We're in the midst of some great discussions at Macadamian about which of the industry verticals we serve - healthcare, networking, telecom, consumer, and enterprise software - will most embrace mobile computing. The answer is clear - they all will. We've started to experience huge leaps in mobile technology in the last couple of years, but the best is yet to come.
In some parts of our industry, development and design are done in separate silos. One team makes a deliverable for the other, iteration over iteration, until a product is born. I don't like this approach. I've found it's far more enjoyable and far more successful to integrate the two silos into one. In short: I love working closely with designers. Here are four reasons why:
Today Google announced an update of the mobile Gmail for Safari. There are a number of useful improvements, but for me, what's significant about the update is that for the first time, I prefer a web app over a native app.