Tag Archives: Android

Windows Phone: What Might Have Been

A week ago, my two-year old Lumia Icon fell out of my pocket. Though gravity had only about seven inches with which to wreak havoc, the phone landed screen-side down on a bump on my slate patio, sending a spider web of cracks through the glass. Cracked screen on my Lumia Icon My phone’s demise […]

An Ex-Nokian’s Perspective On The Fall Of Nokia, And How Other Companies Can Avoid That Fate

A friend of mine forwarded me an interview that former Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo¬†gave in March of last year in which he explained the company’s fall from dominance that happened on his watch. I took an interest for two reasons. I worked for Nokia, coincidentally for nearly all of Kallasvuo’s years at the helm. I, […]

The Affordable Care Act’s Mobile Mess

With over three years to implement the health care exchanges that went live on October 1, the federal government had plenty of time to prepare its signature tool – http://www.healthcare.gov – for the mobile era. Though much has been written about the site’s woes, I haven’t read much about its mobile experience. I decided to […]

Microsoft’s Purchase Of Nokia In Perspective

Let me caveat this post with a critical admission: I work for Nokia. Readers rightly should interpret everything that follows with the understanding that even if I wanted to, I would be unable to offer objective commentary on the decision by Microsoft to purchase my employer’s Devices and Services business. Still, my mission is to […]

The App Developer’s “Home” Opportunity Is Android’s “Home” Dilemma

Count me among those who felt that Facebook could have gone the way of MySpace. Looks like that was as solid as most of my NCAA “March Madness” predictions. One of the company’s few mobile missteps was the introduction of Facebook Home. It’s an app that came preloaded on the HTC First handset.¬†It delivers a […]

Do I really need to build an app?

Intelligent people with lots of mobile industry experience still debate this topic aggressively, which is understandable given the stakes. All of us in the industry can see users surging toward mobile. The question is how best to serve those users: app or web (or both)? In this post, I’m not going to answer the question. […]