Earlier this week there was an article in The Atlantic about ‘longform’ journalism, the type of writing where words tally in the thousands and stories take time to be told. It focused on the increasing number of people reading these lengthy yet rewarding pieces from their smartphone, spending upwards of 30 minutes doing so in
Learning a second language doesn’t have to be an expensive dedication of effort, patience and time. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost you anything at all! There are now a number of exceptional free apps that can teach you the language of your choice through a series of games and exercises, gradually progressing in
If the two measures of online advertising success are clicks and impressions, then the biggest untapped advertising resource is Tinder, a dating app that allows you to swipe yes or no when you see a match. Besides Instagram there is arguably no other app that can draw the users attention to one image so quickly
The importance of ‘having a great product’ is as close to an axiom as you are going to find in the tech world. Every discussion, presentation, strategy and success comes back to the ‘greatness’ of the product, irrespective if it’s software or hardware, it’s all about a great product. The idea of a product being
Evernote is one of only two apps I use everyday (the other one is Instapaper). I interact with it on my phone, tablet and desktop. It serves more purposes than I can count. Yet I gain nothing from it. In a way I don’t even use it. This contradiction can only be understood when you
The Email problem and the myth of the solution It seems like Everyone says it: Email is broken There is too much, it is too difficult to handle, it lacks intuition, it isn’t natural, it wastes time, it’s depressing… The list goes on. For the past two years products claiming to be the perfect new email client have been
My frustration with the government, Apple and Pokerstars.
Here are my thoughts on an app developed by the Australian Government which helps motivate people on their journey to quit smoking!
Over the past few months there have been some apps across both the iOS and Android platform that have either been recently released or updated to include beautiful, simplistic user interfaces. Today I'll mention a few points on why I think these apps are heading in the right direction with design, interaction and usability.