Category Archives: Mobile

Twitter for iOS Adds Accessibility

The Twitter fo iOS app added a panel for accessibility. To access the panel tap on the gear in your profile and then tap on “Settings”. Next tap on “Display and sound” and then you will be presented with this panel:

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Thank you Twitter for adding these options.

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Jeff Haynie: Five things I will do different for my next startup

Jeff Haynie, CEO and Co-Founder of Appcelerator just published an article entitled “Five things I will do different for my next startup“, which is well worth a read.

Here are the five lessons Jeff learned:

  • Monetize earlier
  • Scale slower
  • Burn less
  • Automate and outsource everything
  • Measure everything

Read Jeff’s article >

Poll: How often do you use the IBM Connections mobile app?

 

I’m quite surprised with these results

Yesterday I performed a completely unscientific poll asking “What’s your primary app development target platform?” and I am quite surprised with two things:

  1. 44% of the 75 participants are still primarily developing rich client apps
  2. Only 9% are developing primarily for mobile/tablet

Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 7.22.34 AMWhat’s your take on these results?

Technology Complacency – I’m in a good place

This is the first time in many years that I am not feeling the need to upgrade my desktop computer, laptop, smart phone or ┬átablet. I’m not even feeling the slightest urge to to get new kit of any kind. My 27″ 2011 iMac is running great, my iPad mini is awesome, my 2012 Macbook Pro laptop is way more than I need on the road and for teaching and my iPhone 4s still works great.

In the past I would feel the effects of the Steve Jobs “reality distortion field” and feel compelled to upgrade. No more. Maybe it’s the “turning 50” thing?

Everything is working, and working dang well.

How about you?