When you’re advertising your smartphone app, perhaps the ﬁrst thing you show off are platform badges. They’re the easiest and most familiar way to tell users where they can ﬁnd your app. All major platforms, Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store have ofﬁcial badges which are somewhat consistent with each other.
The ﬁrst quarter of 2019 was very interesting for me. It was the ﬁrst time I did a lot of open-source work as a way to scratch my own itch. Every time I thought I needed a speciﬁc tool which I couldn’t ﬁnd, I built and open-sourced it.
I think Twitter should have a concept of sub-accounts. It’s not smart to create a Twitter account for every small project, but it’s often a necessity for support or a social media presence. In my case, I have a Twitter account, and so does Oswald Labs (which makes complete sense since it’s a company and I’m just a small part of it).
When I ﬁrst started using Google Docs, my favorite feature was “smart” autosaving. “Smart” because it’s not just an interval, but also based on content changes. Today, almost all popular web-based text editors have both autosaving (WordPress, Medium, etc.) and rich text formatting (think [f]CKEditor and TinyMCE a decade ago).
I started really consuming audio content in the form of podcasts and audiobooks about two years ago, and I’m very often asked what podcasts I listen to. This is the ﬁrst list in a series of reviews about my daily drivers of content, services, and products.
As a future creative technology student at the University of Twente, I wanted to get in touch with a particular professor. Their website, PeoplePages, uses a RESTful API for AJAX requests to search for university staff, so I decided to add everyone to my contacts using API scraping to save time in the future.