Category Archives: Browser

Mobile Advertising Attribution

The 500 pound gorilla in the room when it comes to most mobile advertising discussions is attribution. This is something that doesn’t really exist as a problem in the online advertising world, it’s really a quirk of models wrapped around … Continue reading

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Browser Beats App Store

Some great conversations going on at the APPNATION conference today. I just wanted to share one bit in particular. Trip Hawkins had a slide titled Browser Beats App Store that pulled together a number of points I’ve realized from various … Continue reading

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JSON Bookmark Sync for Android

I’ve been playing around with a few different ideas lately, many of which include some statement such as “it would be interesting, but it really needs to interact with the default browser otherwise it would be really clunky.” So last … Continue reading

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Development of the Mobile Web

What is it going to take for us to see some real significant progress being made in developing mobile apps on the web? Since the Day of JS event a few days ago I’ve been poking at the idea. I … Continue reading

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Day of JS Event

The Day of JS event yesterday was fantastic! Thanks to Google and the MJG crew for putting it together and hosting. Great set of presentations and discussion, and I was blown away by the set of folks in the audience. … Continue reading

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Fixing Mobile Messaging

SMS is a fantastic service for person to person communication, but just about every other aspect of it is broken. Lately I’ve been paying a lot more attention to messaging because of the mobile web. It’s a current area of … Continue reading

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Mozilla Open Web App Prototype

I think this prototype of an open web app system from the folks at Mozilla is quite interesting. First thing to note is that it works currently on Android and iPhone devices even in the prototype version they have up. … Continue reading

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Thank You Twitter and Facebook

Getting people to build mobile websites has been an uphill battle for a long time. We had a chicken and egg problem. People didn’t browse the web from their devices because the experience was horrible, and website owners didn’t make … Continue reading

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The Right Tool For the Job

A few days ago Bryan Rieger posted some fantastic slides about rethinking the layout of site resources for content meant to go to mobile devices from Yiibu. There’s some great stuff in there related to applying progressive enhancement principles to … Continue reading

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“App” Doesn’t Have to Mean “Native”

With AppNation wrapping up earlier this week and Mobile 2.0 happening next week I’ve been thinking a lot more about industry level shifts in mobile. Normally I’m heads down in some bit of server code lately, so it is relatively … Continue reading

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