What product designers can learn from iOS 8's iMessage changes

If you build products for a living, there’s a lot to learn from iOS 8's iMessage changes — both on the user interface side and on the customer development side. (Note: I’m not going to speculate whether or not Apple is gunning for Snapchat or other ephemeral messages services.…

How Secret uses your Address Book

Nobody wants to "follow their friends" anymore when signing up for mobile apps. In its place, the Address Book is beginning to reign. Secret is one of the first anonymous and non-messaging apps to rely exclusively on your Address Book as its primary social graph. This is a…

Facebook Paper's gestural hell

Facebook's release of Paper yesterday on the App Store breaks a string of uninspired releases outside of Instagram, and has many believing it's a glimpse into the future of mobile interaction. But there's one problem: if this is the future, it's going to hurt. And I mean physically. There's no…