In love with Ionic Framework

UPDATE: Want to get a solid introduction to Ionic? I recommend reading Learning Ionic, a book I tech reviewed. Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS. Whilst Sass is just an extra (you don’t really need it), the true […]

How In-app Purchases Have Destroyed The Industry

The modern-day Dungeon Keeper is not even a game. It’s just a socially engineered scam. And since people don’t remember what real gaming was like in the 90s, they are giving it the highest rating in the app store. Just compare the video above to the original, reviewed by the same author. It’s a worrying […]

“We’ve been conditioned for web apps to suck.”

There is no single explanation [for why people choose a native app over a web based version]. The reason browser apps lose this fight is because of a raft of small things. It’s death by a thousand cuts. Tiny Little Knives → (via cameronmoll) Related: It’s not a web app. It’s an app you install […]

We’re not ‘appy. Not ‘appy at all.

The British Government Digital Service (a new team within Cabinet Office, which in its turn supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister) is totally getting it: Stand-alone mobile apps will only be considered once the core web service works well on mobile devices, and if specifically agreed with the Cabinet Office. Above that: Apps […]