Some observations on Mobile Behavior in India

I was in New Delhi, India for the last couple of weeks visiting family. The trip has also been an interesting experience looking at how people use mobile phones here. Here are some observations. Devices Most folks in India are on Android, though I did see more iPhones than I thought I would. The Android devices… Continue reading Some observations on Mobile Behavior in India

Presentation: Introduction to React Native for Android

Last week I gave a quick presentation at Android Alliance Philly on React Native, Facebook’s new framework that lets you develop native mobile apps using JavaScript and JSX, a layout language modeled after HTML and CSS. The deck is embedded below: All source code for the example project can be found on Github Thanks to… Continue reading Presentation: Introduction to React Native for Android

Could Messaging interfaces be the next evolution in App UIs

Facebook launched M last week which lets you complete a variety of tasks, from finding information to making reservations, by messaging the assistant over Facebook Messenger. As Facebook’s David Marcus explains in his post, M sits between completely automated AI run services like Now and Siri and completely manual services like Magic, which lets it… Continue reading Could Messaging interfaces be the next evolution in App UIs