Tumblr: still shipping through the madness. Fuck yeah.
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I love the simplistic, beautiful onboarding experiences that betaworks creates for its apps. The screenshots above are from the first time you open the new Dots game betaworks released. The intro experience for Tapestry was really enjoyable too.
Credit for the beauty+joy of Dots and Tapestry should go to Patrick Moberg
Dots is pretty great.
An extremely good and useful Tumblr release today.
Polishing the gem.
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It’s fantastic. I love the use of Flickr photos — great cross-pollination.
1) I wish you could “like” the Flickrs photos from the app.
2) The app icon is awful. I would never want that on my homescreen. Yahoo, some advice: kill the branding. The purple already screams “Yahoo!” — remove the name and make the cloud and sun slightly larger. Repeat on all other apps. Boom. You’re welcome.
Karsten Strauss of Forbes reporting on Supercell, the creators of the insanely popular iOS game, Clash of Clans:
Most game studios have an autocratic executive producer green-lighting the work of designers and programmers. Supercell’s developers work in autonomous groups of five to seven people. Each cell comes up with its own game ideas. They run their ideas by Paananen (he can’t remember ever nixing a proposal), then develop those into a game. If the team likes it, the rest of the employees get to play. If they like it, the game gets tested in Canada‘s iTunes App store. If it’s a hit there it will be deemed ready for global release. This staged approach has killed off four games so far, with each dead project a cause for celebration. Employees crack open champagne to toast their failure. “We really want to celebrate maybe not the failure itself but the learning that comes out of the failure,” says Paananen.
I like everything about this, and especially the toasting to (the learning from) failure.
Agustino Fontevecchia of Forbes:
Carl Icahn just won’t sit tight. In a filing released after market hours on Monday, the billionaire investor revealed a 9.3% passive stake in Nuance Communications, a voice-recognition company reportedly behind Apple’s Siri. Shares in the company surged in after-hours trading.
And the countdown until he attempts to force a sale to Apple (which probably should have and would have bought the company a long time if the CEO wasn’t a Steve Jobs-like hardass) is officially underway.
Little Inferno is an iOS game where all you do is burn stuff so you can buy more stuff to burn. No timer, no score, no winning. Just burning stuff.
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
Update: In case you want to download it, find it here.
Flipboard CEO Mike Mccue on the company’s 2.0 launch today, including the ability to make your own magazines:
Warning. This gets addictive, especially when you start seeing other people who share your interests reading and commenting on your magazines.
Agreed. I’ve already made two that I plan to update regularly:
- MG’s Reading List, for stuff I find within Flipboard (or the web, using the new bookmarklet) and actually intend to read.
- MGcrunch, a magazine of all my TechCrunch columns.
So many interesting things you can do with this new functionality. Travel guides. Tributes. Visual link blogs. Real-time breaking news magazines. Mixtapes. This is a fantastic update.
Well-deserved press for Brichter, who is the best at what he does, which was apparent the minute most of us saw Tweetie for the first time.
Um, mission accomplished.
Massive love for Tumblr iOS app.
Google Now for iOS Coming Soon?
(Though I thought it was going to be a part of the Chrome iOS app. Or at least the Google Search app. But I’m all in favor of giving Now its own app — one of my favorite things out of Google in recent years.)
Update: It actually does look like it’s a part of the Google Search app in the video. And my understanding is that this is how it will work (coming up from the bottom). I still wouldn’t rule it out in Chrome down the road either.