May 19 2013
Google I/O 2013 has ended and while we saw a few new things on the Android front, this year's event was much more dialed back than 2012 as far as the platform is concerned. There was no Android update announced, much to the chagrin of some bloggers. In my opinion, this isn't that big of a deal as the platform is in a very stable, viable place right now. The platform along with the Android Design Guidelines provide the foundation for developers to deliver almost everything possible in their apps.
May 19 2013
We have another I/O in the books, and even though we didn’t get any updates to the Nexus family or official updates to the OS; there were a lot of announcements regarding the future of the platform. During several Android sessions it was mentioned that we would get an incremental update to Jelly Bean (API 18) in the next couple of months. But while we wait for it, there are many updates that we can start leveraging right now. These are the ones that I think will have a major impact in the short term,
May 17 2013
In our April webinar “SharePoint 2013: Building Better Business Outcomes,” Kelly Rusk and I covered the mobile capabilities and limitations of SharePoint 2013. Recently Amanda Lefebvre on the Office 365 blog announced upcoming changes that address some of the limitations around mobile access and real-time coauthoring.
May 14 2013
If you have experience designing views in Xcode you likely have run into an instance where a UIView or one of its subclasses is rendered blurry. This is caused by anti-aliasing, an attempt to avoid jagged looking edges by blending with the colors of the layer below it. This blog discusses both simple and complex issues with rendering UIViews with anti-aliasing.
In the image below, the left text and image have been anti-aliased. Select an image to see a larger view.
May 14 2013
What is a company’s true source of value? Is it the products they make or the customers who use them? Yeah, it’s the customers.
So why then do otherwise smart people consider Customer Experience as anything less than critical to their business? Consider the Wall Street-defying announcement Amazon’s Jeff Bezos recently made that caused Michael Hinshaw to declare on the MYCustomer blog, “When an incredibly successful, Fortune 100 company says customer relationships matter more than short-term profits, it should inspire us.”
This is a story about leveraging digital innovation to deliver customer delight.