Though it won’t be launching today, it appears that the lauch of Google’s social networking service is imminent. According to The Next Web, Tim O’Reilly tweeted that he has seen it and that it “looks awesome”, though his tweet has since been removed.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
As one of my friends pointed out, this may very well be the most comprehensively photographed/videotaped natural disaster in memory.
They had 320,000 paid subscribers in March 2010, so the service is growing at a healthy pace.
I don’t usually read The Register, but this article is exceptionally well-written and thoroughly researched. It includes thoughts by Mark Wilcox, a mobile developer and author that has worked for both Nokia and the Symbian Foundation.
The UX matters: it’s the first thing potential customers see when a friend passes them their new phone in the pub. A well-designed UX is consistent, forgiving and rewarding; Nokia’s user experience was inconsistent, unforgiving and hostile. Nokia’s designers honed in with meticulous attention to the wrong detail. Apple’s iPhoneOS UI had some unusual features – smooth graphics that played transitions at 60-frames-per-second, thanks to a dedicated graphics chip. Instead of redesigning the entire UX, Nokia acquired expensive professional-grade video cameras to determine the animation speed, and having confirmed that yes, it was 60fps, tried to recreate the transitions.
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It’s basically a single plugin that provides the best features on WordPress.com for use on self-hosted WordPress blogs. Worth it for the LaTeX support alone.
The startup in question is Rocket Pack from Finland. The first game developed for their platform is Warimals: Cats vs. Dogs, which is playable at warimals.com.