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65% of the mobile market is using iOS. This includes iPad, iPhones, and iPods. (According to AppleInsider) Google’s Android platform came in 2nd with 19%.
Doesn’t blackberry seem dated now? Almost embarrassing to admit using one. Their Symbian came in at 1.49% guess a majority gave up CrackBerry. I remember my first BlackBerry about 5 years ago and thinking how great it was for email. Ugh the web browsing back then an absolute chore.
Apple’s iOS on the iPhone and iPad put an elegance to web browsing again. Of course they are crushing their competition Apple’s iPad make’s up 95% of the tablet market. Even though Amazon has Angry Birds on Kindle it just can’t compete. Well for now that is I wouldn’t underestimate the growth potential or Jeff Bezos.
You’re reading this now on your iPhone or iPad – possibly. The mobile market is huge — Apple just does it better.
Google has another new feature “Google Play” a quick overview reveals it is a media aggregator in the cloud. Cloud computing at it’s finest for media junkies. It’s Google’s alternative to Apple’s iTunes. It’s clean. It’s simplicity is it’s best feature. You have the following categories: my music, my movies, my books, my android apps.
If they keep their pricing low and competitive, this will be so phenomenally successful. I’m surprised Google hasn’t called their sign in page, My G-Life. Now with g-mail, and all of google’s business apps (within the cloud mind you) you won’t want to leave. Google is the Las Vegas of cloud computing.
I’ve blogged about this before but I wanted to give an update on our work for TabanMD. He’s embraced social media and it has paid off. When he first started working with RiglerDigital he had a self-built yahoo website, without a blog or social media game plan. He now has a sleek Joomla CMS site and a growing popular blog and Twitter page. He had 40 followers to start and now has over 300 followers. His Facebook account has held steady at about 340 followers. We’re still working on growing that page’s following. He also runs a beautiful wordpress theme blog here. This blog and his social media has pushed him up in SEO results. He’s now on the first page for Oculoplastic Surgeon Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. His passion is to help people and his skills as a surgeon is reflected in his online presence. With his social media game plan in place his practice continues to grow weekly. So if you haven’t given much thought to your social media accounts you need to it is important.
Article first published as CMS Coming to a Website Near You on Technorati.
CMS which stands for a Content Management System is growing in popularity. The top three are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. (According to http://w3techs.com/. ) For web developers, you can surprise your clients by stating you need to develop their site in a CMS. It sounds too technical, their response would be, “Whatever, just build my website”.
Perhaps, I’m confessing too much. I like the process to be more creative, not tearing my hair out at 3 o’clock in the morning because a website still doesn’t look right in Internet Explorer 9. Which script is conflicting with what have you. The newer CMS’s and their templates have been test run, are solid, and can then be modified to fit your client’s desires.
Yes, from a customer’s point of view a site designed in either Joomla, or WordPress is a benefit. You can log in yourself update a photo or text as needed. Of course, there will always be customer’s that need help, but for the tech savvy ones, it’s very empowering.
Article first published as A Look Back at C Programming and Dennis Ritchie on Technorati.
Dennis Ritchie passed away October 8th, 2011. Thinking of grade school and doing some C programming. I didn’t realize the importance of Dennis Ritchie’s work. I was just thinking don’t forget the parenthesis, or zeros. Return 0, and that amazing feeling of success when the code is programmed correctly and it works.
But with Dennis Ritchie’s passing, it gives me pause to think how his programming which he stated “C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success” benefitted computer users everywhere. It was a stable program for other programmers to use and build upon.
This “quirky and flawed” program is the basis for operating systems today. I know I’m enjoying my iOS 5 right now because of Ritchie’s work. His contributions created new industries. Both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates benefitted from his contribution of C programming and the development of UNIX. In the past, stating that you had any skill in C programming would open the door to many entry level jobs. Unfortunately, I was never that good at it. (I’m trying to wrap my head around HTML5 now.)
I don’t use C programming today but it is an integral part of my life. It’s an invention that lies just under the surface or skin rather of apps, OS’s, and influences other developers as well. This invention is not like a light bulb or tangible, it was a new language. Ritchie created a language unique, useful, and much like our own with exceptions and abbreviations. We lost a “Founding Father” of modern day computing and his legacy lives on.
I finally got an iPad2 a few weeks ago and it is amazing. Of course I just missed buying a new one with iOS 5 on it. However, Apple just released iOS 5 as a free update today. It’s not that hard to install but it takes time. And more time, get ready here are the steps that I took to get iOS 5:
Ok it’s not just connecting to Apple’s server’s and getting the update that takes a long time. You need to get used to one word RESTORING. At one point in time you may be thinking I don’t need this my iPad’s great. Seriously, I’ve just barely scratched the surface of this new OS and it looks awesome. iCloud, Notifications, it’s worth the time. I’ll post more as I explore each of these.
Facebook unleashed it’s new layout. Unfortunately it’s so much like twitter the two are blending their features:
2.timeline in twitter like friend’s updates on the right
3.Lists, just like twitter you can create Lists on Facebook.
4.Notification of stories like twitter’s new tweets alert.
5. Icon, picture next to username in top right.
Very similar.. is LinkedIn next?
Tired of your current Facebook fan page but not sure how to style it just right? Forget about trying to develop the code and frustrating attempts at customizing. Use Pagemodo and easily develop an eye catching fan page. With Pagemodo you can stand out from your competitors which chances are they have a boring Facebook page. Just click thru to the free templates and follow the button prompts thru each part of your new page. My only suggestion, have about six images that you are ready to use, as well as your text for each section. Hmm. which is why my page isn’t pagemodo’d out yet.