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  • Apple Archives - Steffan Antonas
    feeling people will complain about their inability to use iChat or use Skype video etc Not being able to view Flash content when you browse the web on a screen that big is also a downer you re going to have holes in some websites and you can forget about streaming video Also no multitasking completely eliminates the iPad s ability to compete with even the simplest netbooks Not having multitasking on the iPhone isn t that big a deal in my eyes but I have a feeling that with the larger screen people will expect more of a laptop like experience That said The Market Is Primed For An In Between Product That Improves The Reading Experience You might say that the iPad is just a jumbo oreo and that Apple s R D team has lost it s magic touch I m not convinced that that argument has legs though True what s missing in the iPad s design gives some of us pause and the device doesn t seem to be well positioned to compete with netbooks but I don t think that s the point Even with what it s missing in this first generation design it s clear that Apple is going to clear the reading experience hurdle that plagues the iPhone and bring users a rich multimedia experience that other ereaders can t match Creating a better reading experience on a screen is what this movement towards ereaders is all about And that s all they really had to do with this release take everything we love about the iPhone create a significantly better default reading experience and give it lots of screen real estate for app developers to go wild That s it And that s exactly what they ve done Here are a couple of videos from Popular Science s vault that show what the reading experience is actually like on the iPad It s obvious that this is where the Apple R D team put a lot of their effort The iPad Is The Best Positioned Device To Become The Next Major Platform For Innovation If you ignore the device s shortcomings and focus instead on what the device has going for it it s hard to argue that Apple isn t well positioned to shake up the market Familiarity Is An Important Intangible Asset Millions of people already use iPhones and are familiar with the interface the apps the app store and iTunes The Jumbo Oreo can be a good thing when it comes to adoption because it eliminates the perception of learning curves for consumers don t forget that just holding a tablet creates a completely new computing experience Going too innovative too fast could actually put Apple at risk for releasing something too different that turns mainstream consumers off By sticking with the familiar UI look and feel consumers know what they re going to get and make no mistake initial perceived value can make or break a

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  • Bonnier Archives - Steffan Antonas
    a shift to tablets in general Once again the point is that the significance of the iPad isn t due to the fact that Apple has created something conceptually revolutionary it s that they re in the best position to create a new market and change consumer behavior on a massive scale with what they re releasing feel free to debate this point in the comments This afternoon I found this demo below of Wired Magazine s new iPad Table app that made me pretty confident that the way we consume magazines is about to change in a hurry I ve seen similar demos like this for magazine like reading experiences on a tablet The Mag by Bonnier that was demo d on PopSci immediately comes to mind but the fact that this is a working demo for the iPad which hasnt even been released yet is pretty significant I think Chris Anderson s bit in this speaks volumes about how publishers perceive the opportunities for rich story telling and revenue that the tablet phenomenon presents not just the iPad tablets in general He says This is what we ve been waiting for for 15 years We ve been waiting for an opportunity to use all these visual tools at our disposal to tell these stories in a way that is efficient that is multi dimentional But we also think it s an opportunity to reset the economics For the first time people might value this experience so much that they ll pay for it Touch Changes The Revenue Game Chris point about resetting the economics for magazines is an important one We all know that print is on its way out You ll notice in the demo that they make the point that advertising is just as important to

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  • Chris Anderson Archives - Steffan Antonas
    by a shift to tablets in general Once again the point is that the significance of the iPad isn t due to the fact that Apple has created something conceptually revolutionary it s that they re in the best position to create a new market and change consumer behavior on a massive scale with what they re releasing feel free to debate this point in the comments This afternoon I found this demo below of Wired Magazine s new iPad Table app that made me pretty confident that the way we consume magazines is about to change in a hurry I ve seen similar demos like this for magazine like reading experiences on a tablet The Mag by Bonnier that was demo d on PopSci immediately comes to mind but the fact that this is a working demo for the iPad which hasnt even been released yet is pretty significant I think Chris Anderson s bit in this speaks volumes about how publishers perceive the opportunities for rich story telling and revenue that the tablet phenomenon presents not just the iPad tablets in general He says This is what we ve been waiting for for 15 years We ve been waiting for an opportunity to use all these visual tools at our disposal to tell these stories in a way that is efficient that is multi dimentional But we also think it s an opportunity to reset the economics For the first time people might value this experience so much that they ll pay for it Touch Changes The Revenue Game Chris point about resetting the economics for magazines is an important one We all know that print is on its way out You ll notice in the demo that they make the point that advertising is just as important

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  • Popular Science Archives - Steffan Antonas
    by a shift to tablets in general Once again the point is that the significance of the iPad isn t due to the fact that Apple has created something conceptually revolutionary it s that they re in the best position to create a new market and change consumer behavior on a massive scale with what they re releasing feel free to debate this point in the comments This afternoon I found this demo below of Wired Magazine s new iPad Table app that made me pretty confident that the way we consume magazines is about to change in a hurry I ve seen similar demos like this for magazine like reading experiences on a tablet The Mag by Bonnier that was demo d on PopSci immediately comes to mind but the fact that this is a working demo for the iPad which hasnt even been released yet is pretty significant I think Chris Anderson s bit in this speaks volumes about how publishers perceive the opportunities for rich story telling and revenue that the tablet phenomenon presents not just the iPad tablets in general He says This is what we ve been waiting for for 15 years We ve been waiting for an opportunity to use all these visual tools at our disposal to tell these stories in a way that is efficient that is multi dimentional But we also think it s an opportunity to reset the economics For the first time people might value this experience so much that they ll pay for it Touch Changes The Revenue Game Chris point about resetting the economics for magazines is an important one We all know that print is on its way out You ll notice in the demo that they make the point that advertising is just as important

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  • Publishing Archives - Steffan Antonas
    Bad Before I say anything I do share some concerns with the iPad s design No multitasking no camera and no Flash makes me scratch my head a little Including a camera seems like a no brainer The only reason I can think to leave it out would be to reduce the cost to hit a price point I have a feeling people will complain about their inability to use iChat or use Skype video etc Not being able to view Flash content when you browse the web on a screen that big is also a downer you re going to have holes in some websites and you can forget about streaming video Also no multitasking completely eliminates the iPad s ability to compete with even the simplest netbooks Not having multitasking on the iPhone isn t that big a deal in my eyes but I have a feeling that with the larger screen people will expect more of a laptop like experience That said The Market Is Primed For An In Between Product That Improves The Reading Experience You might say that the iPad is just a jumbo oreo and that Apple s R D team has lost it s magic touch I m not convinced that that argument has legs though True what s missing in the iPad s design gives some of us pause and the device doesn t seem to be well positioned to compete with netbooks but I don t think that s the point Even with what it s missing in this first generation design it s clear that Apple is going to clear the reading experience hurdle that plagues the iPhone and bring users a rich multimedia experience that other ereaders can t match Creating a better reading experience on a screen is what this movement towards ereaders is all about And that s all they really had to do with this release take everything we love about the iPhone create a significantly better default reading experience and give it lots of screen real estate for app developers to go wild That s it And that s exactly what they ve done Here are a couple of videos from Popular Science s vault that show what the reading experience is actually like on the iPad It s obvious that this is where the Apple R D team put a lot of their effort The iPad Is The Best Positioned Device To Become The Next Major Platform For Innovation If you ignore the device s shortcomings and focus instead on what the device has going for it it s hard to argue that Apple isn t well positioned to shake up the market Familiarity Is An Important Intangible Asset Millions of people already use iPhones and are familiar with the interface the apps the app store and iTunes The Jumbo Oreo can be a good thing when it comes to adoption because it eliminates the perception of learning curves for consumers don t forget

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  • Wired Archives - Steffan Antonas
    a shift to tablets in general Once again the point is that the significance of the iPad isn t due to the fact that Apple has created something conceptually revolutionary it s that they re in the best position to create a new market and change consumer behavior on a massive scale with what they re releasing feel free to debate this point in the comments This afternoon I found this demo below of Wired Magazine s new iPad Table app that made me pretty confident that the way we consume magazines is about to change in a hurry I ve seen similar demos like this for magazine like reading experiences on a tablet The Mag by Bonnier that was demo d on PopSci immediately comes to mind but the fact that this is a working demo for the iPad which hasnt even been released yet is pretty significant I think Chris Anderson s bit in this speaks volumes about how publishers perceive the opportunities for rich story telling and revenue that the tablet phenomenon presents not just the iPad tablets in general He says This is what we ve been waiting for for 15 years We ve been waiting for an opportunity to use all these visual tools at our disposal to tell these stories in a way that is efficient that is multi dimentional But we also think it s an opportunity to reset the economics For the first time people might value this experience so much that they ll pay for it Touch Changes The Revenue Game Chris point about resetting the economics for magazines is an important one We all know that print is on its way out You ll notice in the demo that they make the point that advertising is just as important to

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  • bing Archives - Steffan Antonas
    that changes how we experience web content In fact it wont be long before a lot of the content that exists on the web will also exist as overlays to our senses as we move through the real world Sound crazy It s not It s what the augmented reality movement is all about and it s coming fast A few days ago at TED Bing engineers demonstrated that they are going way beyond Google s Street View technology using backpack cameras to capture pedestrian spaces Flickr integration to provide a more diverse picture of a place over time telescope data to allow people to get information on celestial bodies and live video to show what s happening in a place in real time It s pretty incredible If you re not impressed by this 6 minute demo I d take a moment to chew on what you re seeing for a second and consider for a second how evolved this still young this technology is What Does This Mean For Us and The Web Well first of all putting content into context this way gives an unprecedented level of depth of information and understanding about place and our relationship to it As Blaise Aguera y Arcas told Fast Company in a recent interview If you want to explore if you want to really understand more about a place you really need to be able to get right down in there and see if from the point of view that people actually experience it As great as it is to use cameras on top of cars for building that visual trellis that s not the actual human perspective With a layer of user generated content on top of maps we can look around and explore where we are with a

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  • Geoweb Archives - Steffan Antonas
    next few years Exciting stuff Published February 17 2010 Author Steffan Antonas Category Cyberculture Design Technology Comments 5 Comments Making Maps To Fight Disaster Build Economies Did you know that as of 2005 only 15 percent of the world was mapped Google s Lalitesh Katragadda thinks we can do better Not having detailed maps in the developing world slows the delivery of aid after a disaster and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads Said another way access to better information yields better results and vice versa especially when the timeliness of that information is critical In the short talk below Lalitesh demos Map Maker a group map making tool that people around the globe are using to map their world Inspiring stuff that highlights just one more instance where individuals can use technology to better the world and make a difference Also for those of you interested Fast company wrote a great piece a few days ago on how critical Google Maps were to the aid effort in Haiti last week and put up a slide show of how Google maps could be used to gather information in the midst of the crisis Published January 19 2010 Author Steffan Antonas Category Movements and Activism Technology What Would Proximity Sensors Do For The Mobile Web Our dumb web is getting smarter It already knows who you are and who you know and it won t be long before it will be able to leverage those connections on your behalf wherever you go Our mobile devices are already being outfitted with sensors of all types There are currently two common scenarios for sensors mobile phones 1 Everyday objects with sensors pumping out data on things like temperature noise and activity the mobile phone reads and analyzes this data 2 The phone is used as a sensor itself For example the iPhone has a built in accelerometer which is basically a motion detector This is used for game control and also for re sizing your iPhone display from portrait to landscape The iPhone also has a microphone which can be used as a noise sensor a proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor Image Credit http www flickr com photos raneko 3971359430 We re starting to see GPS based Geosocial networking services like Whrrl Loopt and Hotlist gain some ground but I m really interested to see what will happen when mobile devices are embedded with proximity sensors i e when the mobile device gets close to another short range sensor data is shared It may never happen but I think it s a great idea because while GPS based social networking works for people who know each other it doesn t work for sharing contextual relationship data between a person and an object or an organization You could imagine many of different unique use cases based on foot traffic for business and being social New Kinds Of Retail and Restaurant Loyalty Programs What if a store or restaurant

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