It’s coming up on about 1 year since I’ve been a real entrepreneur/founder/business owner, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect and share some of my experiences with you.There are tons of people (TONS) who are more successful and much better known than I am…so why listen to me talk about… Read More »
If you’ve visited our home page lately or stumbled across our recent Forbes article, then you’re probably aware of the FLASHLIGHT app now selling on Apptopia for $1 million. Although its million dollar price point might seem outlandish when compared to those of the other 415 apps listed on our site, FLASHLIGHT is one of the… Read More »
One of the largest questions facing a developer can be how to properly price an application. Not only is there the decision of between freemium and paid, but developers must also figure how to effectively drive sales through pricing. According to findings by Distimo, putting an application on sale can drastically increase sales when done… Read More »
Hello Hello! Wow. So it’s been nearly 4 months since we’ve blogged, and I don’t think I‘ve personally blogged here since DAY ONE when Eli and I wrote about “Why We Quit Our Jobs”. Yikes. Apologies. I have very quickly learned that doing anything “social” while running a business is nearly impossible! Either way, its… Read More »
As Apple has consistently pushed forward with iOS, some critics wonder if Apple is holding back the industry in one key aspect: mobile design. At one point, Apple was seen as a design innovator. Now Apple’s use of real world materials and metaphors in their design has put some people off.
More specifically, some question the use of “skeuomorphism.” Skeuomorphism is the use of a design feature that used to represent something functional, but is now merely used for stylistic purposes. Essentially, it is a vestige of an older time.
Even die-hard Apple bloggers question the use of skeuomorphism. TUAW, a blog dedicated to all things Apple, criticized the use of real world metaphors as “pointless, distracting, and a bit twee.” Not only are skeuomorphic elements distracting, TUAW criticized Apple’s use from a functionality perspective stating, “I believe that skeuomorphic UIs create false models of interaction.”