When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Friday, January 17, 2014

How Many Apps Do You Need?

Having bought a  new smartphone (Moto X - yes, I love it!) I considered what apps, if any to install. My new smartphone came with all the needed functionality of Google services, and as a result, I have installed no apps. I didn't need to--with responsive design of websites for the mobile web, and continuing progress of HTML5, I've yet to find one application I need to install. I just bookmark the site, and if use frequently, add the bookmark to home screen. Easy, and doesn't waste battery power and other smartphone resources! Now if you are a teenager, it might be a different case --

"For the past five years, we have watched mobile disrupt every industry, in every country, and continue to break its own records year after year," Flurry CEO Simon Khalaf wrote in a blog post. "What is surprising, however, is that the rate of growth (of messaging and social apps) dramatically outpaced other popular categories. This type of growth could explain the high valuation Facebook has allegedly put on SnapChat, or Facebook’s rush to add direct messaging in Instagram, an app frequented by teens." Messaging, social apps drive 115 percent surge in mobile app usage | ZDNet


The Big Picture

Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

JohnTheCrowd.com | The Sailing Website

Craig Newmark - craigconnects