Michal Frankowski

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Why Day 1 Retention Matters

Given how few new apps people download on mobile and the steep drop-off within apps, getting Day 1 retention right is critical.The reality of mobile …

Infinit Is Like Always-On AirDrop For Everyone, And It’s Faster Than Dropbox

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple made sharing files between two Macs easier than ever before with AirDrop… but that only works if you’re on the same network. What if you want something as easy to use as AirDrop, but with people outside the range of your Time Capsule?<p>Enter Infinit, a slick new Mac …

Concept imagines a much needed redesign of Apple’s Messages app for OS X

It’s no secret that Messages on OS X, Apple’s IM app that’s integrated with its iMessage service on iOS devices, has long been a frustration for users. The app has received a name change and slightly new look since the iChat days, but it hasn’t improved much in terms of functionality or …

Our design process for creating iOS7 style icons

I recently took on the job of updating the iconography for our mobile site – which was starting to look a bit dated, especially in Apple’s shiny new …

Smooth Fade Animations

When iOS 7 was first announced, Apple developers all over the world tried to compile their apps, and spent the next few months fixing whatever was …

iOS Programming

I Bought An Apartment To Rent Out On Airbnb - Need/Want

In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the past year. This post includes everything I …

Real Estate

16 Creative Design And Décor Ideas For Limited Spaces

Decorating a small space is not easy. You have to find solutions for unexpected and unusual problems and you have to manage to fit all the basics and …

Interior Design

Nice Weather Is a Free, Minimalist Weather App for Android

Android: If you're a fan of the flat, minimalist aesthetic that seems to be all the rage these days, Nice Weather delivers. Simple icons for the …

Weather

How to Test Your Internet Speed with a Terminal Command

You probably know about the internet speed tests that can be performed from your browser. However, Make Tech Easier shows us that you can do the same …