App Launch: China Investment Monitor

Posted by jamie | May 6, 2011

Rhodium CIM

During our kickoff meeting with the smart guys at Rhodium Group, Trevor Houser leapt from his seat, grabbed a marker and started sketching out his idea for an interactive map…on the window.

Our collaboration resulted in the successful launch of Rhodium Group’s China Investment Monitor, a web app that accompanies the publication of a major study, An American Door? Maximizing the Benefits of Direct Investment from China, written by Daniel H. Rosen and Thilo Hanemann of The Rhodium Group.

The app gives users an interactive view of Chinese investment in the United States by state, year, industry, investment type (greenfield or acquisition) and ownership (private or government).

The report has been featured in numerous articles, including The New York Times (“As China Invests, U.S. Could Lose”), The Wall Street Journal (“U.S. Warns China Is Closing Up Again”) and The Washington Post (“US: Restrictions on foreign investment are barrier to improving US-China commercial relations”).


Best of the Best

Posted by jamie | May 6, 2011

Horizon Interactive AwardTwo of Tierra’s projects scored top honors at this year’s Horizon Interactive Awards.

The Paris Review website won best in category for Magazine / News websites and the POETRY app won gold in the Education category for mobile apps.

The ninth annual international competition saw over 1000 entries from 22 countries around the world. The 2010 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions including web sites, CDs and DVDs, online ads, video, mobile applications and more.

We share these awards with our esteemed clients, The Paris Review and The Poetry Foundation.


Webby Love

Posted by jamie | April 13, 2011

Webby AwardWe’re in good company.

The Paris Review‘s Daily Blog (Blog / Cultural category) and The New Yorker Festival iPhone and Android app (Guides / Ratings / Reviews category) were recently selected as Official Honorees of The 15th Annual Webby Awards.

Out of the nearly 10,000 entries submitted, the Official Honoree distinction has been awarded to the top 10% of all work entered.


Poetry for our Times

Posted by jamie | December 22, 2010

From one coast to the other, people are talking about POETRY, the iPhone app that we designed and built for the Poetry Foundation. Here’s the latest:

The New York Times’ Bob Tedeschi recommends killing time by consuming poetry in bite-sized pieces.

And! The Seattle Times urges young folks to help old folks geek out this holiday season, by loading their devices with apps they’ll love—like POETRY.


The Paris Review Wins IMA Best in Class

Posted by jamie | November 22, 2010

Interactive Media AwardThe Paris Review website, designed and built by Tierra, has won a Best in Class Interactive Media Award.

The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards, which recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design and development.

We share this honor with our talented collaborators at The Paris Review.