Mobile apps: History repeating itself

I recently came across an old web article called “Mobile Applications, RIP” by Michael Mace (formerly of Palm). This article proclaimed the death of native mobile applications, based on lack of compatibility and ease of development. The author proclaims the…

The Tech Sector and Unemployment

Good software engineers are good because they are constantly learning, constantly trying new things, and are constantly ahead of the curve. The New York Times ran an article this week titled “Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Is Slow to…

Earlier this month, over 60 developers attended the inaugural Seattle Android Developer’s Meetup to network, meet fellow developers, and eat free pizza. In addition, the meetup included talks from one of the developers of the lock screen replacement GOTO and…

Android's Dashboard pattern and screen changes

I’m on record here with my appreciation for the Twitter for Android client and the introduction of UX patterns for Android. In particular, the Dashboard pattern — the large grid of icons as the “main menu” of an app —…

What happened?

I guess it has been summer in Seattle, I had a new job, and in my spare time I’ve been more focused on writing code than blog entries. But has it really been nearly two months since I’ve written anything…