Do you need a mobile App?

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I encounter a lot of this: “We need a mobile app for our company!” and more often than not I be all like “no you don’t!”.

Remember: downloading and installing an app is a pain so there must be some compelling reason to install the damn thing!

I thought I would ask some questions that might help you decide whether or not your company needs a mobile app. Continue reading “Do you need a mobile App?”

Strava used to be usable

Not so much these days after they changed the interface.

Strava have implemented some really dumb design decisions:

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As a user I want to see my speed against time traveled. But I can’t estimate how long I’ve been travelling or how fast I’ve been going because the scales are all over the shop: X and Y axes are between 0 and 26:40 and 0 and 34.9 respectively. How am I meant to read that? Surely the Y-axis should be in minute intervals and the X-axis in, say, 5 mph intervals?

On top of that, the interface has become increasingly cluttered:

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Yuck.

Anyway, do you use Strava? What do you think?

PS The mobile app is much better.

Why I Ditched My iPhone

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Technically it got stolen during a bar brawl involving top international comic Kevin Bridges and some Clydebank locals.

And lo! It came to pass that I had to get a new phone and I got an Android HTC, which is really cool (apart from some funny glitches with cycling app Strava) so I guess this post is all about why I decided not to get a new iPhone.

1)iTunes. Fuck iTunes I hate that pile of trash so much. Having to key in your password every time you want to install a free app. Having to create a crappy iTunes account just to activate your phone. Fuck this shit. I hate you iTunes. And WTF is this ‘Get’ so I end up having to click Get then Install? WTF is the point of that??

2)You can’t download stuff. Which means when you want to add attachments to emails or send documents to the local council, you can’t.

3)Er, that’s it.