Adobe Flash is on the way out, AR is on the way in & we're all agreed some UX decisions need to be gone forever.
"Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020."
The new version of Android brings better notifications support across the OS, picture-in-picture support, autofill and more. There also are new features that are meant to optimize your phone’s battery. While none of the changes are revolutionary, Android developers should probably test their apps on Android O as soon as possible (even if they don’t plan to support the new features).
The automaker claims it's the first time a car company is giving developers a shot to work on their apps in a real production vehicle this early in the process. The friendlier, more open platform could turn the GM dashboard into a new space for connected car innovation — if it catches on with developers.
Design & UX
If used correctly they could have great potential. But most of us just hate them.
Nearly one in four users abandon apps after only one use — that’s a staggering number ending up in the virtual trash can almost immediately after download... because of intrusive, badly-targeted and poorly-placed ads.
Many business owners are confused when it comes to design. They don’t know the costs, the timeframes, the outcomes, or when it’s the right time to hire a designer. These design hangups convince them that design isn’t worth the risk or the expense. But is it, really?
"They’re a new user, exploring the product, deciding if they want to stay. They’re getting frustrated because they don’t know what to do next. They don’t understand what your feature is, why it’s there, or how to use it. These are some pretty freakin’ critical moments."
This augmented reality tutorial is a first look at the Apple ARkit. In this Instructable we will use the Unity 3D video game engine and the Apple ARkit to create an augmented reality zombie app for your iPhone or iPad.
Workflow & Strategy
As someone who has led UX teams at tech companies large and small, I’ve found working with design technologists to be highly impactful. However, there’s often confusion about this role and where fits into a UX team. To clarify, I’ll discuss what a design technologist does and the value he or she brings.
The possibilities that these new computing platforms provide are much broader than hardcore gaming, cinematics or putting mustaches on your selfies. Here are some of the industries that already have a headstart...
London-based developer Andrew Hart used ARKit with Apple's CoreLocation to create a version of Maps that puts guidance arrows and pushpins over the real world. And it's brilliant.
Twenty-seven percent of students finishing computer science AP courses in 2017 were women, up from 23 percent in 2016...“We can’t just change it by changing the pipeline because there’s still major issues of culture — unconscious bias and unfair promoting practices in the workplace,”
In the book and the film, the next generation of VR users are obsessed with old games and films...After watching the trailer several times we managed to pick out a few video game and TV references hidden in plain sight.
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