In many cases, when trying to determine a problem with an application, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.
To create a screenshot from an iPad, iPhone or iPod, you simply need to press the power button (4) and the home button(1) at the same time. You’ll then hear the camera sound, confirming the shot was taken.
To send the email, open your Photos app, choose Albums, and then Camera Roll. You will see your screenshot at the end of the roll. Expand it to full size by tapping on it, and then email it by tapping in the Action menu (in the top right corner, with the arrow on it).
For anyone curious about whether to udate to Mountain Lion, here is a longer-than-you-will-ever-want review from John Siracusa. -via arstechnica
The Daily from News Corp has cut staff facing $30 million in losses in its first year (on $4 million in revenues). It’s still a beautiful tablet magazine though. -via Techvibes
Flurry talks about the latest revenue numbers for app developers. Their conclusion is that more and more money is going to the top ranking apps, but overall the lower ranked apps are bringing in more money as well (as long as you are in the top 100)Read More
Mark MacLeod from Real Ventures writes about the pitfalls of going the White Labeling route for startups. Unless you are bootstrapped with no immediate plan to sell your business then beware.
Tips for presentations from your iPad from the Globe and Mail.
Wired expands on its coverage of A/B testing by going back to early work at Google, using A/B testing in political campaigns, profiling more consumer friendly products from Optimizely, and talking about false minima and the danger of only looking at incremental optimizations. There is also an amusing anecdote where Obama surprises Googlers with his knowledge of the bubble sort.
Ryan Holmes has a commentary post on Fortune Magazine talking about the Yammer acquisition by Microsoft, highlighting how workers are fed up with clunky and dated enterprise software and are clamouring for mobile solutions on their favourite devices.
Fred Wilson opines on the growth of mobile and what it might mean to more desktop web-entrenched products.
Getting press is critically important to getting traction for your product. Here is a list of tech reporters who can make a huge difference to the success of your product, especially if you are competing against a number of similar products launching around the same time. via – Business InsiderRead More
For those of you out there looking to try out some augmented reality experiences, now you can do it with Canadian stamps featuring Calgary Stampede themes and Franklin the Turtle. Also in the AR realm, Nova Scotia Tourism has commission an app to visualize the Cabot Trail. – from iPhone in Canada and Techvibes
Here is a “second generation” cross platform solution called Kirin from Vexed. There is also a brief description of some of the challenges of developing cross-platform using solutions such as PhoneGap and Sencha touch.
Ayars Animation, which brought one of the best iPad book apps during the first days of the iPad being available with Jack and the Beanstalk, demos their upcoming swipe and say technology. I’m really looking forward to seeing this in action!
Have you ever wondered how many downloads it takes to get into the top 25 in the US. A research report from Distimo has the answer; for the games category it is about 25,000 for a free game and 2,300 for a paid game. – via Techvibes
An example of using the 5 Whys to fight feature creep.
Here is a nice infographic showing mobile tools for travelling.
Must have features in an enterprise app store. – via Cio.com
How does design differ between iOS and Android? Here are some examples.Read More