Now that’s what I call usability.
Now that’s what I call usability.
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 […]
Steven Frank compares the granddaddy of them all to the new kid. Aside from the fact that the original iPod is about 2.5 times thicker than the iPhone 4, what stands out to me is that the faces are exactly the same size. Very Apple.
Thoughts is an iPhone application for sending audio messages to individuals or groups. It isn’t so much a replacement for voicemail or phone calls as a non-blocking way to talk to people without butting into whatever they’re already doing.
Excellent piece by Elia Freedman: We have been distracted by ridiculous arguments and fabricated “wars” for too long. We have been distracted by thinking that Google is Microsoft and Apple is Apple in a doomed fight already fought 20 years ago. But that is not the fight we should be caring about at all. The […]
Now available for iPhone and iPad. One of the most utterly delightful games I’ve ever played, for any console. A little bit of Katamari Damacy, a little bit of Tetris, a whole lot of beautiful faux-16-bit graphics and sound. Every byte of this game was crafted with care. You will not find a better way […]
Similar to a project I was working on (now cancelled. they so win.), a todo list app with an RPG system tacked on. Feel better about your real-life accomplishments with phony rewards!
Garret Murray, developer of the Ego app for iPhone, on what he calls “revenge reviews”: Reviews posted to the App Store by users who accidentally purchased an app, misread it’s description, or otherwise made a mistake. I hadn’t thought of this: People brought up a great point the last time I complained about App Store […]
Written in HTML5, no need to interact with the App Store at all, it’s available immediately. Funny how that works out.
An actual post by Steve Jobs on why the iPhone doesn’t support Flash, and why it’s not likely to in the future. Well-written, and covers pretty much every logical base.
Silicon Valley police are investigating what appears to be a lost Apple iPhone prototype purchased by a gadget blog, a transaction that may have violated criminal laws, a law enforcement official told CNET on Friday. I believe the whole thing was a case of common theft and the sale of stolen goods. Looks like Apple […]
It’s worth noting that the iPhone/iPad is capable of some truly atrocious user interfaces.
Opera submitted Opera Mini to the App Store 6 hours ago, and this page is tracking how long it takes Apple to approve it. The closest guess wins a new iPhone. This is pretty clever. Everyone knows the App Store approval process is bunk, why not have some fun with it?
David Barnard on the sales fluctuations in the App Store, and how hard is it to gauge future success/sales on same.
Engadget has the documentation. I’d like to add my voice to the chorus of people decrying the use of “user interface” patents. This kind of thing can be pretty vile. For example, one of the patents is for: “Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image,” Which is absurd.
One of my favorite games of 2009, released for one of my favorite devices for the slim price of $2.99. Worth every penny.
and me. It really shouldn’t have to be said, here in 2010, but shit. Restaurants: Have your hours, at least, in a plain HTML document. I don’t even need your menu.
Describing the technical workings of the Atari 2600, it is not an emulator, or even really a “how to,” but more like a… Documentary App. I love this kind of thing. It is Volume One in what will become a series, and if you don’t buy this you are an asshole.
Friends of Extra Future and all-around good guys. I’d take the job myself if I had the Obj-C skills.
To combat those RAM-sucking, memory-leaking, background apps everybody wants the iPhone to support so badly.
My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world. I'm a designer / developer / writer / director / editor / narrator at Occipital.
Hey. What're you doing all the way down here? You get lost? Just looking around? Cool. I like you.