Spotlight: Product Manager Peter Petrovski -
Flipboard interviewed me for their #magmaker Spotlight series. I share my thoughts on product management, curation and publishing.
Flipboard is a great product that I use daily and I was more than happy to be involved.
How not to do it.
What a useless iOS 8 widget by LinkedIn. Embarrassing really.
This is what the iPhone 6 will look like, based on reports from Macrumors and Feld & Volk. The design harkens back to the original iPhone, which was my favourite industrial design of the iPhone.
My money, Apple. Take it.
This month’s Wired cover is pretty spectacular, and it looks like it could be a great issue too.
Apple + IBM -
Apple and IBM today announced a partnership to help the companies deploy business-specific apps and devices to corporate business.
“If you were building a puzzle, they would fit nicely together with no overlap,” Cook said of the relationship. “We do not compete on anything. And when you do that you end up with something better than either of you could produce yourself.”
How times have changed since Apple’s famous 1984 ad when the company famously called out IBM for becoming Big Brother. Ofcourse since then, IBM have moved away from the consumer tech business almost completely and are now solely focused on corporate solutions.
This also puts the final nail in the coffin for Blackberry, just in case there was someone that thought they still had any chance to regain marketshare.
Digital Kids: The online behaviour of a new generation of digital natives -
This chart says it all.
Be sure to read the rest of the interesting report by HugeInc. The make some interesting observations particularly around content discovery and how children perceive e-commerce experiences.
Material Design Specification -
Google’s new Material Design guidelines introduced at this year’s I/O are extremely well considered and presented. This is a big step forward for Android, and hopefully inspires widespread adoption across third party apps.
This is the first time Google has really developed a ground-up framework for design across Android products. Prior to this, Android has been a mess of different design concepts meshed with maintaining legacy interface ideas. We can finally see the fruits of labour that Matias Duarte has been injecting into Android over the past two years, it’s all coming together in this Android L release.
Particularly impressive are the fluid transition animations between screens. I’m looking forward to seeing this in action on a device.