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Google is bringing Allo to desktops soon, but maybe it should kill some other apps first

Google’s VP of communications products Nick Fox took to Twitter to share a screenshot of an upcoming browser-based version of the company’s AI-powered Allo messaging app, which you can see above.<p>Fox didn’t specify a release date for the desktop version or whether Allow would continue to be tied to …

Google

Now Google's default messaging app is called 'Android Messages'

With numerous messaging clients in its arsenal, Google is steadily figuring out the sense of purpose for each one. It’s default messaging (SMS) app …

Google

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Facebook on course to be the WeChat of the West, says Gartner

It’s the beginning of the end for smartphone apps as we have known and tapped on them, reckons Gartner. The analyst is calling the start of a “post-apps” era, based on changes in consumer interactions that appear driven, in large part, by the rise of dominant messaging platforms designed to consume …

Automation

WhatsApp’s New Status Feature Looks A Lot Like Snapchat Stories

The new version of status updates is rolling out across Europe this week and will likely hit the rest of the world in the weeks soon after.<p>Today, WhatsApp debuted a new feature: your status updates can now include pictures, videos, and GIFs. Like Stories on Snapchat, they’ll also last for just 24 …

Snapchat

One of Snap’s top ad execs is leaving right before the IPO

Sriram Krishnan, who joined a year ago from Facebook, was in charge of ad tech.<p>Sriram Krishnan, one of Snap’s top ad executives, has left the company less than a month before Snap’s expected IPO.<p>Krishnan joined Snap from Facebook a year ago to help the company build out its ad tech offerings, …

Advertising

For Generation Z, 'Live Chilling' Replaces Hanging Out in Person

Almost every day when they get home from school, Gracie, age 16, and Sarah, age 14, open the app Houseparty, where they can video chat with to up to seven of their friends at once. The sisters, who live in Danville, Calif., use it to socialize and collaborate on homework, for 15 minutes to an hour. …

Social Media

Tinder may add a Snapchat-like feature and become the ultimate millennial fantasy

Dating platform Tinder has acquired social media app Wheel, a free collaborative video messaging app, <i>Business Insider</i>reported. The specifics of the …

Snapchat

What is Atomic Design?

Using Chemistry + Design To Build Interfaces 🔬 🖌️ 🖥️<p><b>Atomic design is a holistic methodology to create interface design systems. The five</b> …

Snapchat has meetings just to talk about everyone's feelings

Snapchat has an office ritual, called "council," that the company uses to practice "empathy."<p>A video for released Friday shows Snap employees sitting …

Snapchat

Tinder acquires Wheel, an app for creating Snapchat-like video stories

Dating app Tinder is looking to get into video. The company announced today it’s acquiring an L.A.-based startup called Wheel, which had developed a social network for sharing “video stories” that were said to closely resemble Snapchat’s Stories. Deal terms were not revealed, but Tinder says that …

Snapchat

Snap finally releases a how to use Snapchat video

It's the user manual bewildered new and prospective users (and parents!) have been waiting for.<p>It's no secret Snapchat is confusing to use. In fact, when Snap, the social media app's parent company, released its IPO filing documents earlier this month, the app's confusing user interface was listed …

Snapchat

Mark Zuckerberg begins to accept responsibility for Facebook’s influence

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg likes to write open letters during times of great import. He wrote one when the company went public, he wrote one to his infant daughter when he became a father, and he has written a new one that was published on Thursday.<p>So why is now a time that …

Facebook

An Introduction to User Experience Design

The deceptively tricky challenge of designing for user behaviour<p>This is a resource guide to complement the ‘Intro to UX Design’ course run by IF …

UX Design

What UX Designers Can Learn from Psychology

Learning more about psychology can help designers learn about how people make decisions, form habits and understand content. Armed with that …

Design

Design for the feedback you want

A great design critique will leave you feeling motivated and focused. A less valuable one can leave you feeling frustrated and stuck. There could be …

UX Design

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, …

Web Design

The Underestimated Power Of Color In Mobile App Design

Color is arguably the second most important aspect of your app, after functionality. The human to computer interaction1 is heavily based on …

Web Design

The Role Of Empty States In User Onboarding

The first set of screens with which users interact, set the expectations of the app. To make sure your users don’t delete your app after the first …

Web Design

Major Facebook video update brings autoplay sound, picture-in-picture, and more

Facebook is announcing out a series of major updates to video on the social network today. Some of them welcome, others not so much.<p>First the bad: Facebook will now begin to autoplay sound on videos, so prepare for a cacophony of noises as you simply try to catch up with your friends’ lives.<p>In …

Facebook

Musical.ly drops its fourth app, a video messenger called Ping Pong

Musical.ly, the tween and teen focused lip-syncing app, has just dropped another app onto the App Store. Days ago, the company launched a video messaging app called Ping Pong on the App Store, in what appears to be a test ahead of a public debut. This is the fourth app for the rapidly growing …

Apps

Simple products for (many) users

How to go from diverse user needs to flexible product experiences<p>How do you feel about collaborating? No, wait. How do you <i>really</i> feel about it?<p>Teams …

The Rules for Modern Navigation

Websites provide access to all sorts of information. Whether we want to to learn more about an organization, purchase an item, donate to a cause, or …

Usability

Snapchat pushes original, unscripted Shows with new A+E Networks deal

Now that Snapchat‘s parent Snap has signalled its intention to go public (in early March, is the date that we’ve heard through the grapevine), it’s stepping up a gear to show that its business is definitely worth $25 billion. Snapchat’s pitch: it is much more than just a place for 158 million, …

Snapchat

Twitter hopes machine learning can save it from oblivion

Twitter’s latest earnings were an unmitigated disaster. There was a huge revenue miss, coupled with a weak outlook that freaked out investors, who drove the stock down more than 12 percent.<p>But part-time CEO Jack Dorsey insists that all is not lost. And to rally the troops and convince investors to …

Machine Learning

Design Principles Behind Great Products

Lately, I needed to come up with some top level principles for the product I’m currently working on. I seek for some simple yet powerful concepts …

No, Mark Zuckerberg isn't about to be overthrown by shareholders

Nope. Not even close. Not gonna happen. Dream on. Mark Zuckerberg is under no threat from Facebook shareholders.<p>But you might have been under some impression if you'd seen headlines in the last few days hinting at such a thing.<p><i>"Mark Zuckerberg is under attack from Facebook shareholders who want him</i> …

Facebook

Republicans are reportedly using a self-destructing message app to avoid leaks

Trump administration members and other Republicans are using the encrypted, self-destructing messaging app Confide to keep conversations private in the wake of hacks and leaks, according to Jonathan Swan and David McCabe at <i>Axios</i>. <i>Axios</i> writes that “numerous senior GOP operatives and several members …

Democratic National Committee

Snapchat Has Signed Another Mega Cloud Purchase, and It’s Not From Google

Snap Inc., the company behind the popular Snapchat messaging and photo-sharing app, has agreed to buy $1 billion worth of Amazon cloud services over …

Cloud Computing

Tech companies are building tiny, personal AIs to keep your messages private

Science fiction tells us one day we’ll talk to our phones and computers like they’re people, as suggested in movies like <i>Her</i> and <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. But we’re now facing a different reality: Our digital lives aren’t managed by one entity, but rather a collection of AIs that gather information …

Facebook