For a decade or two, for most people 'the internet' meant a web browser, a mouse and a keyboard. There were a few things around the edges, like IM, Spotify, Skype or Steam (or, for some people, email), but for most people and for almost all activities, the web was the internet.
Something rather amazing happened this week. When the story came out, we knew it misrepresented Amazon. Once we could look into the most sensational anecdotes, we realized why. We presented the Times with our findings several weeks ago, hoping they might take action to correct the record.
When Instagram arrived in the iPhone App Store in October 2010, it reflected the work of a two-person development team: founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Neither had classic software-engineering backgrounds.
The Dialogue is something we started almost two years, but unfortunately have been very inconsistent with it. This changes today. We’re relaunching ‘The Dialogue’ with a new long form feature, a first of many lined up for this year on Beautiful Pixels.
Another multi-year project that we shipped this year was CocoaPods Stats. Stats offers a way of knowing how many downloads a pod has, and far more interestingly the number of targets it has been integrated with.
C’est toujours la même chose : à chaque baromètre publié, le livre numérique fait figure de parent pauvre de l’édition, plafonnant à 3% du chiffre d’affaire global de l’industrie. Du moins c’est ce qu’on lit un peu partout.