Thursday, September 28, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Nordstrom "fitting room"

Very interested to see how Nordstrom experiment goes.

Hopefully very well, i mean lets face it when was the last time you purchased clothes and needed "to wear them within 24 hours/out of the store with you?"


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Amazon Lumberyard ?

Just stumbled across Amazon Lumberyard -

Wondering about thoughts on this platform and its cost effectiveness to build a gaming business?


Considering the “out of the box pre-built functionality” there seems to be a heck of a lot of potential for a number of companies to consider this a no brainer out of the box so I’m looking for the gotcha’s?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bad app design when losing WAN connectivity

Not sure how many people reading this were affected with yesterdays Time Warner sabotage in Brooklyn 
But just saw the daily email router graphs on my home network for Fridays 24 hour period and thought it might be a nice reminder of why we as app designers need to prepare and accept that connectivity will be lost from time to time……and retrying endlessly to phone home is bad design…..

I didn’t dig into the weeds to find which apps/devices but a 15 second overview was a good reminder (eg there are multiple phones/appliances/pc’s/servers accessing the Wan so could have been any of them not accepting a downed connection).

Monday, September 11, 2017

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings?

Was watching CNBC this morning where they were talking about Hedosophia going public on Thursday with their “blank check” IPO

Who is Chamath Palihapitiya? And has he really “added enough value” at Facebook to be given $500,000,000 ??

Who is Ian Osbourne…..?

  Any thoughts on blank check companies going IPO on Day 1?