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Facebook Camera app is a small step in the right direction

In the past weeks Facebook has released two new mobile apps- Facebook Camera & Pages. This blog post will be about the Camera app and a bit later I will take up Pages as well. I already did a blog post a while back about the importance of focusing on one feature when building a […]

May 28, 2012

This works: Bike

This is the first post in a series in where I’ll tell about things/concepts that I use to get things done both at work and other areas of my life. I have a bad feeling that this’ll lead to a line of posts about iPhone apps, but I hope that you’ll stick with me in […]

May 24, 2012

You wouldn’t put stickers on your customer’s cars while they shop, right?

It’s great that you have created a twitter-enabled app for showing off your newest product line or allowing your customers to enter sweepstakes to win some great stuff. I’m cool with that. But never, never tweet on user’s behalf (using access to their twitter account they’ve given you by logging in to the app) without […]

May 23, 2012

3 reasons why it’s a bad idea to follow 2000 twitter accounts just to get noticed

Everyone has seen one. Most often, these are companies who are just starting out on twitter and just don’t know better, but in some cases these are individuals who are desperate for attention. Here are my three reasons for not doing that: It’s a miserable call for attention and looks exactly like one. Follow a […]

May 21, 2012

Idea: Localmind, Color and Foursquare would have a pretty baby

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  Idea behind Color actually was pretty cool. I just think that posting photos was a bit too much too soon. Text updates would have been more subtle choice. Photos are the next step after that. Foursquare, on the other hand, is pretty good at local & showing where are your friends. The thing they […]

May 21, 2012

Possible future of social networks: Niche social networks

A little backstory: I was lucky to participate as a listener in lecture/discussion “Talks of those, who create- backstage of twitter & draugiem.lv” (title is translated; it might be a little off). People giving presentations were Kristaps Skutelis, Jānis Palkavnieks and Artūrs Mednis. The one which raised most of my interest was the one given […]

May 21, 2012

Building a mobile app. Do it step by step. Literally. There are 3 reasons.

This thought has been brewing in my mind for a while. Reason is that lately there are more and more businesses that have decided that they should deliver on mobile as well. That’s cool. I completely support that and urge others to think about this. The better you will cater to your customers, the more […]

May 17, 2012

Future of file storage in cloud– don’t cancel your dropbox just yet

As I tweeted when the news about Google Drive broke out, I believe that “It won’t be about GBs, it’ll be about the service.” For those who have taken a stand on one end of this dipute or another, I would like to bring up some topics which are relevant when we try to predict […]

May 1, 2012

IMDB.COM – opportunity to be a great tool & niche social network

This actually disturbs me on regular basis. I am a registered member of GetGlue, but I haven’t logged in to the service for a pretty long time (for the sake of this post I did, but you get what I’m talking about). On the other hand, I regularly use imdb.com– I browse “top” lists for […]

April 23, 2012

Retweet ≠ Thank You

Yes, you have had a great event and those overwhelmingly positive comments about you are pouring in with no intention to stop. Or, a customer of yours has had a really great experience involving your brand. I’m really glad for you. It’s ok to want to share your happyness with world, but sorry to disappoint […]

April 22, 2012