Archive for February 2012
More than 50 people are expected to come and so should you!
Yesterday I spoke to a colleague of mine. He specializes in mobile technology and was approached to define the standard UI framework to use in order to use that one in all our mobile activities. Selecting a standard technology would reduce the effort to manage it thus saving costs.
He didn’t feel comfortable to reply and so wouldn’t I.
My parents know I work for a publisher and I do something with the internet. To them this seems to mean that I am some sort of computer wizard who can fix everything from hardware to software so they tend to call whenever a wizard is required. This time the task sounded simple.
Transfer all mails from an old PC to a shiny new one. Easy peasy..
This week in California Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, RIM and HP agreed to ensure privacy for apps sold in their stores.
Ensuring privacy is certainly a good thing but in this case it makes me wonder about the accuracy of the store metaphor.
What could be the implications of that?
Whenever there’s a bug or a feature idea or another kind of change it is wise to file a ticket so that the actual work is documented and nothing gets forgotten. Some tickets though will never get started and eventually become zombie tickets ignored and blanked by everyone.
Except for statistics.
Many applications are gathering chronological data from logs, from activities or manual data entry. Over its lifetime an app will gather loads and loads of informations often very valuable information. Over its lifetime requirements on how to use that information will change.
And probably mess it up.
Having a dedicated development team is a really cool investment. It ensures the maintenance of your product by a trained and knowledgeable team. It also helps to keep the know-how close to you which is meant to enable you to push the product even further from where you left off.
On the other hand a dedicated team means fixed costs..
Facebook discontinued the share button about a year ago in favour of the like button which apparently clicks better.
However especially content websites miss the share button.