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Software For The Full-Stack Era

Maxwell Wessel Contributor<p>Maxwell Wessel is a VC at Sapphire Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Building A Framework For Sustainability<br>• Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”<p>Roy Ng Contributor<p>Roy Ng is COO of Twilio.<p>The history of software is dominated by companies that automated how the …

Innovation

How App Design Can Hurt App Development

Anders Lassen Contributor<p>Anders Lassen is founder and CEO of Fuse, a native app tool suite for both designers and developers.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Facebook’s React Native Will Change Mobile Apps<p>Mobile apps have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy for most people in tech to assume that …

Mixbook Debuts Montage, A Photo Book Builder Meant To Take Minutes, Not Hours

When the seven-year old company Mixbook introduced a mobile app for making photo books, Mosaic, last fall, the idea was to distill a process that had traditionally taken hours down to a matter of minutes. But in going mobile, there are some trade-offs in terms of losing the customizations permitted …

Flite Launches A Free Online ‘Design Studio’ For Building HTML5 Ads

Hey, remember when people were still arguing about HTML5 versus Flash?<p>The battle seems long over at this point, with the rise of the iPhone essentially killing Adobe’s Flash platform, but Will Price, CEO of ad tech company Flite, said the transition has taken longer than you might think — it won’t …

Layer Brings A Scalable Communications Platform To Any Mobile Or Web App

Layer, a new startup launching at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2013 today, is ambitiously attempting to build a communications fabric – a “layer,” if you will – for the Internet. The technology, initially available to developers in the form of mobile app SDKs and open sourced components, will …

Optimizely Co-Founder Pete Koomen On Using The Art Of A/B Testing

San Francisco startup Optimizely has had a lot of success in making A/B testing much more accessible to the masses. And along the way, Optimizely’s co-founders Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen say that they’ve learned quite a bit more themselves about the practice of A/B testing, and what it can do for …

Required Reading Regarding Mobile

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to</i> TechCrunch<i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil</i>.<p>It’s clichéd, overplayed, and the obvious new normal: Mobile is the big, fundamental force driving consumer tech. Yes, we all know that, but even taking a few steps back for a minute, we should stand in …

A Newbie’s Impressions Of Logic Pro X

Pro-level audio and video software has always been daunting. While the average computer user knows how to operate them in a general sense (the advent of non-linear editing has essentially changed how we think about what we shoot and record) the addition of pro-level features like effects, mixing …

Quip Is A Beautiful New Mobile-First Word Processor From Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor

30 years later and our word processing software hasn’t evolved, not even to adapt to mobile. That changes tonight with the launch of Quip, a freemium new word processing app from former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor’s new startup. Quip works on desktop but is designed for mobile. It automatically …

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …