Bitcoin in 2017

First published at Following an expected December rally, bitcoin surpassed the $1000 mark and flirted with reaching its all-time high. With a plethora of industry experts calling for a price to stabilize between 2 and $3,000 dollars, it is very hard to give differing predictions for movements in bitcoin.  However, consider the following: 1.… Continue reading Bitcoin in 2017

Web Assembly: A Tectonic Shift

Originally posted at Web Assembly is the next stop for bringing web sites closer to the speed and versatility of native apps. The new standard would provide an assembly layer of compiled code that can be executed as much as 20 times faster than JavaScript. Web Assembly is a W3C standard that will bring similar functionality… Continue reading Web Assembly: A Tectonic Shift

Web Design Trends for 2016

As the new year approaches we are getting more and more questions from clients and associates regarding our expectations for web design trends in the new year. In terms of design, we expect to see many designers move away from flat productions and also include more video on their web properties. Here’s a list of… Continue reading Web Design Trends for 2016

Multiplying Education

*ip has developed a modern web presence for the Math Multipliers educational program. Initially backed by the Clinton Foundation, Math Multipliers identifies and nurtures young leaders that become math tutors across the Dominican Republic. The program has expanded across the nation and will also pursue international opportunities. The solution includes a multilingual CMS solution, web… Continue reading Multiplying Education

A Solution for Latin American Investors

Based on the accrued knowledge of Argentinian investors, US Latin Investments has devised a series of algorithms to track down the best American properties that are currently on the market. Information Providers crafted the web presence of the firm and a series of online tools that allow them to service the Latin American investment market… Continue reading A Solution for Latin American Investors

OXID eShop Now in Latin American Spanish

FREIBURG, Germany — Jordhy Ledesma, CEO and Online Producer at Information Providers, announces the completion of the translation project of OXID eSales to Latin American Spanish. Now over 500 million Spanish-speaking consumers will have access to online stores crafted using the popular German software. The extension can be downloaded free of charge at It is published… Continue reading OXID eShop Now in Latin American Spanish

comScore Latam Report Shows Exponential Growth

Last week, comScore released an impressive social media report for Latin America. The report is very bold and clear in a number of  data points. First, actions with Facebook Pages are growing exponentially, with bolder engagement in Mexico and Brasil. The market, according to comScore data, is largely Facebook-centric, with a penetration of 97.2%. And,… Continue reading comScore Latam Report Shows Exponential Growth

*ip’s 12th Anniversary: A History of Achievement

Early Days Our first office was rented for a hundred dollars per month. Those were the days! Every new project was  harder to get than the rest until we built a reputation. And this reputation is what we are now, what we’ll always be: the most dependable ally, the pioneers in new technological endeavors, the… Continue reading *ip’s 12th Anniversary: A History of Achievement

Ngo Impact

OPTIMIZING THE DESIGN PORTFOLIO FOR IMPACT. In finance, is common to talk about optimizing the portfolio for returns. However, we tend to think more in terms of optimizing our efforts to achieve the maximum societal impact. That makes the whole team grow. Over the years we have designed for several impactful NGOs: the IDDI, Codespa,… Continue reading Ngo Impact

What Makes an *ip?

An *ip website must load fast, be 100% indexable by search engines and W3C compliant, however there are certain things that an *IP site has that very few other websites enjoy. For example, we use triple linking to get to each page, meaning that, in every website there are at least three distinct ways to… Continue reading What Makes an *ip?

How we Get Inspired?

INSPIRATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Picasso, Neruda and Parra, Latin American artists that inspire our craft and make us richer and more creative as designers. Their craft has made us stronger as artists and more disciplined as developers. Picasso drew thousands of paintings that didn’t see the light of day. He went undiscovered for years.… Continue reading How we Get Inspired?

Family Food for the Good Times

Founded in the 80s, Pizzarelli is a true Dominican icon. With twenty two fully equipped restaurants and presence in every major mall, this brand needed a solid online image that made justice to its impact on society. As our second client, we’ve been working with Pizzarelli for a long time and have enjoyed the pleasure… Continue reading Family Food for the Good Times

Clear Industry

A New Face for industries and conglomerates so they grow closer to their audience and embrace social responsibility. PETROQUIM Very few industrial operators get marketing right. PR and communications are such a challenge for industrials that many times they end up contracting the same project multiple times. This is a terrible scenario for society: citizens… Continue reading Clear Industry

Onapi Virtual

Onapi is the National Patent and Intellectual Property Registration Office of the D.R. We created the first version of Onapi Virtual in 2005 and the second version in 2007. The success of this portal was such that more than 45% of the registrations are now performed online and take less than 20 days to process.… Continue reading Onapi Virtual

WADS = Our Methodology

1. DISCOVERY PROCESS Our methodology is very comprehensive. We start with a series of discovery meetings, surveys and social processes that allows our designers and developers to accurately discover your most pressing technical needs and , as we build an adequate RFP, every production detailed is mapped to your company’s requirements and needs. We then… Continue reading WADS = Our Methodology Convenience for Everyone

Now the biggest e-commerce site of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, is redifining the way a whole nation lives. Originally programmed by Jordhy Ledesma, now serves tens of thousands of shoppers and delivers groceries to thousands of subscribing families on a weekly basis. With a very simple interface, real-time, inventory management and… Continue reading Convenience for Everyone

Responsive Design

Viewing web sites across devices is a very common experience nowadays. In other to maintain a consistent branding message is important to present web pages adequately across a wide range of devices. Responsive design is a display and rendering technique that makes possible serving the same page across a wide array of devices. The first… Continue reading Responsive Design

Collaboration with Presidents

Strategic projects that move a nation forward can make all the difference. Our collaborations with Presidents enriched these creations. I was contacted by Serigraf, the biggest printing agency in the country, but as unuspecting and aloof as I entered the meeting I quickly gained consciousness: this project is for the President, they told me. As… Continue reading Collaboration with Presidents

Tidal Wave of e-GOV Innovation

A tour of our most successful goverment projects and how we create a new digital infrastructure that changes the world every second. We discuss impact, standards and e-government technology. e-Government Services are the Cornerstone of Modern Societies Our most impactful work is related to e-government developments. In this respect, we’ve built new standards, won awards, … Continue reading Tidal Wave of e-GOV Innovation

A Path of Contributions

Value driven design and development have guided Information Providers since the very beginning. Our culture is one of societal compromise and constant achievement. But we can’t be entirely profit driven, such a path limits our potential  for social impact. Hence, we strive to be the best and help impactful institutions as much as our business… Continue reading A Path of Contributions

The European Union

And their Broad contribution to the Caribbean’s Internet Economy Enter the world of cross continental contributions and you’ll understand the strategy of the European Union. By helping countries in the path of development the EU accelerates the economic growth of some of its key partners with the most efficient capital expenditure possible. One of these… Continue reading The European Union

Five Principal Questions

Our principal answers five critical questions about Information Providers. On occasion of our 12th anniversary.   1. Would you do anything differently if you were to start from scratch? Definitely no. Information Providers encompasses a world class group of designers and developers that fulfill my creative vision everytime. As online producer I can’t think of a… Continue reading Five Principal Questions

Media Sensations

Casandra winners Ruby Perez and Aljadaqui chose *ip to craft their online presences. Jordhy Ledesma managed the image of these stars to conquer and even wider audience using *ip’s proven methodology and top notch design techniques. The highlight of our creative endeavors in the entertainment industry was our site for Anima Studios, an Arroba de… Continue reading Media Sensations

Web 2.0, New Marketing Mix

Print, Radio, TV, Exterior, Web and now Web 2.0, the new ingredient of your marketing mix. Does your company have a facebook page? Do you constantly upload videos to Youtube? Do you syndicate content at least monthly? There’s a new channel on the Internet, which is the new way of getting your clients’ attention. Is… Continue reading Web 2.0, New Marketing Mix