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A positive first impression is essential to relationships. People look for trust and integrity, and they expect subsequent encounters to reflect and reinforce their first impression. The same principles apply to brands and their products. Design plays an important role in building lasting relationships with end users and, thus, in supporting the brand’s promise. Users expect mobile services to be relevant and user-friendly and to perform well. The limitations of the medium, however, impose significant challenges to designing products that meet all of those expectations.
Ask any interactive agency nowadays what their clients are asking for when they need a mobile experience — the answer will inevitably be “an iPhone and/or an iPad app.” Native Apple apps are a hot commodity, and in today’s mobile application ecosystem, mobile web apps are not sexy. In fact, many people don’t even realize they are even an option. In certain cases, an iPhone/iPad app will be the right solution for their needs.
It's kind of like Guitar Hero and your guitar teacher in one. It's a tool that utilizes millions of dollars in technology research and the mind of a classical music scholar: The Rock Prodigy App. This app is aimed at guitar players of all skill levels and teaches future rock prodigies skills by using polyphonic pitch-recognition. It all sounds very technical and boring until you meet the teachers: songs from Metallica, the Grateful Dead and Fall Out Boy. Players get real-time feedback from the app, which allows for teaching without interrupting the playing. Credits: Harold Lee, Co-Founder, CEO Harold is the target market for Rock Prodigy.
Flipboard, which Apple recently named the iPad app of the year , has released a new edition of its popular social news reader for the tablet device. Now users can browse photos from their Flickr streams and stories from Google Reader as well as items shared by Facebook and Twitter friends, all in Flipboard 's [iTunes link] signature magazine-style format. In addition, users can also now post Facebook status updates, tweets and photos from anywhere within the app, and they can easily share favorite content across networks (e.g., share a favorite tweet to Facebook and vice versa).
Are you a techie looking for work? We recently offered some tips on landing jobs at Google , Apple and Facebook , but there are more companies in the Valley than those three. And you might be wondering what the culture is like at each of these companies, as well as at LinkedIn , Twitter , Eventbrite , Gaia and Tagged. Back in August, we brought you word of awesome perks at various startups ; now, we bring you perks at a number of Silicon Valley's largest and finest. From yoga to catered lunches, 401(k)s to dry cleaning, sports teams to vacation days, these tech companies seem to understand that quality of life affects productivity — and that having to run fewer errands after work means you're more likely to stay at the office. Check out the infographic below from ResumeBear for a breakdown of who offers what perks.
Description One of Macworld's 20 Best Apps for 2012! Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your must-see list and rate your favorite movies and TV shows! IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity info. We aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia and much more. - Works on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad - Over 2 million movie and TV titles - Over 4 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and crew members