Mobile Applications or HTML5 Web Apps

BusinessInsider has been regularly forecasting that HTML5 web-based applications would wipe the floor with native mobile applications. Yet, native apps seem as popular as ever, both with developers and users. A tide was forecasted amongst proponents of the web vision. New capabilities in HTML5 would enable developers to provide rich experiences on all mobile devices, saving development, time, cost and complexity. HTML5 would save mobile app ...

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Did the iPhone Kill Google Reader?

The End of Google Reader This week Google announced the death of Google Reader, its RSS reading solution. Is it possible that the iPhone was one of the major causes of the failure of Google Reader? What is Google Reader and What did it Bring to Google? Rich Site Summary (RSS) was first released in 1999 but really became popular in the mid 2000s with the rise of the readership of blogs. The idea behind RSS is that content from various sources ...

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What’s the difference between an e-commerce website and an e-commerce application?

One of the key trends of 2013 is the expected uptake of mobile e-commerce. But what form will that take? What we've seen with some of the more adventurous companies to-date is a mobile enablement of their website, either through responsive design or a targeted mobile site. But is that enough? Mobile is about Emotion. Mobile offers a great opportunity to provide much more than just a store front. A person's mobile device is their most personal ...

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Why Apple and Samsung will Rule the Future of Television

There are several trends in television that will concentrate hardware sales in the hands of just a few companies, but will enable consumers to have a much deeper televisual experience. How Television Will be Consumed On February 1st, 2013 Netflix released its first commissioned series, House of Cards. Not only was this a first for the company, it was a first in another sense too. Television series have been traditionally released on a ...

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How will Skeuomorphic design fare in 2013?

According to legend, Steve Jobs had the interface of the iPad's calendar application modelled on the type of leather he had in his private plane. Whether or not this is true, it speaks to a design concept called Skeuomorphism. What is Skeuomorphism? Skeuomorphic design is the concept of taking design patterns from one context and placing them in another. For example, you can take the design of a book in the physical world, and then add page ...

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Design is an interesting subjects and to many, design is very much in the eye of the beholder. One things is sure, design on mobile is very difficult due to smaller and more fixed screen sizes. Yet Apple has always placed a priority on striking visual design, making it important throughout the whole sector. There are very different design philosophies, skeumorphism, minimalism, cartoonism, high-density or other styles. At Digital Possibiliti...

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Make Your Own Passbook Passes

They say that the best way to understand a new concept is to try it out, and at Digital Possibilities we heartily agree with that sentiment. We believe also that Apple's Passbook is an important technology that will move us towards the e-wallet nirvana, and that this technology should be embraced by consumers and businesses alike. Hence we have launched a Passbook Pass generator. We wanted to make it open and easy to use, hence there are no ...

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Apple Passbook Pass Generator - create your own passbook pass

The whitepaper is a very important part of the business to business marketeer's toolset. It enables a company to describe and educate potential customers about the potential of their product. Whitepapers traditionally have been distributed as printed pieces, or their online equivalent, the Adobe PDF. Why Whitepapers are Changing. The way people are reading is changing. Probably before, you'd print out a whitepaper and ready it one paper, but ...

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On November 2nd, Apple launched the iPad Mini, a smaller, cheaper version of their incredibly popular iPad. The current iPad version 4 has a retina quality display with a size of 9.7" whereas the iPad mini is smaller, lighter with a lower resolution screen with a diagonal size of 7.85". Each iPad has its merits, and at Digital Possibilities we've previously argued that each iPad has its merits and that depending on what the principal use is ...

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Buy on impulse. Make it possible for customers, in 2013. Let's say you are waiting in line, thinking about that great widget you saw an advertisement for. You decide to check it out on the internet while you're waiting. Looks good. Time to buy. When the impulse comes to buy, where-ever the user may be, it's a retailer's responsibility to make that sale as easy and straightforward as possible. Every barrier to purchasing needs to be ...

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