Mobile Tea Meet Up: 3/19 @ 6pm

Posted by Robert Woo

March 18, 2015

Dan will be presenting at Mobile Tea tomorrow on the 3 Principles of Modern App Design. If you're looking for a synopsis of how to fundamentally think through design when creating your app, please join us for the talk (and for the food and drinks!)

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Yes, Apple Watch is a Luxury Item. For Now.

Posted by Robert Woo

March 10, 2015

Raise your hand if you're old enough to remember the Apple that used to tout this motto in the picture above. Been a long time since then, hasn't it? Well, companies change. After all, Coke used to have actual cocaine in it. Over the years, Apple has gone from the people's computer to somewhat of a luxury brand.

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Follow the Paper Trail: Monetizing Apps in Unexpected Ways

Posted by Robert Woo

March 3, 2015

Paper, a drawing/sketching/painting app by FiftyThree, caused a small commotion in February by making all of their tool upgrades free. Previously, artists would have to shell out a few extra bucks for tools such as Sketch, Outline, and Mixer (for color) and many fans of Paper were happy to receive a load of great features for no charge.

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3 Signs of Life for Windows Mobile

Posted by Robert Woo

February 25, 2015

These days, it seems like the mobile environment is a two horse race between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android OS. Gone are the days of BlackBerry OS holding much market share, or HP’s WebOS that tried to extend Palm’s attempt at a mobile operating system contender. And today’s upstarts such as Samsung’s Tizen and Mozilla’s Firefox OS have yet to make much of a splash. Is there no hope for a third mobile OS with a sizable piece of the pie?

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5 Reasons Why App Developers Still Choose Apple Before Android

Posted by Robert Woo

February 17, 2015

Time.com declared the smartphone app war over and touted Apple as the winner. While we are not so bold, it’s clear that as of early 2015 Android is still playing catch up to Apple in terms of luring app developers to build for it first. In a perfect world (well, for developers), it would be easy to build simultaneously, but the nuances of both ecosystems keep cross-platform builds a daunting task.

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How do I love thee? Let me count the Waze.

Posted by Dan Katcher

February 13, 2015

There are not a lot of apps that out there that evoke true emotion in their users. How often do you speak to an app? Yell at an app? Thank an app? I’ll confess - I’ve developed a decidedly human relationship with Waze, and I know a growing number of people who have as well.

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