How App Design Can Hurt App Development

From TechCrunch: This also requires a realization that app development is not a linear process, and an end to the all-too-common workflow of designing an app and simply handing it over to developers. What’s needed, instead, is an organic process where designers and developers work together to create a vision that’s compelling and exciting — …

Drive-up stores

From Engadget: Amazon is working on a drive-up grocery store in Sunnyvale, California that will rely solely on internet orders — you’d schedule pickups instead of wandering aisles This is exactly what Target/Walmart should have been experimenting with years ago. Unlike ordering prepared food (like a pizza) which you need at a specific time and place, …

Apple Watch is going to be huge

From WatchAware: …in the years to come innovations will happen that will make the Watch far more compelling. The screen, the battery, the speed, the applications, and the sensors will all be noticeably better. Not only that, but the Watch will likely do something we haven’t thought of. It’s hard to say what that is …

Why aren’t retail stores copying Starbucks?

From The New York Times: Wall Street has been watching Starbucks’s introduction of a mobile ordering and payment system, which is available in more than 4,000 stores around the country. Mr. Johnson said that 20 percent of all money paid to Starbucks in the United States came in through its mobile app. “These new capabilities …