These are the things I've written that are tagged "applications"

Fake: “Mac OS X Web Browser Automation and Webapp Testing Made Simple.”

06 July 2010

Version 0.2 just launched, and it be impressive: Inspired by Apple’s Automator application, Fake looks like a combination of Safari and Automator and allows you to run (and re-run) “fake” interactions with the web. Power Users will love Fake for automating tedious web tasks like filling out lengthy forms and capturing screenshots. Developers can use […]

Hitchcock

28 August 2009

A mobile storyboarding application for iPhone. Looks great, and is a prime example of a wide category of iPhone applications: Stuff I want but will never have any practical use for.

The App Store Is Fucking Broken Part XXXL

11 May 2009

Apple has now rejected an application that allows users to remotely manage the popular Bittorrent desktop app, Transmission. Why? Because sometimes people use Bittorrent to bootleg things. In Apple’s own words: this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third party rights. We have chosen to not publish this type of […]

Presenting Software Features and Understanding User Unrest

12 April 2009

Adding features to applications is a constant trade-off between opposing forces. Sometimes adding to or changing software can be a hinderance both to the user and the developer in several ways. Ego, Garrett Murray’s excellent iPhone application, was blocked by Google Analytics yesterday. Since support for GA is one of Ego’s advertised features, paying users […]

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