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May 2014

'Pinch' connects multiple smartphones and tablets together to make a display | The Verge

by sbrothier
Not content with synchronizing your phones to make one giant speaker? Researchers at the Tokyo University of Technology have developed "Pinch," an interface that lets you connect multiple devices together to form a giant disjointed display. Although the technology behind the interface remains a mystery — described only as a Wi-Fi based system — a video posted by DigInfo TV shows Pinch in action. To connect two devices, a user simply needs to pinch two adjacent screens together. The screens can be linked together in whatever alignment you choose, as the position and screen size of each display is communicated on a successful pinch. It's not the first time developers have managed to link together multiple smartphone displays, but this is definitely the slickest interface we've seen.

Kill The Hamburger Button | TechCrunch

by sbrothier
That little three-lined button is the devil. Whether you call it a side menu, navigation drawer, or a hamburger, hiding your features off-screen behind a nondescript icon in the corner is usually a poor mobile design choice. Interaction theory, A/B tests, and the evolution of some of the top apps in the world all support the same thesis: The hamburger button is bad for engagement, and you should probably replace it with a tab bar or other navigation scheme.

Web design as troll: how The Verge Fanboys piece taunted the internet | Vox Product Blog

by sbrothier
How do you speak to a group of extremely passionate people? What kind of design would speak to them? When Joshua Topolsky approached us about creating three different layouts in the style of three mobile UI’s we were initially torn. Something about mimicking the UI of phones didn’t feel original. But more importantly, it presented a problem of presentation. There was an inherent a UX problem to solve: do you offer presentation options or do you trick the user? We decided to troll.

20 Day Stranger

by gregg
20 Day Stranger is an iPhone app that reveals intimate, shared connections between two anonymous individuals. It's a mobile experience that exchanges one person's experience of the world with another's, while preserving anonymity on both sides. For 20 days, you and a stranger will experience the world in your own way, together. You'll never know who it is or exactly where they are, but we hope it will reveal enough about someone to build your imagination of their life... and more broadly, the imagination of strangers everywhere.

PhoneOnMap - Mobile Phone Tracking System

by hapatchan
PhoneOnMap enables you to locate and track a cell phone on the map. Mobile Phone Tracking System

Phones are giving away your location, regardless of your privacy settings - Quartz

by gregg
Sensors in your phone that collect seemingly harmless data could leave you vulnerable to cyber attack, according to new research. And saying no to apps that ask for your location is not enough to prevent the tracking of your device.

EverythingMe | The Perfect Phone. Every Time.

by sbrothier & 1 other
Imagine a phone that delivers exactly what you need, right when you need it.

App Links - Link to what you want, wherever you are.

by srcmax
Right now, linking on mobile is a lot more frustrating and complicated than it is on the web. There isn’t an easy, consistent way to control what happens when someone clicks on your content in mobile, which makes it difficult to provide the best experience for your users.

April 2014

Density Converter

by emmanuelc & 1 other
Density Converter by Jeff Broderick

Motion Ui Design Principles — Beyond Kinetic

by sbrothier
This blog is a quick look at some simple Ui motion design principles.  There isn’t too much documented about this area of mobile ui design and I thought there would be some value in expressing my views.   From what is documented already I urge anyone interested in ui motion to check out Pasquale D’Silva http://psql.me/ and Johannes Tonollo’s meaningful transitions http://www.ui-transitions.com/#home.  

Postmodern computing |

by sbrothier (via)
There are 7.1 billion people on Earth. Coincidentally there are also 7 billion mobile connections.  Those connections are held by 3.45 billion unique mobile subscribers.[1] Unsurprisingly, the largest national mobile markets (by number of subscriptions) correspond closely to the most populous nations.

March 2014

Anki DRIVE: TIME® Best Invention. Real World Battle Racing Game.

by sbrothier
New Smart Toy Brings Video Gameplay to Your Living Room Rug"

The Revolution in Interactive Storytelling Has Arrived, and Surprise, Google Is Behind It | Cartoon Brew

by sbrothier
Last week, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group released the second animated short, Buggy Night, in its Spotlight Stories, a series of interactive mobile-specific animated films available on Moto X phones. Like the first film in the series, Windy Day, which debuted last October, the new short relies on spatial awareness and the sensory inputs of a mobile device to create a distinctive storytelling experience.

Google Spotlight Stories

by sbrothier
We love stories. We love technology. And we love creating where those two things come together. From that, we made a new storytelling canvas especially for mobile and then partnered with world-class creative talent to make Google Spotlight Stories. We can’t wait to see what happens on our storytelling journey: what we’ll learn, who we’ll meet, where we’ll go. But most of all, we hope it makes you smile.