delivers insights into mobile at ONA event

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent speaks on deciphering disruption at Online News Association’s Mobile Migration Workshop at Vanderbilt University.

Watch the presentation

 
April 2011 App Releases

Univision for iPhone launches

The number one Hispanic media outlet in America releases their iPhone app, which gives users access to articles, photos and videos for all their favorite Univision programs and channels.

 
March 2011 Events

Mercury presents on the state of mobile news

Mercury’s Bill Tallent speaks on mobile news at News Media Alliance’s mediaXchange conference in Dallas.

Read a recap of mediaXchange

 
March 2011 Events

Mercury speaks on benefits of iPad to news media

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent explains how the news media benefits from iPad apps at University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School Journalism Week 2011.

Read about the presentation

 
March 2011 Reviews

USA Today piles on praise for crosswords

CNET says, “By itself, I think USA Today ranks as one of the best newspaper apps for the iPad. Plus, it contains a “secret” feature that has little to do with news: crossword puzzles.”

Read the review

 
February 2011 Events

Mercury shares perspective on mobile design at Nashville UX Meetup

Mercury design lead Rusty Mitchell discusses what Mercury has learned designing mobile apps at Nashville UX meetup.

Learn more about Nashville UX

 
February 2011 App Releases

Dayton Daily News for iPad

Dayton is the second release in the CMG Digital line of iPad applications powered by a single app engine. Mercury's powerful feed consumption engine is able to streamline the content for Dayton despite its having a different CMS and feed format than its sister app, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 
January 2011 Interviews

Poynter Institute asks our views on mobile news and iPad

Poynter Institute interviews Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent about mobile news and the iPad.

Read the interview

 
January 2011 App Releases

Expanding content on the iPad

USA Today iPad updates to 2.0 and adds Tech and Travel sections.

 
January 2011 Reviews

“Just keeps getting better”

iPad Insight says, “USA Today has been one of the very best newspaper titles on the iPad ever since it launched along with the iPad last April. And it just keeps getting better.”

Read the review

 
January 2011 Reviews

Best Apps for News Junkies

CNN iPhone and USA Today Android are featured by Gizmodo as Best Apps for News Junkies. In the review Gizmodo notes, “[CNN iPhone is] probably the quickest way to get a handle on what’s going on in the world (on your phone), with an intelligently laid-out interface, smart story selection and super-fast updates.”

Read the review

 

2010

December 2010 App Releases

The AJC comes to iPad

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution iPad is the first of four CMG Digital apps running from a single feed consumption engine.  Offering users a choice of in-app purchase or credentialed access through existing newspaper subscriptions, the AJC was an early pioneer in the challenging world of the digital paywall.

 
December 2010 App Releases

Showtime Android arrives

Showtime Android launches, expanding the relationship between Mercury and Showtime and reaching more users across platforms.

 
December 2010 Events

Mercury discusses news delivery at Tablet Symposium

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent shares mobile news delivery insights at University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute Tablet Symposium.

 
December 2010 Awards

iTunes Rewind 2010: iPhone Apps

FOX News and USA Today are recognized by Apple as the #1 and #5 iPhone apps of the year for free news in their annual iTunes Rewind recap.

 
December 2010 Reviews

“Well done”

Mashable says, “The USA Today app for the iPad is extremely well done.”

Read the review

 
December 2010 Awards

iTunes Rewind 2010: iPad Apps

Having launched in April with the release of the first iPad, USA Today’s iPad app reaches one million downloads and is recognized by Apple as the #1 iPad app of the year for free news in their annual iTunes Rewind recap. The app would finish the year as one of the top 25 most downloaded apps overall in the iTunes App Store for iPad.

 
December 2010 Awards

Mobile Excellence Awards

USA Today iPad wins Mobile Excellence Award for Best Mobile Application for Utility or Business.

View the award

 
November 2010 Promotions

CNN enters the App Store Hall of Fame

Apple ushers the CNN iPhone app into the App Store Hall of Fame.

 
November 2010 Reviews

A must-have

CNET praises the recently updated USA Today iPad with Crosswords as, “Definitely a must-have for puzzle fans.”

Read the review

 
November 2010 Awards

Ad Age Media Vanguard Award

USA Today iPad is honored with an Ad Age - Media Vanguard Award for Best Free Newspaper iPad Edition. With the award, Ad Age noted, “It’s a pleasure to honor USA Today’s iPad app, which delivers the news effectively but seemingly effortlessly.”

View the award

 
November 2010 Reviews

App of the Week

Time Magazine names XFINITY TV Remote their App of the Week.

Read the review

 
November 2010 Reviews

“It looks awesome. I want it.”

Gizmodo raves about XFINITY’s TV Remote for iPad, calling it “super cool.”

Read the review

 
November 2010 Reviews

Comcast draws accolades from Mashable

Mashable says, “We’re really impressed with what the Comcast team has accomplished [with XFINITY TV Remote for iOS].”

Read the review

 
November 2010 App Releases

XFINITY TV Remote launches

Comcast releases the XFINITY TV Remote app for iOS devices.  The app gives Comcast subscribers the ability to change channels, search listings, and schedule DVR recordings from their mobile devices.

 
October 2010 Reviews

“Far and away the best”

iPad Insight says, “The more time I spend with USA Today for iPad, the more convinced I am that it’s far and away the best iPad edition of any major newspaper.”

Read the review

 
October 2010 Reviews

“A solid app”

The Mac Observer reviews USA Today iPad as “a solid app that no iPad should be without.”

Read the review

 
September 2010 Reviews

Appolicious calls Dexter iPhone “bloody good!”

Appolicious reviews the Dexter iPhone app, giving it five-of-five bars and praising its robust feature set.

Read the review

 
September 2010 App Releases

Dexter iPhone debuts

The Dexter iPhone app launches to expand Showtime's mobile presence and promote their wildly popular and award-winning series.

 
September 2010 Reviews

A vote for America’s Election HQ

Macworld calls FOX News America’s Election HQ, “a solidly informative news app.”

Read the review

 
September 2010 App Releases

America’s Election HQ

The FOX News America’s Election HQ iPhone app launches and debuts as the #1 paid news app for the majority of the election cycle. The app peaked at #5 overall in the paid section of the App Store.

 
September 2010 Promotions

Futurama Parody

USA Today’s iPad app is parodied as USB Today for iFad on the Futurama episode “A Clockwork Origin.”

 
August 2010 Awards

Digiday Mobi Awards Best Mobile App

USA Today iPad wins Mobi award for Best Mobile App for Editorial Content.

Read the press release

 
August 2010 App Releases

Now with more crosswords!

USA Today iPad 1.5 with Crosswords is released and is welcomed with much praise by users.

 
August 2010 Interviews

Designing the iPhone User Experience

Suzanne Ginsburg's book Designing the iPhone User Experience is released. The book includes 13 case studies, including one by Mercury’s Chief Design Officer Rusty Mitchell, about the USA Today iPhone app.

Buy the book

 
July 2010 Promotions

Smithsonian Channel featured in the App Store

The fledgling Smithsonian Channel iPhone app attracts attention in the App Store just a few days after its launch.

 
July 2010 Reviews

FOX News, App of the Week

Android and Me names FOX News Android to their list of top 10 Android apps of the week.

Read the review

 
July 2010 Reviews

FOX News Android praised for feature set

Android Central says, “[FOX News Android] comes packed with features.”

Read the review

 
July 2010 Reviews

Droid Life announces FOX News Android launch

Droid Life says, “[FOX News Android] is very polished and includes a huge list of features.”

Read the review

 
July 2010 App Releases

FOX News comes to Android

FOX News for Android launches as one of the first applications to offer breaking news notifications on Android. It immediately muscles its way near the top of a crowded News & Weather category in the Android Market and finished 2010 in the Top 5 of Free News apps. It has been a perennial Top 10 ever since.

 
July 2010 Reviews

Praise from Apple Gazette

Apple Gazette states that, “The intuitive Smithsonian Channel App provides a beautiful knowledge sharing TV show archive where television episodes and their scheduling is readily available.”

Read the review

 
July 2010 App Releases

Smithsonian Channel for iPhone

Smithsonian Channel brings its rich video library to mobile, offering full episodes of its programs & documentaries and more than 1,000 additional short videos, along with “artiFACT” quizzes and an on-air schedule with custom airing notifications.

 
June 2010 Events

Mercury attends WWDC 2010

Apple announces that they are renaming iPhone OS to iOS with the release of iOS 4. Apple also reveals the new iPhone 4 with Retina display. Key consumer additions to iOS include folders, multitasking, iBooks, a unified inbox for Mail, Game Center and FaceTime.

Watch the WWDC 2010 Keynote

 
June 2010 Promotions

Google endorses New York Times Android app

Google produces New York Times Android app video to promote the new Nexus One.

Watch the video

 
June 2010 Interviews

Tapworthy

Josh Clark’s book Tapworthy is released, featuring an interview with our Chief Design Officer Rusty Mitchell, and multiple examples from the USA Today for iPhone app designed and developed by Mercury.

Buy the book

 
May 2010 Events

Mercury attends Google I/O 2010

Google provides a sneak peek of Android 2.2 “Froyo” which includes support for account auto-discovery, Exchange calendars, voice-dialing over Bluetooth and Flash Player 10.1 compatibility. Google TV is also announced.

Watch the Google I/O 2010 Keynote

 
May 2010 Reviews

Four of five stars

AndroidTapp rates New York Times Android 4 of 5 stars and states, “For readers of the NYTimes with Android devices, this is golden!”

Read the review

 
May 2010 Reviews

Near perfect rating for NYTimes Android

Best Android Apps Review gives New York Times Android 4.5 of 5 stars.

Read the review

 
May 2010 Reviews

Simple, clean, polished

Androinica notes, “The NYTimes [Android app] is a simple, clean, polished way to read the “award winning” content from the NYTimes’ editors.”

Read the review

 
May 2010 Reviews

Easy to navigate

Android Police says, “[New York Times Android] looks great! The interface is extremely simple, and easy to navigate.”

Read the review

 
May 2010 Reviews

NYTimes for Android a “great example”

PCWorld proclaims, “NY Time’s Android app makes a mockery of the iPad version.”

Read the review

 
May 2010 App Releases

New York Times Android

New York Times Android launches with heavy promotion from Google. The app is featured in the Android Market and quickly becomes a favorite news app on Android.

 
May 2010 Promotions

What is iPad?

USA Today iPad is promoted in Apple’s “What is iPad?” television commercial. Don’t blink at the 16 second mark or you’ll miss it!

Watch the commercial

 
May 2010 Awards

2010 Webby Award Honoree

CNN iPhone is named a Webby Award Honoree for Mobile Applications.

View the award

 
April 2010 Reviews

The perfect storm

Fox News, CNN, and USA Today for iPhone are all named to AppStorm’s list of Top 20 Informative iPhone News Apps.

Read the review

 
April 2010 App Releases

Fox News iPhone

Fox News iPhone debuts. It reaches #1 in News and #2 overall in the App Store.

 
April 2010 App Releases

It’s Showtime

Mercury partners with Showtime to launch Showtime for iPhone 2.0, the beginning of a long relationship and many applications developed together.

 
April 2010 Events

Mercury speaks at ONA event

Mercury Executive Chairman Bill Tallent discusses the impact of new products on content publishers at Online News Association Nashville’s Smart Phones for Smart Journalists workshop at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville.

Watch the presentation

 
April 2010 Promotions

On the move with USA Today iPad

USA Today promotes iPad launch with video Segways in Times Square.

View the Segways

 
April 2010 Reviews

USA Today iPad praised for ease of discovery

Poynter says, “Of all the news apps I looked at - including those from The New York Times, the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal - I found USA Today’s [iPad] app to be the most user friendly.”

Read the review

 
April 2010 App Releases

USA Today takes iPad by storm

After six short weeks and many late nights and long weekends, USA Today iPad launches to huge praise on day one of Apple’s initial release of the iPad device. The app would peak at #3 overall in the App Store and was #1 in News for most of 2010.

 
February 2010 Promotions

The City Paper names Mercury CEO 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year

The City Paper praises Mercury CEO, Stephen Tallent one of Nashville’s 2010 Entrepreneurs of the Year.

Read the announcement

 
January 2010 Awards

Gizmodo’s Best Apps of 2010

USA Today Android, is named one of Gizmodo’s Best Android Apps of 2010.

Read the review

 

2009

December 2009 Awards

Macworld App Gems Award

CNN iPhone is awarded Macworld’s 2009 App Gems Award for Best News App. In the review Macworld notes, “CNN Mobile is a stellar example of how the iPhone can change the way we receive—and contribute to—the news.”

View the award

 
October 2009 Promotions

Keeping current with CNN

CNN iPhone featured as one of Apple’s iPhone Apps for Keeping Current.

 
October 2009 Reviews

Four out of five mice approve

CNN iPhone receives “four of five mice” review by Macworld. In the review Macworld states, “CNN Mobile for the iPhone and iPod touch is a massively impressive news app.”

Read the review

 
October 2009 Promotions

#1 paid and free news apps

The CNN iPhone and USA Today iPhone apps hold the #1 paid and #1 free news app positions in the App Store at the same time.

 
October 2009 Reviews

App of the Week

USA Today AutoPilot is featured as one of Gizmodo’s 10 best iPhone apps of the week.

Read the review

 
October 2009 Reviews

The app for every traveler

CBS Moneywatch said, “This is an app [USA Today AutoPilot] that should be on every business traveler’s iPhone.”

Read the review

 
October 2009 Reviews

Praise from Gadling

Travel site Gadling proclaims, “I’ve got at least 40 [travel apps] on my iPhone, but many of them have a very specific purpose, and I’ll only need them once a month (or less). The new USA Today developed “AutoPilot” is one that has already seen more use than most others put together, and may even end up replacing my current favorite - TripIt.”

Read the review

 
October 2009 Reviews

The perfect travel companion

CNET says, “AutoPilot is a surprisingly good travel companion—especially for TripIt users.”

Read the review

 
October 2009 Reviews

The AutoPilot experience

TUAW states, “I can’t think of any reason why a traveler wouldn’t want to try this app out. I’m thinking about making a trip I don’t even need to go on, just for the experience.”

Read the review

 
October 2009 App Releases

AutoPilot takes off

The USA Today AutoPilot iPhone travel app launches to praise from travel aficionados.

 
October 2009 Promotions

CNN on The Daily Show

The Daily Show spoofs new CNN iPhone app.

Watch the video

 
September 2009 Reviews

CNN iPhone nothing short of impressive

Mashable said, “To say we are impressed with [CNN iPhone] is an understatement. It’s the complete package.”

Read the review

 
September 2009 Promotions

The CNN A-P-P

Larry King asks his viewers to check out the new CNN A-P-P.

Watch the video

 
September 2009 Promotions

CNN website promo

CNN promotes iPhone app heavily on website with unique ad treatment.

Watch the video

 
September 2009 Reviews

CNN iPhone “informative and empowering”

Wired says “CNN has made a decisive entry into the mobile news space with a well designed iPhone app.”

Read the review

 
September 2009 Reviews

CNN iPhone is “much, much more”

Gizmodo says, “CNN’s iPhone app makes other news apps look lazy.”

Read the review

 
September 2009 Reviews

CNN iPhone outshines competitors

PCWorld states, “CNN’s new iPhone app puts rivals to shame.”

Read the review

 
September 2009 Reviews

CNN: The next level

Press reviews for CNN iPhone are glowing:

LA Times proclaims, “CNN’s iPhone app takes mobile news to the next level.”

Read the review

 
September 2009 App Releases

CNN iPhone unveiled

CNN iPhone launches and climbs to the #1 overall spot in the iTunes App Store for paid apps. It retains its #1 overall position in the store for almost a week.

 
August 2009 Awards

Android Network Awards Best News App

USA Today Android is voted Best News App in the Androinica Android Network Awards.

 
July 2009 Events

iPhone Camp Atlanta

Mercury sponsors iPhone Camp Atlanta 2009.

 
July 2009 Promotions

Best app for news

USA Today iPhone is selected as Best App for General News in the O’Reilly book Best iPhone Apps. In the review, author Josh Clark states, “USA Today does everything a mobile news app should, packing lots of brief, easily scanned items, with any topic an efficient few taps away.”

Read the review

 
June 2009 Events

Mercury attends WWDC 2009

Apple introduces iPhone OS 3.0, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and new hardware, including the new iPhone 3GS. Key consumer additions to iOS include copy and paste and MMS.

Watch the WWDC 2009 Keynote

 
June 2009 Promotions

One of Apple’s favorites

USA Today iPhone is featured as one of Apple’s sixteen favorite apps to check out at Apple Store kiosks nationwide and is featured on banners throughout the store.

Watch the video

 
May 2009 Reviews

“It’s dead simple”

Mashable says, “The first thing you’ll notice about USA Today’s Android app is that it’s dead simple.”

Read the review

 
May 2009 Reviews

USA Today takes Android by storm

Referring to the new USA Today Android app, Android Central proclaims, “Whoever said newspapers are stodgy, old and dying apparently didn’t get the message to USA Today.”

Read the review

 
May 2009 Reviews

USA Today mobile apps are exemplary

MediaPost says, “USA Today’s mobile apps for Android and iPhone are to my mind exemplary iterations of a newspaper brand on mobile.”

Read the review

 
May 2009 Reviews

USA Today Android every day

Addressing the new USA Today Android app Gigaom states, “Strangely enough, I used to watch news on TV, but I stopped after installing this app.”

Read the review

 
May 2009 Promotions

One of the greats

USA Today iPhone is featured as one of sixteen great news and sports apps to check out at Apple Store kiosks nationwide.

 
May 2009 App Releases

USA Today expands to Android

Mercury introduces its first Android app with USA Today Android. Google features the app at the top of their Top Free Apps for Android section and the app quickly shoots to the top of the Android Market news chart.

 
May 2009 Events

Our first visit to Google I/O

Following the release of USA Today for Android, Mercury is invited to join USA Today at their Google I/O Booth. At the event, Google demos Android 2.0 “Donut”, announces Google Wave and gives all attendees a preview release of the new HTC Magic phone.

Watch the Google I/O 2009 Keynote

 
May 2009 Awards

2009 Webby Award Nominee

USA Today iPhone is named a Webby Award Nominee for Mobile Applications.

View the award

 
April 2009 Promotions

Apps for life

USA Today iPhone is featured as one of sixteen great lifestyle apps to check out at Apple Store kiosks nationwide.

 
March 2009 Promotions

An Apple Staff Favorite

USA Today AutoPilot is featured in the iTunes App Store as one of Apple’s Staff Favorites.

 
February 2009 Promotions

iPhone Apps for Keeping Current

USA Today iPhone is featured as one of Apple’s iPhone Apps for Keeping Current.

 
February 2009 Promotions

A million thanks

USA Today runs “Thanks for picking us. One million times.” print ad celebrating the first one million downloads of USA Today iPhone. The one million download mark comes less than two months after launch.

 
February 2009 Promotions

USA Today iPhone in the spotlight

Apple features USA Today iPhone in the iTunes App Store.

 
February 2009 Awards

“Elegant and intuitive”

USA Today iPhone is honored with an Award of Excellence by Communication Arts for their 15th Interactive Design Annual. In the issue, juror Jason Ring states, “This app packs an impossible amount of fresh information into an elegant and intuitive experience.”

Read the review and interview

 
January 2009 Promotions

What’s Hot

Apple promotes USA Today iPhone in the iTunes App Store What’s Hot section and in their App Store Spotlight email.

 
January 2009 Reviews

Four out of five mice agree

Macworld gives USA Today for iPhone a “four of five mice” review and proclaims, “as far as apps are concerned, USA Today is a winner.”

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January 2009 Promotions

Put it in writing

USA Today runs first print ads promoting the new USA Today iPhone app.

 

2008

December 2008 Reviews

Style and substance

A pre-TechCrunch MG Siegler writing for VentureBeat states while comparing USA Today for iPhone to the competition that, “USA Today’s app represents a move to style mixed with substance.”

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December 2008 App Releases

Mercury takes first steps into mobile

Mercury launches its first mobile application, USA Today iPhone. The Mercury designed and developed app is an overnight success, peaking at #4 overall in the App Store. This app would go on to change the way people think about mobile news and shape the path of Mercury for years to come.