E Ink Has Screens that Crumple Like Paper, always exciting stuff on the web early in the mornings. I’m really excited for the opportunities of technologies like this.
fring: brings group video chatting to andriod and OS platforms
oddly similar to the brady bunch intro montage. what is interesting about this type of platform is that it actually increases connectivity in a way that improves communication by bringing people together rather than eroding it (texting).
visa’s real-time discounts | watch out groupon
synopsis: visa is currently working to provide real-time deals to consumers via text message. consumers who opt-in are sent deals and promotions based on geo-locating processed card transactions.
this platform provides a personalized and one-on-one approach to the cluttered mobile deal space. by allowing marketers to access limited private information, they are able to provide you with information and perks that you care about. this type of marketing interconnects clicks to bricks by driving local shopping.
Extending WiFi to a mile and beyond
This is a fascinating approach that could make WiFi available in many more places and for many more people. As smartphones and tablets become ubiquitous, this type of connection could mean the world to rural residents in developing countries, and the brands that cater to them will have huge, untapped markets.
Juniper sees 500M travelers using mobile ticketing by 2015
It’s a big prediction, but maybe not big enough, given the speed with which mobile devices are being adopted.
What interests me even more is that adoption of mobile payments could be led by relatively expensive purchases. Plane tickets aren’t cheap, and if mobile purchasing and ticketing make traveling easier, they could become widely trusted by proving themselves first with major purchases - the opposite of what many would expect.
The near future of health apps
I love the idea of being able to scan a bar code to see if the food is ‘supported’ by my DNA. I already shared with Jeff and Jake my idea for a similar app that would use AR. It’s great to see that somebody is making real apps like those advanced ones we all invent.
What if the OS didn’t matter?
It seems that people want to do cool stuff with any app, rather than be tied to a single OS. Shocking, huh? I think we’ll see a lot more of this customization by individuals and small companies until a major player decides to give it a shot. Really, it goes to show the importance of creating platforms, rather than just one-off executions. Cool stuff.
Flow - a paintbrush made specifically for touch screen devices
A very good example of bringing traditional experiences from the real world to the digital world by creating products that bridge the gap. The real-life tactile experiences are being slowly brought into virtual space by apps like these.
An old article but a very good read on how NetFlix uses technology to build seamless user experience in various devices. But the thing is, every instance of “HTML5” in this article could easily be replaced with “HTML”. After having some debate going, they’ve posted an update on this post.