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App Development

A 3 post collection


Never too old to computer

 •  Filed under Computers, Progamming, Mobile, Ios, App Development

What an inspiring story from Yi Shu Ng on Mashable about an 81 year old woman making an iOS app.

Masako Wakamiya is making the news for an app she created to show people the correct way to place their traditional doll displays ahead of Hinamatsuri, or Girl's Day, in Japan.

Wakamiya is a former banker who clocked 43 years of service at a major Japanese bank, and only learned how to use computers when she was 60.

I love the sense of tradition meeting the digital in both her life and the app. And also the obvious thought that you're never too old to computer.

Daring Fireball: Why There's No Sketch for the iPad

 •  Filed under Mobile, Apple, App, Ipad, Ipad Pro, App Development

Daring Fireball: Why There's No Sketch for the iPad

Fantastic insight here from Gruber on one key blocker to iPad adoption.

I would like to point out that it's developer freedom that's the real issue here. On iPad you have to go through the App Store to get apps, which is not true for the Mac. Sketch is only offered for trial via direct download. I wonder if this is something Apple will ever relent on as they try to make iPad a more computer-like device?

Fewer than 0.01 percent of mobile apps will be financially successful by 2018, predicts Gartner

 •  Filed under Mobile, Development, App Development

Fewer than 0.01 percent of mobile apps will be financially successful by 2018, predicts Gartner

This seems expected, and not disturbing at all to me. 1.) Apps can be useful to a company or developers without making money (from generating buzz to more) and 2) free with in-app purchases is where all apps are headed. The later can still be financially viable. See games. (And yeah, where games go, most follow.)