BlackBerry App World supports Windows (not iOS or Android)

I recently tried to access the BlackBerry App World on the advice of the RIM social media team. However, I was disappointed to find the following message render on my iPhone:

blackberry app world does not support iPhone/mac/android message

I understand that you cant download BB apps on non-supporting platforms, but that message makes RIM sound so out-dated and Microsoft centric (which is weird, because Nokia is the one in bed with Microsoft.)

With new things brewing up at RIM, we’re constantly fed with PlayBook buzz (such as 13 million DRM-free mp3s, possible support for Droid Apps, as well as video chat feature), yet the BB App World showcases a message reminiscent of the last decade?

If PlayBook is going to rival iPad, it must beat it on the “apple experience” and not just the feature set. This includes having a simple and consistent message on all channels.

Originally posted 2011-03-14 11:08:31.

Best plugins for WordPress

Here are the best plugins I’d recommend for any WordPress site. These should help you optimize your site for search engines, make it pretty as well as make site management easier.

Originally posted 2011-03-18 07:57:55.

4 must have iPad apps

iPad Apps for mobile, office and fun

Keynote

I find this app to be beautifully designed for the iPad. I use it often to make powerful presentations on the run. For a price tag of $9.99 this little utility is worth every penny. You don’t even need to know Keynote on the mac to use it. As long as you’ve some idea on what to do (i.e. familiar with PowerPoint) you should be allright. More at the Appstore.

Penultimate

Forget about scribbling on napkins – now your great ideas can be saved on the Penultimate and easily shared through email. It makes it simple to scribble, draw and jot down your ideas using various ink colors and pen thickness. I still find it hard to really write on it, but that could be because I’ve thick fingers. Very good buy for just $1.99. More on the Appstore.

Analytics for the iPad

A very cool tool that brings Google Analytics to your iPad. Supports multiple accounts (very handy if you want clients data to display without having to renter usernames/passwords). Sometimes I find it a bit slow, but it still saves a lot of time when you want to access visitor analytics on a routine basis. More on the Appstore.

AirAttack HD

An excellent top-down shooter game that’s only $0.99! This is a very cool game to play when you just want to leave the business out of your iPad. Graphics is very detailed, followed by excellent music tracks. The only drawback? The game has a limited number of levels which you can master easily within an hour of play. More on Appstore.

Originally posted 2012-01-30 21:39:19.

Video Animation using Comic Styled Characters

In one recent sales conversation about video animation, our talks went towards persona development of on-screen characters. This is a hot topic since it’s a challenge to convey the right image, emotion and message through comic-styled characters.

What you need to keep in mind is…

  • who is your intended audience
  • what type of message should they remember you with
  • and what call-to-action is required

Sometimes character personas let you address these points, without having to explain in words. And you know the old adage – less is more.

Here is one example of how we used a character to showcase online shopping.

Originally posted 2012-10-31 18:37:13.

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