There’s been lots of controversy the past few days about Path’s admittance that they had transparently uploaded your entire list of contacts to help better find your friends.
Today they released an updated that asks permission before uploading your contact list.
Ironically today Instagram also released an update that includes the perfect way to describe what they would like to do:
It’s worded perfectly in my opinion, besides the fact that the application on your iPhone is called Contacts.
If you have an iPhone and live in the USA you should download this app now. It will help us take back this country from the big corporations who have bought congress.
Contact Congress iPhone app
It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here. Too long. And it’s a sad day to start.
Steve Jobs and Apple is the reason I got into computers. I started off using and developing on an old Apple II+ by Bell and Howell in 1983ish.
When the Mac was introduced in 1984, I begged my dad for one, and thankfully he got me one. The rest as they say is history.
I’ve seen Steve talk, both at WWDCs over many years and during my time at Apple in the Newton group – which was some good talks and some bad “we’re shutting you down” talks.
I respected every time he talked, both good and bad. He will be missed, but I have the upmost confidence in the team at Apple, some of whom I know.
And I have the upmost confidence in us, Apple developers, to uphold the “make your app as good as the Apple apps”.
Rest in peace Steve. I hope you are in Heaven now, meeting Jesus and all the great folks who have passed before you. I’ll look you up when I arrive.
I didn’t really comprehend how big the Mac App store is going to be until today, when a 19 year old teenage I meet at my old church youth group mentioned on Facebook today that she’s excited for the Mac app store launch tomorrow:
“Also, i’m SUPER excited the Mac App store comes out tomorrow!! Lucien, you might appreciate that. bahah”
I asked her why:
“I do appreciate that, I’m super excited too. Can I ask why? (research) ”
“I’m just excited to see what the store has to offer, what apps will be available, how they run, what they can add to my mac hahah”
- She got her Mac from a friend, and he’s told her about the Mac app store.
- She has an iPod touch, so she knows how the app store concept works.
This says to me:
- Young people don’t know about the listings of Mac software on the apple.com website.
- She found out that the app store is coming to the Mac, and is super excited to see what apps are out there for her Mac.
- She already has an iTunes account.
This thing is going to be huge people.. millions of people will be getting the Mac app store tomorrow, and will be looking and purchasing.
Maybe the app stores are what Apple built that North Carolina data center for.
(Written with MarsEdit’s awesome rich text editor)
(Cross posted to my company’s blog: http://www.chromedomesoftware.com/2011/01/05/why-the-mac-app-store-is-going-to-be-bigger-than-i-thought/ )
For the past few years, I’ve spent as much of my spare time as a new father has working on some iPhone applications, under the name ChromeDome Software.
My lovely wife Jennifer came up with the name, if you’ve ever met me and noticed my lack of hair, you will understand why she came up with the name, and hopefully understand why I love it.
I haven’t really posted here about it because, frankly, the website needs some TLC, but I decided over the weekend it’s time to get the word out more.
So, follow along at http://www.chromedomesoftware.com/ , let me know what you think of the apps, and if you have any suggestions for features. If you or a friend would like a redeem code for one of the applications, please leave a comment or send me an email (lucien at chromedomesoftware.com) and I will happily email you one.
A friend Justin Williams has updated his great post about must have tools for Macintosh and iOS development. Go have a read: http://carpeaqua.com/2010/10/25/my-2010-ultimate-developer-and-power-users-tool-list-for-mac-os-x-2010-edition/
I don’t have a lot of insider knowledge about what Apple is going to announce tomorrow as part of it’s come see what’s new for Mac presentation, but I have a few theories:
- iOS and Mac OS will merge. Apple doesn’t have enough resources to do two operating systems. And based upon my two year olds expectations after using an iPad/iPhone that all devices with a screen have touch interfaces I think this is a good thing. Interfaces commanded by touch is the future of computing.
- future Apple machines will have multitouch displays, starting with the new MacBook Air.
Fraser Speirs – Blog – The iPad Project: Day Nine – This Will Kill That …. somehow.
Another interesting article about Fraser’s time rolling out iPads to every kid in his school (110 iPads in total). It’s well worth subscribing to if you are at all interested in the bleeding edge of iPad use in education.