Monday
Apr292013

SpiderOak for iOS 2.0

Well, I’m excited to announce after working on this project for over a year now, the app is done. The SpiderOak 2.0 mobile app for iOS is now designed, developed and available for download on the iOS App Store.

Some takeaways I’ve learned from redesigning an app from the ground up over a year-long process.

  • Operating systems update and change
    • Two OS updates - iOS 5-6 (iOS 6 changed many UI elements)
  • Design trends change
    • We called an audible, changing the entire menu structure a couple of times.
  • Screen sizes change
    • Designing for Android made this less of an issue for me.
  • Minimum requirements change
    • SpiderOak’s feature set and mobile API has updated many times in a year, and our feature set has grown substantially.
    • Many of them have come in the last month, so be adaptable (not just be willing to adapt - but actually adapt).
    • Make sure your designs and specs are scalable to include last minute changes that make sense to everyone involved in writing and testing.


Now to work on some updates…

You can check the app out here - SpiderOak for iOS:

SpiderOak - SpiderOak, Inc.

Wednesday
Jan192011

Re: Your annoying Fwd:

This tip comes from How to Quote Text in an Email Reply on the iPhone Download Blog.

Do you get annoyed with people that just forward emails without asking themselves, why am I forwarding this? Well I don’t like getting emails that are a mile long, and the actual message 3/4 down buried in the message. Typically, if I see more than 3 or 4 lines down the left side of the email, I won’t even start to read it. If it’s not reworded, reformatted or explained, it’s obviously not important enough for me to read. It’s really a pet peeve of mine.

I love reading articles on email etiquette and learning new methods that improve readability. It’s not often I learn a new shortcut or tip for the iPhone. But I found this yesterday, and think it’s pretty nice.

So you have an email that needs repeating. Before you go on and forward it half of the country, ask yourself what you’re sending. If it’s a part of the email, then let me know and quote it.

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So here’s the email


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Here’s what it looks like when you forward it.

Once


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But I know you just want a line or two. So, find the line and select it as if you were going to copy it.

Now that the text is selected, you can go ahead and hit the reply or forward button.


Now doesn’t that look better? If there ends up being 2 or 3 back-and-forths, it’s going to be easier to read and reference back to…

for both of us.


Read the original article here.

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