The “Tablet” is Dead.

Ever since I picked up my first tablet (Acer A500), I knew the platform was doomed for productivity. While I really wanted to love my tablet, there was one glaringly obvious ergonomic issue: I had to hold the thing with one hand… Workarounds to Actually Work As time went on (15 minutes) I came to the Read more about The “Tablet” is Dead.[…]

Two Chinese Websites Sold $5,750,000,000 Worth of Stuff in a Single Day!

Often we hear about China being the most important market for Google, or for General Motors or for Apple, or for… pretty much every blue chip company in North America. Of course everyone thinks of the Chinese economy as a good opportunity, but many people don’t understand how humongous it really is. Take the Chinese Internet company Read more about Two Chinese Websites Sold $5,750,000,000 Worth of Stuff in a Single Day![…]

“F*ck You and Your Free App Too!”

I’m pretty excited to write this post, as a developer, I sometimes get the wackiest, most fucked up reviews one can imagine. Over the course of a few years I’ve noticed various trends common among these douche bags. Whether it be the guy that jumps straight to personal insults, “my 3 year-old could code a better piece Read more about “F*ck You and Your Free App Too!”[…]

Is Android Innovation Dead?

Is Android Innovation Dead?

2013’s Been Kinda Boring… I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting for some big Android news. 2013 has been quite boring frankly for Android, I don’t envy the mass of tech. journalists who go to sleep at night wondering how they’re going to spin an original article from some incremental update Samsung made Read more about Is Android Innovation Dead?[…]

AdMob Adds Interstitial Advertising and Brand New Interface!

I just went to check stats on my app Saving Made Simple and was PLEASANTLY surprised. It seems AdMob has updated their interface, actually, that’s an understatement: they’ve redesigned the entire program, you even have to register a new account. AdMob seems to have taken things to the next level, now there’s interstitial advertising and Read more about AdMob Adds Interstitial Advertising and Brand New Interface![…]

Many have noticed a drop in Active User Installs in their Google Play Developers Console.

Drop in Active User Installs Starting May 13th in the Google Play Developer Console?

Why are Active User Installs Dropping in the Google Play Developers Console!? Edit: Oops, clearly it was May 13th. Two days ago I opened the Google Play Developer Console to utter shock. My app, Saving Made Simple, is by no means a runaway hit, though Active User Installs were progressing nicely until the morning of Read more about Drop in Active User Installs Starting May 13th in the Google Play Developer Console?[…]

Dear Google RE: Google Babel – “What in the living hell is this cutsie crap?!”

Dear Google, Holy sh*t! What kind of freak-show-abomination-iPhone-deformed-love-child-from-Hell have I stumbled upon here?! Let’s not mince words, if these Google Babel (Google Babel is now rumored to replace Google Talk, this is how the Gmail interpretation looks) screenshots are to be believed, Google is starting the iPhonification of their design! This better be a joke, if not, Read more about Dear Google RE: Google Babel – “What in the living hell is this cutsie crap?!”[…]

Motorola X Phone

Motorola X Phone, “4,000 mAh Battery is the Left Hook, Water-Proofing is the Right Cross, Together: KO”

I hate to say it, but differentiation is nearly dead in recent Samsung Galaxy iterations. Sure, the S4 is probably better in all ways, but that’s kind of like the iPhone 5: “meh.” I thought for sure I’d want the S4, my plan for the last year has been to upgrade from the formidable S2 Read more about Motorola X Phone, “4,000 mAh Battery is the Left Hook, Water-Proofing is the Right Cross, Together: KO”[…]

Silently, Google flipped the switch on the single most exciting development EVER for Android Developers…

Just updated my app in the Google Play Store, I noticed immediately that I could respond to user ratings! This is tremendous! I can now reply to low ratings and work out user’s frustrations, as well, I can acknowledge user requests and get further clarity from users. Check this out for more details…