Archive for December 2013

Android KitKat at 1% usage 2 weeks after launch

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http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html

Pretty sure if apple released an OS and its usage was at 1% after 2 weeks, the tech press would be non-stop sky is falling articles.

What is the real cost of your online attention?

But even Upworthy’s efforts pale into insignificance compared with the algorithmic might of sites such as Yahoo! — which, according to the American author and marketer Ryan Holiday, tests more than 45,000 combinations of headlines and images every five minutes on its home page.

via What is the real cost of your online attention? – Tom Chatfield – Aeon.

iPhone 5C snags half its buyers from rival brands

“Almost half of iPhone 5C owners switched from competitor brands, particularly Samsung and LG, compared with 80 percent of 5S owners who upgraded from a previous iPhone model.”

via iPhone 5C snags half its buyers from rival brands | Apple – CNET News.

Apple’s iOS7 Native JavaScript Bridge

Apple Support for a Native iOS Objective-C to JavaScript bridge is amazing for 3 reasons

  • Gives developers direct access to JavaScript Bridge technology without leveraging 3rd party SDK’s such as Appcelerator, or Cordova (Phone Gap).
  • JavaScript is the first non Apple proprietary language (Objective-C ) to be supported in the Native iOS XCode tool chain.
  • It’s easy to get started, and composites well with Objective-C language apps.

You can check out the WWDC introduction “Integrating JavaScript into Native Apps” session on Apple’s developer network.

At a high level, JavaScriptCore allows for wrapping of standard JavaScript objects into Objective-C (the code used for iOS apps) and also allowing JavaScript to interact with native iOS objects and code.

via StrongLoop | Apple’s iOS7 Native JavaScript Bridge.

My Stack has a name – MEAN

Mongo
Express
Angular
Node.js

funny how when something has a name feel more comfortable about it
and here’s a YouTube Vid to back it up and give validity to those not in the know.