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Web Tech Watch (Week 43, 2014)

Posted on 10.23.2014

Welcome to another edition of Website Magazine's Web Tech Watch series, a Friday special profiling some of the most interesting and inspiring Web-related technologies, tools, products, and services our editors have come across this week.

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Material Design Icons: Google open-sourced 750 glyphs as part of their Material Design system icons pack.

Social Health Index: In partnership with Lenovo, SocialBakers has developed this new metric to help brands understand their social performance.

Sheetsee.js: A client-side library for connecting Google Spreadsheets to a website and visualizing the information in tables, maps and charts.

Bing Ads: Universal Event Tracking, a way to define and track performance and conversion goals is no available to Bing advertisers.

Real Time Board: A digital/virtual whiteboard for collaborating with teams in a visual environment; ideal for organizing workflow, brainstorming and managing tasks.

Meshfire: A Twitter-focused social media management paltform and dashboard that uses artificial intelligence.

Pixability: The first programmatic media buying platform for YouTube. Enables websites to display dynamic content based on the referral domain. Starts at $23/mo for 25,000 page views.

Analytify: A WordPress plugin that retools how Google Analytics is presented in WordPress; shows stats per post/page, supports universal and traditional tracking, displays shows on various screen sizes, etc.

Zendesk: Launched its built-in Net Promoter Score surveys, enabling enterprises to measure customer loyalty and gather insights about customer relationships.

Coolors: A lightning fast color schemes generator for designers.

GoDaddy Pro: In an alliance with Media Temple, GoDaddy has released new server offerings designed for Web developers and designers.

Consumer Barometer: A new tool from Google that provides information on how people use the Web across the globe.

Rooms: A true harken back to the age of Web 1.0, this iOS app enables users to reate a room for whatever you're into (developed by Facebook engineers internally)

Charlie: An application that combs through online data sources and automatically sends one-page briefs on those you’re going to meet with, before you see them.

Yelp: The platform now integrates with EatStreet, ChowNow and for food delivery, Hipmunk for hotel booking and CellarPass for winery reservations. Test email designs on 30-plus email clients before sending (see screenshot below).



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