When people want a native app, they are asking for an app user experience, which is more complex than the web experience. For instance, users want apps to load immediately. That requires a client side cache, which is inherently more complex than a stateless client. There are no silver bullets to solve essential complexity. Trying to abstract away essential complexity only makes things more complex. —
Totally agree here
Ben Sandofsky: Shell Apps and Silver Bullets
"Based on my own experience and recent discussions with many of my peers, I think this is a very under appreciated point right now in the startup world. Many web-centric managers and engineering organizations are confronting the “essential complexity” of native app development for the first time since Netscape ushered in an age of lightweight clients, and the response is often to try to force native app development into a familiar web-like mold without regard to the differences inherent in native apps. If you want to develop truly great, Apple-like native experiences, be ready to engage with some serious complexity."
Scumbag Steve and the Reverse Meme -
Wish I were at ROFLCon. Since I am not, I just wrote a love letter to Scumbag Steve instead.
It’s like that moment in high school when you’re an athlete and you find out that all the super-drama kids who you assumed weren’t as cool have actually been making out with people since fourth grade. And upon learning that, you want to be just like them. That pretty much sums up all of my feelings on SXSW Interactive. — From Grantland. A non-tech-take on SXSWi.
Girl Walk // All Day is Epic: Some Thoughts on the Future of Entertainment -
Have been meaning to write about G.W.A.D for over two months — enjoy!
Found this gem on Today’s Kicks. Thanks to @asneaks1 for making our day!
(Source: marathonpacks, via whatevs)
Amazon and Etsy are vast oceans of ordinary products. But every so often I stumble across beautiful and unexpected finds. With that in mind, I created Tydepool.com to collect them all.
For you Amazon Prime users, this is a great storefront for last minute gifts. Follow the Amazon pool, Etsy pool or both, and please share any recommendations to include.
what a gorgeous site. curation FTW.
Math doesn't suck, you do. -
Moment of inspiration, peoples! As I sit at home forcing my way through a Ruby on Rails textbook (ahem, surfing tha interwebs) I found this gem and got right back to chapter 3.
Starting with: “Sucking at math is like sucking at cooking. I’m tired of eating shitty food because you’re too much of a dipshit to follow a recipe. “