- Entertaining presentation on tactics to get into the App Store;
- The Register on Windows Phone 7 design: "If you don't have as much detail in the transition as you do in the state, you're going to get it wrong, Buxton said at Mix09.";
- Tufte waded in on W7 too, and quite sharply: "The WP7S screens look as if they were designed for a PP slide presentation or for a video demo ... and not for an handheld interface"
- Fisherprice launch iPhone Apps, no surprise given how the very young seem to take to touch UI... I hope we get to show off what we've been doing in this area one day.
- Interesting piece on how to think of success benchmarks for app launches;
- I'm a sucker for tech folklore and I'm old enough to remember Windows 2.0, so I loved this piece on the secret origin of Windows, the tale of how this beast actually got launched...
- Someone's leaked the iPhone developer agreement. Good.
- Apple have a new stance on off-the-shelf apps and launchers: they've got to do more than that. I'm simultaneously pleased to see the bar raised, and a bit worried that this class of app might be unavailable, when on other app stores they're pretty popular (8 million downloads of Facebook on GetJar, for instance);
- Lovely presentation on game design, game-like mechanics, and convergence. Well worth 20 minutes.
Consider Spring now cleaned. I'm off for a week of R&R, hiding out in a cottage in Devon with a pile of books and a copy of Eclipse. PleaseRobMe users please note I'm leaving Rosehill guarded by a brace of slack-bowelled lions and in the broadsword-wielding hands of @joh.