James Hague: just because you slogged through the massive effort it takes to design and release a product doesn’t have any bearing at all on whether or not anyone actually wants what you made. It’s hard to emphasize just how true that statement is. Around here I write software as a hobby. I’ve never expected [...]
Regarding Jonathan Ive: A friend of the family told The Sunday Times: ‘Unfortunately he is just too valuable to Apple and they told him in no uncertain terms that if he headed back to England he would not be able to sustain his position with them.’ Wait – he’s too valuable to spend some time [...]
Facebook is not popular because it is a communication tool… Facebook is popular because people like to spy on each other. Ben Brooks, in response to Crotchety Old Power Users by Chris Clark.
He sums it up nicely: I’m thrilled with it If you’re concerned about the screen resolution of the 11″, you can’t miss his Flickr set of screenshots of how various apps look in action. via The Brooks Review
Imagine this. It’s June 2011. Steve Jobs comes to the end of his WWDC keynote address, and announces the iPhone 5. Except he doesn’t even show it, or say what’s new. He just says that it’s great, the best iPhone yet by far, and that it’s going on sale in two weeks for $199 with [...]
I’m not sure if I need another app to keep my (very few) sensitive files on my iPod/iPhone safe. But I do need to see a lot more websites like this. Perhaps the most creative and interesting promo for an application I’ve seen. via Daring Fireball
A great piece by Matt Mullenweg about shipping 1.0. This is one of my favorite bits: But if you only have one shot at getting an audience, you’re doing it wrong. Sure, those first few days at the top of the list in the App Store are nice. But if you are counting on that [...]