Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

27 August

RT @BenedictEvans: Facebook doesn’t disclose mobile-only DAUs, but the monthly data is clear enough. Mobile-only is now 44% of the base. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @mrgan: If Instagram really wanted to respond to how people were using their app, they’d introduce regramming and sharing before unsquare photos.

26 August

I’d sooner buy a tiny Bluetooth headset than a smartwatch… if only iOS offered to read notifications aloud (without enabling VoiceOver).

Of course I shouldn’t be surprised — they’re the only service with enough data to avoid showing me stories I’ve already marked for reading.

Pocket’s new ‘Recommended’ section appears to be surprisingly accurate and useful at first glance.

25 August

La tentation de l’Apple Watch ne revient vraiment que quand je ne suis pas chez moi. Il faut donc juste que je tienne jusqu’à dimanche.

RT @uliwitness: iOS 9 offers the option to turn off “Shake to Undo” in Accessibility. FINALLY! Getting annoyed of clicking dialogs away on bumpy buses.

23 August

It would be really cool if you could touch your iPhone’s screen in your pocket and have it vibrate the count of your unread notifications.

22 August

Fine, I’m not resisting Trello anymore. I’m still not a fan of being locked to a kanban view, but the overall UX is too good to pass.

21 August

If you aren’t a conspiracy theorist, it’s pretty easy to see that Spotify’s new privacy policy, while poorly worded, is just trying to cover all of the app’s bases — such as (voluntarily) looking for your contacts on the service, or offering you a relevant playlist when you go running.

Shame on Wired for carelessly starting a lynch mob. (And I don’t even like Spotify.)

Giphy a sorti une très bonne app pour faire des selfies en gif, et ni Twitter ni Facebook ne les acceptent comme avatar. Pft.

20 August

My new app has been approved!

But they forgot to approve the IAP so it crashes when I click the “Remove Ads” button.

I’ve been looking at issue trackers / project managers, and only FogBugz’ UI doesn’t make me want to die. Plus, free for solo artists. Yay!

19 August

Ah, to be a fly on the wall when Apple’s reviewers receive the companion app for Samsung’s new smartwatch.

The best, easiest improvement to iOS customization Apple could make would be to let the user change an app’s icon. It’s just a square image.

18 August

How many years of your life did you spend editing tweets down to 140 characters?

RT @sethclifford: Open iTunes

Open a playlist you made

Click “Edit Playlist” in upper right

[i.giphy.com]

Principle - Animated Design

Looks fantastic. If only I could let loose on it and pay someone else to code my apps.

Implementing responsive design has finally killed whatever sliver of fun I might still have had writing HTML.

Impossible de trouver une app de gestion de projet qui me plaise. Argh.

17 August

RT @ZevEisenberg: I know it’s only Monday, but Tumblr 4.3.1 for iOS has already won release notes for this week.

The Pebble has four buttons and in default operation two of them are used to… cycle between ugly watchfaces that can’t be disabled. How could it take them two years to realize that’s terrible?

Meanwhile I have to decide whether to buy the Apple Watch, and I’m not gonna wait months for the new OS to be available on the old Pebble.

Once a week I think “now I’ll take the Apple Watch off and give the original Pebble another shot,” turn it on and oh my god I forgot again how much the UI annoys me.

15 August

Amazon: It’s Worse Than You Thought™

(Watch the outrage now that it’s not just blue-collar workers being mistreated.)

14 August

Apple has released a $15,000 notification display so who the fuck still cares whether the iPad is “just” a content consumption device?

13 August

It took me two months to get a cube to rotate properly in SceneKit and I still have absolutely no idea what was wrong with all the previous tries.

Open Location Code

Google has designed a new notation for longitude & latitude, open to all and available in Maps.

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