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

Instapaper for Android

04 June 2012

“Finally.” I use a fairly cheap Android phone, because I don’t want to give ATT or Verizon any of my money, and I hate cell phone contracts. Instapaper was one of the apps I use everyday that was really hampered by the lack of a native client. Looks like that’s fixed, now. The interesting thing […]

How to bring good design to a platform

20 October 2011

Marco Arment is, once again, on point. One of the largest problems with Android is the same problem Windows has had since its launch: The lack of attention to detail, nuance, and usability focus in the built-in applications and OS make developers feel like they can be lazy. Based on my experience with the Android […]

HP Says To Bye Bye TouchPad, Pre

18 August 2011

Almost hidden in this press release about HP’s plans to buy Autonomy Corporation: In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. A real shame. webOS […]

Why “Why Windows 8 Is Not Fundamentally Flawed As A Response To The iPad” Is Fundamentally Flawed As a Response To “Why Windows 8 Is Fundamentally Flawed as a Response to the iPad”

12 June 2011

It’s a rebuttal of a rebuttal, but it’s really worth reading. Jesper is one of the smartest people I know on the subject of modern computing, and this is a great example as to why. Not contrary to be contrary, not a Mac fanboy response, just some good sense.

FDX Reader

24 May 2011

A Final Draft file reader for iPad created by Screenwriter John August. This is one of those iOS apps that makes perfect sense for the platform. It is clever, nuanced, draws on a specific body of professional knowledge, and looks like a million bucks. It even has Dropbox integration. Now it just needs to read […]

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