Digital Wellness: the future of mobile app development or a passing fad?

The data is out: we’re addicted. We’re spending almost six hours a day online and of those 3.3 hours are on mobile devices. We are officially addicted to our phones.  The conversation around addictions often focuses on the addicted “just stopping” whatever it is they’re addicted to. Yet an entire industry built on gum and … Continue reading Digital Wellness: the future of mobile app development or a passing fad?

A few musings on notifications in iOS by a long time Android user

This week, after my Android phone died again, I decided to venture into the world of Apple and borrowed an old iPhone 6 from a friend. I’ve spent the last few days fighting with my muscle memory (where do I swipe?) and Googling “how do I…” when I can’t find an essential setting. Since my … Continue reading A few musings on notifications in iOS by a long time Android user

Another reason why developing for iOS has to be first

Product Hunt, one of the best (if not the best) site for surfacing new products, announced its finalists for the various Golden Kitty awards this week. I gravitated to the “mobile app of the year” award page to take a look at the nominees. Aside from spending time trying a few of them out (how … Continue reading Another reason why developing for iOS has to be first

Blackberry’s chicken and egg problem: should they follow Microsoft’s example?

Two days ago the CEO of Blackberry, John Chen, created a stir here in the valley when his letter to a few members of Congress was posted on Blackberry’s blog. In it he asked that legislators intervene and require the developers of the more popular apps to develop an app for the Blackberry platform. Using … Continue reading Blackberry’s chicken and egg problem: should they follow Microsoft’s example?