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Fusion Radar: May 16, 2012

May 16th, 2012 - by brittany - Salt Lake City, Utah

In their own words, “This site is a resource and showcase of some of the newest, and most expressive features being added to the web today.”

Kicksend MailCheck

Kicksend is a jQuery plugin that suggests corrected domains when a user misspells their email address. In the world of email marketing and email capture forms, one of the most common reasons for bounces and undeliverable messages is address errors.

The Toolbox

The Toolbox is “a collection of the best time-saving apps, tools, and widgets from around the web.” The directory is curated by one man, but visitors and fellow time-savers may submit a site to be included in the collection. With tools to compress images, generate sprites, produce subtle pattern backgrounds, and more, the site is a good resource for designers and developers alike.

Users can also keep up to date with new tools and tricks by following The Toolbox on Twitter.

Open Web Analytics

Open Web Analytics is open-source software used to track and analyze web traffic for sites and applications. It can be hooked up to sites using simple Javascript, PHP, or REST based APIs and is compatible with frameworks like WordPress and MediaWiki.

The software has a remarkable likeness to Google Analytic’s interface, which makes switching from Google all the easier. Open Web Analytics allows users to track visitor behaviors, visitor demographics, page by page ranking/behavior, and overall traffic stats.

So if you are looking for a powerful analytics tool but aren’t up for supporting Google in their hegemony, Open Web Analytics may be for you.


RubyMotion is a toolchain to create apps in iOS. Ruby has become known in the development world as a concise and flexible language that has an immense amount of power. It hasn’t been used in the mobile world because it is also known for being too slow for smaller devices. However, RubyMotion takes what is great about Objective-C (speed) and combines it with the flexibility and power of Ruby.

RubyMotion is controlled from the command line, can be used with almost any text editor, has gems that can be used to extend an apps performance, and has great debugging and testing capabilities. So, if you have stayed away from iOS development because you are so in love with Ruby, your time has come to jump into the world of iOS apps.