My tumblr turned 7 today!
Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone Sales Globally In 2013, With 968M Units Sold -
Smartphones sales accounted for 53.6% of overall mobile phones. There is still a huge market potential for smartphones.
A compatibility table showing the available default system fonts across different mobile platforms.
Future Samsung phones could share what you type with other apps -
Samsung is said to be considering letting app developers know a whole lot more detail about what individual users do with their phones. According to The Information, Samsung has been developing a service called Context that would collect what a person types, what apps they use, and what data their phone’s sensors pick up, and then allow developers to tap into that pool of data to enrich their apps. The Information suggests that by using Context a video service might be able to automatically display sports videos to someone who frequently searches for sports.
Exactly what I want on my phone. A preinstalled key logger.
Using CocoaPods to Modularize a Big iOS App -
Interesting approach of separating each section of a large application into smaller, stand alone apps and then using CocoaPods to glue everything together.
Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility -
Official Google Blog:
We’ve just signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. As this is an important move for Android users everywhere, I wanted to explain why in detail.
Great deal for Google, they are selling Motorola for about the same price as they bought it but they will keep most of Motorola’s patents.
Task Paper For iOS Open Sourced -
Jesse Grosjean released the code for TaskPaper for iOS as an open source project.
SVG icons lib for the web.
Tones of icons to choose from.
Zappos says goodbye to bosses -
Interested to see how this decision will influence the company in the long run. Can’t wait to read an analysis on the subject in a couple of years, after the company finishes implementing this new approach on organizing itself.
You wake up. You grab your phone. What’s the first app you open?
This sounds like a silly question — or worse, an insulting one.1 But I find it’s a rather enlightening question. Depending on when the question is asked, the answer can either be telling about the current state of apps or the current state of you.
Personally, right now, the first app I open in the morning is Twitter. But it hasn’t always been. A year ago, that app was Path. A year before that, that app was Instagram. Before that, it was probably Twitter again. Or Foursquare. Or Techmeme (technically, the web browser). At some point it was Facebook. And way back when it was probably — shudder — email.
For me the app is Facebook, followed by Instagram and Mail.