Because sometimes the best response is an app!
Diss ‘n’ Gauges: Multi-Pack combines all our individual meters into one great application. Are you looking for best and funniest way to start or end (disengage from) a conversation?
The Multi-Pack includes:
- BS Detector: Is your friend talking out of their butt? Inform them (and the rest of your party) that you’re not buying it.
- Dial Down the B!tch: Is your friend acting nasty or spiteful and it’s exceeding your tolerance level? Inform them (and the rest of your party) that they need to dial it down a bit.
- Give-a-Crap Meter: Is your friend droning on and on about something that you couldn’t care less about (say, Crossfit, for instance)? Inform them (and the rest of your party) of your disinterest in a fun way.
- Hottie Finder: Looking for a great way to strike up a conversation with that beautiful girl or guy across the bar? Let our Hottie Finder act as a divining rod to direct you to them!
- Gaydar: Often find yourself in a dance club, at a karaoke hall, or on a cruise ship with no way to hone-in on the guys around you?
- Fuel Gauge: Need some help deciding if you need one more or had one too many? Here’s a quick, clever way to reply to friends when they ask if you’re ready for another round.
Gurjot Sidhu hired ERA404 to design and develop the online storefront for her New York City boutique. The site features her entire line of ready-to-wear products, sortable by size, color family and collection and is built on the Shopify cart and inventory system. Users may browse through extensive product imagery, size charts and design notes, get recommendations on building ensembles, and “Shop the Look.”
“ERA404 totally understands that the ecommerce site has to represent and support our business needs—that we cannot just fit into a cookie-cutter package. They really worked with us and were very flexible in adjusting to suit our needs.”
Gurjot New York
“They did a fantastic job managing our expectations, which to me is a huge part of getting a project done successfully. We couldn’t be happier with the end product. ”
Gurjot New York
Pentagram partner Emily Oberman approached ERA404 to develop the site her team designed for Beth Kobliner. The site features a fully responsive layout for desktop, tablet and mobile devices, interactive money calculators and videos, and is integrated into the WordPress content management system.
“Working with ERA404 was a delight. The whole process was extremely smooth. They were very collaborative and had great instincts for how to bring our design to life.”
“ERA404 is a pleasure to work with! Always eager to find creative solutions, prompt with meeting deadlines, and up-to-date on the latest technology. ”
The Beth Kobliner Company
Rich content, a sleek interface, and progressive usability all combine in Matter’s new website and portfolio. Dana Deskiewicz of MediaFury reached out to ERA404 with a unique concept for the forthcoming website’s design, and all the creative gears started turning. Matter, a creative agency and production company in Washington DC, boasts a very impressive canon of past work. The new site showcases these projects all from a single page that “transforms” as a user navigates the sections. The encode takes advantage of the versatility of the jQuery framework, bringing MediaFury’s design alive in a fully responsive interface across all modern environments.
In an effort to empower the staff of MoMA and PS1, IT Procurement Manager Monica Antonie approached SwissMiss and ERA404 to produce an intranet. The site features the clean, utilitarian design of Tina Roth Eisenberg coupled with ERA404 Content Management System (CMS).
Hyperion Voice, an imprint of Buena Vista Books (Disney), hired ERA404 to create their social media presence on Facebook. The project became three separate applications: Hyperion Social, a portal for readers and advocates on Facebook, Hyperion Extras, an online contest to win free merchandise, and the Featured Book application, launching with Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations with John F. Kennedy.
The project has gained momentum on Facebook stemming from Hyperion’s burgeoning fan base and the publisher plans to launch a number of successive Featured Book applications within the coming years.
Chris Christian hired ERA404 for the strategy/organization, design and encode the prototype for PCCS, an application that enables system administrators to manage networks of computers. The prototype (built in HTML5, CSS3 and JQuery) contains sample application screens, marketing and configuration pages.
Orlando-based Software developers, Utopic Software, hired ERA404 to concept, design and encode the user interface for their enterprise suite of applications, Persystent Software. The interface features intuitive navigation, context-sensitive help, a proprietary/original set of 24 icons and implementation of various Infragistics .NET widgets in a clean, comprehensive Web 2.0 design.
Little Brown and Company hired era404 to create the web site, book trailer and concept giveaways for the much-anticipated release of Emma Donoghue’s ROOM. The story is told from the viewpoint of a 5-year-old boy who has spent his life in a captivity with his mother. What better way to illustrate the childlike fantasy world and creativity of ROOM than by creating a paper, crayon and tape representation of the room itself.
The site features 3D animation, a child’s narration, videos, audio clips and a wealth of information for fans of the author and the book. ERA404 also created a one-minute viral video and crayons as hand-outs to unify the campaign and enhance reader recognition of the book cover.
“I couldn’t have asked for a smoother and more enjoyable process in having a site conceptualized, planned, and executed. In our first project with era404, the website received praise from all corners, and embodied everything we set out to do. I look forward to more sites with the studio!”
Amanda Tobier, Marketing Manager
Little, Brown at Hachette Book Group USA
ERA404 developed Lyrek Contact and Events Management System for NYC PR, Fashion Promoters and Events Producers. The application fuses a powerful CRM solution for managing an online database of contacts with a mass-mailing tool for organizing events. Lyrek events management empowers users to send invitations for RSVPs, seating assignments, follow-ups and mailblasts to their contacts.
Florida wedding and events planner, Linda Kessler, hired ERA404 to showcase her portfolio, press and provide information for clients and prospects. lindakessler.com features full implementation of ERA404 CMS, MediaPASS, Flash animation, an online boutique and dozens of images and press.
ERA404 members, along with the rest of the world, are big fans of Mr. Ritts’ work. So when we had the opportunity to collaborate with Erik Asla, his former photo assistant, and Mark McKenna, CEO of The Herb Ritts Foundation, we couldn’t pass it up.
The site features full implementation of ERA404 CMS, streaming video and a comprehensive portal of information for Ritts enthusiasts.
“ERA404 proved to be the best one-stop design studio. They take the time to understand their client’s needs, insure a strong web presence and provide unparalleled technical support.”
Mark McKenna, CEO
The Herb Ritts Foundation
Creative Director, Katherine Burke, hired era404 to redevelop the corporate site for Broadway Video, the post production facility of Saturday Night Live creator, Lorne Michaels. The site features dozens of video, audio and photographic portfolio pieces for Broadway Sound, Edit and Design, a complete news/press site with RSS, and informational resources.
era404 developed the previous Broadway Video site in 2004.
ERA404 was hired to redesign the blog site for John Hodgman, author of Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require. The site features over 500 original blog postings, 12,000 comments, information about his books and appearances, images, cartoons, and quotes from the books.
The blog was designed to have dynamic themes based on the author’s book covers.
Brooklyn Entrepreneur, Adam Goldstein, hired era404 to design and develop the identity system and online presence and marketing campaign for his Brooklyn wine shop, My Brooklyn Wine (www.mybrooklynwine.com). The store features a catalogue of 100+ wines and accessories available for purchase online, newsletters, tasting notes, image galleries and a host of other resources for wine afficionados.
Author Charles Bock, hired ERA404 to design and develop the web site for his first book, Beautiful Children. The site features seven sections named after the main characters in his novel, that give way to music, videos, artwork, links, blurbs, reviews, message boards, guestbooks, forums, chats and a host of other information about the book and author.
After launching the site, ERA404 created a promotional site (www.slinkyfoxvideo.com) and video—a supposed interview between a teenage runaway and an adult film director—and surreptitiously disseminated it among the web. The video grew virally, reaching thousands of new readers, taking down the site twice and helping the author remain on The New York Times Bestseller list. The video was picked up on Adrants and Gawker leading Hamilton Nolan to call it “truly forward-thinking strategic marketing.”
“Truly forward-thinking strategic marketing.”
The managing partners of Big Beach, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf and Jeb Brody, contacted ERA404 about designing the corporate web presence for their production company, Big Beach. The site features their hero logo animation as an introduction (produced by an independent firm), movies, music, bios and information in a serene, flowing interface reminiscent of their Maui office and namesake, Big Beach. Seagulls soar, waves crash and menu items tumble in this unique and soothing navigation.
“ERA404 has the kind of enormous talent that more than matches their endless enthusiasm. They were able to create something that was coherent, smart, and fun—something we’re proud to have represent us—and they did it quickly and with a love for what they do.”
Jeb Brody, Partner
Little Brown and Company imprint, Reagan Arthur Books, selected era404 to design the site for their innaugural release, The Unnamed, by Joshua Ferris. The site features 35 original sound-bytes of mysterious diseases, tracked onto original footage from a Grand Central Terminal security video feed. Fans of Mr. Ferris may also learn about the book, author, and read excerpts, press, praise, watch trailers, listen to audio interviews and follow a host of links by the author.
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe contacted era404 to design and develop the interactive portfolio for her Daufuskie Island series of photography as part of the reprint for her photography essay, Daufuskie Island: Photography by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. The site features over 100 images from the book with captions and information about book signings and gallery openings.
For the next release, her portfolio, jeannemoutoussamy-ashe.com, will also include her Landscapes, Cityscapes, Interiors and Early Works. In the past, ERA404 has worked with Ms. Ashe on the design and development of ArthurAshe.org.
era404, who has worked with author, Jonathan Safran Foer, on The Project Museum (his personal site) and Who is Augustine? (the exploratory site for Everything is Illuminated) just launched the site for Foer’s much anticipated third book, Eating Animals (Little, Brown and Company, 11/2009). This book, though focused on the same audiences as his fiction, departs from his traditional work in that it is an exploration on his paternal concerns for meat consumption. Watch the trailer, learn about the book and author and interact in the Eating Animals forums.
Be careful, though. He has already converted Natalie Portman. You could be next…
“Working with ERA404 has been not only productive, but pleasurable. They’re hugely imaginative, technical wizards. But more than that, they’re some of the nicest, most responsive people around.”
Jonathan Safran Foer
Jane Goldman and Carol Balacek, of Instant Comma, Inc., approached ERA404 about designing and developing the online presence for their new magazine, CHOW. The magazine, dedicated to “Food, Drink and Fun,” has a youthful, energetic approach to cuisine. With this in mind, ERA404 designer, Chris Whaites, and developer, Juliano Ghisi, created a site showcasing the periodical’s style and culture.
“We changed our priorities during the development process, and ERA404 was quick to shift gears to meet our new requirements. They proved to be flexible and professional.”
Carol Balacek, CIO
ERA404 had the honor of working with Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe to design and develop the official site for the late tennis legend, Arthur Ashe.
The site features information and videos on Mr. Ashe’s life, lessons and legacy, an introduction, and a fully-interactive guided site tour.
era404′s most most visited work is the exploratory site for Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel, Everything is Illuminated. Who is Augustine features an online community (Heritage Tourists), streaming video, secret clicks and passages from the novel itself.
Mark Courtney, Founder of New York’s Courtney & Co, hired ERA404 to develop the Residences, Grand Cayman, site for their client, Ritz-Carlton. The site, designed by Courtney & Co., features interactive image galleries, property listings, streaming music and dynamic content.