HTML5 Mobile Apps I saw two HTML5 apps yesterday. One running in my Android browser. The other running in the iPad browser. They looked and worked exactly like their mobile app counterparts. Online Pinboards – Is This the New Way to Facebook? With news this week that Facebook is beginning to roll out its new Timeline feature, it reminds us that so much of what’s captured on the world’s most popular social networking site are our fondest memories. And if you look at your newsfeed in any given day, it will often reflect the present – what’s happening in the world around you today. Typically, however, there isn’t a lot of discussion about more aspirational topics, and what people are hoping for in the future.
Mobile: It’s Not Too Late To Be Early Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Jason Spero, the head of mobile ads for the Americas at Google. Spero joined Google in May 2010 as part of the acquisition of AdMob where he was vice president and general manager of North America responsible for strategy and operations. Mobile is finally delivering on its promise. redpepper / Atlanta & Nashville Integrated Marketing Communications Agency and Full-service Advertising Passion shares are the newest thing around here, so we figured we’d explain. Picture this: It’s Friday at the redpepper offices. It’s 8:45a.m. Our coffee is just starting to do the trick. One of us hops up following the weekly redbit to share about a personal project, growth area or talent we’ve been developing. Everyone else looks on with smiles of wide-eyed admiration.
THE SECRET LIVES OF NUMBERS The authors conducted an exhaustive empirical study, with the aid of custom software, public search engines and powerful statistical techniques, in order to determine the relative popularity of every integer between 0 and one million. The resulting information exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns which reflect and refract our culture, our minds, and our bodies. For example, certain numbers, such as 212, 486, 911, 1040, 1492, 1776, 68040, or 90210, occur more frequently than their neighbors because they are used to denominate the phone numbers, tax forms, computer chips, famous dates, or television programs that figure prominently in our culture. Regular periodicities in the data, located at multiples and powers of ten, mirror our cognitive preference for round numbers in our biologically-driven base-10 numbering system. Certain numbers, such as 12345 or 8888, appear to be more popular simply because they are easier to remember.
HTML5 Is Breathing New Life Into the Web How’s that? Isn’t the Web already the crucial utility of online commerce, information and entertainment? In many ways, it certainly is. The Web’s importance is indisputable — but there are signs that it is slipping.
Introducing Your New Mobile Supercomputer What's the Big Idea? Computer storage and software are already migrating to the cloud, and soon processing power will go virtual as well, making our mobile devices as powerful as supercomputers. What's the Breakthrough? Much of your computing already takes place on the cloud, and you may not even realize it. Widely used cloud services like Google Apps, Grooveshark, and online banking are just the beginning of our full immersion into the cloud. Daniel Burrus, CEO and founder of business and tech consultancy Burrus Research, says that computer processing power will soon join the cloud, revolutionizing the way we compute and access the internet.
Cory Arcangel Early life Arcangel grew up in Buffalo, New York and attended the Nichols School, where he was a star lacrosse goalie. He was exposed to experimental video artists such as Nam June Paik through the Squeaky Wheel Buffalo Media Arts Center. How Geolocation Will Revolutionize the On-Site Service Industry Dave Yarnold is CEO of ServiceMax, a full suite of mobile field service management applications. Follow Dave on Twitter @dyarnold or visit the ServiceMax blog. Geolocation services are popping up for consumers everywhere, from Uber, which sends a car service to your door two times faster than a cab, to Bizzy, an app that shows you where your friends have dined lately and offers their recommendations. But what about the enterprise? Shouldn’t this revolutionary technology be transforming companies and not just consumer habits? Well, it is.
Jacques Bertin Jacques Bertin (27 July 1918 – 3 May 2010) was a French cartographer and theorist, known from his book Semiologie Graphique (Semiology of Graphics), published in 1967. This monumental work, based on his experience as a cartographer and geographer, represents the first and widest intent to provide a theoretical foundation to Information Visualization. Biography Jacques Bertin was born in 1918 in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines. When he was 10, he received the first prize of cartography at primary school. He never had problems with drawing, and pursued interests including architecture, the teaching of drawing and cartography. Finally he ended up studying geography and cartography at the Sorbonne. How HTML5 will kill the native app Over the past two decades, the mobile industry has become increasingly stunted by fragmented protocols, standards, and regional differences. But a hot new technology called HTML5 promises to remedy this by delivering an unprecedented open, democratic and wonderfully fertile mobile web. Evangelists say the HTML5 movement has so much momentum that it could defeat the native app — an application that is designed to run on a single platform — in as little as two years. Sundar Pichai, who leads Google’s HTML5-happy Chrome OS initiative, agrees that the “incredible advantages of the Web will prevail” over the dominant native app model. Another mobile developer expert Mike Rowehl adds: “We’ll forget that we even passed through another era of native apps on the way to the mobile web.”