Love that Foursquare is using smartphone geolocation features to provide you with real-time recommendations through the app.
Enjoyed playing OLO just now, a game/experiment using latest features of CSS3 and HTML5. Found it to be mellow, minimal and with some simple constraints to make it interesting. OLO is a free game developed for finger-flicking fun on touch devices. Play it straight in the browser or offline and full-screen… no internet required! To […]
Good collection of mobile patterns: http://mobile-patterns.com/
Traveling through Canada en route to Alaska. When will data plans become reasonable?
Exciting. Can’t wait until this is consumer-ready. Researchers from the Human Media Lab at Canada’s Queen’s University have created a fully-functioning floppy E-Ink smartphone, which they also refer to as a paper computer. Like its thicker, rigid-bodied counterparts, the Paperphone can do things like making and receiving calls, storing e-books, and playing music. Unlike them, […]
Automatically resize images to fit the screen resolutions. http://t.co/P3sspeH /via @ehub
QRAPPING PAPER is… …interactive wrapping paper. Behind each QR code is an original holiday video that can’t be seen anywhere else. Over 50 in all, turning any gift into a tiny holiday film festival. I would have chosen a different name (!) but the idea is cool nonetheless.
The Nielsen Company recently surveyed more than 5,000 consumers who already own a tablet computer, eReader, netbook, media/games player, or smartphone to get a better sense of who is using these devices and how they are using them. Download a summary of the findings. Unsurprisingly, the majority of users are on smartphones and only 4% on tablets […]
Today we’re pleased to announce the first alpha release of the jQuery Mobile project. jQuery Mobile is a user interface framework, built on top of jQuery, designed to simplify the process of building applications that target mobile devices. We’ve made really good progress since we first announced the project two months ago. We’ve created a […]
Searching with Google on your mobile phone can be an eye-opening experience. Now your phone’s camera can even help to find out more about the world around you. Back in December we introduced Google Goggles on Android: it lets you search by taking pictures. Today, we’re excited to announce that Goggles is now a feature […]
The Mozilla Seabird, part of the Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, is an experiment in how users might interact with their mobile content as devices and technology advances. Drawing on insights culled from the Mozilla community through the project’s blog, a focus quickly developed around frustrating physical interactions. While mobile CPUs, connectivity and development platforms begin […]
Two Holiday Inn hotels have begun using iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones as room keys, meaning guests don’t even need to stop at the front desk on their way in the door. With the new system, which will be in testing through December, hotel guests can reserve their accommodations online. A text message is sent […]
Steve Rubel has an interesting article in AdAge, although I would argue that innovation, simplicity and utility have always been dominant trends even with PC internet browsing. I do think that the scale in which we consume has rapidly changed and the “always on” generation views content and connectivity as ubiquitous. Technology is just catching […]
The Touch Gesture Reference Guide is a unique set of resources for software designers and developers working on touch-based user interfaces. The guide contains: 1) an overview of the core gestures used for most touch commands 2) how to utilize these gestures to support major user actions 3) visual representations of each gesture to use […]
I’ve heard about QR codes for years and Googled for them long ago before they were readily available for consumers, but for some reason tonight, they popped into my mind again and I decided to look them up. I was excited to see that you can make your own QR code easily online. In simple […]
I’ve been tweaking the design of my site behind the scenes for the last few weeks and made the changes live tonight. Of course, there will be continuous tweaks, but I feel purged! Overall, I’ve tried to reduce clutter and simplify the structure and presentation – a proper cleansing. It’s an evolution but also a […]
In “Pocket-size screen’s new rules”, Laura M. Holson writes: Mobisodes are more popular among teenagers in Europe and Asia, largely because the advanced technology in use there makes it easier for them to be viewed. And much of the original video programming now being produced is short and derived from youth-oriented television properties. It seems […]
Last week’s blackout gave moblogging its first real chance to provide grassroots coverage of a major news event says this piece. The result: Lots of digital photos appearing on weblogs taken in the blackout zone by people using digital phone/cameras. Travis Larson, spokesman for the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association: “This may be the first […]
RealNetworks and Sprint will announce today that they’ve teamed up on a digital audio service that will offer content from ABC News, Fox Sports, National Public Radio and others. The service, which will cost $4.95 a month, will be available on various handsets and ill include a monophonic digital audio program and the ability to […]