Archive for November 2013

iOS7 and the Need for Smart Notifications for the Pebble

TweetI’ve been wearing and using my Pebble a lot more since they announced support for a broader framework of notifications with the release of iOS 7. I was excited to learn that I’d be able to get notifications from a broader set of applications as I thought it would make the watch more useful and […]

Lessons Learned from Sharing Twist With My Network

TweetI’ve written a few posts about how I think about location sharing and location sharing applications, the latest of which is this one. One of the most interesting experiences I’ve had of late is trying to activate my network to start using Twist. For those who are unfamiliar, Twist is a mobile app that allows […]

Context, Commerce, and Content Will Battle for the Android Lockscreen

TweetOne area where I’ve been spending some time meeting companies and learning is in the broad area of Android UI customization. I’ve started to see a handful of companies providing interesting approaches to customizing the Android home screen UI as well as taking over the lockscreen to provide consumers with information or entertainment. It’s not […]

Kickstarter Campaigns and Product vs Category Demand

TweetI wanted to write a quick blog post based on a tweet I shared recently: I continue to believe that Kickstarter campaigns tell me more about category demand than demand for a given company's actual offering. — Charles Hudson (@chudson) November 1, 2013 Overall, I continue to believe that Kickstarter (and IndieGoGo and self-starter) campaigns […]