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

Handheld Designer

A successor to the “Sweet solution,” an HTML5-based iOS app creator for Macs. Looks great in theory, looking forward to trying it out.

Nintendo To Hobbyist Developers: No Thanks

Reggie Fils-Aime: “I would separate out the true independent developer vs. the hobbyist,” says Fils Aime. “We are absolutely reaching out to the independent developer.” “Where we’ve drawn the line is we are not looking to do business today with the garage developer. In our view, that’s not a business we want to pursue.” Small […]

Epic Games Releases Unreal Development Kit

The hyper-expensive and sometimes-maligned Unreal Engine gets a free / indie version. The Unreal Development Kit is free for non-commercial use, and $2500 per-seat for commercial games. With Unity making a similar offering last week, the independent games scene is only going to get better.

How Useful Is YouTube’s 5-Star Rating System?

5-star ratings utterly dominate the distribution of overall votes. 1 star votes are in “second place”, but as the graph shows it isn’t even close. Star ratings really don’t work well on the internet. YouTube would be much better off with a simple “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” system, and doing their algorithmic magic on […]

Twitter Replies to #fixreplies

This is maybe the fourth response that Biz has had to write, and it’s the only good one. The gist: Twitter screwed up and removed a feature that a lot of hardcore users loved. When they “fixed” it, the explanation of HOW they fixed it made almost no sense to anyone. Now they’re fixing it […]

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