Category Archives: Software

Freeboard

A damn-sexy, open source real-time dashboard builder for IOT and other web mashups. A free open-source alternative to Geckoboard.

Nice.

The Cloud

The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement.

Who doesn’t love a good thunderstorm?

jrnl

Collect your thoughts and notes without leaving the command line

Syncable with Dropbox for easy access across devices.

The main issue I raised in the “About the decline of the mobile web” post was that apps and the web aren’t one and the same thing due to the lack of hyperlinking standards in the former.

Turns out I’m not the only one thinking about this. In fact, Facebook has done more than think about it—they’ve launched App Links.

Right now, linking on mobile is a lot more frustrating and complicated than it is on the web. There isn’t an easy, consistent way to control what happens when someone clicks on your content in mobile, which makes it difficult to provide the best experience for your users. It’s also hard to find out when—and how—to send people out of your app and directly into another.

We built App Links to help with that. It’s an open, cross-platform solution for app-to-app linking that gives you the tools you need to expose deep links in your app or to link out to others.

I’m humbled to say that my Shortcode plugin has reached the 10,000 download mark. Many thanks to all that have tried it!

Big data: are we making a big mistake?

“Big data” has arrived, but big insights have not. The challenge now is to solve new problems and gain new answers – without making the same old statistical mistakes on a grander scale than ever.

A great article on the pitfalls.

Bugsnag

Bugsnag detects crashes in every popular programming language and framework, automatically collecting useful diagnostics to help you resolve your errors quickly.

Starts at $29 per month (5 users, 5 projects).

Cathode

Cathode is a fully customizable terminal app with a look inspired by classic computers. Don’t let the playful exterior fool you; under the hood there’s an advanced emulator designed for serious work. Whether you prefer crisp, clean text, or a flickering, glowing mess, Cathode is the perfect tool for hacking in style.

For iOS and OS X.