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I am a fan of my iPhone. I am still using my "old" first generation iPhone and am thrilled that I am now able to run custom applications on the device without having to Jailbreak it first. This is good stuff. I did notice something today that concerns me though. It's about the use of and best practices around the numeric indicators that are attached to my iPhone icons. Like many of you, I am pretty busy. I get hundreds of emails a day, my calendar is constantly being updated by our Roundarch exchange server, and because I spend half my day in meetings, I tend to miss calls and have voicemails backing up on me. There is no doubt that the iPhone has helped keep me on track and made me more organized, and I appreciate being able to glance at my phone and get a real-time picture of all of the things I need to respond to (missed calls, calendar appointments, emails). I see... (more)

The Shape of iPhone Content (And Other Devices) To Come?

Dave Meeker's Blog Orientation-Specific Content is exactly what it sounds like: based on the orientation of a user's device, the content on the screen changes accordingly. You can detect the orientation via JavaScript in iPhone's Safari browser and allow your content to react to it in one way or another. I can think of a multitude of ways to implement this as a design tactic. Today I was turned on to a Web site created by Dave & Alex at Engage Interactive, an interactive design and development shop in the UK (Harrogate to be specific). I have had a variety of recent conversations a... (more)