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Google and Udacity Team Up to Offer Android 101

Designing for Android: an iOS developer’s perspective

As an iOS developer, I’m frequently asked, “When are you going to do an Android version?” Like it is just a matter of time.<p>But the truth is, we’ll probably never support Android. While there are sound business rationales for this, my motives are rooted in design philosophy.<p>The commercial and …

Apps

No download needed: The rise of chatbots

<b>Editors' note, May 3, 2016:</b> <i>This article has been updated to remove AskAlexis, which is no longer available.</i><p>Before Messenger , WhatsApp and Snapchat , texting was the number one way to communicate, and according to the developers behind a new wave of apps, texting is still king.<p>In recent months, …

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …

Modernizing the home screen: How iOS could take cues from the design of the Apple Watch

At Apple’s special press event this past September, we witnessed the introduction of several new user interface paradigms, in the form of Apple Watch. Perhaps one of the most interesting was Apple Watch’s entirely new home screen. This is the first departure from the same basic concept of the home …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion

The online technology training service Pluralsight has raised a whopping $135 million in new financing as it looks to consolidate its position as a major player in personal and professional continuing information technology education.<p>“We believe in the vision we have of democratizing professional …

Why I Want You to Steal My Startup Idea

I've been developing a social innovation platform that can potentially enable us to self-organize and replicate the most effective ideas for social change that are already working in different regions around the world, without (unreasonably) waiting around for a few dozen politicians to fix all of …

Startups

Happy Friends Turns Twitter Into a Mailbox for Power Users

The longer you use Twitter, the more people you add to your following list. Soon your feed is a mish-mash of friends, companies, publications and parody accounts. Somewhere in that river of information are the 10-12 people whose tweets you want to keep abreast of. That’s where Dave Winer’s new …

How to Succeed at Building Your Own Product in 2014

<i>Justin is the Product Manager for Industry Mailout. He’s passionate about building products that delight customers, and also blogs on justinjackson.ca and tweets via @mijustin</i><p>When you’re trying to build your own product, it’s easy to get in a rut. Stuff happens, and it affects your momentum: failed …