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Without batching, Medium’s notifications are seriously overwhelming

*ping* Ev Williams This morning I logged into Medium to read some stuff and was greeted by a bright green indicator in the top right, shouting “80.” Now I love the dopamine rush as much as the next person, but after clicking on that I was completely overwhelmed. Each individual line-item was basically saying the…Continue readingWithout batching, Medium’s notifications are seriously overwhelming

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Battery life, load times, and actually giving a shit about your customers

Update: according to TechCrunch it looks like Facebook may be working on a fix for this! We have heard reports of some people experiencing battery issues with our iOS app. We’re looking into this and hope to have a fix in place soon. — Facebook Spokesman These screenshots should speak for themselves, but just to…Continue readingBattery life, load times, and actually giving a shit about your customers

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There’s a chat for that: Apple’s biggest platform opportunity yet

Update: In the years since I made this post, Apple has since launched Business Chat. While it’s not all that I had outlined in this post, it gets at some of the core thoughts: we don’t need an app for everything. I’m excited to see where Apple takes Business Chat from here. There’s already been…Continue readingThere’s a chat for that:
Apple’s biggest platform opportunity yet