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Back in March of 2012, we wrote about our company's change of focus on this very blog, and in the past year, we accomplished exactly what we've set out to do. We launched our own product (a pos system, Change) and continue to find ways of helping some of the most hard-working people around: restaurant owners.

Unfortunately, much of our energy has gone toward Change and left Brick by Brick a bit neglected. But not to worry, you can continue to follow the adventures of the BitMethod crew on the Change Blog.

Brick by Brick will remain here as an archive of sorts, reminding us how far we've come. We are very proud of the thoughts cataloged here and hope you've found value in them as well. Thanks again for providing us an audience and now, we leave you with a few of our favorite posts.

Five Things Businesses Need to Do When Going Mobile by Dan

So I have this idea for a blog post . . . by Amanda

Shit Happens by Igor

The Grandma Test by Amanda

Designers MUST Know How To Write by Amanda

Amanda Morrow

About the author: Amanda wants to make the world a less confusing and frustrating place by focusing on good design and user experience. Her goal is to one day see humans and machines peacefully coexist without trying to kill one another.

Reach out to Amanda Morrow at amanda@bitmethod.com

Garnering success over the past year, Eat Sleep has landed a spot in the top “Apps For Parents” collection in the Apple App Store. This collection is comprised of various apps to help parents cope with every step of childhood. Placed in the “New Parents” section, Eat Sleep sits alongside Target, WebMD and other well-respected apps.

Thus far, Eat Sleep has averaged a four star rating. This does not go without thanks and we are constantly receiving great reviews.

“This app is awesome!! I was keeping track of feedings, diaper changes, pumping, etc. in my notes before I found this app. This app saves me SO much time. Absolutely perfect!!” -mcpope

We are very excited to be mentioned in the same breath as such prestigious companies in the “Apps For Parents” collection. Yet, there is still plenty of work to be done.

Stay up to date with Eat Sleep by following @EatSleepApp on Twitter. We thank you again for all of your continued support.

About the author: Nate is an accomplished bear wrestler and always on the hunt for the exact combination of words to make an idea come alive. With a thesaurus in one hand, and a pen in the other, he is the quickest man to a six-word slogan West of the Mississippi.

Reach out to Nate Paulson at nate@bitmethod.com

Some may call me debonair. Some may call me a connoisseur. In some circles I am known to be what Willis was in fact talking about. Really, though, I am a simple man with simple pleasures.

Recently hired at BitMethod, I am here to inject life into their iPhone baby tracking app Eat Sleep. Seeing as I have not fathered any children of my own, I am taking the bull by the metaphorical horns and owning the challenge at hand. By the end of my time here, I am hoping the phrases “Eat Sleep” and “Crushed It” are synonymous.

I am a junior at Drake University, majoring in Creative Advertising and minoring in Pizzazz. Outside of writing, I spend a lot of time running and cycling past people in a whirlwind of speed. It’s a tough life to lead, but someone has to do it.

If you care to share a few laughs or want to talk about my idol, one stallion of a man, Aaron Rodgers, feel free to tweet at @Nate_Paulson using the hashtag #LetsGrabABeer.

About the author: Nate is an accomplished bear wrestler and always on the hunt for the exact combination of words to make an idea come alive. With a thesaurus in one hand, and a pen in the other, he is the quickest man to a six-word slogan West of the Mississippi.

Reach out to Nate Paulson at nate@bitmethod.com

Are you ready to surround yourself with slightly crazy, yet awesomely creative individuals all hopped up on energy drinks and passion? Then Startup Weekend Des Moines is for you. The next one is right around the corner taking place November 16-18.

Startup Weekend is a weekend-long crash course on pitching a startup and making it grow. Anyone can participate, whether you’ve got a background in development, design, business, or even balloon animals. Participants spend the entire weekend working through an idea that all ends with a five-minute pitch in front of a panel of local entrepreneurial leaders.

BitMethod is proud to sponsor this event, so get registered. It's only $50 now, but $75 later. More details can be found on the Startup Weekend DSM website.

About the author: We are mobile experts. We help people design and build useful mobile apps. We swoon over well-made interactive products and love finding ways to make complex things simple.

Reach out to BitMethod at hello@bitmethod.com

BitMethod is looking for a Communications and Design Intern to help us promote our soon-to-be released product called Change, an iPad app aiming to replace old, clunky cash registers.

We want someone who will nerd out on promoting Change and will find creative ways of communicating with our users and potential customers through our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and email newsletters.

Ideal Candidate
An energetic, goofy person who wants more out of their internship than just school credit. Someone who wants to learn and loves writing, design, public relations and technology.

Details
This is a paid internship at our downtown Des Moines office ranging from 10-15 hours a week with recommended breaks for ping pong and Mario Kart.

About BitMethod
We are mobile experts located in Des Moines, Iowa. We help people design and build useful mobile apps as well as build our own. To learn more about us, take a look around bitmethod.com.

To apply, send us something you've created that you're truly proud of. You can email us at jobs@bitmethod.com.

About the author: We are mobile experts. We help people design and build useful mobile apps. We swoon over well-made interactive products and love finding ways to make complex things simple.

Reach out to BitMethod at hello@bitmethod.com