Saturday, February 14, 2015

mobile: iOS home screen button for web app

web-apps instead of store-apps

How to Add a Link Button to the Home Screen of an iPhone
Add a Link Button to the Home Screen of an iPhone Step 3 Version 3.jpg Add a Link Button to the Home Screen of an iPhone Step 4 Version 3.jpg

Javascript for "Add to Home Screen" on iPhone? - Stack Overflow

Mobile Bookmark Bubble · h5bp/mobile-boilerplate Wiki @ GitHub

mobile-bookmark-bubble - Promote your mobile web application by helping users bookmark it - Google Project Hosting
"The Mobile Bookmark Bubble is a JavaScript library that adds a promo bubble to the bottom of your mobile web application, inviting users to bookmark the app to their device's home screen. The library uses HTML5 local storage to track whether the promo has been displayed already, to avoid constantly nagging users.

The current implementation of this library specifically targets Mobile Safari, the web browser used on iPhone and iPad devices."

How to Add Websites to the Home Screen on Any Smartphone or Tablet

mobile multi-platform: Silver (Swift on Android, Java, .NET)

RemObjects Silver
"Silver is a free implementation of Apple's Swift programming language.
With Silver, you can use Swift to write code directly against the .NET, Java, Android and Cocoa APIs. And you can also share a lot of non-UI code between platforms.
Built on over ten years of solid compiler knowledge and technology, Silver is a truly native Swift compiler for the .NET CLR, the Java/Android JVM and the Cocoa runtime."

music: ThePianoGuys (behind the scenes)

ThePianoGuys - YouTube
The Piano Guys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

web, programming: Try Ruby

Try Ruby: learn the basics of the Ruby language in your browser.
"Ruby is a programming language from Japan (available at which is revolutionizing the web. The beauty of Ruby is found in its balance between simplicity and power.
Try out Ruby code in the prompt on the right."

podcast: Creating Ruby with Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) recorded LIVE in Japan on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers

Why Ruby? by Jeff Atwood @ Coding Horror
Jeff selected Ruby for being open source and nice platform and community.
But most of web (and other) apps are mostly based on JavaScript now:
"...Discourse is... even more of a JavaScript project than a Ruby on Rails project. Don't believe me? Just go to and view source. A Discourse forum is not so much a website as it is a full-blown JavaScript application that happens to run in your browser."

predicting future accurately: Arthur C. Clarke, 1976; Smart Watch-Phone?

Amazing!  Quotes:
"Don't commute, communicate"
"In the world of future, travel will be for pleasure, not necessity"

Arthur C. Clarke Describes Accurately 1976 [Video]

So, the next step is Smart Phone-Watch in one device. Who will do it right?

There was many music players before iPod, many mobile phones before iPhone,
many tablets before iPad...
It appears that Apple usually needs to show the way... but Samsung keeps trying...

Samsung Watch Phone
Samsung Galaxy Gear S R750W Smart Watch w/ Curved Super AMOLED Display (Black) - International Version No Warranty