When IE gave us beautiful, fast touch interactions, and nobody cared.

It’s very hard to build a responsive, touch-enabled carousel. Or any draggable container. So hard, in fact, that many (ok Hacker News, a few! 5 in fact.) years ago at Zynga, we’ve spent months to build our own scrolling abstraction that handled the calculations for smooth scrolling, panning and zooming. That project was the Zynga Scroller, […]

Ubisoft Propaganda

I rarely post commentary. But Ubisoft trying to look smart by suggesting that lower frame rates are better anyway, after I spent many months writing an extended explanation as to why high frame rates matter? Yeah, nice try. Ubisoft made headlines when suggesting 30 fps in games “feels better for players”, after announcing their decision to cap Assassin’s […]

Rate this app

Rate this app

Instead of following the suggestion in my sketch, please click “Yes” whenever you see this dialog and give the app a negative App Store rating stating the same reasons. Thanks!

Getting thrown out at the wrong station

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You know that system where children are forced to exit at a different subway station than adults? You don’t? Well, let me explain it to you. More and more cities are testing a subway system where adults can normally exit on every station, but children are required to use a different door that only opens at a dedicated […]

Open source project ideas

Attention:  Unicorns are as real as advice in this article. As much as I hate to add an obvious disclaimer, I would hate it even more if actual juinors followed this! Now go and enjoy me breaking out of my usual serious role and have a little fun :) So you’re a junior web developer […]

Winning for users, not developers

Winning

I’ve seen people almost burst into tears when confronted with the fact that their favorite technology is loosing market share, for no particular reason. This is nuts. The “native vs. web” battle on mobile is turning into a battle about technology alone. Why do you want the mobile web to win? If your answer is […]

Is Android good yet?

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Edit (Feb 26th 2013): Vilmos Ioo highlighted on a Twitter comment that defaults are a bad thing. I agree. This is why I reworded some of the language about Chrome below. My intent is to get everbody off the Android stock browser, not everybody exclusively onto Chrome. Nope. That is, at the very least, what […]

What’s left in making movie projections a lifelike illusion?

3D movies are gaining in popularity but when they first arrived, many critics deemed the technology as a short-lived boom, as it had too many issues. Movie goers complained about headaches, blurry and dark pictures. In 2012, a lot of the first step mistakes have been addressed. The Hobbit was – in selected cinemas, at […]