Gotta love the Internet when it get’s its collective undies in a twist at a business. This was basically my entire Twitter feed for the last 48 hours:Read more "People Lost Their Mind Over Apple Pay This Weekend"
If I stare at my mobile device all day long, why do I ever need to be notified of anything happening on it?Read more "Do Push Notifications Really Bring Value To Users?"
In the past 12 months, most of the conversation around wearable technology has related to how “useful” the devices are. When I say conversation, it’s not necessarily questioning if current the technology is useful. There’s no question of that, when you compare devices released by Pebble, Samsung, Nike and others. The only reason anyone is […]Read more "Blog Post: How Owning A Useful Device Might Have Changed My Mind On Wearables"
It’s startling when you know you’ve read the best book you’re going to buy all year…in January. It wasn’t because I am too cynical about the work of my fellow authors. I just new Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products was that good, and I detailed my thoughts of Nir Eyal’s brilliance here. If you are in […]Read more "Blog Post: Never Assume Your Users Are In On The Joke"
God bless the Internet and the speed at which venom can be spewed towards tech news. As Easter weekend was just getting underway, CNET broke a story that involved the Nike FuelBand team being fired and the product line retiring. Since wearable technology is the newest darling amongst tech writers, this was a big deal. […]Read more "Blog Post: The difference between invention and innovation"
Building for the sake of being first is a recipe for disaster. Only when we see the true value of the product can we see the tipping point towards behavior and purchases changing for good. Malcolm Gladwell, Jim Collins and Seth Godin made careers writing about that very subject. Apple has made billions with that […]Read more "Blog Post: How Does Android Wear Improve Wearables?"
A friend was recently telling me about his family’s land in South Texas. You see, while his father’s family were very hard workers, they grew up with equally meager surroundings. It was easy to acquire land back then, because it was cheap and not worth much other than herding cattle. When his grandparents died, they […]Read more "Blog Post: Where, Or Who, Can You Mine For Resources?"
Remember how it was ludicrous when you heard the number of advertising messages you receive a day? Thousands, or rather hundreds of thousands, of different brands and ideas are projected to you every day for consumption. Now, we just try to make sure we understand all of them and process the ones important enough to […]Read more "Blog Post: What Barriers Will New Input Methods Remove?"
We do short release cycles at Bottle Rocket. Mobile technology has called for smaller code bases, but I don’t think it’s just this industry has this issue. The days of being paid per line of code, or large applications being seen as higher quality, are over. To allow for pivoting product priorities, easier maintenance, and […]Read more "Blog Post: Is Your Team Really Ready To Start?"
We hate waiting in line, not to mention that once we finish waiting…there’s more waiting. There’s the whole, “need to pull out my wallet and give you currency” hassle. Then, finally, whatever I paid for needs to be produced. Goodness, I hope all this was worth it. Honestly, I just want what I want and […]Read more "Blog Post: Is Mobile Ordering The Missing Link for Retail?"