Spike News

Spike Cloud Release: Scaled Image

We have added a new feature to the Spike Cloud: introducing the Scaled Image. Spike users can now take advantage of Spike’s Photo Measurements in their day-to-day work with design applications (such as Adobe Illustrator and Corel). Once you are done taking measurements on your photo in the Spike Cloud, you have several format options for exporting the Spike...

Spike Wins Best Product in Inventors Spotlight at Largest Global Hardware Event

Awarded at National Hardware Show in Las Vegas ikeGPS announces that Spike, its smart laser measurement solution, took top honors among exhibitors in the Inventors Spotlight with the Pinnacle Award from the 2017 National Hardware Show. NHS is the largest global event in 2017 for retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and media addressing the home improvement and building industry, with more than...

Sign & Digital Graphics Features Spike at ISA 2017

ikeGPS attended the 2017 ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas in April. We generated a lot of excitement around our new Spike Cloud feature that allows users to download an already 1:1 scaled and flat perspective JPG. In addition, the expo was our first time showcasing the upcoming Spike for the OtterBox uniVERSE. The Sign & Digital Graphics...

From the Signage Desk: How to Leverage the Spike Cloud

The Spike Cloud allows users to download JPGs with and without measurements, making it easier to scale. (Photo courtesy ikeGPS) Even from a design perspective, the Spike Cloud was a helpful tool. Using the Spike Cloud I could download a JPG with and without measurements at the same time. The images are the same size, so...

From the Signage Desk: Top 5 Resolutions for a Successful 2017

Let’s get off to a great start in 2017. Here are a few tips to make sure your sign shop is ready to tackle the challenges that lie ahead in the new year. 1. Use the winter as a time to jumpstart business. In the signage industry, business typically slows down during the winter months. However, this doesn’t mean you’re...

From the Signage Desk: Are You a Naughty or Nice Spike User?

‘Tis the season for a Spike refresher. We designed Spike with ease of use in mind, but a few user dos and don’ts can ensure you fully leverage Spike and get the most accurate measurements. Let’s see if you’re a naughty or nice Spike user. The Naughty List   1. Don’t point the Spike laser crosshair on windows. I’ve seen a lot...

The Spike Guide to a Successful Holiday Season

Preparing for the holiday season is typically a frantic time. Customers are trying to cram in their projects by the end of the year, and all you want to do is enjoy some season cheer. With Black Friday upon us, here's how Spike can help you take care of your customers' sign projects before the holiday rush and still make...

From the Signage Desk: Conquer Your First Spike Channel Letter Survey

Before I discovered Spike, conducting a site survey was hardly an accurate or quick process. I didn’t lug a ladder around every day, and most signs were out of reach from the ground. To get those measurements, I’d have to walk my tape measure up until it hooked on top of the sign, but that added an angle to...