New in Firecracker: Better Navigation within Topics, revamped Account page, & Facebook Signup

Posted by Ben Williams on Mar 8, 2013 6:57:48 PM

It's Friday in Boston and that's a beautiful thing. Beautiful for us because we have a fresh pile of snow out our windows, and beautiful for you because we have fresh pile of new features to share with you! Here's this week's lineup:

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Topics: Platform, New Features

New in Firecracker: Better Navigation within Topics, Account Reset, revamped Account page, & Facebook Signup

Posted by Ben Williams on Mar 8, 2013 6:57:48 PM

It's Friday in Boston and that's a beautiful thing. Beautiful for us because we have a fresh pile of snow out our windows, and beautiful for you because we have fresh pile of new features to share with you! Here's this week's lineup:

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Topics: Platform, New Features

New in Firecracker: Better Navigation within Topics, revamped Account page, & Facebook Signup

Posted by firecrackerinc on Mar 8, 2013 6:57:48 PM

It's Friday in Boston and that's a beautiful thing. Beautiful for us because we have a fresh pile of snow out our windows, and beautiful for you because we have fresh pile of new features to share with you! Here's this week's lineup:

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Topics: Platform, New Features

Why we built Firecracker & what's happening to Gunner Training

Posted by chat@firecracker.me on Dec 21, 2012 1:20:53 PM

Dearest Firecrackers,

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Topics: Platform, User Interface, New Features

Why we built Firecracker & what's happening to Gunner Training

Posted by firecrackerinc on Dec 21, 2012 1:20:53 PM

Dearest Firecrackers,

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Happy 4th of July from Firecracker!!!

Posted by Ben Williams on Jul 4, 2012 3:15:18 AM

Today is Independence Day. Google has a cool red, white, and blue logo, government workers and med students have the day off, and I'm sitting beside a small mountain of bottle rockets and excited to set off twice as many as usual. Why twice as many? Because today is a day of double celebration. On this July 4th, not only are we celebrating pyrotechnic wizardry and the country we live in, but we're celebrating the impending release of the new Firecracker platform!

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Topics: Platform, User Interface, New Features

Happy 4th of July from Firecracker!!!

Posted by firecrackerinc on Jul 4, 2012 3:15:18 AM

Today is Independence Day. Google has a cool red, white, and blue logo, government workers and med students have the day off, and I'm sitting beside a small mountain of bottle rockets and excited to set off twice as many as usual. Why twice as many? Because today is a day of double celebration. On this July 4th, not only are we celebrating pyrotechnic wizardry and the country we live in, but we're celebrating the impending release of the new Firecracker platform!

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Topics: Platform, User Interface, New Features

800 Lippincott Images Have a New Home!

Posted by Ben Williams on Nov 5, 2011 10:22:40 AM


Autumn is setting in about us. The sweaters are coming out, the warm beverage intake is steadily climbing, and the time spent indoors studying is on the rise. What better time to bolster Gunner's offerings in the way of illustrations, photographs, and diagrams? We've teamed up with medical publishing giant Lippincott to bring you 800 brand new images from the hands of their acclaimed illustrators. Many of them are already up on the site and we'll be adding the rest over the next few days. This is great news for those of us who are visual learners: photomicrographs, radiological studies, full color illustrations, dermatological photographs, process diagrams... We've got a lot of new exciting material!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To give our 800 new images a home that allows them to play nicely together (and not consume the entire page) we've redesigned the topic page as well, incorporating image galleries for each topic block and moving the notes/bank panes over to the right. The fullscreen mode has also been updated to provide a cleaner view of the content and images.

 


So embrace the season. Grab that warm beverage and get to studying!

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Topics: Platform, User Interface, New Features

800 Lippincott Images Have a New Home!

Posted by firecrackerinc on Nov 5, 2011 10:22:40 AM


Autumn is setting in about us. The sweaters are coming out, the warm beverage intake is steadily climbing, and the time spent indoors studying is on the rise. What better time to bolster Gunner's offerings in the way of illustrations, photographs, and diagrams? We've teamed up with medical publishing giant Lippincott to bring you 800 brand new images from the hands of their acclaimed illustrators. Many of them are already up on the site and we'll be adding the rest over the next few days. This is great news for those of us who are visual learners: photomicrographs, radiological studies, full color illustrations, dermatological photographs, process diagrams... We've got a lot of new exciting material!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To give our 800 new images a home that allows them to play nicely together (and not consume the entire page) we've redesigned the topic page as well, incorporating image galleries for each topic block and moving the notes/bank panes over to the right. The fullscreen mode has also been updated to provide a cleaner view of the content and images.

 


So embrace the season. Grab that warm beverage and get to studying!

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Topics: Platform, User Interface, New Features

The Porch Light is On

Posted by Ben Williams on May 6, 2011 3:30:41 AM

Ever since it was released last year, I've been wanting to read Tony Hsieh's book about how he built his Zappos shoe empire on making customer service his entire company, not just a single department. It's not a very expensive book, affordable even on a medical student's paltry budget. I suppose I've just needed an excuse to bump it up out of my Amazon wish list and into my shopping cart before any of the other seven hundred and fifty eight material goods on said wish list. On Tuesday of this week I ordered the book.

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Welcome to Firecracker

Firecracker is an adaptive learning platform that uses amazing content coupled with spaced repetition to help medical students crush their exams. We offer programs for both individual students, and entire medical schools. If you'd like to learn more contact us at chat@firecracker.me.

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