Samsung doesn’t understand that people don’t choose the iPhone because it’s made of aluminum and glass. Over 200 million people chose the iPhone because it’s a high quality, more integrated experience. The only way that Samsung could compete is by either owning Android, or forking it, but either way seems difficult.Read More
The ability to code means that one can tell a computer to do something, but the ability to program is understanding the problem, without a set of instructions, and creating a solution using a computer. Programming takes in thousands of other variables when creating a solution, while coding is just telling a computer to do a linear task. This article summarizes the difference perfectly, and hopefully people who think that technology will eventually become obsolete, will start seeing the real benefits to learning how to program.Read More
Glad I could be featured on the Indiana University IT department’s podcast talking about GreekRide and some recent tech news! Some topics include: Meerkat & Periscope, Facebook’s latest news partnerships, Elon Musk announcing self-driving Teslas, and Apple’s response to Steve Jobs bio. Can’t wait to be on again.
Indiana University student Liam Bolling, joins Talk Nerdy to talk about his startup company, GreekRide—a ride-management app for fraternities and sororities. Other topics include: cutting the cable cord, Meerkat & Periscope, Facebook's latest: News partnerships and Messenger; Elon Musk announces self-driving Teslas; Apple's response to unauthorized Steve Jobs bio.
A potential members’s information is misplaced, events are not broadcasted, or the student who shined the brightest to the brotherhood accidentally slips between the cracks. These are not fluke cases, and I have personally experienced them on both sides of the process, so when the vice president of recruitment approached me with this problem, I couldn’t say no. We were going to change recruitment at Indiana University and make the experience of rush something more memorable for everyone.Read More
GreekRide is a company that I have been working on for about a year now, and in the next couple days we are going to announce the largest re-design of the app since its inception. The new design takes a whole new perspective on showing affordances and displaying the important actions a user would most likely take, but the design came from countless iterations and critical thinking to see if certain things distracted the user or complimented their interaction.Read More
Apple paid $10 billion to developers in calendar 2014. Additional statistics for the App store are: $500 million spent on iOS apps in first week of January 2015 Billings for apps increased 50% in 2…
I knew that this would eventually happen, but it came as a surprise to me that it happened so soon. It goes to show that the app industry is stronger than ever, and that Hollywood might have some problems down the road. People are paying for their entertainment through apps and video games because of their ubiquity and increased quality, while Hollywood still hasn’t figured out a decent way to sell their movies and films in a modern way. The App Store alone is directly responsible for the creation of 627,000 jobs, while Hollywood creates 374,000 jobs.
After almost dropping my phone twice, I came to realize why I was losing grip of my already too large iPhone 6; it was because I kept trying to reach for the top left corner of the screen to pull open the menu of almost every app I use daily. By doing a simple test of moving the button to the right in my latest app, instead of the left, I’ve come to the conclusion that developers could most likely save iPhones from being dropped every day. This left top corner hamburger button shit needs to stop.Read More
I do agree with most of Marco’s piece, but I don’t think that Apple is on a permanent downward trajectory. While Apple has had a lack of rock solid software in the last couple of years, I think the reason is because it’s in a transitional period on trajectory to becoming a much more open and larger company. Examples would be extensions and today view widgets, which still occasionally have issues with arbitrary bugs and App Store rejections, but seem to be moving towards a much more open attitude. With all of the episodes that involve developers, Apple still takes a very responsive approach and fixes the problem quickly.Read More
For the past year I have been working with the Interfraternity Council at Indiana University to create a web platform that facilitates recruitment. It allows students to create profile’s, which recruitment chairs in Greek houses can view. It gives more transparency to the process which helps the students, as well as recruitment chairs, make better decisions.Read More