The New Computer…The New OS

18 01 2009

Just in case you haven’t seen the news yet or heard your friends talking about it…there’s a new computer and new OS on the scene. Apple with their iPhone can give you 500 million people who agree.
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With Google making in roads with the G1 phone and their android application platform…and Blackberry with the new Storm phone that is really pushing their RIM application platform…The new computer is your mobile phone. The new OS is your application platform.

Apple has become a game changer again as their spotlight on the mobile application world is bringing awareness and consumer base to the next level. They have Google and Blackberry scrambling to respond tot he surge of application demand. The apps that fit your lifestyle will become the new monitor display you spend hours in front of… I love it, this new computer is everywhere I go!

Breathe In & Smile Out,
Chris





Light On…Turn Off!

16 12 2008

I would usually include the link to the subject of this blog…but, I wouldn’t want to frustrate you or waste your time with what I would deem the dumbest Artist iPhone App implementation I’ve seen to date.

David Cook’s “Light On” iPhone Application for the single leaves me screaming “turn it off, and don’t pay $1.99!” Couple of blaring bad feature and design builds on this:

1) It’s a paid app @ $1.99…Hey David, take a look at what Akon, Pink, Snow Patrol, and others are doing for FREE

2) The lighter is less functional than the slew of other FREE lighter apps that are out there….and doesn’t let you move the flame by tilting the iPhone like ALL the other lighter apps do.

3) IT ONLY STREAMS ONE SONG!!!! Where are the snippets of the other tracks off the album? Hello, the consumer expects at least snippets for FREE, let alone paid.

4) Where are the videos? Please reference Akon app for FREE, with 5 videos!

5) Share with a friend feature doesn’t send a LINK TO GET THE APP in the email. Come on guys, this is basic stuff here!

6) Where is the bio, photos, news updates, tour dates! ALL the FREE artist apps at least have these elements.

7) iPod Touch compatibility? Obvious miss, poor execution.

8.) If I’m going to pay for a single…why would I pay $1.99 to have an application control my play-ability…paying $1 more than the single itself.

So, here is a screen shot of the bad application…along with the top review that is a one star for the lack of iPod compatibility or mention that it was incompatible in the app description.

 

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Breathe In & Smile Out,
Chris





iPhone Period

10 06 2008

That’s it…the wait is over…they figured it out…jump in, or be one of those last ones in….the early adoption period is over, come to iPhone!  http://www.apple.com/iphone/gallery/ads/hallway/





What MySpace was really made for…

10 06 2008

The last few days have been rough for me, and of all things to lift my spirits….MySpace has been the catalyst. I should say the thing that MySpace was really made for is what actually helped pick me up. My good friend, fellow musician, and local band legend, Bo Roberts passed away about a week ago. Since then the local music community has moved to his MySpace, http://www.myspace.com/borobertsmusic , in a big way to pay homage to him.

I know this isn’t anything new or groundbreaking digital news. But it did remind me of what the heart of social networking. Where people can come together to share music, memories, and life. I can say for the families and friends it has been a place of comfort. So, tonight I’m thankful for the cyber social platforms like MySpace. And I’m even more thankful that I have a place where we all can gather to share stories about life.

Enjoy Everyday,
Chris