TLDR Apple and Google are creating interfaces that allow app developers to use the Bluetooth on your cellphone to anonymously track people you’ve been in proximity too, and to notify those people that you’re in proximity to them. Users can then self-report positive COVID-19 diagnosis, and your phone would check to see if you’ve been exposed to those users. Uptake of … [Read more...] about A Synopsis Of Apple And Googles Contact Tracing APIs
July 10th marked the 10thanniversary of the App Store. As someone in tech it’s impossible not to look back and reflect. The App Store has inevitably defined my career these past years, mostly for the better (there’s always the occasional submission review stress, or the change to the iPad side switches functionality). The App Stores greatest accomplishment is creating a … [Read more...] about 10 Years of Apple’s App Store
It’s conference season and with Apples World Wide Developer Conference days away there’s a lot of talk about what to expect. I’ve taken a bit of a different approach however and put together my thoughts on what I’d like to see, regardless of what’s possibly practical. Prior to last year’s WWDC I put together a similar wish list, and much to my excitement Apple actually rolled … [Read more...] about My Apple Wish List 2018
This years Google I/O saw the introduction of Google Home, a voice powered assistant device aimed at competing with Amazon Echo and Alexa. In a competitive world I started thinking “What Will It Take for Google Home to Be a Success?” Like Echo and the Alexa technology behind it, Google Home represents an ambitious effort to bring a voice interface into our lives. For … [Read more...] about What Will It Take for Google Home to Be a Success?
Apple makes some great products, but there are still some things I'd like to see them address. I decided to write up a list of things I’m still waiting for Apple to do, create, or change. I’ll try and update this from time to time, and certainly with the cycle of Apple events I may actually get some of what I ask for. I should also note these are not yet in any sort of … [Read more...] about My Apple Wish List