It has been some time since I have had a chance to post on this blog. Between work, completing my undergraduate degree, and preparing for what I now call my “technology sabbatical,” I have just been too busy and, frankly, a bit too burnt out to write. As of July, I began to transition from […]
I admit that I have a love hate relationship with modern technology. I have the dubious honor being old enough to remember the pre-computer era and young enough to have embraced it as it blossomed. When it comes to books, however, I am even more torn. This will start off sounding like a tail you […]
For spring break this year, the family decided we will go to Mall of America for a shopping excursion. Personally, I hate shopping. Wandering aimlessly around a crowded mall full of stores of limited product selection and relatively poor service by tired and underpaid staff is simply not my idea of a good time. But […]
Introduction Way back in the early days, well 2011 seems like forever ago in mobile Internet time, I had built an app with PhoneGap. It wasn’t a pleasant experience and involved a lot of digging around native code to make things work as well as the use of Eclipse, which is simply cruel and unusual […]
Today, many people have not just a phone and desktop/laptop PC, but they also have a tablet, a wrist device (watch, fitness tracker, etc.), an Internet enabled game console, and an Internet enabled TV. All of these devices can be used as discrete islands with which to interact with content, but the real power is when we can combine all of these discrete islands together into complex chains of interaction.
Between these islands are gaps and we need to start discussing ways to bridge these gaps