APPLE’S IPHONE SDK PROHIBITS REAL MOBILE INNOVATION

Last week Apple opened up the iPhone and introduced a software developer’s kit (SDK) to allow third parties to develop software for the iPhone. This was a great step forward in that Apple had, for some significant period of time, suggested that writing software within the browser environment was sufficient, and that no native developer […]

RIP MITCH KAPOR’S CHANDLER

Update: I have posted some of my additional thoughts and critiques 😉 in my most recent post: “Mitch Kapor’s Weekend at Bernie’s.” Yesterday I received an email that I have been anticipating would arrive at any time. The Open Source Application Foundation, creators of the collaborative PIM Chandler, announced that Mitch Kapor, its primary financial […]

APPLE FEARS THE KILLER APP

Ok, so were finally getting down to it. On at least two fronts, Apple has now essentially thrown out its draconian rules on what developers can and cannot do on its platform, and replaced them with essentially, no rules. The new “rules” appear to be, “its OK to do what you want in your app […]

Mousers vs. Keyboardists

Since the dawn of the graphical user interface there has been tension between those that favor the mouse and those that favor the keyboard. I am reminded of this as I explored the new experimental Firefox plugin from Mozilla Labs called Ubiquity. Ubiquity was designed by human interface designer Aza Raskin, who is also the son of Jef […]

One Of The Coolest Homepages I’ve Seen

Last week my friend David Rose’s company Angelsoft launched a new homepage for their website and I have to say it is one of the coolest homepages I have ever seen. To summarize, Angelsoft is a platform that almost every angel investor group, and many VCs use to manage deal flow. It is an automated system that […]