Thursday, October 19, 2017

How are mobile apps/services going to make money? – Not sure I like the question.

April 27, 2009 by · 16 Comments 

Image by earthhopper via Flickr I’ve been in several tech events lately where people ask: ‘How are mobile apps/services going to make money?’ While the typical answers range from advertising to micro-transactions; I think this question is fundamentally flawed. I think it is as flawed as asking ‘How does the internet make money?’ Just like […]

Digital Display Wrist Watches: An identity crisis?

December 17, 2008 by · 17 Comments 

Image by late night movie via Flickr Ever since I can remember, I have been into watches. I have had just about all the cool ones you can have as a kid (calculator watch, radio watch, original G-shock, etc) as well as some of the cool ones you can have as an adult (the Swiss […]

Sharing your location with Firepin

October 13, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

If you have an iPhone 3G and want to share your location with people, check out the app called Firepin on appstore. It does an excellent job of displaying and then updating your location while keeping registration dead simple. I’ve used GPS tracker to do this as well, and this is far simpler. As per […]

Location Based Services Part 3: Chromewalker’s Four Cardinal Points of Location

October 12, 2008 by · 102 Comments 

(click to enlarge) A component of success in the LBS application space, I believe, is finding the right balance between what I call the four cardinal points. If a service doesn’t find the right balance between these, I believe it becomes inherently difficult for the service to go mass market. The easiest way to begin […]

Location Based Services Part 2: Privacy Concerns & Other Hurdles to Adoption

September 21, 2008 by · 28 Comments 

Privacy has always been an issue preventing the mass appeal of Location Based Services (LBS) in the past. A lot of the really cool mobile application ideas have already been attempted in one shape or another in the past, but privacy concerns were continuously cited as the key reasons for their slow user adoption. Since […]

Location Based Services Part 1: The iPhone 3G experience

September 15, 2008 by · 92 Comments 

Image by jeanphony via Flickr I recently bought an iPhone 3G to see how both the on-board GPS and the easy to use UI could help make location based services (LBS) more mainstream. My first experience with useful LBS was with an application called Vindigo. Vindigo ran on my close to first-gen Palm Treo. It […]

Garmin EDGE 705 Review: The Ultimate Cycling Computer

September 7, 2008 by · 32 Comments 

Every once in a while there comes a device that radically changes how I experience an activity. The Palm Treo (yes, way back when) redefined SMS for me, being the first to do the ‘chat’ style SMS UI that the iPhone is now known for. The Ericsson T28 was the first phone that I used […]

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