Tesla Apple Watch app

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Eleks Labs has written up a really interesting look at their Tesla Apple Watch app. The walkthrough of the process and technical details is a good read for anyone interested in doing their own Apple Watch work. Both their UX decisions and workarounds due to technical limitations seem like they’re going to be valuable lessons.

 

React Native – write native apps with React.js

Facebook just announced React Native, a way to build native mobile apps for iOS and Android with JavaScript using React.js.

Looks interesting but I think I’ll be more comfortable with using Xamarin for my next app development. I’ll take a closer look at React Native though before making that decision.

 

UX Check Google Chrome extension

Interesting tool. UX Check is a Chrome Extension that helps you identify usability issues through a heuristic evaluation.

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The size and lag of your parallax page

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via @visualidiot

 

Nabi introduces 55″ & 65″ kid friendly Android tablets

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Nabi has announced new Android tablets that will range from 32″ to 65″ at CES this week. They already had a 24″ “Big Tab” you could buy for $549.99 so these things will not be cheap.

Looking forward to the day when we go out to dinner and everyone is just staring at their own individual 55″ tablets.

 

Barbie Can be a Computer Engineer

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They wrote a book entitled “Barbie Can be a Computer Engineer” and somehow turned her into a complete idiot who doesn’t actually code a thing and has to run to boys for help because she can’t do anything right. WTF?

 

The Greatest Comeback that Never Was

Plano East vs Tyler John Tyler, 20 years later.

 

My SmartThings order is here

Whoops. May have gone a little overboard with the SmartThings ordering.

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Watching dancers at the State Fair

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Watching dancers at the State Fair, the kiddo knows exactly which side of the line we are supposed to sit on.