TechCrunch has a preview of the upcoming Dropbox app for Android. I am excited to see more companies pushing an Android version of their software in addition to their iPhone versions. The number of apps I miss from my iPhone days keeps dropping... soon it will no longer be an issue.
I really do need to pay more attention to SEO. Not that I think I have a lot of important or useful things to say, but when I do have something I actually want found (public software projects, for instance) I am often frustrated by how hard it is to locate them.
Not having a Mac capable of doing software development has seriously hindered my ability to attempt to create legitimate iPhone applications. Titanium makes some big claims and I am tempted to give it a go to see what all the fuss is about.
If it delivers on its promise, being able to build an application that can be used on iPhone, iPad and Android would be pretty great, especially for a sans-Mac programmer.
I am a tad skeptical as to whether or not software like this would actually be useful for anything terribly complicated. But in those cases, I imagine it would make more sense to actually work at the native software level anyway.
Unfortunately, after digging for the FAQ I discovered that this still requires having access to the Apple SDK so this does not actually help anyone build an application on Windows or Linux. This is really too bad.
This Apple-HTC Patent Thing
Apple has the clearly superior product and is winning handily in the marketplace. Whatever benefit in the market Apple hopes to achieve by this suit to me seems likely to be worth far less than the loss of good will and prestige Apple will suffer if they vigorously pursue this case (let alone if they initiate more such suits).
An interesting dissection of the recent patent filings against HTC by Apple.
Dear FaceBook Friends, I’m De-Friending Most of You [It's Not You, It's Me]
Dear Facebook Friends,
I’ve been wondering when and how to do this for a while now but the time has come for me to bite the bullet and clean up what I’m doing on Facebook.
For 99% of you – this means that I’m about to de-friend you from my personal account on Facebook.
This is something I was considering awhile back but didn't actually get around to actually doing.
Kevin Rose, Digg's founder, spoke this week at Webstock in Wellington, New Zealand and covered 10 amazing tips for entrepreneurs. They were truly insightful - and obviously came straight from the heart and soul of someone who worked a day job and built his dream after hours. This is our take of what he had to say.
1: Just Build It: You don't need anyone's approval and in fact, you probably won't get it, so don't even try.
Interesting list, but I really like the first point: Just Build It.
While not surprising, this is a little disappointing. I would love nothing more than to see more developers go Android.
Lifehacker has a guide for hiding/removing Google Buzz from our Inbox. A better solution for me was to filter Google Buzz conversations to its own label instead of simply archiving it. This way the comments still stand out from the rest of the Buzz.
They mention this as being optional, but it is really easy to miss!