Category: Mobile

  • How To Generate Your Own Apple iOS 6 Passbook Passes

    How To Generate Your Own Apple iOS 6 Passbook Passes

    With Apple’s iOS6 launching today, there are a ton of new features people are exploring. One of my favorite new apps on iOS 6 is Passbook. Although Apple didn’t incorporate NFC capability into the new iPhone 5, I really don’t think it matters too much just now – thanks to Passbook. Passbook lets users manage…

  • Notes from Mobile Monday NY – June

    Notes from Mobile Monday NY – June

    A few brief notes from tonight’s Mobile Monday talk, at the New York Times Center. Best practices in mobile media consumption Asish Patel, Head of Social Media at VICE Media Favorite app is Twitter. With native applications, the key factor is providing a utility that can’t be found elsewhere, such as on the mobile Web.…

  • Enhanced iOS 6 Geofencing with Find my Friends and 3rd Party Apps

    Enhanced iOS 6 Geofencing with Find my Friends and 3rd Party Apps

    With Apple’s announcement of all of the great new features in iOS 6, there’s a newfound potential for even more pervasive Geofencing functionality. Previously, I wrote about how to set up geofencing in iOS 5 – and mentioned that it integrates seamlessly into both calendar and tasks. Now, there seems to be a few hints…

  • I Just Licensed a Photo of the Foursquare Team on Teleportd

    This week, shortly after taking and tweeting a picture of the production of a Foursquare video shoot, a team member from startum Teleportd reached out to me to license my photo, for further distribution. By following the link, I was presented with a mobile optimized, very simple workflow that allowed me to specify the rights…

  • Ark People Search in Beta – People Search Meets Social Network Ubiquity

    Ark People Search in Beta – People Search Meets Social Network Ubiquity

    Today TechCrunch reported on Ark People Search, which recently got funding through yCombinator. Combining multiple social networks and online datasources, Ark lets you search for anyone who has a presence on the internet – both via publicaly accessible data as well as private social network you have access too. And there’s really no better time…

  • Invasion of Omnisocial Geolocation Apps!

    Invasion of Omnisocial Geolocation Apps!

    With SXSW happening this week, the battle for app of the year begins. This year, I think the focus is going to be location aggrigating apps – apps that pull in geolocation data from multiple social networks, and combine them in a common map and feed. Here are a few top apps out there –…

  • Apps From SXSW So Far

    Apps From SXSW So Far

    Every year at South By Southwest, hundreds of new mobile apps are launched. Some succeed, some fail. Here’s apps I’ve heard about so far… Clik – “Clik is the amazing YouTube remote that allows you to walk up to any screen with a browser, point your phone at it, and instantly take control. It’s a…

  • Inside Social Apps 2012: Monetizing Social Games on Facebook: Today and Tomorrow

    Inside Social Apps 2012: Monetizing Social Games on Facebook: Today and Tomorrow

    Monetizing Social Games on Facebook: Today and Tomorrow Terry Angelos, Co-Founder and CPO, TrialPay Will Harbin, CEO, KIXEYE Lisa Marino, CEO, RockYou Rony Xu, CPO, Happy Elements With the requirement that Facebook Credits become the exclusive premium virtual currency in social games on Facebook starting last July, there was much debate in the developer community…

  • Inside Social Apps 2012: The Facebook Platform Roadmap

    Inside Social Apps 2012: The Facebook Platform Roadmap

    The Facebook Platform Roadmap in 2012 Carl Sjogreen, Director, Product Management, Facebook Key Quote: “Facebook wants Open Graph to be a simple process for developers, so that the focus can be put on developing great apps.” Three major areas we’re working on this year – Open Graph, Mobile, Games Open Graph. Plays to two audiences. People…

  • Inside Social Apps 2012: Trends in Social Game Product Development

    Inside Social Apps 2012: Trends in Social Game Product Development

    Brief notes from sitting in on the “Trends in Social Game Product Development” panel at Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco, CA. Trends in Social Game Product Development Brenda Garno Brathwaite, COO & Game Designer, Loot Drop, Inc. Bill Jackson, Creative Director, CastleVille, Zynga Dallas Sebastian Knutsson, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, King.com Mike…

  • Smartphone Walkie Talkie App Voxer Gets Reviewed on CNN

    Smartphone Walkie Talkie App Voxer Gets Reviewed on CNN

    Over the past few years I’ve been a user of iOS app Voxer. CEO Tom Katis is a friend of mine, and I’ve had a great time using the app through it’s successive generations and revisions. Lately, Voxer has been accelerating in its reach, and is now hitting the prime time, moving up the Apple…

  • Staying In Touch on Halloween with GroupMe

    Staying In Touch on Halloween with GroupMe

    This year for Halloween, a group of about 15 of us got together for a massive Halloween party crawl. With the crazy Snowtober 2011 snow storm in NYC, and the packed party schedule of 5 different parties across town, it was important that we all stayed in contact throughout the night – both to collaborate…

  • How To Enable Geofenced Notifications in Apple iOS 5

    How To Enable Geofenced Notifications in Apple iOS 5

    Over the past few days after the release of iOS5, I’ve been eagerly trying to set up geofenced notifications. Previously I wrote about the release of geofencing in iOS5, and now I’ve had a bit of time to test geofenced notifications. It seems that the process is not quite as smooth as it could be,…

  • Apples’s iOS 5 Finally Adds Geofencing

    Apples’s iOS 5 Finally Adds Geofencing

    New post for iOS 6 – Geofencing in iOS 6 == As I’ve been discussing for literally years, the concept of “Geofencing” – creating virtual fences around geographic points in order to trigger certain events when the barrier is crossed – is getting ready to change the way we’re productive, and the way we run…

  • Using oEmbed for Dynamic, Futureproof Embedded Videos and Photos

    Using oEmbed for Dynamic, Futureproof Embedded Videos and Photos

    When writing and maintaining the codebase of my website, I’ve always tried to adhere the the highest degree of code standards compliance, flexibility, compatibility, and future maintainability and relevance. I’ve kept the use of plugins to a minimum, and have made sure that as much site content as possible is optimillay visible without the use…

  • The Beginning of The End: Manhattan Subway Cellphone Service Goes Live on Tuesday

    The Beginning of The End: Manhattan Subway Cellphone Service Goes Live on Tuesday

    Sara Shaker from EveryBlock, thank you for alerting me to the beginning of the end as cell phone service is switched on in the NYC Subway. Starting tomorrow (Sept. 27th), four of the 271 subway platforms in New York City will have cell phone service and Wi-Fi. Subway platforms will have service, but the tunnels…

  • Switching from Backblaze to Crashplan: iOS Mobile App Seals The Deal

    Switching from Backblaze to Crashplan: iOS Mobile App Seals The Deal

    ** Hello! If you’re finding this page in your research of Crashplan Vs Backblaze, or Crashplan Vs Mozy, or any other services, please be sure to read my ongoing saga with Crashplan losing my entire backup archive. Cheers! ** CrashPlan’s recent release of an iOS app solidifies my switch from Backblaze to Crashplan. Now, I…

  • Google Opens Up Chrome Web Store – Continuing The Move To Web-Apps

    Google Opens Up Chrome Web Store – Continuing The Move To Web-Apps

    Today it was announced at Google I/O that Google is taking the Chrome Web Store, it’s store for selling applications and modules to run in its Chrome Web Browser, worldwide. Additionally, Google is starting to add in-app purchases, and a flat fee for developers to sell products. This brings the Chrome Web Store even more…

  • Presentation: Bryan Rieger on Rethinking the Mobile Web

    Presentation: Bryan Rieger on Rethinking the Mobile Web

    Brian Rieger, a designer at design and development firm Yiibu, has put together a great presentation on rethinking the mobile web, covering the current and future prospects for adaptave, accessible web development for desktop and mobile. The presentation by itself is great, but is even better when coupled directly with Yiibu’s main website. They’ve turned…

  • Gartner Reports Android Up and Coming Fast…

    Gartner Reports Android Up and Coming Fast…

    Interesting new info from Gartner, with some major implications. For clients thinking about mobile launches, I think this means the focus may shift to cross-device compatible mobile websites, iOS apps, and importantly, Android Apps. When considering a global client, Nokia may be a consideration, but those platforms under considerations should be restricted to the Windows…

  • SXSW Panel – Moving the Web onto Mobile Devices

    SXSW Panel – Moving the Web onto Mobile Devices

    Panel – Moving the Web onto Mobile Devices Summary: Take a look at how the complexity of design has increased exponentially with the web moving onto today’s mobile devices. There are so many more considerations when thinking about a design or a campaign that go beyond the basic, “who is my target audience….how do I…

  • SXSW Solo – Web Anywhere: Mobile Optimisation With HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript

    Solo – Web Anywhere: Mobile Optimisation With HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript presented by Bruce Lawson, Web Evangelist, Opera Software Summary: Web apps, mobile phone apps, websites that work anywhere, SVG, HTML5, Widgets, location-aware sites, Media Queries. Beyond the buzzword assault is a revolution in the way sites are made, what they can do, and how they…

  • Linking Foursquare With… My American Express Card?

    Linking Foursquare With… My American Express Card?

    Yes, it’s true, AMEX is doing a big promo with Foursquare for South by Southwest this year. Sign up and link your amex card with your Foursquare account, and get bonuses. That’s great for now, but is just a small first step in a much larger revolution – connecting our wallets together with our location,…

  • QR Code Market Adoption Analysis

    QR Code Market Adoption Analysis

    Following up on my recent posts about QR Codes (All over NYC, used by Mini Cooper), JumpScan just published this informative infographic covering the history and impact of QR Codes.