11 years, 5 months ago

Native Apps Part II: A Hybrid App

Not yet   My app experiment now includes a build for iOS, and the app has been tested on my iPads. However, a certificate/mobileprovision file is needed to install the app on iPad/iPhone (and must be done through iTunes). I have submitted the app to the Apple App Store, where it is now under review. Getting …read more

11 years, 5 months ago

Native EA Apps

Update: Native Apps Part II: A Hybrid App Every single web page out there, if you like, is like a computer. Tim Berners-Lee Modern web technologies (HTML5, CSS, Javascript) allow us to build advanced solutions. Although not that advanced, a service like EA Glossary is in fact just one single web page, i.e. one HTML5 document. …read more

12 years, 4 months ago

Digital Razorblades: CIO Insight from App Stores

  Razorblades. This was the thought I had while browsing the “top grossing” apps in the Apple AppStore today.  The top 10 grossing apps are “free” and the same is true in the Android store. How could this be?  Well, it turns out that these apps ARE free, but make their revenue by selling add-ons, upgrades, tokens, in-game currency, game equipment, etc.  This is like the razor vs blades business model, in which the razor […]

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12 years, 10 months ago

Will Voice Leapfrog Handwriting Recognition?

Last year, I posed the question if Apple’s barrier to business adoption of the iPad was handwriting recognition. In fact at the time I thought that without a better data input method, the iPad would only be really useful as an information consumption device. Since then, I have experimented extensively with the iPad as a note taking device using my handwriting.  I’m to the point now where I neither carry any newspapers and magazines nor […]

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13 years, 9 months ago

Apps on TV? Ho hum.

Twitter was a buzz with Google TV yesterday, and of course, people were making comparisons to Apple TV, talking about apps the whole time. I watched the video on YouTube, and frankly, I didn’t see anything revolutionary. I saw a bunch of features that may cater to the tech crowd, but will largely go unused […]