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Apple's Ad-Blocking Apps Gaining Popularity - YouTube
"this is an arms race." //&! bit.ly/1iRx5vN //&! bbc.in/1LpAn4D - However Mr Arment withdrew his app after just two days and offered those who had bought it a refund.
ad-block  iAd  Safari  iOS  Platform  Silo  AdBlock  Content  Blocking  user  experience  UI  UX  friction  Chrome  publishing  2.0  business  model  pageviews  web  publishing  mobile  web  phablet  subscription  model  Google  Inc.  Facebook  Twitter  Apple  App  Store  Google  Play  ad-blocking 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
What is Angela Ahrendts doing at Apple? - Fortune
“She motivates people. She inspires people. And she is the sort of person who wants to see things succeed as a team. It’s a rare quality.” [...] Ahrendts believes the key to the company’s future is not just marvelous products, but also engaging and energizing its nearly 100,000 employees, 60% of whom now work in retail division. “If you’re going to employ people anyway,” she says, “why not make them the differentiator? They’re not a commodity.” Now that there are 459 Apple stores in 15 countries, many people have their first Apple experience inside a store—a first impression that could forever tarnish the brand if it’s not good. “Burberry was about building a relationship,” she says. “But it was always about selling an amazing product that you would have forever. Apple is just a deeper relationship with a much broader constituency. Because it’s everybody.” // apple positioned itself just above everyone else it competes w [having a margin!], but not too far up to be douchy, off-setting
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
CEO Ambarish Mitra: independent Blippar may IPO - Business Insider
youtu.be/epMs3X8U9Ko?t=13m55s 'want's to take it all the way ... to IPO.' - Q: Is Virtual Search and Augmented Reality a feature on an existing (Search) Platform (with existing data and personal context - ie your past search history and relations (FB)) in the next 5 years or a public company? Could the extra friction of an app to launch, with the name ?blippar? be a friction point for traction!? - VS - native on iOS, Android camera app that gets into augmented reality mode when it sees a specific QR code. Time will tell. What past has show, to gain mass adoption it is about being immersive (whoa), creates emotional - chemical (dopamine) intangible value, and being sort of 'invisible' "Don't show me." and thus habit forming, // &! bit.ly/1N4a5oj
VR  virtual  reality  Blippar  vertical  category  visual  search  Google  iOS  Android  Microsoft  Bing  Apple  Spotlight  Cortana  Google  Now  on  Tap  Google  Now  Amazon  context  contextual  content  Augmented  AR  Facebook  Apple  Google  Inc.  search  engine  IoT  Windows  10  mobile  homescreen  user  behaviour  QR  code  mass  market  mass  culture  UI  UX  user  experience  user  engagement  customer  experience 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
How To Get 1 Million Subscribers - YouTube
meritocracy, democratic, egalitarian. anyone who has interest, can find it. u will have an audience, even it is just 1. either they like it, share it & come back. or they leave u alone. // Beme, remove the aspect of creation. the friction. the cognitive cost. the overhead. a process to follow. a tutorial or how to listicle to read. to Google or to ask. >> Product developers & investors should think about the cognitive cost of their products. The cognitive cost very often can be much higher than the financial cost. Products with a low cognitive cost are those where the technology fades away and dont require a consumers ongoing attention. bit.ly/1Nz0veO // "Don't make me think." << book, UI UX mantra. // Photo-filter-app vs photo-editing-app vs video-editing-ai-augmented-intelligence-app that have popped up. podcasting. EDM // what has lots of overhead & sometimes really disappointing user experience? Skype, Windows, FriendFeed, Twitter?(niche compared 2 FB). Q&A youtu.be/6xVdM0QJq6Y
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Growth vs Retention – AVC
"Retention was clearly bad, and that’s what killed us" [...] [...] This all comes back to stepping on the gas before finding product market fit. You might think you have product market fit and so you scale up your hiring, your marketing, your sales, and your capital raising and spending. But if you can’t retain a healthy percentage of your users past ninety days, you don’t have product market fit yet and all the investment you make in your business is just money down the drain. So focus first on your 90 day retention numbers and make sure to nail them and prove you have product market fit. Then scale. // find natural/organic marketing - advertising - instead of building a non-product related cost center like sales, marketing, and advertising. short-cuts like these don't fix the product per se.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Periscope founder: “Portrait is the future"
Later, Forte pleaded with the entrepreneur. “Please, landscape view for pros.” “We’re working on it,” Beykpour assured, but added that his “philosophical conviction” was that “portrait is the future.” Neither Forte nor Temple seemed convinced that Periscope was useful, journalistically speaking. And Forte pointed out that it could be detrimental. “There is a hesitation not to do what newspapers did on the web in the late ‘90s, which was put it all up for free. There’s a sense of ‘what’s in it for us?’ and caution before we put stuff up there,” Forte said. [...] How will Periscope fend off the Chatroulette moment? (to wit, when its better-intended uses are subsumed by the global community of mostly-male sexual exhibitionists. Beykpour knew precisely what I meant without further explanation.)
Vine  Instagram  YouTube  Periscope  Meerkat  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  user  behaviour  UI  UX  Snapchat 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
LukeW | Designing for Large Screen Smartphones
Bottom Positioning of hamburger/menu item ... " Facebook found in recent testing that a bottom tab bar solution in their iOS app also improved engagement, satisfaction, and even perception of speed." // form implies function - holding phone and navigating w thump that reaches max to the half way across the screen comfortably, implies that function buttons/menu has to be in the lower half and or bottom of screen // plus in options to flip order (of function icons) from left to right for left handed people?!
Phablet  Tablet  UI  UX  user  experience  friction  frictionless  usability  design 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
How the Sharing Economy Is Impacting Travel - YouTube
w great app - word of mouth and net promoter score and marketing and advertisement you can, in an age of appification and single-use apps, create a deep trench away from Google Search (customers using desktop search from booking travel, hotel, flight, leisure experience). Lastminute.com can only react to Hotel Tonight and Hipmunk being first on the homescreen of phones with a great product/market fit. // min 6:30 - post-Search world (desktop) with limited screen size etc on homescreen we have come back to the portal. Yahoo! was a portal. No we have a new one in our hands in form of Apple iOS iPhone and Google's Android
Google  Search  Appification  single-use  app  Brand  Branding  word  of  mouth  Net  Promoter  Score  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  MVP  Product/Market  Fit  Expedia  lastminute.com  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  mobile  phone  UI  UX  user  experience  Hotel  Tonight  vertical  niche  Portal  Yahoo!  Yahoo  Y!  Android  iOS  Apple  Google 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
The First Phone Jony Ive Ever Designed - YouTube
7:30 form implies function; tableness & then came the silicon chip. a phone could look like a banana&still function like a phone. &culture/society is in there too as well as learned behaviour&usage of ie the table form. || THUS how do u design a button, layout, functionality or UI/UX, with half the usual buttons & no deep menus on a smart phone screen? u let them swipe the entire screen left, right, up, down. all while you adhere 2 "don't show me." || if something is designed well & u might hv borrowed some components/ideas elsewhere from proven concepts (turning pages), people dont need 2 be shown. users apply learned behaviour from existing design concepts, get immediate feedback that tells them u did it right or no you have to do it this way, bc there is no other way. there are no 3, 4 options to try out X, there are only two, right & wrong. & and wrong shows/nudges them to the right use of X. || Anticomplexity, -friction, communicating without words, medium is the message (ie led)
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Facebook Finds Strength As A Family, Not An App | TechCrunch
The subtext of Zuck’s “family” quote is that one app can’t do everything. On mobile, people want lean, purpose-driven experiences. Cramming everything into a one-size-fits-all can make it slow and bloated. But when you’re talking about trying to connect every human on earth, a singularly focused app alone can’t possibly meet the diverse needs of a diverse population. Zuckerberg explained “We’re building this family so we can offer unique, world-class experiences for every way that people want to share.” --- // add as user behaviour slash trait "convenience." // ie Instagram releasing separate app for photo collages. // Facebook Messenger as Platform - have ppl not learned to build their business on other ppls lawn? Ok for established businesses and own domain and standalone product and to be on Messenger only to reduce friction, ... still double edged sword.
Appification  single-use  app  mobile  first  user  experience  UI  UX  frictionless  friction  Don't  make  me  think  word  of  mouth  Net  Promoter  Score  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  user  behaviour  user  churn  attention  span  Facebook  convenience  Instagram  focus  execution  noise  distraction  Platform  TOS  Facebook  Messenger 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
App Submissions On Google Play Now Reviewed By Staff, Will Include Age-Based Ratings | TechCrunch
- via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9218191 // is Web 3.0 a move out of native apps to actually usable >HTML5 applications? ... some time in the future? // see Web 2.0 Origin - http://pmarchive.com/no_such_thing_as_web_20.html - it was a conference. // thus Web 3.0 could be the follow-up of 2.0 because of the fallout dev community and companies have had with Apple and Google?! // Isn't it a thing that you shouldn't build your empire on other peoples lawn?! >> ie Uber, WhatsApp, etc. &! on the other side, Apple and Google don't want to upset the cart full of Apples. Wondering what they would come up with to maximise profit ... in the future. They will too, be made obsolete eventually (Google Play and Apple App Store), with technology. Period. Making true mobile apps for the web. &! !& http://pando.com/2015/03/17/google-will-now-screen-android-apps-before-theyre-released-to-the-play-store/
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
Twitter doesn’t need to “beat” Instagram — and should feel no shame about telling people to stop using it | PandoDaily
Instagram cut off its Twitter Card integration a few months after being acquired by Facebook. >> User Experience downside for Twitter users. On the one hand. But people not visiting Instagram, is a downside for Instagram. ... Concerning Twitter UI and UX for average user; underlined links are ugly, and it takes users away from Twitter to other destination which is not in the interest of Twitter (KPI's).
Twitter  Facebook  Instagram  product  experience  user  experience  UI  UX 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Introducing Place Tips in News Feed | Facebook Newsroom
Facebook launches location-specific Place Tips for iPhone; appears at top of News Feed when user enters establishment; tapping displays friends' comments & photos related to business; also shows maps, restaurant menus, etc; viewing does not post to Facebook or reveal location; also testing w/ beacons in NYC // http://www.businessinsider.com/the-swarm-and-foursquare-backstory-and-progress-2014-10 >> "In late 2013, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley and his leadership team decided it was time to rethink things. If the company was founded today, what would the app look like? What would the experience feel like?" // &! http://taylordavidson.com/2014/apps &! http://features.en.softonic.com/why-single-use-apps-like-yo-could-take-over-your-smartphone
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing | TechCrunch
... FB trying to pair down use cases into single apps for single use cases instead of offering the many options and thus UX/UI complexity of Facebook.com or standalone Facebook App. If one has to explain and or show, users start to abandon the ship ... +++ !!! http://pando.com/2014/09/17/facebook-is-reportedly-getting-back-to-what-it-does-best-with-new-moments-app/
Facebook  Privacy  Path  Social  Network  Twitter  user  experience  shared  experience  delightful  UI  UX  frictionless  friction  user  hack  user  churn  Platform  mainstream 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
- Startups - Kevin Rose of Milk - TWiST #218 - YouTube
ideas on paper are nothing. test them out. if it has traction - got to go all in. wear it as badge of honour, if your idea, that you put from paper into the real world, fails. its part of your body of work. it's nothing personal. [...] 1:04 hrs in "it's business, it is nothing personal." ... 1:06:25 - Lesson: If something has critical mass (centrifugal mass, has its own gravitational field ... pull), it can not be stopped even when mistakes are made; Fail Whale (Twitter Technical Fails and management-internal fights etc, Facebook and Privacy, Google and Privacy Yahoo! (mismanagement) and it's unsexy non-hip non-attractive brand, and uninspiring front-page). ... Further in: Focus has to be on product, to reach scale. Product centric CEO's (Larry Page, Dick Costolo, Zuckerberg) don't put a big banner ad on the front-page of their product. it ruins the user experience and adds no value. it subtracts value. where is the value proposition of that? + http://youtu.be/HtRfHASjtcA
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Techie -- Daily Intelligencer
[via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7559540 ] She was the only female at her company, a designer who had been with the start-up from the beginning and had overseen its design and marketing, yet had gotten left out when the company was sold to Google for its workers, in what's known as an acqui-hire. "I feel like my world just ended," she wrote. The thread quickly became the talk of Silicon Valley. It was seeming proof that even within the happy-go-lucky world of tech start-ups, there are winners and losers, and more often than not, the losers in situations like these are the designers, who are more likely to be female than their engineer counterparts, and whose "soft" skills are seen as less valuable than coding chops. [The] start-up decided to sell itself to Google as a last resort, after failing to find traction in the market. [FOR G IT IS A public nightmare!]
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april 2014 by asterisk2a
Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk's industrial empire HD - YouTube
Tony Stark of our time. self described: engineer fist. - same w Apple: about engineering and design (UI, UX). ### meaningful, sizeable impact on people and or world. ## 2008 he was on the brink of loosing it all; a divorce, personal tragedy. as well as financially. and company wise Tesla Motors and SpaceX (Jeff Besoz and Richard Branson have Space programs as well) were on the brink too. If I remember well, TechCrunch wrote that he had problems at times financing his monthly personal expenses, something along this line. == http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-tesla-spacex-near-fail-2013-11 + http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/elon-musks-secret-plan-for-electric-car-dominance-is-right-on-schedule "Tesla Motors has been playing the long game since the very beginning." + http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/FPlRN1JlcxSMF7rDGmzuCSWXXrR_kvAO/tesla-and-spacex-elon-musk-s-industrial-empire/
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april 2014 by asterisk2a

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