HTML5 Rather Than Native – One of Facebook’s Biggest Strategic Mistakes

“I think the biggest mistake we made was betting too much on HTML 5 rather than native. It’s just not there.”

“We burnt 2 years. It is really painful. We’ look back on that and see that one of the biggest strategic mistakes we made.”

Read more at http://www.siliconbeat.com/2012/09/11/mark-zuckerberg-quotes-from-techcruch-disrupt-appearance/

 

Starbucks also encountered significant issues with HTML5 as well:

Starbucks initiated a project to use HTML5 in hopes of making its website work well across the many mobile browsers. “It worked but it taught us it was too hard,” said K.C. MacLaren, director of mobile and emerging technologies at Starbucks. Starbucks’ website is relatively “high functioning,” with a lot of JavaScript, making it hard to replicate, he said. It took too much work to transition the site to HTML5 and make it run well on the many browsers that run on mobile phones, he said.

Read more at: http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/html5-not-yet-solving-mobile-dev-issues-268

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More Wireframe Tools, or “As far as the customer is concerned, the interface is the product”

A good quote that always stands out in my mind relative to the importance of the user experience of a product is “As far as the customer is concerned, the interface is the product“.   Capturing and conveying the interface and user experience is key to a successful project delivery.

Today there are an ever increasing number of tools available to support capture, refinement and collaboration.  Below are a few of the tools currently available (my top three are called out at the end):

Lots of choices, however the top three from my perspective remain:

  1. OmniGraffle
  2. Balsamiq
  3. Paper and Pen, Whiteboard, Napkins – an interesting approach related to these mediums is “Paper Prototyping“.

Any other tools you feel are worthy of being called out?

Mobile App Companies in Toronto

 

 Company Name  Website
21 Logs http://www.21logs.com/
Blu Trumpet http://www.blutrumpet.com/
BNotions http://bnotions.com/
Brisk Mobile http://www.briskmobile.com/
Broadplay http://www.broadplay.com/
Claystone Inc. http://claystoneinc.com/
Clearbridge Mobile http://www.clearbridgemobile.com/
Clip Mobile http://getclip.ca/
DesignAxiom http://www.designaxiom.com/
DevBBQ http://www.devbbq.com/
Dexterity Mobile http://dexteritymobile.com/
Discover Anywhere http://www.discoveranywheremobile.com/
Don River Inc http://www.donriver.com/
Endloop Mobile http://www.endloop.ca/
EventMobi http://www.eventmobi.com/
Filament Lab http://www.filamentlab.com/
Fluid Trends http://www.fluidtrends.com/
Flybits http://digitalmediazone.ryerson.ca/team/flybits
Fresh Grown Apps http://freshgrownapps.com/
Gazoo Mobile http://www.gazoomobile.com/
Guardly https://www.guardly.com/
Halogen Mobile http://www.halogenmobile.com/
iAppDev http://www.iappdev.ca/
Joshi Inc. http://www.joshiinc.com/
JUICE Mobile http://www.juicemobile.ca/
Kllck http://klick.com/health
Mercatus http://www.mercatustechnologies.com/
Mobile Fringe http://www.mobilefringe.com/
nth Generation Software http://nthgensoftware.com/
NuLayer http://www.nulayer.com/
OK Grow http://www.okgrow.com/
Plastic Mobile http://www.plasticmobile.com/
Polar Mobile http://polarmobile.com/
Pressly http://www.pressly.com/
Public Leaf http://www.publicleaf.com/
Quatrian Inc. http://www.quatrian.com/
Red Bit Development http://www.redbitdev.com/
Ripe Apps http://www.ripeapps.com/
Rocket 5 Studios http://www.rocket5studios.com/
Seregon Solutions Inc http://www.seregon.com/
ShopCatch http://www.shopcatch.com/
Spenz http://spenz.com/
Tapgage http://www.tapgage.com/
Teehan+Lax http://www.teehanlax.com/
The Working Group http://www.theworkinggroup.ca/
Three Red Cubes http://threeredcubes.com/
Tiny Hearts http://tinyhearts.com/
Uken Games http://www.uken.com/
Vital Hub http://vitalhub.com/
Winston http://www.hirewinston.com/
Xtreme Labs http://www.xtremelabs.com/
zinc Roe Design http://www.zincroe.com/
Zynga http://company.zynga.com/

References:

http://www.techvibes.com/company-directory/toronto/tag/mobile

http://ca.indeed.com/Mobile-Application-Developer-jobs-in-Toronto,-ON

http://www.zeusriver.com/blog/2011/11/list-of-mobile-startups-in-toronto/