For whatever reason, humans are more wired to notice when something is wrong than when something is right. When everything is even keel, we tend not to notice. When we experience something as discontinuous, it triggers our alert systems and a cascade of subsequent physiological and behavioral responses.
Mobile apps have skyrocketed in popularity and utility since Apple introduced the iPhone App Store in the summer of 2008. Apps now represent 52% of time spent with digital media in the US, according to comScore, up from 40% in early 2013. Apple boasted 75 billion all-time App Store downloads at its developers conference in June, and followed up […]
Windows Phone 8.1 Update includes hundreds of Internet Explorer 11 enhancements that greatly increase compatibility with the mobile web. Based on your feedback, we pursued a web experience for IE users consistent with what is available on iOS and Android devices – even where this meant we would be adding non-standard web platform features. We believe […]
In October, Google announced guidelines for App Indexing for deep linking directly from Google Search results to your Android app. They’ve just enabled 20+ additional applications that users will soon see app deep links for in Search Results, and starting as of April they’re making app deep links to English content available globally.
When browsing the web with my retina iPad, I often see websites that could have used SVG for their cartoon-like graphics, but used PNG instead. It seems weird, because most likely those images have been created with some vector graphics editor and then exported or converted to bitmap images. By Krister Kari (@KristerKari)
Fragmentation Lives: iOS 7 Now on 74% of iPhones, While KitKat Has Only Reached 1% of Android Device
> Android fragmentation might be on the decline, but it’s hard not to notice it when comparing numbers like these. According to web and analytics advertising firm Chitika, Apple’s iOS 7 now powers 74.1 percent of North American iPhones. Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat, on the other hand, is only running on 1.1 percent of Android […]