Facebook saw the light and embraced Objective-C
Facebook achieved three main benefits by embracing native code for its iOS app. Foremost, the app now opens faster, without the lag that many users complained about. Second, scrolling is smoother. Third, photos are uploaded instantly. [Source] I actually gave Facebook as an example 6 months back when I was asked why Objective-C and not HTML5. Facebook has seen the light now. I could actually...
Stop Using The Cup of Coffee vs. $0.99 App Analogy →
Twitter API v1.1 →
[My Friday morning]
Photo Map is not a step towards business model
The newest version of Instagram is pinning its hopes on geo-tagging, which is masked in a feature called Photo Map. And with this release, the company might have taken a first tentative step towards a unique business model. (GigaOM) I disagree with how the new update created a business model for Instagram - it is an interesting view but nothing sort of ‘new business model emerging’...
Just a reminder to tighten up the policies and procedures for customer service. IT security is not just firewalls and ID systems; social engineering is the most overlooked aspect of security. You can pretty much walk up to a receptionist and ask for a temporary badge to get into an office or walk to IT Helpdesk and get ‘your’ password reset. An Apple worker with knowledge of the...
Follow-up: Can you make money out of freemium... →
A study backing up my previous post - freemium model can make money if you have a monetizing strategy. According to a BII analysis of App Store data, 93 percent of the top 100 grossing iPhone apps use in-app commerce. Of those 100 grossing apps, two-thirds are free. As most the top grossing apps are games, in-app commerce is most commonly used to sell in-game currency. However, companies...