An interesting read on technology journal FIN’s site, Joseph Walker’s article provides some insights into the approaches (or in some cases the lack thereof ) at several major publishing houses in adjusting to the rising tide of digital content consumption. There isn’t much I could add to [...]Continue Reading →
InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman is absolutely right in asserting that the NYT’s introduction of it’s tiered paywall is a necessary development, but that the media giant has gotten its price structures horribly confused, and, as a result, the unhappy experiment will probably fail miserably (again).
While continuing to provide the anonymous masses unfettered free access to [...]Continue Reading →
Apple today unveiled a slew of new features within its iBooks app, specifically targeting the ability of publishers to create rich media books (such as children’s or art books) that adhere to stricter visual standards than traditional free-flowing texts found in the app so far. One problem: These features are only available as yet to [...]Continue Reading →
I was fortunate enough to recently score an invite to NYC Book Camp, dubbed a “non-conference”, it was a loosely-structured forum on the future of publishing.
As my recent foray into the world of app development spawned largely from a desire to be a part of the migration from printed page to pixel, I [...]Continue Reading →
Presented for your consideration today, a brief examination of what makes an app an app, and distinctly not a desktop application, nor a mobile website for that matter (and this is by far a more compelling examination).Continue Reading →
When it comes to software “design”, the ability to be precise is critical. As with any human creative pursuit, the software designer is entitled to assurances that their labors will be reflected to those who consume them precisely as the creator intended.
The general public doesn’t regard software as something to be appreciated in the [...]Continue Reading →
The New York Times is running an interesting article today discussing the thoughts and concerns of some Brooklyn based developers who are publishing their work as applications for Apple’s iOS.
Adderall Diaries Blurs Books-Apps Line draws attention to a number of issues, including, most interestingly to me, that of the editorial over-sight posed by [...]Continue Reading →
The internet is abuzz this week with the U.S. Copyright Office’s ruling that consumers in the United States have the legal right to over-ride software that ships on their mobile devices, this to the objection of many manufacturers including Apple. While much has been said about the ruling, I’ve read very little in the way [...]Continue Reading →
Google announced over the weekend that its new Android application development tool (“Google App Inventor”) would be available this morning. It’s a move that adds an interesting and potentially very significant layer to the bloomin’ onion of mobile application development. It solidifies the notion that Google is betting long-term that their open development model, which [...]Continue Reading →