Ideas & Insights
21 March 2019 7:31
HBO enjoys monumental success with their apps over the weekend of the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones. This is a milestone accomplishment and showcases not only the love for this epic show but the shift toward streaming over live television and cable/satellite. The HBO Now app is the service for customers without a television HBO package and HBO GO is a mobile app for those who are already subscribers with their cable or satellite provider. Game of Thrones has a special nostalgia about it and its popularity is almost unprecedented. It is a global phenomenon because it captures the magic of fantasy and delivers it in a mature adult format. Tales of dungeons, dragons, wizards, kings, and knights are often more family oriented such as tales of King Arthur, The Lord of The Rings, or something out of Marvel comics. GOT is truly in a class of its...
14 March 2019 7:31
Amazon Prime members have long enjoyed free two-day shipping on any and all items they purchase from the online retail giant. But this perk is just about to get better, as Amazon will be cutting shipping times in half, allowing Prime members to receive one-day shipping on everything that they buy at the store. The news was announced during an earnings call on April 25 by Brian Olsavsky, who is the company's chief financial officer. He indicated that the company is spending $800 million this quarter in infrastructure updates to facilitate the change. Initially, the change will only affect Prime members in North America, but eventually expedited shipping will roll out to the rest of the world as well. During the earnings call, Olsavsky also announced that the company had doubled its first-quarter profits. It made $3.6 billion in the quarter, which is a record amount for the company. A...
07 March 2019 7:31
So far 2018 has been a great year for mobile apps. Currently software developers are working on a redesign of the smartphone, as it is due for an overhaul. The top player in this sector is Apple with their introduction of the iPhone X, manufacturers like Android and Samsung are working on devices without buttons. In 2017, 254 billion apps were downloaded with 90% being slaves to network speeds, they are long overdue for new mobile app development. 5G networks are sweeping across the world and the entire population will witness a change in app development. Integrated chips are powering our Smartphones and they are currently under new development. New technology in 2018 is proving to be a year to watch out for, with developers working on virtual and augmented reality. Below are the top 5 mobile app trends that will raise the bar for the next product design. Predictive...
20 February 2019 7:33
In an era in which technology is touching everything around us, bad software can now even affect your shoes. A few weeks ago, sneaker titan Nike released a pair of self-lacing sneakers called Adapt BB that were so popular that they sold out in less than an hour after they were launched. The $350 shoes, though, have since hit a big glitch, which relates to the smartphone app that pairs with the sneakers and controls how tightly laced they are. The Android version of the app reportedly bricks the shoes when communicating with shoe firmware Nike updated a few days after releasing the shoes. FitAdpapt Technology The technology behind the self-lacing shoes is called FitAdapt, which users can theoretically access through either the app or manually by using a set of buttons on the side of the shoes. FitAdapt is based on something called HyperAdapt, which the company first released...
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